The Jelessi Eye Wand is a product that can also help in two different areas: Anti-aging and Puffiness. The product itself is presented in a very well-looking box in black and platinum gray. It’s presented in the middle of the box when opening it and it comes with a helpful manual and a changing cable. The eye wand is presented in black and gray colors with a big area on top where you place it underneath your eyes. The beautiful Jade stone mentioned before lays in the middle of the metal upper part and makes direct contact with the bottom of your eyes. It’s also comfortable in size when holding it and you can take it anywhere you want.
Jade stone, which is presented as a main feature in the product, is a strong gem that has been a part of many cultures for centuries, like the Chinese, Maoris, Mayans and Aztecs. It is considered a healing stone that was first used for weapons (because of its strength) and later for jewelry, ornaments, art, religious and ceremonial figures.
When you visit Mexico, you will see many jade Aztec calendars and jewelry. Guatemala used to have a good amount of jade reserves.
By 3,000BC the Chinese began using jade as the royal gem (yu). There is a Chinese proverb that goes: “Gold has a price, jade is priceless.”
But I will add this, when you are visiting some Chinatown, be it in New York or California, not every green piece of jewelry advertised as jade is actually jade, just like the jade rollers, those “good priced” ones are just any stone with green coloring. I learned this the hard way when I got a “jade” ring and it broke as soon as I put my hand down on a glass table. Remember jade is a very strong gem.
Did you know-There are two types of jade gem, they are both made of interlocking microcrystals (this is why jade pieces are unique):
Nephrite jade: the first one to be discovered, now its deposits are mainly depleted.
Jadeite: comes mainly from Burma and it is stronger but easier to work with. This variety is the one mostly used today.
The jade stone has a naturally occurring “cool touch” that helps in de-puffing the skin under our eyes, even at room temperate it will keep cooler than expected, at the touch of the skin. But it also transmits far infrared light, it can warm up and stimulate circulation. Jade stone massages can also promote lymphatic drainage to detoxify.
If you apply eye serum you can just use the jade mode without heat and massage the area to help your skin better absorb the product.
The Jelessi Photonix 2 Jade Eye Wand has two mode functions.
Mode one (1) function is the anti-aging mode (left button), which was for me a great start to begin minimizing the small wrinkles around my eyes. Starting early is the way to go.
This mode combines red light, heat and negative ion therapy.
Red light therapy also known as thermal energy, works in low-level wavelengths that go towards the end of the electromagnetic spectrum of about 620 nm to 700 nm, at home products tend to be around 630 nm to 660 nm.
Red light therapy can be used for hair (in flat irons or in hair growth stimulation therapies) and for skin, it even helps in the healing of wounds.
It is believed that red light that can be seen, can penetrate into skin up to 5mm, and after being absorbed it is converted to cellular energy that stimulates certain processes that give way to a series of events that can help better our skin appearance:
- Boosts circulation
- Increases collagen production (the reason why red light therapy is known as an anti-aging therapy)
- Stimulates cell turnover
- Reduces inflammation
This is why red light therapy is used in the treatment of many skincare concerns such as:
- Rosacea (talk to a dermatologist before using this device)
- Psoriasis (treated in a medical office)
- Eczema (treated in a medical office)
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Dark circles around the eyes
You have probably heard other terms for red light therapy like: biostimulation, photobiomodulation, low power laser therapy or low-level light therapy. The beauty of red light therapy is that it’s:
- Easy to use
An ion is an electrically charged molecule, negative or positive. Negative and positive ions need to be balanced in order for there to be health. But many electrical devices like cellphones and computers deplete negative ions causing an imbalance that affects us. We can get negative ions from water when we shower and from fresh air when we are outside. But if you spend a lot of time inside, you can buy products that can help with this. Why are negative ions necessary for our skin?
- Stimulate our cells to use up nutrients and get rid of waste
- Increase oxygen in the brain
- Balance the body’s pH (pH=potential of hydrogen is a measure of the hydrogen ion concentration)
- Help increase collagen production
- Improves cell membrane permeability
How to use mode one (1) of the Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand:
Gently clean the skin around your eyes
- Press the left button, you should see the red light, wait one (1) minute for the metal top part to heat up to 42°C (107° F)-If you have sensitive skin you might want to test another less sensitive area to see if t is not too hot for you.
- Apply eye serum (the amount you normally would apply, not more) to the metal part and massage gently the skin around the eyes for about five (5) to seven (7) minutes. *When massaging always sweep from right to left and in upward motions.
- Turin it off, clean the device with a soft cloth (no soap, disinfectants or liquid detergents).
You can use the Jelessi Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand two (2) to three (3) times a week depending on your skin type.
