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Hooga Blue Light Therapy Review: Handheld Acne Buster?

In this blog post, I review the Hooga Blue Light Therapy handheld unit. It turns out this product may be an excellent acne-buster for many people!

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If you're looking for an inexpensive, drug-free way to treat acne, then the HG24 Hooga Blue Light Therapy Handheld device could be exactly what you need. This device isn't simply a flashlight with pretty blue LEDs.

It goes beyond superficial, topical treatments because it's designed to combat acne effectively with its powerful energy that saturates the deeper layers of the skin with therapeutic light. It is a gentle yet effective treatment tool.

I want to help you get all the best information as well as any discounts available to my readers. If you purchase products through my links in this article and use my discount codes, then I receive a small commission at no cost to you which funds these reviews. For Hooga, the discount code is ALEX

This is a therapeutic blue light device with 12 LEDs. There is quite a lot of energy coming out of this, so it puts out a bit of heat. That energy is important, but what is more important is the wavelength, meaning the type of blue light.


I used my spectrometer to determine exactly what kind of wavelength is being emitted. It's actually peaking around 400nm and lingers down to about 410nm before it drops off.

The website at Hooga stated that it is 415nm of light which is true. However, there is a lot more 400nm light.

The blue light around this range of around 400 to 415 is really good for acne control. This light kills the bacteria known to cause acne outbreaks. The energy it emits targets acne-causing bacteria, particularly P. acnes bacteria, known for triggering breakouts.

Antibiotics, both topical and systemic, take a relatively long time to reduce the numbers of P. acnes bacteria in the skin and do not address other causative factors of acne. More recently, vitamin A derivatives called retinoids have been used effectively for acne treatment since these drugs help unclog pores, reduce sebum production and help normalize skin shedding and growth. However, oral isotretinoins are also known to cause severe side effects including elevated serum triglyceride levels, acute pancreatitis, hepatotoxicity, clinical depression, and birth defects in pregnant women.

By using specific antibacterial wavelengths to eliminate these bacteria, you can say goodbye to unsightly blackheads, whiteheads, and pesky pimples, all while reducing inflammation and redness.

The anti-inflammatory effects from these wavelength is great news because it reduces redness and any potential skin damage that acne may cause. It is a beneficial blend of destroying bacteria and alleviating inflammation.

If you've been searching for an affordable, non-invasive solution to tackle
acne, look no further because research shows that blue light is beneficial for acne control, and the other wavelengths will also help to improve the skin's health and beauty.

This device is marketed by a company called Hooga Health (code ALEX saves!), which sells a lot of red light therapy products, which is the area I am well-versed in as I have tested many of their red light products. They offer excellent service and great value.

Priced at $39 initially, the price has just gone up $3 to $42 on their site now. Still, this device is a steal, especially with an exclusive discount code from Hooga Health for an additional 5% off. International shipping is also available for just $10-15, making it accessible to acne sufferers worldwide. The discount code is ALEX

For around fifty bucks, you can get something that you can use in the comfort of your bedroom. Plus, it's compact and travel-friendly, allowing you to enjoy its benefits wherever you go. It's your passport to clearer, healthier skin!

It's only going to take 10-15 minutes a day to do each treatment, and you can do it while you're watching a TV show or whatever. It's effortless to use.


Using the device is a breeze - simply shine it on the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes a few times a week, and you'll start noticing improvements within a week or two.

It's a game-changer for acne sufferers because its targeted approach, ease of use, and affordability make it a must-have in your skincare arsenal. Don't let acne hold you back. Give it a go!

Hooga HG24 handheld flashlight/torch devices:
Peak power 55mW/cm²
Average power 50mW/cm²
Total watts 2.5

While it's tempting to use the device before bed, it's best to incorporate it into your morning or daytime routine to avoid disrupting melatonin production. If you use this blue-light device at night, you're effectively tricking the body into thinking it's daytime and not nighttime.

Safety is a top priority, which is why the package includes UV protection glasses to shield your eyes from any potential harm. So, if you are treating an area around your eyes or your light is hitting the face, I would recommend using the glasses or any blue light-blocking glasses like Swannies.

That will allow you to continue using the device while you are on your phone or watching television without the blue light hitting your eyes. You don't want this blue light penetrating your eyes because it could cause some damage. The other thing I need to talk about is that this light is quite stimulating.

What's Really Remarkable About Blue LEDs?

Incredibly, the invention of blue LED light (and by extension white LED light) is a recent technological advancement and a riveting story!

If you enjoy stories about marvelous minds, you will love this true tale YouTube video "Why It Was Almost Impossible to Make the Blue LED" by Veritasium about what it took to create blue LED light and the astounding benefits for all humanity when he triumphed over staggering adversity.

Adjustable Stand Available

If you would like to have your hands free for multitasking while using this light, the HG24 Stand is a convenient accessory. The angle and height are adjustable, and the study base is wide and slip resistant.

Additional Options

Hooga has great customer service and offers great value with their high-power yet low-cost products. One of the best benefits of this product is the affordability for almost everybody to start benefiting from powerful, targeted light therapy.

Another one of their torch/flashlight-style devices is also available with a blend of only the 660nm red and 850nm near infrared light, as seen in the image of the adjustable stand above.

Hooga also makes a related HG24 Torch/Flashlight 4 in 1 device that incorporates the benefits of blue light, plus 3 additional health-promoting wavelengths. Here you can see the blue LEDs, as well as amber, red, and near infrared in this device with an excellent blend of therapeutic light.

Hooga also makes products with other therapeutic wavelengths such as this 520nm Green Light Therapy Migraine Relief Lamp shown to be beneficial for those who are seeking to prevent and alleviate migraines.

(If you'd like to learn more about this topic, read our blog about green light therapy!)

Furthermore, if you are looking for a larger device that incorporates the acne clearing benefits of blue light plus six additional therapeutic wavelengths, you may be interested in a tabletop panel such as PlatinumLED's BioMax 300 (you'll get a discount code after you click the link).

Isn't nature amazing with all the health-promoting perks of light across the visible spectrum and beyond? The total package of the sun's wavelengths have been available to the majority of us most of the year since the dawn of time to help us thrive.

This Article's Products With Benefits:

✅ For Hooga products use code ALEX and this link
✅ Get Swanwick blue-blocking glasses with code FERGUS and this link
✅ PlatinumLED's BioMax 300 link — a unique discount code is generated after you click the link

Be sure to head over to my Facebook group where we can discuss all of this in a lot more depth. I hope you will join us in the interesting discussions we have there. I look forward to hearing your ideas, observations, experiences, questions, and requests for future tests, so please share them with our LTI community.

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Green Light Therapy Benefits: The Very Promising Science
Hooga HG24 4 in 1 Review: The Cheapest Beauty Therapy Light Ever? (4 different beneficial wavelengths)

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