Tria's new Skin Clarifying System. Courtesy Photo

Pretty jars of fancy creams have their advantages, but DIY dermatologist procedures have been slowly yet steadily edging their way into the average woman's beauty regimen. Zit-zapping and hair-removing devices can now be found at boutiques and drugstores, helping to bring us one step closer to the smooth, even skin we all want.

Tria Beauty earned our trust --and effectively de-fuzzed our legs and bikini line -- with their Laser Hair Removal System in 2008, and now they're focusing their attention on pimple problems. Their new Skin Clarifying System includes the only FDA-approved at-home blue light apparatus (the same thing used by professional skin docs during pricey office visits), plus two topicals that all work synergistically.

The system destroys acne-causing bacteria in only five minutes a day, painlessly; it feels just like a quick warm zap, and doesn't leave the skin irritated, red or dry.

Such a fabulous innovation deserves a lot of fanfare, yes?

That's why Tria Beauty is hosting a limited-time pop-up store in New York City to show off their latest innovation. From April 7th through April 13th, head to 155 Fifth Ave (11:30 to 7:30 weekdays, 10 to 6 Saturday and 12 to 6 Sunday) to test out the device, get makeovers and goody bags and be entered to win daily giveaways.

Fear not, non-NYC residents, you won't be ignored: Tria Beauty is going to give one Skin Clarifying System Be Clear Starter Kit (worth $395) to a lucky StyleList reader.

Here's how to enter:
  • To enter, leave a confirmed comment below.
  • The comment must be left before 5pm ET on April 14, 2010.
  • You may enter only once. One winner will be selected in a random drawing.
  • One winner will receive a Tria Beauty Skin Clarifying System Be Clear Starter Kit (valued at $395).
  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older.
  • Click here for complete official rules.