Zeno is a skincare line that created three acne treatment products that function mostly based on the principle that heat kills bacteria, including acne bacteria. The three acne devices they have created are the Zeno Heat Treat, the Zeno Hot Spot, and the Zeno Acne Clearing Device.
They function in a way that allows you to include all three devices in your skin care routine if you want. Whether or not it's worth your while for you to do so, is to be decided.
See, there are some things to like about Zeno's brand of products, and there are some features so frustrating that it may make you want to rip your hair out and throw your little acne treatment mini-machine on the ground.
Each product has their pros and cons, which we'll be discussing so you can make an informed decision before you buy anything. I'll also teach you about a possible alternative to these devices that could save you a bunch of money.
Zeno Heat Treat Review
The Zeno Heat Treat is a two part treatment that requires you to put a bacteria killing serum onto your skin before using a heating device to lightly massage over your skin. This heating device has no limit on the number of uses you can get out of it so you can use it as long as it continues to work. The serum is 0.5 oz and the length of time it lasts varies according to how often it's used. The heating device is small and attractive, running on 2 AA batteries. At $ 40, it's either cheap nor expensive.
This combination of treatments probably kills much of the bacteria on your face, including the acne causing bacteria, Propionibacterium Acnes. To some of you this may sound like a great idea, but I'm not convinced this is a good thing.
Your skin has "good" bacteria on it too, which the Zeno will most likely destroy. This can result in an imbalance which makes it even easier for the bad bacteria to multiply since the reduced number of good bacteria is less able to occupy valuable skin space and fight off the acne causing bacteria.
Spot Treating Devices
Spot treating pimples with Zeno's other devices (either the Hot Spot or Acne Clearing Device) is probably a better idea than killing bacteria all over your face in hopes of breakout prevention. After all, most breakouts are caused by internal problems rather than external skincare routines anyway, and trying to destroy all the bacteria on your face is illegally to do you much good in the long run.
The Zeno Hot Spot and Zeno Acne Clearing Device are similar to each other in terms of function. They both allow you to spot treat pimples, killing bacteria in only the targeted zone. This spot treatment claims to reduce the lifespan of blemishes, allowing pimples to heal significantly faster than they otherwise would on their own.
Zeno started off with the Acne Clearing Device but seems to be pushing their Hot Spot much more than the original model (probably because it nets them more profit due to it's disposable design). Choosing between the two is simply a matter of personal preference.