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Joovv Red Light Review – Is Red Light Therapy a Bright Idea?

Joovv Red Light Therapy

This is my personal review on Joovv Red Light Therapy, visit the Joovv Website here for more info.

So what’s all this talk about red light therapy?  How can a red light or near infra-red light at just the right wavelength make you look and feel younger?

Red light therapy has many anti-aging and health benefits since it increases collagen production, circulation, and even super charges ATP (cellular energy) upwards of 200% to repair damaged cells.

The Joovv Red Light isn’t just any red light. It’s a full body sized LED red light that you can place anywhere in your home to treat your entire body! Sounds crazy, right? The Joovv Red Light is FDA Approved.

Well, I got one a couple months ago and hung it on the back of my office door, and it’s awesome! I’m going to give you all the details and tell you about my personal experience.

Quick update to this review: I’ve had the light since 2017 and still love it!! It’s never given me any problems and I use it several times per week.

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Joovv Red Light – Full Body

Joovv Red Light Therapy Q&A:

  • Is it safe? Yes, red light therapy is FDA Approved
  • Is it like a tanning bed? No, red light therapy does NOT emit harmful UVA or UVB rays. You don’t get a tan from using it! It’s a completely different (very safe), therapeutic frequency. Even children and pets can benefit from red light therapy!
  • Is it hot? No, it feels amazing, like a perfect 75 degree sunny day.
  • Did NASA originate red light therapy? Yes, the benefits of red light therapy were first researched and demonstrated by NASA back in 1993 as a way to limit muscle and bone loss while in space.

Click Here to watch a short video on how the Joovv Red Light actually works!

red light therapy for skin health
Joovv Light Feels Amazing and is great for skin health

What is the Joovv Red Light and Who Makes It?

The Joovv Red Light was founded in 2014 by a woman who not long before, had her first experience with red light therapy at her local salon. Within weeks, this therapy started to reduce things like scarring back from her childhood, and skin care issues like eczema and stretch marks.

The problem was, she could only find small, overpriced versions to use at home. Being married to an engineer and seeing the effects of this treatment, she and her husband decided to make a bigger, better version -The Joovv Red Light!

The Joovv Red Light for Full Body Treatment at Home

Why I Bought a Joovv Red Light

Red light therapy in a salon or spa can cost upwards of $75 per session for just the face! Even more for the full body beds. This can add up quickly, and is not convenient; this is exactly why I bought one for home use. Plus, I’m all about stepping up my anti-aging game! 

To give you a reference, I’m in my mid 40’s. By the time we reach age 30, our collagen production is reduced by almost 50%!

Collagen loss is what causes wrinkles, sagging skin, loose jowels, crepey skin, you name it – collagen loss is what causes the skin to lose its youthful appearance.

Anti-aging creams definitely help, but being able to supercharge your collagen production at the cellular level through Joovv Red Light Therapy is nothing short of amazing science and technology!

Red light therapy is about the safest, most effective treatment you could do if you think about it – it’s like giving all your cells a needed energy boost!

I’ve already noticed collagen loss and I’m not happy about it. Literally, in the past two years my chest and neck are showing signs of crepiness and the wrinkles on my chest are more noticeable, so this is why I wanted to get my hands on one.

What are the Benefits of Joovv Red Light Therapy?

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Joovv Red Light Therapy boosts metabolism

The most impressive benefits seen with red light therapy are its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits.

When collagen production increases and skin is rejuvenated, things like acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage begin to fade.

And when cells are energized (mitochondrial and ATP production stimulated), healing takes place more quickly.

Red light therapy helps in the following ways:

  • Skin health: Sun damage is repaired, skin tone and complexion improved
  • Wrinkles and fine lines are reduced
  • Acne, eczema and rosacea are reduced
  • Acne and other blemishes heal more quickly
  • Stretch marks and scars fade
  • Wound healing is accelerated
  • Joint pain and inflammation are reduced
  • Fat Loss – metabolism is boosted and body’s ability to process fat increases
  • Boosts testosterone in men, helps with muscle repair/growth, libido
  • Enhances thyroid health
  • Seasonal Depression Disorder (SAD)

I was pretty excited about the full body effect of red light therapy!  I’ve never thought to use a red light for things like reducing inflammation and speeding up the body’s recovery process, but now I know that it’s not just for skin rejuvenation.

