If you’re still fighting an ongoing battle with acne, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s a long and hard journey, but with clear skin as your end goal, you’ll get there someday. You might have a vanity table full of anti-acne products, but if you’re looking for something a little more intensive that you can use for a couple of minutes a day to speed up recovery, these at-home devices might help. Sure, they don’t come cheap, but if you think about it as price per use, they’re totally worth the money. Scroll through the gallery to take your pick(s).
Riiviva Microderm, $598, Clariancy
Bid farewell to dullness, uneven skin tone, pigmentation and acne scars with your very own at-home microdermabrasion device. Made with medical-grade precise diamond tip, this easy-to-use device is gentle to skin and offers professional results. After cleansing, pat dry your skin before running the tip of this device all over your face, concentrating on areas that are prone to dullness and congested pores, like around the T-zone. The microdermabrasion tip gentle exfoliates the surface of the skin, while a gentle vacuum sweeps away the debris to reveal clearer, brighter and smoother skin.
Ya-Man Circle Peeling Pro, $259, Tangs
With three pre-set modes: Peeling, Pore and Tightening, this mainly targets thorough exfoliation of the skin to deeply purge pores of sebum, dirt and grime. The Peeling mode dislodges stubborn dead skin cells with its ultrasonic micro-vibration to reveal clearer, brighter skin; the Pore mode features ionic cleansing to deeply cleanse clogged pores and eliminate keratin plugs, while the Tightening mode provides micro-vibration massage and reduces the appearance of pores.
TANDA Clear+ Professional Acne Clearing Solution, $398, Clariancy
Approved by the FDA as an acne-clearing treatment, TANDA Clear+ uses a combination of blue light therapy, sonic vibrations and gentle warming to combat breakouts. Thanks to its specifically calibrated blue light, it penetrates beneath skin surface to destroy bacteria responsible for acne. It also emits sonic vibrations to increase microcirculation and reduce swelling while the warming effect softens comedones for more effective deep cleansing. For optimal results, use device on problem areas for about three minutes twice a day. Suitable for at-home use, you can count on this for professional results without any harshness.
FOREO ESPADA Acne-Clearing Blue Light Pen, $209, Sephora
Inspired by in-clinic anti-acne treatments, this super high-tech pen combines professional-level blue LED light and the brand’s proprietary T-Sonic pulsations to target acne-causing bacteria specifically. As a result, blemishes are instantly and gently reduced without any discomfort or pain. Plus, the device is covered in medical-grade silicone, which further inhibits the spread of bacteria on the skin and makes cleaning and maintaining the device a breeze. Its nifty size also makes it an ideal travelling companion.
Calla Derm Smooth Perfectionist, $348, Clariancy
For an all-in-one skin-clearing device, look no further than this. It combines microdermabrasion, vacuum suction as well as LED blue light to deep cleanse congestion-prone skin and eliminate redness and acne-causing bacteria. Use the microdermabrasion function once or twice a week to allow its gentle micro-diamond tip to slough away dead skin cells and stimulate cellular renewal. Next, use the vacuum suction mode to eliminate comedones for clearer and more refined skin. And finally, the LED blue light helps keep acne-causing bacteria at bay and calms redness.
Skin Inc Optimiser Voyage Blue Light, $258
Ten minutes daily is all you need for clearer, calmer skin with this handy device from Skin Inc. Designed specifically to soothe irritation, minimise redness and heal blemishes, this emits blue LED light which is able to reach hair follicles and pores directly to kill bacteria that are lurking beneath skin’s surface. All you have to do is direct the probe onto zits and areas prone to breakouts while you’re catching up on Netflix. The result? Pimples are instantly calmed and swelling is visibly reduced while skin is noticeably clearer within a few weeks of continued use. In addition, it also emits Low Frequency Therapy to enhance skin’s absorption of active ingredients for optimal benefits. Be sure to use this only with water-based products.
Text: Joyce Cheo