In the past week, our comments box has been flooded with one question… “What’s the name of that light device?” If you have no idea what we’re talking about, well, recently we shared a skincare tutorial and among all of the products used, you guys only asked about one thing: the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment, $19. Designed to take down pimples, the device basically brings a dermatologist level-treatment to your home so you can care for your skin from the comfort of your couch. Here’s everything you need to know.

The Light Device

The handheld device utilizes the power of both blue and red light therapy to target breakouts while improving skin tone and texture. Red light therapy penetrates 630 nanometers into the skin, which microscopically hits the bloodstream, increasing the elasticity of collagen fibers. This will help reduce any existing scars or indentations while lessening the likelihood of future scarring. Red light is anti-inflammatory, so it’ll help tackle any swelling in the skin and reduce inflamed pimples. Blue light is also anti-bacterial, so it’ll kill any acne-bacteria that’s lingering in the skin to make your pimple disappear faster. Oh, and there’s no need to worry about the safety of the device either, as it’s 100% UV-free and FDA approved.

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As soon as we feel a pimple coming, we break out our Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment, and we can see a visible change: It reduces inflammation and also reduces the post-inflammatory pigmentation (red marks) that most pimples leave behind. Even if we’re not tackling a pimple, we use it on post-pimple areas and problem areas to keep acne bacteria at bay and help with scarring. Work it into you nighttime regime as the ultimate finishing touch – it only takes two minutes, but will make such a difference to your skin.

We’re not the only ones who love this device. The reviews online are literally insane. One reviewer wrote: “The light therapy pen works directly on stubborn acne. Heals the acne from the inside and doesn’t leave any scarring. Acne’s is gone within the week.”

In short, this device works and if you’re finding that nothing else helps, this is definitely worth trying! Check out this post for more tips and products to soothe and calm acne-prone skin.