Tria Blue Light Acne Treatment Review + Before and After Photos!

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Several weeks ago I wrote a post that I was trying out the Tria blue light acne treatment on my face.  Though I’m far from my pubescent years, I still have frequent breakouts along my jawline and on my neck.

TSCS09_lgEver since learning about blue light therapy for acne about a year ago I’ve been intrigued and interested in seeing if it would work for me.  Here are a few important facts about Tria:

  • Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light eliminates acne-causing bacteria, leaving skin clear, radiant, and healthy looking.
  • Dermatologist recommended, clinically proven and FDA-cleared, Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light is safe and effective.
  • In clinical studies, consumers saw 70% acne reduction in just two weeks, 93% noticed a smoother complexion in four weeks and 100% said skin looked healthier and more radiant in four weeks.

I started using the Tria blue light about 6 weeks ago.  It was at about that time that my morning “getting ready” routine went out the window.  In order for Tria to be effective it needs to be used on a clean face 5 minutes each day. With morning sickness my ever-present companion my 5 minutes each day using the Tria became my excuse to lie on my bed and recover from my shower.  Pampering?  Well, I suppose in a first-trimester-morning-sickness way it was. Smile

I began to see results after the first week and a half.  By about 3 weeks my zits were reduced by about 50%.  At about 4 weeks however my face started breaking out like crazy.  At first I was very frustrated and just assumed that the Tria wasn’t as effective as I’d initially thought.

I stopped using it for a few days and my face and neck just got worse and worse. Then I reminded myself that my acne always gets terrible when I’m pregnant. I renewed my resolve to use my Tria every day.  After just a few days my acne was on the decline once again.

Though I’m not totally acne free right now, the number of pimples that dot my face at any one particular time is usually fewer than 5!  Yay!  Because of the great reduction in my acne my complexion is wonderful now (well, at least I think it is)!!!  I never wear foundation so the evenness of my skin tone is easily apparent.

Here are my before and after pictures:

triatria after

I naturally have a lot of moles and freckles but you can see in the after picture on the right how many fewer blemishes and how much less apparent they are than in the picture to the left. I am so happy with my clear complexion!

Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light is sold at and retails for $245.  It includes the Skin Perfecting Blue Light, the Skin Perfecting Blue Light Treatment cartridge (good for use to 300 minutes or 60 days at 5 minutes per day) and a battery charger. 2 month Replacement cartridges retail for $40.

Update March 12, 2013: I’ve owned the Tria blue light acne treatment for over a year and a half.  I stopped using it for a while during pregnancy because my acne went away.  Unfortunately, after I had the baby my acne came back with a vengeance.  I’ve been using the Tria almost faithfully for the past 4 months.  It does such a good job clearing up my acne.  I just have to remember to use it.  When I go a few days without using the Tria I start to break out again.

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tria and received a Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light product sample to facilitate my review.


About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. Cristin Cogen says
    Yes, it IS expensive for the cartridges & facial care, & that's a negative. I've been using this device every night for the past month and for a while I thought I'd never stop having breakouts! I've finally reached the part where my skin is clear! I haven't really used the wash and treatment, so I think its worth it! I don't mind spending five minutes a day, because its so nice to have a chin that's clear for a change.
  2. SO awesome! xoxo
  3. Aric Jorgan says
    I started to develop acne and skin disease as soon as I started lifting weights and drinking whey. Do you think that the drink has something to do with it? I don't want to stop drinking it but it gives me acne
  4. This looks amazing. I have three teens so we could really use this. Thanks for sharing!
    • No problem. I'm guessing that by the time my kids are teenagers (with no hope of having clear skin if genes have anything to do with it) that light therapies will be the common course of treatment.
  5. Are you still using it?
  6. Thank you so much for this! I just placed my order for the Tria Blue Light Acne Treatment and cannot wait to recieve it!