Are you suffering from acne? Or are you interested in a little mini facial device for use at home? If you read my previous post on some skincare favourites, you would have seen me mention the Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Trilight++. Long story short, I do think it works. I’m going to share with you my thoughts on it and how my skin reacted to it in this post.
Personally, it took me a while before I decided to invest in this. This device from Skin Inc isn’t cheap and I had doubts on how effective LED light can be. I have tried professional LED treatments before (you can read about my Estheclinic review here) and while they did improve my skin, the effects lasted for only a while. Thus, I was hesitant.
However, my acne on my cheeks got pretty bad about 3 months ago and since I didn’t want to wear much makeup, I knew I had to step up my facial skincare game. Zalora also had a 35% sale so I decided to take the plunge and purchase the Skin Inc Optimiser Trilight. I actually only wanted to purchase the Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Blue Light, but then I thought about the other 4 lights for just about $100 more (after discount)… so why not?
So let’s dive into my thoughts.
Firstly, I strongly recommend getting the Optimiser Voyage Trilight++ instead of the Optimizer Voyage Blue Light or the Optimizer Trilight (just 3 lights). This is because I find myself using the purple light (red and blue) and orange light (red and yellow) the most. Skin Inc named them the power combo lights which are supposed to deliver twice the benefits in the same amount of time.
More about the Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Trilight ++
In case you’re wondering about what the lights can do, here is the information from Skin Inc’s website:
Repair with the Red Light (625nm) – Renew and repair damaged skin cells. Increase collagen and elastin production.
Glow with the Yellow Light (590nm) – Revive dull skin for a brighter complexion.
Soothe with the Blue Light (460nm) – Alleviate acne, oily or congested skin and calm skin sensitivity.
Orange Light: Combination of Red Light & Yellow Light. Best for pigmented and aging skin.
Purple Light: Combination of Blue Light & Red Light. Best for sensitive and aging skin or adult acne.
Also, due to the Low Frequency Stimulation (emitted from the metal surface in the center), it also helps to boost absorption of active ingredients in skincare products, achieve a lifted V-shape facial contour and reduce water retention.
How I use the Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Trilight ++
I mostly use the orange and purple lights as it saves time and it’s killing two birds with one stone. If I have the time, I would use the device until it switches off automatically (about 10 minutes). To ensure the it glides on the skin easily, I mostly use water based serums and gel moisturisers with these. I haven’t used creams with this, but I can’t see it working well.
In the mornings, I mostly just use the purple light and massage the various products into my skin until its is fully absorbed (less than a minute for each). In case you’re interested, these are the products I’m currently using (also mentioned in my skincare favourites post here):
- Loreal Centella Asiatica Essence (I love this! I mentioned it numerous times on this blog already)
- iUnik Tea Tree Relief Serum
- Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector
- Pixi Beauty Rose Caviar Essence (mentioned here too!)
- NOVU Active Tri-Action Clarufying Hydrator (just started trying this and am liking it already!)
As you can see, most of these are water based and fluid in texture, it really helps the Skin Inc device to glide on the skin without any dragging. Skin Inc also recommends spraying facial mists in case the skin gets too dry and the device tugs. I used to do that, and it works well, but I got too lazy. So I’d usually stop when my products get absorbed.
My Review of the Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Trilight ++
It does work. My acne has cleared up significantly! I wished I had taken a picture to show you my acne before, but it is definitely more tamed now. While I do attribute much of this improvement to the device, I can’t discount the great skincare products as well.
The first thing I noticed was that my skin was a lot smoother when I started using this. In about 2 days of using this for 10 minutes at night, I was surprised by how smooth my skin felt. The little naggy bumps on my cheeks were almost all gone.
Then I also started to notice that my skin got firmer. I could feel the difference whenever I had to apply products/wash my face. The skin was … moving around less when I applied the products, if it makes sense! I am definitely pleased with this. In terms of a V shaped facial contour, I would say that I think I’m slowly getting there as my cheeks are noticeably firmer. Lift in the cheeks, lift in the jawline, y’know what I mean?
I also noticed that my skin became more radiant. The glow was especially noticeable around my cheekbone area! I think it was because I focused a lot of the orange light around that are and under the eyes.
When I headed to Bali, I loved the effects so much that I decided to bring this device with me. However, the battery ran out, and I kinda fell off the wagon. Thus, I stopped using it for about 3 weeks or so and I noticed that the effects that I had previously noticed were slowly disappearing. So, this device does produce results as long as you keep using it. This is predictable, as nothing really is permanent and our skin changes all the time!
A Con of the Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Trilight ++
The biggest downside is that it is battery operated. Yes, this makes for easier travel and portability but man, this device drains my batteries like no other! For reference, I tried out the batteries from IKEA and Tesco (granted, these were cheap batteries) and they didn’t even last for a week with my nightly 10 minutes. This is quite annoying. My energiser ones are lasting longer (I have them in for about 1.5 weeks now, and it’s still going) but I think the option of charging it makes a lot more economic sense.
My Overall Thoughts
If you’re struggling with acne or/and are lazy to go for facials like me, I would recommend getting this. This gives me great results with continual use and I could do it all at home! I would usually watch a video or listen to a podcast while I massage the device across my face, so it is time efficient as well.
This retails for SGD 398 on various sites, but I got mine off Zalora when they were having a 35% discount. Zalora usually have pretty good sales, so do keep a look out! They are also available on Skin Inc’s website.
And in case you’re wondering, no, this post isn’t sponsored or an advertorial. I bought it with my own money and I wanted to share my thoughts about it with you!
What are your thoughts on at home facial devices? Are you interested in the Skin Inc Optimiser Trilight++?