Tanda Zap Acne Clearing Device Review

Have you ever been looking forward to an important event only to have a pimple ruin your plans? I was lucky enough not to experience breakouts as a teen; however, not so lucky as an adult. So I am excited to have actually discovered a quick fix that works for me!

This is not a sponsored post. I am expanding my blog’s fashion law focus to include more lifestyle topics. I will cover more reviews and tips through the lens of my fashion law lifestyle.

I am starting these “fashion law lifestyle” posts with a review of the Tanda Zap. I chose this item because I included this device in a post on my Instagram and received a few inquiries.

Fashion law lifestyle post

Clear skin is as critical as your skills.

Acne can be perceived as carelessness. That impression may become an assumption of your work. Although acne has many causes unrelated to absentmindedness, the ideal professional appearance includes clear skin.

Does your facial cleansing regimen include acne tools?

Fashion Law Lifestyle Review of the Tanda ZapWhat led me to try Tanda Zap

I have sensitive skin that reacts badly to most drugstore face cleansers. My salicylic acid allergy has made me critical of what goes on my skin and weary of trying fad skin products.

My mom is my opposite: she is a skin and beauty junkie who is never afraid to test products.

I had no acne problems as a teenager; however, as an adult I work to maintain clear skin.
If you follow my Instagram, you likely know that I spent most of winter traveling. My skin did not respond great to the different changes.

Over the holidays I returned to using my usual products but it can take as long as three months for the results of proper skincare to appear. My mom suggested I try blue light therapy to get my skin back to normal.

I read up on blue light acne therapy devices and decided they weren’t for me.

My mom does not give up so easily. She bought me a Tanda Zap, so I tried it. And I love it.

How the Tanda Zap works

The Tanda Zap uses three AAA batteries. It has one button which activates a 2 minute session. You must hold the Tanda Zap in one spot for the whole session to complete a full spot treatment. The device warms the area of skin you press it against. If I pressed too firmly, the sonic vibration and gentle warming created a pattern on my skin. This pattern is due to the bumps that are on the device’s surface but any marks fade quickly.

When blue light reaches the oil glands of your skin, it can excite compounds (porphyrins) inside acne bacteria. When activated by light, these porphyrins destroy bacteria. This process is most helpful in preventing and treating the common inflamed pimple.

The Tanda Zap has been clinically proven to help clear or fade acne blemishes within 24 hours. I had the same experience. After one use, an inflamed pimple became flat. After two more uses over the next day the pimple seemed to have never existed.

Now when I feel a pimple forming I use the Tanda Zap to prevent a blemish from surfacing. My acne issues are only hormonal and sporadic but I have used my Tanda Zap for three months now with success and have not had to swap out the batteries. Unfortunately, if you suffer from pustules, this product is not going to be your remedy.

Tanda Zap (usually $49)




Quality of manufacture





  • Visibly treats blemishes within 24 hours
  • Gentle enough for all skin types and tones
  • No dryness or irritation
  • Easily portable
  • Easy to use


  • You must hold it for 2 minutes in one spot
  • Not rechargeable
  • Limited lifespan

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