True blue beauty: Revolutionary new skincare product used by Rihanna, Geri Halliwell and Katherine Jenkins uses light therapy for flawless skin
15:19 GMT, 13 September 2012
With the world watching this summer's Olympic and Paralympic closing ceremonies, the celebrities taking part were keen to look their best.
So to ensure their skin looked flawless when they were on stage, Rihanna and Geri Halliwell used a revolutionary new beauty treatment – Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light – that uses light therapy to even out skin tone.
The product is a hand-held device that uses light therapy to eliminate bacteria in the skin, leaving it looking clearer and smoother.
Flawless: Singer Rihanna had blue light treatment on her face before her performance in the Paralympics closing ceremony
Rihanna's make-up artist, Karin Darnell, carried out the treatment on the singer's face before her perfomance in the Paralympics closing ceremony.
She said: 'Rihanna is always on the lookout for
the latest advances in beauty and Tria’s Skin Perfecting Blue Light
suits her perfectly as she can use this professional grade product
conveniently and privately to ensure her skin is always blemish free and
'With the eyes of the world
watching her (perform at the closing ceremony) it was imperative that
her skin glowed and I relied on Tria to give her a flawless complexion.'
Blue beauties: Make-up artist Charlotte Reid used the Tria treatment on Katherine Jenkins before she sang on The Mall this week, left, and on Geri Halliwell at the Olympics closing ceremony
Expert praise: The make-up artist tweeted how the product had given Katherine's skin 'a wonderful glow'
Rihanna's make-up artist isn't the only one to have cottoned on to the miracle product.
Reid, who works with Geri Halliwell and Katherine Jenkins, has given
both of them the blue light treatment to ensure their skin looks
Make-up artist Charlotte told Grazia Daily that she used the treatment on Geri as she prepared her for her performance with the Spice Girls at the Olympics closing ceremony.
She said: 'To prepare the skin, I
gave Geri a gentle massage using Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light to
eradicate all the bacteria which results in the pores shrinking and any
shine is then reduced.
'This also ensures the skin stays in tip-top
condition for several days afterwards.'
Radiant: Singer Alexandra Burke has also said she uses the Tria gadget
As the handheld gadget is a staple product in Charlotte's beauty bag, she also used it on Katherine Jenkins before the opera singer performed on The Mall this week after the Team GB open bus tour in London.
Charlotte tweeted afterwards: 'Thank You @TriaBeautyUK for helping to give @KathJenkins skin
a wonderful glow! #apermanentfixtureinmykit.'
As it's a handheld gadget, Charlotte said the beauty of the product is that anyone can use it at home. 'The Tria Skin range is there for my clients when I am not,' she said.
It's recommended to be used for three minutes morning and night.
Singer Alexandra Burke has admitted she is another fan of the gadget that can be bought from Harrods for 229.
She told New! magazine: 'I have to wear quite a lot of heavy make-up for red carpet events and this helps to decongest my skin and gives it a radiant, natural glow.'
The Tria product is also being marketed as a 'miracle cure' for acne as it can eradicate spots and blemishes by targetting bacteria deep in the skin's pores.
As it uses non-UV light, it does not irritate the skin or leave it dry or damaged.
Dr Penelope Tympanidis, Consultant Dermatologist said: 'The Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light is a
professional, at home solution for acne and problem prone skin. Long term treatment is
recommended for the sustained results and with the Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light that is now safe,
affordable and possible.'
HOW IT WORKS
Tria Beauty Blue Light: The gadget costs 229 from Harrods
The gadget should be glided over the face for three minutes morning and night after cleansing.
The blue light targets the source of acne – bacteria (P. acnes) living in the pores.
It gently penetrates the skin to eliminate the bacteria that cause breakouts and dulls the complexion.
According to clinical studies, 94 per cent of participants who used the Tria Blue Light twice a day noted fewer breakouts after two weeks while 93 per cent had a smoother complexion after four weeks.