Acne affects 80% of people at some point in their life and can affect adults well into their 20s and 30, and some even older, and many seek drugs and antibiotics for their acne but these only tackle the symptoms and not the cause.
Lustre Pure Light is a breakthrough technology that uses blue light technology to target acne bacterias directly at the source leaving your skin beautifully replenished and acne free.
Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is a bacteria which normally lives on skin and causes acne by attacking sebaceous glands that produce a natural skin oil called sebum.
Under certain circumstances, often associated with hormonal, lifestyle or diet changes, the sebaceous gland will overproduce sebum and this blocks the pores at the base of the fine hairs on your skin, trapping the bacteria.
As the sebum and bacteria continue to grow, white blood cells move into the area and begin to ﬁght the bacteria, causing swelling and red inﬂammation, and a spot forms.
This process will continue until the white blood cells have managed to ﬁght the P. acnes infection and the inﬂammation stops or until the pore is unblocked and the sebum levels are reduced.
The bacteria that cause acne produce a chemical called porphyrin and when blue light, at a speciﬁc wavelength, is applied to this porphyrin it becomes activated.
This active porphyrins are then converted into singlet oxygen which then destroy the bacteria, and this has been clinically proven.
Singlet oxygens are even used in some cases, photodynamic therapy, to kill cancer cells, so you can understand their effectiveness in battling it out with bacteria!
Lustre Pure Light tackles this bacteria is by harnessing the safe, blue part of the natural light spectrum by giving off a light at 415 nanometres and does not contain any ultraviolet light, which can damage skin.
How does light kill the bacteria which causes acne, you ask?
Think of it this way, many acne sufferers ﬁnd that their skin improves and spots seem better when they have been out in the sunshine, but sunlight also contains ultraviolet (UVA-UVB) light which can damage skin and can cause skin cancer.
Scientists have found that visible blue light at a wavelength of 415nm does not cause damage to the skin but is effective in killing these P. acnes, so it is very effective without any harm being caused.