December 27, 2011

Light therapy with Silk'n FaceFX, TRIA and Tanda!

I have become a big fan of light therapy - it is such an easy, non-invasive way to improve my skin and I never have to worry about product reactions! Here's an easy primer to the difference between the red and blue light benefits:

Red light  increases the production of collagen and elastin and effectively takes action against these signs of aging: reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; fights dullness for a radiant complexion; moisturizes to nourish dry skin for a healthy-looking glow; improves rough texture for smooth, soft skin; balances skin's colour to improve uneven skin tone; and firms and plumps for visibly younger-looking skin.

Blue light improves the overall health of skin for a more refined texture and brighter, more radiant complexion as well as clears acne breakouts and blemishes faster and prevents future breakouts. It kills bacteria at the source, deep within the skin, without harshness or irritation - the result is an elimination of blemishes, clogged pores, pimples and acne breakouts, and a bright, clear complexion.

I find I get the best results by using both types - I use the blue light first on any visible blemishes and in areas that I tend to break out and follow up with the red light in the same areas - I find it actually helps the blemishes heal quicker, prevents the red mark and clears up any red mark that might occur. I then use the red light in any areas I think are looking too old!

The nice thing about these devices is how portable they are - I use them while watching educational programing (Real Housewives) on the television but could also easily use them just about anywhere - just expect strange looks if you use them in public places! Here are a few to choose from:

Silk'n FaceFX Anti-Aging Light Device - $299 -  helps treat periorbital wrinkles and reduce pore size, all while helping to temporarily improve the appearance of the skin and is perfect for anyone concerned about anti-aging or skin rejuvenation. After just eight weeks of using Silk'n FaceFX, users reported improvement in skin texture, a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, the fading of skin patches and a reduction of pore size. All of these benefits combine to reveal younger-looking skin. It can be used anywhere you see signs of aging or desire a youthful glow.

I like that this one has a metal head, it makes the device  feel warm and super smooth on your skin!

Available at The Shopping Channel -
TRIA Skin Perfecting Blue Light - $245 -  includes the blue light device, a 2 month cartridge, battery charger and instructions. You can use it once a day for 5 minutes or twice a day for 2 1/2 minutes and expect  healthy, clear skin, with fewer acne breakouts and no irritation  in as little as two weeks. Spare cartridges are $40.

What I like about it as opposed to the traditional creams that I would normally use to treat acne is that it doesn't dry out my skin and make it go all flaky around the blemish area the way a spot treatment does!

Available at, Nordstrom and select retailers.
Tanda Luxe  - $195- you've already heard me proclaim my Tanda love previously and now that I'm aware that the device has been improved with the addition of sonic vibration and gentle warming to give it more of a facial effect I am very excited!

It's a very quick addition to a beauty routine. You can use it in targeted areas and it only takes 3 minutes twice a week or for the full facial experience - or you can use the device over your whole face for 12 minutes. You'll notice even better results if you use your favourite serum afterwards - this is when I like to apply a brightening product!

The same improvement of vibration and warming has been made to the blue light system - Tanda Clear+ - $195 - what's really nice is you don't have to buy separate systems if you want to use both - the different light heads are sold individually and can be used with either system!

And of course if it's the blue light you are after and you need something a little more budget friendly, there is always the Tanda Zap!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, The Bay, Sephora, The Shopping Channel - and

- Lisamarie -


  1. I got the Tanda Clear+ for Christmas, I have it pressed against my forehead right now :) I didn't realize that the Luxe and Clear+ could each use the other's treatment heads, that's kind of cool! Anyway, I hope it helps with my acne- if it does then I might pick up the Zap as well to keep in my purse for emergencies.

  2. ive been using the facefx for a couple weeks now and i love it so far. it feels really nice on the skin and ive been getting a lot of compliments from my husband ;). he noticed that my skin is glowing and looks a bit smoother. so happy i got it :)

  3. I can’t say enough great things about the Silkn FaceFX device. After only a few uses people started complimenting me on how great my skin looked and after two months of consistent use the fine lines around my eyes are nearly gone! My mother even purchased one after I boasted about it and she has been using it every night for the last month and got a bunch of compliments. Great alternative to invasive procedures and expensive spa treatments. Love that I can use in privacy of my own home too. I do it while I catch up on my DVR.

  4. I use the FaceFX and it's been working quite nicely for me. I mostly noticed my pores got a lot smaller, which was something I was self-conscious about. I also noticed all those little fine lines fading away. Definitely improves skin appearance and texture. Would recommend for anyone who would enjoy that "facial" feeling after every use.

  5. Hey after reading the review of Silk'n FaceFX Anti-Aging Light Device, I just can't hold myself to grab it from my nearest store really as the price is also reasonable and the effectiveness is highly impressive....Great share!!


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