I’ve been using the Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light for almost 3 months now, so I thought I’d better give my final thoughts. I’ve written an intro post here and an update post here, so I won’t launch into a long explanation behind the device. It’s a blue light that works to kill acne-causing bacteria and you use it twice a day for 3 minutes.
First the negatives; I am rubbish at staying organised so I haven’t been able to always do it the morning, meaning I haven’t achieved optimum efficiency from the device. For serious improvements, you need to stick to twice a day to keep the bacteria at bay, but mornings are not good for me so I do forget more often than not. The other thing I don’t like about it – which I mentioned in the previous posts – is that you have to buy replacement cartridges for it. This is cheeky as it doesn’t seem to be the case for other similar devices, but there you go.
The good things about the Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light far outweigh the bad. It’s very easy to use and slots into your existing skincare routine. It works quickly (I saw results within a couple of weeks) and it’s very gentle, plus if you can keep up the routine then it’s a very effective treatment. It won’t cure your acne, nor does it state it will, but what it did for me is reduce redness and inflammation as well as stop spots becoming nasty and infected; I haven’t had one of those types of spots since I started the treatment and the spots I now get are mostly just lumps and bumps. I am extremely stressed at the moment and my skin is still faring relatively well (although it’s rather dry, annoyingly, ‘though that’s nothing to do with this device) and I do think this device has a lot to answer for so I will be replacing the cartridge when it runs out. More info can be found on the Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light here – link – where you can also buy it for £229. The cartridges run out approximately every 3 months and cost £25 to replace – you can find them at Space NK here – link.