I’ve changed tack on my approach to skincare recently, deciding to break it down into two elements and treat them accordingly, rather than hoping that a one size fits all approach will work on my frustrating tricky skin. The two elements are dehydration and spots. How I’m dealing with the former I’ll address in another post, but the majority of my skincare is tailored to treat dryness and I’m attempting to tackle my spots with the Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light.
This isn’t a review, it’s more of an introduction as I want to give this beauty device a fair trial before reporting my results. To ensure the trial is as simple as possible, I’ve cut out all daily spot-fighting skincare so that I can really see if this bad boy has any real impact. I’ll still be doing masks and weekly treatments as I just can’t live a life without them, but everything else is very gentle and should hopefully allow me to really see the benefits. There are a couple of Tria products that work alongside the treatment program, but I’m not going to use them as I’m worried they might cloud my assessment of the effectiveness of the device itself.
In a nutshell, the Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light is a device that you move over your skin to kill of spot-causing bacteria. My skin responds well to blue light treatments so I’m hoping this will be the case with my at-home device. It’s an extremely simple product to use that literally glides over the skin. I’m only really spot-prone on the lower half of my face (lower cheeks and chin, mostly) so I’m concentrating my treatment on that area as I think it’s a bit of a waste using it on my forehead when nothing really happens up there.
One thing I really don’t like about it is that you have to replace a cartridge every 2 months. When you insert a new cartridge, it tells you you have 360 minutes which are then counted down with every treatment before the cartridge needs replacing. The cynic in me says this is just another way to make more money out of the product as I don’t see why a longer use cartridge couldn’t be put in the device, or at least a supply of a year’s worth of cartridges. I don’t like the idea that 2 months after spending £229 on the product you have to then start forking out £25 for a replacement part. However, I realise that £25 isn’t a huge amount (but it’s the principle, damn it!) and also if this really does rid me of spots and keep them firmly at bay then I will happily hand over my credit card.
I’m only a few days in to treatment so it is far too soon to comment on delivery of results, but I would like to tentatively say that I did have a spot between my nose and eyebrow – yup, comfy – that arrived at the same time as one on my chin; I’m not treating the eyebrow spot but I did treat the chin spot and it’s pretty much completely gone, whereas the brow one is still thriving. This could be a fluke but I’m hoping it means good things for me and my new Tria device. I’ll update again in a month or two to let you know how I’m getting on.
The Tria Skin Perfecting Blue light starts at £229 here – link.