Does Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light Really Work?

I have been using the Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light for over 4 weeks now.  While I have missed a few treatments (I do have a fussy toddler who often has me falling asleep in my chair from time to time), I've been very impressed with the overall product.

For those of you who missed my first post, this simple little device is a blue light acne treatment that you rub gently across your skin to help combat breakouts and improve overall skin tone.  It's designed for the face, but I've used it on spots on my back and shoulders, as well.

Using the light!
This product won't completely prevent all breakouts.  It has made sure that little surface pimples haven't appeared as frequently or, when they do, they are much smaller than they would have been.  (I still get breakouts regularly during certain times of the month.)  What has been most impressive about the Tria, however, is what it has done for those horrible large and painful pimples that come up from under the skin and can takes a week or more to go away.  As soon as I get one of these, I don't pick or press it; I use the Tria on that particular spot morning and night.  By the 2nd day, I see a dramatic reduction in size, and it's usually not painful at all.

(Compare this to my previous practice of messing with it, applying stinky or stripping spot treatments, or ignoring it; I have always had trouble getting these to go away without bruising or bleeding, and they show up on my face for almost two weeks!)

This product is a fave of mine for two reasons:
  • No chemicals or drying treatments.  My skin is sensitive, and, aside from a warming sensation as I'm using it (similar to the warmth of a fresh warm towel), it leaves my skin feeling natural and product-free.
  • It takes just 5 minutes a day (2.5 minutes in the morning and 2.5 at night) to get closer to a clear complexion.  Even when I'm exhausted, it takes the same amount of time as brushing my teeth.  It's much more simple than using a 5-step treatment plan.
This product retails for $245. It includes the Skin Perfecting Blue Light, the Skin Perfecting Blue Light Treatment cartridge (good for use to 300 minutes) and a battery charger.

I have yet to use up all the "cartridge" supplied in my initial kit.  I'm not sure if it will be affordable long term, as the cartridge lasts 60 days when used as directed, and it costs $40.  At $20 a month, I suppose it compares to pricier skin regimens, but it is definitely more natural-feeling than the competition.

Learn more about the Tria Light System at their website!

*I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tria and received a Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light product sample to facilitate my review.