Remember to always follow instructions, precautions and warnings like with any other electrical device.
- Always clean after using with a soft cloth and no soaps
- Never use it near water, it is not waterproof
- Avoid putting it in direct sunlight
- Charge the device using only the provided USB cord
- Full battery charging time is one hour and a half (1.5)
- Product will automatically power off after ten (10) minutes
- When using mode one (1) heat, adjust massage time to whatever you feel comfortable with
- Definitely keep out of the reach of children (all children, including fur ones)
- Do not use if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, an implanted medical device, if you are experiencing any skin disorders or have any open wounds. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consult your doctor before using this device.
For Mode two (2), however, was the one I was more excited to use. The problem I’ve had for decades is one in particular: puffiness. I’ve tried everything from eye creams, cold spoons, masks, you name it. Still, they haven’t gotten away completely. Knowing that it takes a while to control puffiness, this mode in particular from the Jade Eye Wand helps to reduce puffiness around the eyes.
For this particular feature, it’s recommended to press the button on the right side of the eye wand, lighting up a blue light. Considered as a pain-free procedure, blue light therapy is considered to treat surface and underneath skin conditions. It can help to treat some types of skin disorders, the texture of the skin and enlarges oil glands. It’s also said to help with acne, but note, this product doesn’t express that it helps with acne, just so you know.
Blue light is a quick process you can do at home on in a salon as an outpatient. Some even go the extra mile and use it as a skin cancer treatment. According to healthline.com:
“It causes the photosynthesizing drug that’s been applied to the skin to react with oxygen, killing the cancer cells. It may also be used to trigger an immune system defense or damage the blood vessels feeding the cancer cells.”
Know knowing this, we can all agree that there is a specific reason on why one mode uses a red light and why the other uses a blue light. In part, I think, we can all understand that when it comes to skin care, all we want is to have the best, pain-free experience at all times. Having the opportunity of doing or receiving a treatment without having to go to a doctor’s office is a plus, but let’s be clear that I am not encouraging others to not go to the doctor, just pointing out the fact that technology in skin care is very advanced and having an opportunity to do some treatments at home is great and even easier for some.
Positive Ion Tecnology is another feature presented in this Jelessi eye wand. This feature, according to research is used to eliminate and clean the dirtiness of the skin. It helps by pulling off the negative ions in the skin, which are mainly things like dirt and bacteria. Now, this product doesn’t mention that the Positive Ion Technology works in this specific area, but it’s important to keep in mind the way this feature is supposed to work.
Now, this next feature is the one who clearly does all the final work in this product. Micro-Vibration Therapy is used to deeply massage layers of the skin with some rapid vibration that turns on collagen and elasticity. These are the type of important ingredients our skin needs to looks healthy and younger. Aside from treating Acne as well, it allows you to eliminate or manage those wrinkles around the eyes, neck and lips.
It’s recommended to be used as a daily beauty regimen and it’s gentle to be used on the entire face, even though this Eye Wand is specifically to be used around the eyes, so in this case, it’s mane focused around the eyes, not the rest of the face. This is an important regimen that can be used on every type of skin.
Now, all of these features on the Eye Wand’s mode 2 helps to clear up and manage one thing in specific: puffiness. Like I mentioned before, I’ve had a really bad case of puffiness for years, so it’s the reason why I wanted to give a try to this product. For those who don’t know, puffiness, also known as bags under the eyes, can be common as we get older. This is due when the muscles that support the eyes weakens through time. That fat that supports the eye moves to the lower part of the eyelids and start getting fluffy. Also, fluid can be accumulated and can start swelling under the eyes.
It isn’t considered a medical condition, but it is considered a beauty condition. Throughout time, there have been numerous at-home remedies that can help the appearance of these under eye bags. Usually, the most common one is the cold-spoons, which is when you put two spoons in the fridge and take them out when they’re really cold and place them under your eyes. It’s great, I’ve done it, but to have a beauty product that can present the advance technology to do all this: get cold, massage the area and eliminate/minimize the puffiness.
Now, for Mode 2 of the eye wand you:
- Cleanse face first.
- Turn on the right-side button and it starts vibrating and the blue light turns on.
- After a couple of seconds it starts getting cold.
- When cold, massage around the eyes for 5-7 minutes.
The manual itself says that it’s recommended to be used 2-3 times a week (for both modes). I, personally used it for two straight weeks, one week for mode 1 and one wee for mode 2, and to my surprise, the difference was very noticeable. My puffiness and small number of wrinkles around my eyes were minimized after some time and it made me feel a lot more confident than I was before. Highly recommend this product, even though to some it may be a little high in price, but you get what you’re paying for.