If you’re an athlete, or just in pain from health ailments, or go hard at the gym, red light therapy is a tool that can be used to relieve pain and inflammation from aching joints and help injuries heal more quickly at the cellular level. I work out a lot so I’m all about this. 

benefits of joovv red light

What’s the Frequency of the Joovv Red Light? And how does it work?

The key for red light therapy is the right frequency, and the Joovv light is spot on!

Red light in the mid-600 nm range and near infrared light in the mid-800 nm range is the sweet spot for red light therapy.

Why is the frequency important? Well, sunlight can be broken down into different colors, kind of like the nutrients in our food are broken down and used for different purposes.

And just like different nutrients in food benefit our health in different ways, each color of light in the spectrum has it’s own very specific effect on our bodies.

My Personal Experience and Results with the Joovv Red Light

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How I use the Joovv Red Light for best results

Now for the good stuff! I followed Joovv’s guidelines for skin related issues so this is what my routine has looked like.

I usually enjoy the red light fresh out of the shower before applying makeup. If you want, you can apply your creams (the light penetrates).

  • I strip down to just my underwear (or butt naked) because I want the full body benefits of the light
  • I set my timer for 5 minutes (this came with it)
  • I stand about 10″ away from the Joovv light for 5 minutes, 3-5 times per week and just enjoy the mellow warmth of the light
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Post Joovv red light therapy session

It’s that easy… it actually feels really nice! I can see how red light therapy would help with seasonal depression disorder (SAD). It’s like getting a little dose of a warm day when you need it most.

After my sessions, my skin is slightly flushed – and that’s the increased blood flow, I love it!

It’s not quite like a fresh from the gym glow where you may be quite pink, it’s more subtle glow but a glow nonetheless!

What I’ve noticed is that my face, neck and chest have all shown an improvement in radiance and plumpness. The skin on my neck and chest is not as crepey and my chest wrinkles have slightly decreased.

I’m feeling more confident in wearing low cut shirts or dresses on date night with my hubby!

I have gotten a ton of compliments on my skin lately, and the only thing different that I’ve been doing is using my Joovv light, so I’m really happy with my results so far and I’m excited to continue using it!

How red light therapy has helped my shoulder pain and tendonitis

So, I play beach volleyball and my shoulder has been giving me a lot of pain lately, and it’s been hurting when I wake up from sleeping on it. I also have tendinitis from overuse from swinging at the ball – both in my right arm.

What I’ve been doing is doing some targeted treatment on my shoulder and arm with the light. For treatment of pain, Joovv recommends you stand even closer to the light, 3-6″ away from it, for 8 minutes per day, 5+ times per week.

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Targeted use of red light helps reduce inflammation and pain, helps healing.

I haven’t done it that frequently since I’ve been more focused on my skin issues, but I’ve just started alternating to give my arm some relief as well and it’s helping!

First and foremost, the slight warmth of the light penetrating just feels good! And based on the research, the energy of the light therapy should help the muscle tissues and cells repair themselves.

UPDATE: After about a month of using the Joovv light, my shoulder pain was completely gone. I never did get an MRI so I don’t know if it was a tear or a pull, but I do know that my shoulder feels great now and I can swing away with no pain. Tendonitis inflammation is down and it bothers me much less.

Is the Joovv Red Light Therapy Safe to Use Every Day?

Yes! There’s no harm at all in using it more frequently, even up to twice a day for those problem areas.  Joovv encourages people to try and fit it into their daily routines even if it’s only 4-5 minutes per day.

Across hundreds of published clinical studies, there are no known side effects to red light therapy.

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My husband uses the Joovv light to boost testosterone (normally he’d be naked to target that area!) 

Conclusion & Recommendation on the Joovv Red Light

The Joovv red light wasn’t cheap, however I feel like it’s going to be a very worthy long-term investment into my anti-aging routine, and help me with inflammation and injuries from volleyball.

If you’ve been paying a spa or salon $50-$125 per treatment and going frequently, this will add up to much more over time, and you don’t have the convenience of doing your treatments at home, or your full body..

I LOVE being able to do red light therapy at home, and the Joovv makes a high quality light you can treat your whole body with!

If you’ve been researching red light therapy at home, I highly recommend the Joovv light. It’s a quality light, and built to last, and has shown me results during my 8 weeks of use, and now over the years…. since I’ve had it since 2017.

The Joovv LED lights have a lifespan of 50,000 hours! I doubt I will ever need to change a bulb! Joovv offers a no-hassle, 60 day return policy, but my light is now a permanent fixture in my home!

