Tanda Zap Comparison, Pictures and Review – Because Zits Are Never “In”

Tanda ZAP is a terrific solution for customers looking for a “zit zapper” for those nasty individual blemishes that pop up at the most inconvenient time! Quick Key Facts:

  • Starts clearing blemishes immediately
  • 90% of blemishes disappear or fade in 24 hours
  • Helps prevent future breakouts
  • Eliminates acne bacteria
  • Gentle, non-drying
  • 100% natural
  • Accessible price point
  • 1,000 treatments
  • Powered by 3 AAA batteries (included)

How does it work? This triple threat for clearing acne blemishes uses the combination of three powerful, proven technologies to target pimples. A warming effect opens up pores so that a 414nm blue LED light can kill the acne-causing bacteria while sonic vibration increases microcirculation to help reduce swellling, inflammation and redness. STOPS ACNE FAST.

Just when you thought the Tanda couldn’t get any more amazing by zapping away pimples into obliteration, they release the new Tanda Zap- or as I like to call it the Baby Tanda!  This travel-sized triple threat powerhouse uses blue light therapy to kill acne-causing bacteria, but unlike the original Tanda is also uses warmth and vibration.  This sounds rather seductive, but remember we’re talking about gnarly zits here.  As you may (or may not know) I have frequent hormonal breakouts- they popup on my chin and jawline once a month and the usual solution (taking The Pill) isn’t an option for me, neither are most topical treatments.  I must say I’m really impressed with the Tanda Zap.  I found it to be just as effective as the original Tanda.  I had a couple red painful pimples that were trying to make their presence known and after the second treatment the pain and redness had dissipated and after the third treatment all was well.

Since the instructions lacked details and didn’t really explain how to use it, I decided to use it as I would with most skincare treatments; after cleansing and before moisturizing.  It also didn’t mention if you needed goggles to protect your eyes, since it’s required with the regular Tanda- so I used mine just in case.  I honestly don’t think you need them since the blue light is completely covered by the white casing…something they should consider with the lights for the classic version.  It doesn’t come with the device so I’d recommend that you close your eyes or seek eye protection.  The treatment works for 2 minutes but it took almost 1 minute for the warmth to kick in ::whomp whomp::.  I think had the warmth lasted throughout the entire treatment it would have taken less treatments to kill a pimple.

Overall I think this is perfect device for someone that has suffers from the occasional breakout.  Since the bulb can’t be replaced I wouldn’t recommend the Tanda Zap for large areas.  If you’re a makeup artist or have a special event to attend and you’re worried about pimples, this is a must-have.  I’m looking at you brides to be and models.  Stress is a huge trigger for pimples and breakouts.  I wouldn’t recommend this device to someone with a long term acne issue since it’s only good for 10,000 uses.  $49 is a small investment but worth every penny.  You’ll be spending a lot more purchasing topical products looking for a solution.

Availability:  Sephora retail stores, Sephora.com, Nordstrom’s, DERMAdoctor, Bloomingdale’s and TandaSkinCare.com

Price:  $49/ 10,000 treatments

Rating:  A-

Though it’s effective and super convenient it lacks instructions that’s vital to using it properly—almost it goes with the assumption that the customer purchasing it is a current Tanda owner.  To read my review of the Tanda click here.


Disclaimer: This product was sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on http://www.addictedtoallthingspretty.com and from Krissy (aka Krissy90220) remain unbiased and unpaid. For more info, feel free to contact the author.

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  • JH

    I was looking for something that would work on those stubborn pimples. Is the pill and other ointments really a big help?

    • http://www.addictedtoallthingspretty.com Krissy90220

      The Pill can help a lot with hormonal breakouts…the ones that occur monthly in the chin area. Some ointments works but most take time and may not work. ‎

  • http://twitter.com/#!/UndeadTiger UndeadTIger

    Reading over other reviews I had built up other questions but before I get to those; does the Tända Zap have 1,000 or 10,000 treatments? Nearly everywhere else that I was reading was saying 1,000 (except for one other).

    • http://www.addictedtoallthingspretty.com Krissy90220

      The Tanda Zap has 1,000 treatments

      • http://twitter.com/#!/UndeadTiger UndeadTiger

        While I am excited to try the Tända Zap I keep wondering if it’s really worth having to buy and re-buy the product when it “wears out.” For someone on an extremely tight budget I’d hate to fall in love with a product and end up not being able to purchase it. Is there any way to tell when it’s time to replace the Tända Zap or possibly even stretch out the usage? I’m sure battery life has nothing to do with it.

        • http://www.addictedtoallthingspretty.com Krissy90220

          Well it depends on if you have occasional breakouts or if you suffer from acne. If you only get the occasional breakout then the Zap may be a better option since you won’t have to use it as often.

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  • Vikaroo

    So I’m a tiny bit confused by this, since the instructions that came with my Tanda Zap kinda, well, suck. Am I supposed to use this is ONE spot on my face, or am I supposed to move it all around my face?

    • http://www.addictedtoallthingspretty.com Krissy90220

      For the Tanda Zap it’s small so would probably be best for individual pimples (you can move it in a circular motion if you like, I do). But I have used it on 2 pimples per session. For large areas I use the original Tanda

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