Sunday, July 27, 2014

Foreo Luna Mini T-Sonic Facial Cleansing Device: Review

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Foreo Luna Mini T-Sonic Facial Cleansing Device: Review
Not too long ago, I tried a facial cleansing device (Clarisonic Mia 2) for the first time and today, I wanted to share my review on another cleansing device, one that's relatively new on the market from Foreo. Touted as a revolutionary facial cleansing device that will help give "clearer, healthy-looking skin", the Foreo Luna Mini ($159 CAD) utilizes transdermal sonic (T-Sonic) pulses to provide skin with a deeper but gentler cleansing. To read more, click........
Foreo Luna Mini T-Sonic Facial Cleansing Device: Review
What it is:
-Facial cleansing device with a silicone brush design
-Utilizes sonic pulses (8000 pulses per minute or ~130 pulses per second) that unclogs and diminishes the appearance of pores
-Designed for daily use, twice per day
-Suitable for all skin type

-100% Waterproof, can be used in the shower
-Dual brush surface has three distinct cleansing zones designed for different purposes
-1,300 non-abrasive touch points
-Two intensity settings
-Rechargeable battery, each recharge is good for 300 uses (using USB charger included)
-Build-in indicator system that guides the cleansing routine

The Foreo Luna Mini has a round flat design. The body of the device is plastic and lightweight and its almost completely covered with a layer of non-porous silicone that's resistant to bacteria.
On the front there is a power button that also allows adjustment of the pulsation intensity.
Foreo Luna Mini T-Sonic Facial Cleansing Device: Review
The brush portion of the device is divided into three distinct zones. On the front there is a large section of long and thin touch points designed for general cleansing.
At the tip of the device, there is a cluster (precision cleansing zone) of thicker and stiffer touch points designed for hard-to-reach-areas.
Foreo Luna Mini T-Sonic Facial Cleansing Device: Review
The long and thin touch points are designed for general cleansing.
On the back of the device, there is a large patch of deep-cleansing touch points. They are very similar to the touch points on the precision-cleansing zone. Fatter and shorter, these touch points deliver more intense pulsations for deeper cleansing.
Foreo Luna Mini T-Sonic Facial Cleansing Device: Review
Deep-cleansing zone and waterproof charging port.
How to use:
1. Remove makeup, wet skin and apply regular cleanser (try not to use clay based cleanser or cleansers with scrubbing particles.
2. Wet brush surface and turn on by pressing the center button once. To switch to low-intensity, press again (press once more to turn off device*).
3. Use the brush surface (general cleansing zone or precision zone depending on area of face) to cleanse the skin. Spend around 15 seconds on each area.
4. Go over certain areas again using the deep cleansing zone (back side of device).
5. Cleanse the brush with water and soap after each use.

*Device will automatically shut down after three minutes.

My Thoughts & Result:
I'll start with the things I really like about the device. The Foreo Luna Mini is very light weight and small, and that makes it perfect for travelling. I also like how quickly the device charges (around an hour), and each recharge supposedly lasts for 300 uses. I haven't been able to test that claim but if you use the device twice a day then you can potentially get 150 days of use out of one recharge, which is amazing!
I also like the silicone touch points because they don't absorb any water and dries very quickly after each use, which prevents bacteria from growing on the device.
And now here is what I don't quite love about the product. I've used the device several times now and I honestly don't notice any difference with how my skin looks or feels. As you know, I've been using the Clarisonic Mia 2, which has left my skin feeling cleaner and softer than it's ever been. However, with this particular device, I am not sure if I am getting as good of a cleansing.
With even the longer thinner touch point areas, the device feels very stiff (not or hard or abrasive, though) on the skin. When I use it to cleanse the skin, it more or less feels like a very weak massager as opposed to a cleansing device. Also with how the device is shaped, it's kind of hard to really get into the crevices around the nose.
I realize that the device is suppose to be a gentler alternative for something like the Clarisonic, but I am not sure if it really does the job. I believe that it cleanses better than just using my hands but I'm not sure that it works better than the Clarisonic, especially given the fact that two has a very similar price point. I'm definitely going to give this a few more tries but for now those are my conclusions. Hope they are somewhat helpful for those that are looking to invest.

Have you heard of or tried The Foreo Luna before? I'd love to hear what you think!

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