Lumie Clear Acne Sufferers See The Difference

Lumie Clear, the hand-held light therapy device for treating acne from Cambridge-based light therapy specialists Lumie, is achieving remarkable results in the current ‘See The Difference’ campaign.

Lumie Clear, the hand-held light therapy device for treating acne from Cambridge-based light therapy specialists Lumie, is achieving remarkable results in the current ‘See The Difference’ campaign.

So far the seven trialists are reporting significant improvements in their skin and the first to complete, Daisy Dykes, is thrilled her skin is now clear enough not to need make-up.

“Lumie Clear is continuing to help my skin and I am feeling very positive. My skin feels smooth in texture and no itchiness or redness. I definitely recommend Lumie Clear - it’s a hassle-free solution and easy to bring into your normal skincare routine.”

Lumie Clear is a safe and gentle light therapy for mild to moderate acne that was developed with input from the research team of leading dermatologist Dr Tony Chu at Hammersmith Hospital. It’s the only light therapy device for acne that offers combined red and blue light therapy. Blue light kills the Propionibacterium acnes (or P. acnes for short) that causes acne while red light reduces inflammation and heals the skin. In trials, Dr Chu found that patients with moderate acne reported a 76% improvement in inflammation after 12 weeks of blue and red light therapy with a 58% improvement in number of spots.

According to the NHS, about 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 will be affected by acne but it can go on into later life. Many of the over-the-counter treatments and antibiotics can have side-effects such as burning, redness and drying of the skin and may only work for a limited time. The combined oral contraceptive pill can help but comes with its own adverse side-effects. Lumie Clear is completely natural and can be used safely either on its own or alongside existing treatments.  

Daisy started using Lumie Clear on a daily basis for 15 minutes to treat the acne on her face: “I always use Lumie Clear at the same time every evening so it has become part of my routine. Usually just before I go to sleep I like to use it while reading or watching television. Within two weeks of using Lumie Clear I saw an improvement, although not to the point where I could go out without make-up. About week 6 I started to see a real difference in texture. I wasn’t developing as many new spots and my skin was less red and calmer.”

Now, having completed Lumie’s See the Difference Challenge after 12 weeks, Daisy feels more

confident about her skin and is happy to be seen without full make-up.

Dr Rakesh Patalay, Consultant Dermatologist, says: “Acne is not just a teenage condition. We are seeing increasing numbers of older people with the condition and persistent acne can have a large impact on your quality of life. Lumie Clear can be used by anyone without prescription and is complementary to other treatments.”

Lumie Clear (RRP £149) comes with a 45-day free home trial when bought directly from the company. It is also available from Boots, Tesco and amazon.

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Since 1991 Lumie has been researching and designing bright lights to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and other conditions. Our first Bodyclock dawn simulator – an alarm that wakes you up with increasing levels of light – was the world’s first wake-up light and brought light therapy into the mainstream. We also designed and developed Lumie Clear, a unique hand held device that uses combined blue and red light therapy to treat acne.

Over the years Lumie has worked closely with the scientific community. All of our products – the broadest range in Europe – are based on published research and designed by us from our base in Cambridge. Lumie is in the EuRhythDia consortium investigating circadian rhythms and type 2 diabetes, and is working with Liverpool John Moores University sports science department. We continue to research new applications for light therapy.

Lumie products are medical devices, certified to the Medical Devices Directive (93/42EEC)and supplied to the NHS on an occasional basis. Distance and brightness levels (lux) are independently verified and Lumie is registered with the government's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.

The benefits of light therapy reach far beyond SAD. Our lights help you to sleep well and get up in the morning, beat the afternoon slump, conquer jetlag and look after your skin. They also optimise sports performance and we are proud to provide lights to some of Great Britain’s elite athletes as well as acting as official suppliers to British Swimming.

Two of our wake-up lights, Active and Elite, provide white noise as an option. If you are trying to sleep in a noisy environment or during the day, white noise helps to muffle other sounds, like traffic or people talking.

In the UKour products are available through as well as major retailers like John Lewis, Boots, amazon, Selfridges and and we have an expanding network of distributors across Europe and in North America. For consumers buying through we provide a home trial on all products.

Light therapy research

 Lumie Clear was designed by Lumie with a team of medical and dermatological experts including Dr Tony Chu at Hammersmith Hosptial inLondon, and is based on published research.

A number of trials on the use of phototherapy have found that its non-invasive treatment is effective for Propionibacterium acnes (or P. acnes for short) that causes acne. Based on these findings, Lumie Clear uses a combination of blue and red light (peaking at approximately 415 nm and 660 nm respectively).

Light therapy research includes:Papageorgiou P, Katsambas A, Chu A. Phototherapy with blue (415 nm) and red (660 nm) light in the treatment of acne vulgaris. BR J Dermatol 2000; 142:973-8Goldberg DJ, Russell BA. Combination blue (415 nm) and red (633 nm) LED phototherapy in the treatment of mild to severe acne vulgaris. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy 2006; 8: 71-75Ammad S, Gonzales M, Edwards C, Finlay AY, Mills C. An assessment of the efficacy of blue light phototherapy in the treatment of acne vulgaris. J Cosmet Dermatol 2008; 7(3): 180-8Elman M, Slatkine M, Harth Y. The effective treatment of acne vulgaris by a high-intensity, narrow band 405-420 nm light source. J Cosmetic & Laser Ther 2003; 5: 111-116HamiltonFL, Car J, Lyons C, Car M,Layton A, Majeed A. Laser and other light therapies for the treatment of acne vulgaris: systematic review. Br J Dermatol 2009 Jun.; 160(6): 1273-85.Zane C, Capezzera R, Pedretti A, Facchinetti E, Calzavara-Pinton P. Non-invasive diagnostic evaluation of phototherapeutic effects of red light phototherapy of acne vulgaris. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2008 Oct; 24(5): 244-8.Lee SY, You CE, Park MY. Blue and red light combination LED phototherapy for acne vulgaris in patients with skin phototype IV. Lasers Surg Med 2007 Feb; 39(2): 180-8.

Lumie Clear technical specification

Detachable head, folds into baseGoggles includedAdjustable standTimerTypical treatment time: 15 mins dailyBlue LEDS (415nm) and red LEDs (660nm)Size: H10cm x W15cm x D20cm2-year guaranteeWeight: 783g


Ruth Jackson

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About Us

Cambridge-based Lumie offers 20 years experience and expertise in light therapy and light therapy only for consumer healthcare and wellbeing, and invented the dawn simulator / wake up lights, with our Bodyclock range so that anyone could feel the benefits of waking up to light all year round. As Europe’s leading light therapy specialist, Lumie offers a wide selection of products, including Bodyclock dawn simulators, lightboxes and LED treatments, all of which are certified as medical devices and are available to customers on a 30 day home trial. Based on scientific research, Lumie has lights for skincare, the treatment of mood and circadian rhythm disorders such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and sleep issues, and for the relief of allergies like hay fever. Working in association with leading experts in Dermatology, Psychiatry and Chronobiology, Lumie has earned the respect of the medical profession by innovating products that are based on developments in scientific research and clinical trials. Lumie is a massive success in the mainstream health and wellbeing arena and prides itself on providing the highest level of personalised care to customers by offering knowledgeable, friendly advice through its customer care team and via its internet forum, In the UK our products are available through as well as major retailers like John Lewis, Boots, Tesco and Selfridges and we have an expanding network of distributors across Europe and in North America.