Tried and tested: Tria Acne Clearing Blue Light

CAN a blast of blue light once a day really stop spots? Katie Wright put one glowing gadget to the test...
Tried and tested: Tria Acne Clearing Blue Light

“Roaccutane, retinol creams, every face wash under the sun... I’ve tried everything to tackle my spots since they reared their ugly heads in my mid-20s, appearing without fail once a month (and frequently in-between) on my jawline and neck, so I didn’t hold out much hope for this light-emitting tool. To make it a fair test, I started using the Tria Acne Clearing Blue Light on the right side of my face only, moving the glowing end of the device slowly over each section of my skin for the allotted 90 seconds at a time, every night before bed.

“Slowly but surely, over a few weeks, my acne lessened as the bacteria-busting blue light got to work, even managing to keep those PMS-induced zits at bay — while over on the left side they continued to sprout. Two months later, the results have been nothing short of amazing and I’ve ditched all my other treatments in favour of my daily Tria sessions. Yes, I have seen the light...”

* Tria Acne Clearing Blue Light, €299, Space NK, Grafton Street, Dublin (


After weeks of swaddling them in socks and boots, we’ll soon have to unleash our tootsies again when we slip on our strappy party shoes. Prep your feet for the big reveal, with a weekly once over with Dr Ceuticals new Pumice Foot Scrub, €9.99, followed by the doc’s Foot Rescue SOS Cream, €13.99, both available at Boots. (


The current crop of beauty idols are giving Marilyn, Audrey and co a run for their money, as a new poll reveals Cara Delevingne’s bushy brows have been voted the most iconic beauty look of all time, taking 66% of the vote. Marilyn Monroe’s beauty spot came second (48%) in the survey by cosmetics brand NKDb, while Kim Kardashian’s contouring came third (32%). Kim’s sister Kylie and her enhanced pout also made it into the top 10:

1. Cara Delevingne’s bushy brows

2. Marilyn Monroe’s beauty spot

3. Kim Kardashian’s contour

4. Audrey Hepburn’s cat eyes

5. Twiggy’s Lashes

6. Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra

7. Kylie Jenner’s lips

8. Dita Von Teese’s pin-up glamour

9. Gwen Stefani’s red lip

10. Adele’s winged eye liner

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