Disclaimer: Products received under this post were provided by Neutrogena. Views expressed are honest and of my own.
UPDATE JULY 2019
Johnson & Johnson is recalling their Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask and Activator in Canada and Australia. The product has also been removed from sale in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland.
Neutrogena Canada – You may have noticed that the NEUTROGENA® Light Therapy Acne Mask and Activator are not available where you shop in Canada. That’s because these products have been recalled from wholesalers and retail stores. Our decision to recall this product is being made out of an abundance of caution. The NEUTROGENA® Light Therapy Acne Mask is safe for use by the general population when used once per day as directed. Reports of visual effects associated with use of the NEUTROGENA® Light Therapy Acne Mask are rare, generally mild and transient. For a small subset of the population with certain underlying eye conditions, as well as for users taking medications which could enhance ocular photosensitivity, there is a theoretical risk of eye injury.
If you experience any visual discomfort when using the mask, you should stop use and contact your healthcare professional. For any questions, including regarding a refund, please contact our Consumer Care line at 1 888-663-8876.
You can report concerns with consumer products and cosmetics to Health Canada here.
Links to recall:
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA)
I have my fair share of acne showing up unexpectedly. As much as I love my Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask (review), I don’t always have 10 minutes to sit around with a mask on, let alone wearing it in public. Sometimes I just want a quick solution that I can carry on-the-go. With Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment, I can take this portable device with me and use it anywhere – at the office, even when vacationing.
With dermatologist in-office technology, the spot treatment harnesses the power of light therapy to target and treat breakouts fast. This clinically proven two-minute acne spot treatment uses red and blue lights to reduce breakouts without flaking or burning.
HOW TO USE
Turn on device by pressing the power button until it powers on.
Apply directly on skin so light is fully surrounding the pimple.
Treat for two minutes – the device will automatically turn off after the two minutes.
The portable device is pretty much the size of a pen and can be carried around to be used anywhere at any time of the day – maximum 3 times a day. I was able to use the Spot Treatment if I spotted a pimple in the morning, when I’m at my desk, even during car rides (don’t worry, I’m always either in the passenger or back seats). It only takes two minutes versus ten minutes – although it’s always good to give yourself some “me time” every here and there. Also, the battery can be replaced for continued use compared to the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask where the Activator needs to be replaced after every 30 sessions.
Although it doesn’t simply zap a pimple away (one can wish), in just 2 minutes, the Spot Treatment targets and treats it. Usually it takes over a week for a pimple to heal on its own but with the Spot Treatment (as well as the Mask), it only took a few days and my acne shrunk and disappeared.
As mentioned earlier, I love my Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask but the Spot Treatment is portable, takes less time and can be used continually. I will continue to use the mask for the days when I feel like I have a ton of acne around and perhaps give myself a 10 minute “me time”. But when there’s just one or two pimple that show up unexpectedly, I’ll use the Spot Treatment and treat them individually.
What are your thoughts on Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment? Have you tried either the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask or Spot Treatment?
Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment is now available at Shoppers Drug Mart.