Because I used to have cystsic acne, for a while I saw a professional skin clinic where I received blue light therapy as well as a take home anti acne device called Lustre Pure Light.
I tried looking for personal reviews on the Internet but couldn’t find any so decided to write my own experience.
It wasn’t cheap, I received a £50 discount because I bought it as a package along with the laser therapy, bringing the cost to £300 (about $380). I thought if it gave me the same results as the before and after video I was shown then it would be worth the cost.
The girl I saw in the video admittedly did not have as many cysts on her face as me, but her case of acne was moderate so I was impressed when they showed her after using the lights (for an unspecified period) and she appeared to be much more clear.
How do you use it?
First of all, what was it like to use? Well I soon got used the routine of using it twice a day for half an hour at a time. You basically attach three pads to your face with special sticky tabs and leave it to work.
The pads aren’t big enough to cover your whole face, but the idea is you pick the three worst breakout areas to use them on.
Straight away I have to say I wouldn’t recommend it for people who have light acne, there are much cheaper options that can help you with that. This is really meant for cases of moderate to severe acne.
How does it work?
The idea is that the blue light kills off acne causing bacteria. Don’t expect your skin to burn or crust up like with hardcore laser therapy from a clinic though, you won’t notice immediate results. In fact, I didn’t notice any change for a long, long time.
So did it work? The short answer is no, it didn’t work for me. I was so disappointed after using it for six months, day and night, every day. That’s a lot of time and money to invest to see poor results. Maybe it works for some people, maybe my acne was too severe, but in my honest opinion it just isn’t worth it.
For now I’m going to stick with the ClearPores package that has gradually improved my skin to the point where I can go out without makeup on if I choose, and nobody has commented on my skin. In fact, I have even regained a lot of confidence! I’m getting less breakouts and the body wash included in the complete kit has really tackled my “bacne”.