Perhaps a giant pill, mini-refrigerator, mint/gum packaging, a Lego piece...?
Well, it's cute as a button and also happens to be an incredible hand held acne clearing beauty device. The Zeno Hot Spot uses pulses of heat to eliminate acne.
"How does it do that?" you ask.
Zeno Hot Spot has a tiny tiny computer built into it that control the treatment tip. The tip (the small black dot pictured above, delivers the optimum level of heat to destroy the bacteria that causes acne (for more information on acne read Dr. Andrea Trowers Skincare Demystified column), and stops a pimple at it's source.
I was able to experience the Zeno in person (It's only about 3"in high and featherweight) at the NY launch party at MTV last week. Amazingly, it's hot enough to help reduce the pimple, but not uncomfortable to the touch because it adjusts to your skin's temperature to deliver just the right amount of heat - genius! The Zeno reps said that in clinical tests, 90% of blemishes disappeared or faded within 24 hours!
A big claim, but I'm here to tell you that a day after that event, I began feeling a small pimple on my chin, so I pulled out my little Zeno (pink!) and applied the tip of the device on my blemish for the 2.5 minute session as per their instructions* The Zeno Hot Spot has a handy self-timer by the way, that turns off automatically when the treatment is over. I did the treatment in the morning and again in the evening.
The next day it was gone.
The design is fantastic and I love how small and portable it is. You can stick this into any bag and in if needed, your pocket. Another plus is that you don't have to charge it or change the batteries. The price is also fantastic - $39! - RLB
Editor's Note: This treatment is meant for the elimination of small numbers of occasional pimples/blemishes. It will not work for persistent or large amounts of acne. Most blemishes need two to three 2 ½ minute treatments to be completed eliminated, but in some cases 1 treatment will be enough.
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*Zeno Hot Spot instructions
Step 1: Press the Power Button. The power indicator will light up and you will hear a tone to signal the treatment has started.
Step 2: Place and hold the treatment tip on your blemish for the 2 ½ minute treatment cycle. You will hear a single beep every 30 seconds.
Step 3: Remove ZENO HOT SPOT from the blemish when you hear a multi-tone sound, indicating the treatment is over.