The Beauty Closet's Top Beauty Tool of The Year from: Silk'n Blue Acne Solutions

by Christina in , ,


HEAT + BLUE LIGHT = CLEAR SKIN

 

 When it comes to beauty tech and tools, I always have my eyes peeled for the newest gadget :) There's an article published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information [NCBI] in 2004 that talks about a study for acne treatments & the usage of pulsed light and heat energy {LHE}. The research concluded that it was found to be a highly effective and safe treatment for acne.

Those with mild and moderate acne are the best candidates for this type of process, but it's something that works well for most skin types and ages :) NCBI also has another great article published in 2008 that is composed of a study on the promising therapies for beauty, with a focus on Blue Light Systems. The first of their kind was approved for FDA use for the treatment of inflammatory acne and destroys P. acnes bacteria. This unique blue light therapy not only destroys the bacteria that often causes acne, but it causes the oil glands to shrink and the skin to produce less oil.

Another awesome factor in regards to this specific treatment, is that it's even effective against severe & cystic acne too :) For many years, this therapy was only available in a professional's office- but now you can snag this awesome technology for yourself and complete the process in the comfort of your own home! Want to know more?! Check out The Beauty Closet's Top Beauty Tool of the year below, from Silk'n. 



Silk'n

Blue

Acne Treatment Device

$149

Although this awesome & effective acne treatment is an FDA approved method for getting clear skin, I do admit I was a bit skeptical on how effective it really was. Not because the science isn't proven- as you can see from what I mentioned above, but due in part to my beauty background. I've tried quite a few devices out there and sometimes they don't meet up to their claims, but I didn't find that to be the case with the Blue device from Silk'n :) This fab tool lives up to its name- I saw results after just the first usage. I am on my second week of treatment and I've seen a great improvement in breakouts, acne, & blackheads.

What makes this device so wonderful is that it doesn't use harmful ingredients or chemicals to do the trick- just blue light energy and heat! I would suggest that it be used only for the recommended time for each area as the instructions advise: up to 4 minutes for 1 spot and up to 10 minutes for an entire area such as your cheeks. 

Blue is designed to be utilized as a twice-a-week treatment, over the course of 4 weeks/total of 8 treatments. For just a few minutes a week, you can improve acne issues- without harming your skin ;) It should be noted that there are a few risks associated with this method: there can be a possibility of burns or pigmentation changes, although these results are rare and also can occur with incorrect usage [i.e. leaving the unit in 1 area too long!].

I didn't experience negative results and I do have super sensitive skin- my skin did get slightly red in the areas that I treated, but this only lasted a few minutes at most. This is also something that's mentioned in the provided instructions, under the precautions section. As for drawbacks- there were a couple that stood out for me, although they are things that I am willing to overlook due to the tool's effectiveness. Firstly, the pricing might be a bit more than some might want to plunk down. I could understand this myself, but with an exclusive warranty offered on Blue if you purchase directly from Silkn.com- this tool will earn its keep ;)

The warranty given through Silk'n is a full 2-year coverage [beyond the standard 1-year manufacturer's warranty]- plus, you get a 30 day money back guarantee as well. As a little something extra, Silk'n throws in a FREE gift pack with EVERY order that includes: samples of Body Lotion, Matte Oil Control, Serum, and Eye Cream!

There is a slight noise with the unit- I would say the intermittent automatic cooling fan is the cause of this, but it's  not overly loud and could be completed in a closed room without disturbing the remainder of the household. The good thing about the fan, is that it automatically comes on and aids in reducing the built-up heat between your skin and the unit.

When it comes to design, it's fairly easy to hold and isn't heavy- so you won't feel like your arm is going to fall off ;) There is an easy-to-read indicator display that shows when the unit is in stand-by mode and when it's been turned on [turns green after you push the power button]. It's recommended by the manufacturer, to allow for the tool to "warm up" for at least 30 minutes before usage. I chose to go this route as well, since it ensures that you are going to get the best results with each usage.

Blue is not cordless- this might be a slight downside as you must have an electrical outlet/electricity nearby, in order to use the tool. However, on the plus side, you won't have to worry about charging Blue or about purchasing batteries. Overall, I've been very pleased with the results thus far and I would recommend this fantastic skincare tech tool for any age or skin type. The positives greatly outweigh the disadvantages and make this tool my newest go-to combatant against acne :)




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