This LED Pen Will Kill Your Zits While We Wait For an Anti-Acne Vaccination
Picture this. You're sitting at your desk, when suddenly you feel that familiar under-the-skin pimple-forming feeling, and now you literally can't think about anything else. To make matters worse, you've got a third date/investor meeting/important event tonight, by which time you're pretty sure this under-skin-bump will have morphed into a brand-new chin, worthy of its own introduction . . .
So, while you weigh up how weird your colleagues will think you are if you start applying drying lotion at your desk, you wish a pop-up pimple didn't have this kind of power over you. But, reality is, the last thing you want to be thinking about when you're pitching your marketing idea/trying to recall the name of your date's sister is 'ARE THEY STARING AT MY PIMPLE!?'.
Relatable much? You're not alone, and there's research to back this up.
A recent study by Neutrogena found that 56 percent of young women believe having bad skin, pimples and spots could hold them back in their career, and additionally, 36 percent of women admitted they would cancel a date if they had a pimple on their face. That's some not so great statistics.
So, what's the solution? Well, besides the invention of a literal acne-vaccine, there needs to be a better solution for dealing with inconvenient breakouts. Which is exactly why Neutrogena have developed a portable LED pimple pen, designed to treat individual spots as they appear, in the most un-awkward way.
But why light therapy you might ask? Well, not only is LED a chemical-free alternative to treating breakouts (so there's no residue, flaky or irritated skin to contend with), light therapy has been trusted by those in the know and used by derms for decades as a clinically proven technology for treating pimples.
Want to know more? We spoke to Neutrogena's Director of Beauty, Research and Development, Keshan Gunasinghe, to find out everything you need to know about treating pop-up pimples with LED.