If our face is our fortune, then spots and acne are thieves in the night. For one thing we can never predict when they’ll appear, and often it’s just when we least need the visit, like just before an interview or an all important first date. The traditional treatment is to keep the area clean and apply any of the products in the catalogs, but it’s often too little too late.
This Oxy Clearlight promises to banish the little facial critters to the underworld (or at least away from your pores) using the power of blue-light therapy. To use the device, hold it against the offending spot and press the on-button. The thing will beep and the blue light will come on for exactly three minutes, which is the length of the treatment. The makers say if you do that twice a day, and use their proprietary face scrubs, you’ll clear up the problem lickety-split.
The product is obviously not designed for heavy acne problems, but more like the odd one or two embarrassing spots you may get from time to time, and even so it’s important to remember that you’ll have to hold the thing up to your face for the three minutes until it beeps again and the light goes off. The good news is the price, which at £35.48 is a lot less than other blue-light products on the market.