For more information, including research, press reviews, blog or to purchase the Joovv light, visit their official website below.

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Q: What style of the JOOVV did you get? Just the red light or the combo? -Ami

A: Hi Amy, I just got the red, not the combo. Here's a clip from the Joovv website about the difference. If you're more concerned about skin, just get the red. If you're getting more for deeper tissue/pain, looks like the combo is better. Good luck, I love mine! I'm actually about to use it, I'm feeling kind of low on energy so I'm hoping it'll perk me up. ~Rachel

So, which wavelength configuration should I get?

The answer really depends on your health goals.  If you are strictly looking for skin health benefits such as collagen production, reduced fine lines, and better overall tone and texture, a 660 nm Joovv Light would work very well.  If, on the other hand, you are only seeking deep tissue treatment - including muscles, joints, and organs - then the 850 nm wavelength configuration would be best.  The third, and our most popular option by far, is the combination configuration of both red and near infrared light.  This configuration provides a lot of versatility in terms of both superficial and deep penetration of light energy.  It’s optimal for overall health and essentially provides the best of both worlds – helping you look good AND feel great!

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Q: Is this sold in Canada -Laurie

A: Hi Laurie, yes Joovv ships to Canada, but they don't offer free shipping like they do in the U.S. ~Rachel

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Q: Did this boost Testosterone in women?? Does it make women grow facial hair?! -Kimi

A: Kimi, no it won't make you grow hair, I've used my Joovv extensively for over a year and haven't seen any increase in hair growth. Love my red light! Rachel

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Q: Can I use max joovv red light to plug in regular outlet? I plan to use it as my skin therapy for soon to be 66 yrs old. -VR

A: Hi VR, yes it just goes right into a regular plug, so easy and convenient. I LOVE my Joovv light, I really feel it makes a difference in my skin and my mood. Good luck with it! Rachel

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Q: Will use before bed interfere with sleep? -Phyllis

A: Hi Phyllis, it shouldn't but I don't think I'd use it right before bed. It does charge your cells and increase circulation which usually makes you feel a little "perked up."  I usually use mine morning or early afternoon. Rachel

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Rachel Vrabel

Rachel is Chief Editor of Women’s Blog Talk and writes reviews across the spectrum of anti-aging, health and beauty. She has an English degree from USF and worked in finance for 15 years before establishing this website in 2011. She loves having a place she can share her inspiration for health and beauty and continue to help others! She lives in South Florida with her husband and her hobbies include beach volleyball, HIIT training and combing the beach for sea glass and shells.


  • Tracy

    The Joovv Go battery is good for about 500 charges. That is about two years of daily use. What is the cost to replace it?

    • Rachel Vrabel
      Rachel Vrabel

      Hi Tracy, I had to ask about this because I wasn’t sure, the one I have plugs in and from what I understand the bulb life is ridiculously long. The battery for the Joovv Go is rated for 500+ charges and once the lifespan is gone there isn’t a replacement. So, I guess the answer to that is the full price of a new Joovv Go, which is $259. Maybe once it dies you can upgrade to the bigger light that plugs in. How do you like the small light? I’d love to hear about how you’re using it. Thanks! Rachel

    • Rachel Vrabel
      Rachel Vrabel

      Hi Kathy, yes I have it hanging on the door of my office at home. I’ve slacked off here and there, but I’m definitely going to get back on a regular schedule of 3-4x week. I now have tendonitis in my right arm so I’m hoping it helps with that as well as give me the anti aging skin benefit of building collagen. I have to say though, I live in South Florida where we have plenty of sunshine…. I’m in NJ right now visiting for the holidays. It would be fabulous to have here where it’s cold and dark so early. There are so many uses for it, not sure what yours may be but it was a good investment. Thanks! Rachel

  • esteri

    Would I need the basic not the combo if I want to also have the option of treating my thyroid and raising testosterone. Will it raise test. in women over 55?
    Will this be more effective for lifting my face than titan?

    • Rachel Vrabel
      Rachel Vrabel

      Hi Esteri, the regular light is fine for both, the combo gets deeper into tissue. I use the regular one and I love it! I don’t think that Titan will do much. Rachel

    • Rachel Vrabel
      Rachel Vrabel

      Hi Ami! Sorry just saw this but we’ve chatted already! 🙂 I got the regular red light, not the combo. The regular one is more for skin and general health and inflammation and the combo is better for deeper tissue issues. I love mine! Rachel

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