Anti-Aging & Skin Health

Care for your skin from the inside out.

Healthy, glowing skin can help you feel radiant and confident, and it’s one of the many benefits of consistent infrared sauna use. Sunlighten infrared saunas can help reduce wrinkles and crow’s feet, while improving overall skin tone, softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness. What a wonderful way to restore, refresh and rejuvenate your skin.

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Rejuvenate and purify your skin. Really!

It sounds too good to be true, but science supports it. Photobiomodulation uses invisible, near infrared (NIR) wavelengths (700 to 1,200 nanometres (nm)) and visible red light (620-750 nm) to deliver energy to cells. Research shows specific light frequencies have specific activity. NIR has the perfect wavelength (880 nm) to penetrate skin best. When NIR is applied to the skin, fibroblast cells absorb the light activity, stimulating production of collagen and elastin. When combined with visible red light at 660 nm, it is even more effective.1 Over time, those increases create thicker, younger looking skin, decrease lines, fade scars, and promote skin renewal, cell health and tissue growth.2

Anti-Aging with Red Light Therapy

Only Sunlighten saunas provide skin benefits of red light combined with near infrared.


NASA developed NIR light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to grow plants in space, replicating the sun. A study in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed significant improvements in skin appearance after 3 months of sauna skin therapy using NIR tech. Participants saw reduced wrinkles, improved skin tone, softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.3 Later studies show combining red light with NIR produces superior results by using both together to reverse skin ageing, renew youthful skin, and help wounds heal faster.4,5

Sunlighten’s mPulse® Smart Sauna series is the only infrared sauna on the market with combination Red/NIR LED lights combined and includes an anti-ageing programme designed from this study.

Keep your skin looking healthy with our mPulse saunas and lumiNIR wand.

Enhance skin tone and texture.

In a 2006 study3, researchers examined the impact of infrared on collagen and elastin, two key ingredients of healthy skin. They found that both collagen and elastin increased after exposure to infrared and all patients included in the study reported enhanced skin texture, less roughness, and improvement in color.

Improve appearance of scars.

Infrared increases circulation and delivery of oxygen to injured or damaged areas and helps with cell turnover, which aids the appearance of scars. Studies using NASA LED technology concluded that NIR LED light significantly promotes faster cell regeneration, wound healing, and human tissue growth. Human cell growth increased by 155-171%.4

Reduce appearance of acne.

Infrared saunas may help reduce acne and improve the appearance of acne scarring. Build-up of oil on the skin causes acne, and when your body produces a lot of oil it leads to constant breakouts. Infrared saunas stimulate sweat from infrared heat – not heated air – which can help clean out those clogged pores at the cellular level.

Naturally detoxify your skin.

Infrared saunas are clinically proven to reach deeper levels into your skin, effectively removing environmental toxicants. Our SoloCarbon® technology heats your body to the core, triggering your body to release toxins that can clog your pores and lead to a host of health issues beyond just within your skin.

I love the Sunlighten 3 in 1 technology. It helps me with relaxation, helps me with inflammation, it’s great for building collagen. I walk out of the sauna, and I feel rejuvenated. If you want to look good, it’s all about feeling good.

Bobbi Brown
Founder, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Beauty Expert best-selling author

With the benefits of red/near infrared light therapy, Sunlighten mPulse Smart Saunas and lumiNIR wand rejuvenate and purify your skin and help keep it looking healthy and happy.

A hand-held light therapy option

You can get these skin benefits without the size or expense of a sauna in the palm of your hand with our lumiNIR wand. It’s available with the NIR attachment only, or you can purchase any or all additional attachments: lumiSPORT® for post-workout recovery, lumiGLOW® to tone skin and stimulate collagen, and lumiCLEAR® for acne and complexion.

Be Inspired

  1. Perricone, D. N. (2012, October 24). Dr. Nicholas Perricone study on near infrared(NIR) on the skin. Retrieved from
  2. B.A. Russell, N. Kellett & L.R. Reilly.
    Light Therapy (633nm and 830 nm) in Facial Skin Rejuvenation. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 2005; 7: pp 196-200.
  3. Ju Hee Lee, Mi Ryung Roh, & Kwang Hoon Lee. Effects of Infrared Radiation on Skin Photo-Aging and Pigmentation. Yonsei Med J. 2006 Aug 31; 47(4): 485–490.
  4. Whelan et al; Effect of NASA Light Emitting Diode Irradiation and Wound Healing. Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine & Surgery, Volume 19, Number 6, 2001, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc, pp. 305-314.