The newest at-home acne laser
I’m a huge fan of at-home laser devices, basically because a lot of them deliver real results. I have the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X and Tria SmoothBeauty Eye Wrinkle Laser (now 50% off!), and they totally work—when I use them. I should bust them out more, but alas, finding the time can be a challenge. I also think a DIY acne laser is a must if you’re prone to those painful undergrounders, and Foreo’s new Espada is a new high-tech option that has a leg up on the competition.
Inspired by the blue light treatments found in dermatologists’ offices—which have been proven to minimize the bacteria that lead to breakouts—this nifty-looking device can help keep your complexion on track. Featuring blue LED light (and a special technology that helps direct it to the precise spot you need it) and sonic pulsations that drive the energy deeper into the skin, each treatment takes just 30 seconds—and users report astonishing results like visible results after one day and a decline in the number of breakouts.
Another cool feature is that the Espada activates upon contact with your skin to maximize battery life and minimize the risk of eye damage. The “wand” is covered in medical-grade silicone to prevent the spread of bacteria, and there’s no need for replacement cartridges (ever). The Espada is also waterproof and delivers 240 treatments on a single charge so there’s no waiting around when you have a zit that needs to be zapped. Sure, there are plenty of spot treatments out there that work if you’re patient, but with the Espada you can blast your blemishes in no time flat.