Recently FDA-approved, light-therapy treatments are all the vogue in skin care right now.  Not only every dermatologist office is equipped with a LED light machine, but there are a number of at-home devices sold by various companies. We compared and reviewed the most popular ones.

Light Therapy

It is scientifically proven that LED light has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, which makes it a great option for various skin care treatments. And while at-home devices are not extremely powerful, they are convenient, affordable, and can still show great results. Here is our selection.

reVive Light Therapy® Clinical—Acne Treatment (4 stars)

reVive Light Therapy

Medical-grade blue LED light reaches deep skin layers to kill bacteria. As a result, it reduces pore size, stabilizes oil glands, reduces future breakouts and soothes redness and inflammation.

QuasarMD Clear Rayz for Acne (4 stars)

QuasarMD Clear Rayz

This must be one of the best devices on the market, and the closest to the ones used by professionals. Featuring blue and red LED technology, it brings faster and more lasting results.

FOREO ESPADA Blue Light Acne Treatment (4 stars)


Foreo is relatively new in skin care, but is rapidly gaining popularity supported by multiple awards for its innovative products. Espada is a great example of a powerful weapon against acne. It uses blue LED light and T-Sonic™ pulsations to prevent skin flaws.

Tria Beauty Positively Clear Acne Clearing Blue Light (4 stars)

Tria Positively Clear

This device eliminates acne at the source by delivering powerful blue light deep into the pores thus ending the breakout cycle. Recommended for mild to moderate acne types.

reVive Light Therapy® Essentials—Acne Treatment (4 stars)

reVive Essential

A smaller and cheaper version of reVive Light Therapy® Clinical, this device was named Top Acne Treatment Device by TeenVogue. The reVive Light Therapy® Essentials treatment uses blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria, and allegedly delivers results within days.

Pulsaderm ACE – Acne Clearing Eraser LED Therapy (4 stars)


The Pulsaderm ACE Blue is suitable for treating mild to moderate acne on the go. It also utilizes Non-UV LED light therapy that allegedly provides up to 94% clearance when used as instructed.  Comes with a 2-year warranty and 90-day satisfaction guarantee.

Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment (4 stars)

Neutrogena Light Therapy

Neutrogena has become a synonym to skincare; no wonder it was among pioneers in light therapy treatments. This device is smaller and can only be applied to one spot at time, but it uses red and blue lights, which is certainly an advantage.

QuasarMD Baby BLUE (3.5 stars)QuasarMD Baby BLUE

The QuasarMD Baby Blue is 1.5″ in diameter and uses 3mm LED lights. There is also a bigger version (2″ diameter and 5mm lights). This is one of the most powerful devices on the market, it uses high output 415 nanometer LED light. It is also one of the most priciest – hard to say if it’s worth it.

LightStim for Acne Light Therapy (3.5 stars)

LightStim for Acne

LightStim for Acne is one of the few devices that use UV-free blue and red lights simultaneously to reduce inflammation and destroy bacteria. It should be used for 3 minutes in each area, no recovery time required.

Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask (3.5 stars)

Neutrogena Light Therapy Mask

This is an award winning product from Neutrogena, and also a combination of red and blue light from, which makes the treatment more effective. However, it requires a new activator after each 30 uses, and this formality caused many negative reviews, as it was not clearly advertised.


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