I sold my Clarisonic ages ago. It made my skin feel clean but in time that was the only benefit I got from it. I saw no improvement in my skin otherwise at all.
Oh but there’s a new cleansing gadget in town and this one is INCREDIBLE. Meet the Foreo Luna.
The Foreo Luna is a little hand held device for cleaning your face. And more. It has bristles, sort of, but they are made of silicone, which means they are not at all abrasive and also totally washable. Unlike the bristles of the Clarisonic, this baby can’t harbour any germs, it’s just not made like that.
The unit is completely waterproof so you don’t have to worry about it getting wet, and it’s chargeable and the charge lasts for ages, over 450 uses, so charging it isn’t a hassle, it just goes and goes. Size wise, it’s just a bit larger than the palm of your hand and nice and easy to use and the shape of it makes getting into each nook and cranny of your face nice and easy.
Okay so I’ve not really told you what it does. Well it’s not just for cleaning your face, but it’s an anti-ageing cleansing device. Yup.
So here’s how you use it/how it works.
You wet your face, turn the unit on with the centre button and set the intensity you prefer with the plus or minus buttons, then apply your cleanser to your face and start. Essentially it vibrates. The combination of the vibrating and the silicone “bristles” work to cleanse your skin, removing dirt and dead skin and the vibration supposedly enhances the effectiveness of your products. I don’t know how that works! But what it does do is cleanse without stripping your skin at all. Bristles, even the soft ones, on other cleansing brushes can be too much for your skin, this doesn’t affect your skin in the same way at all. I must add at this point that it makes very light work of removing make up but I’m still a devotee of cleansing twice so I remove my make up first before going onto using my Foreo Luna with a different cleanser.
Once you’ve finished cleansing you press the centre button and the unit goes into a stand-by mode. At this point apply your serum or cream (or don’t, it really doesn’t matter) and flip the Luna over. I’ve neglected to take a photograph alas but where the bristles are on one side are soft ridges on the reverse. Press the centre button of the Luna again and then you go into the anti-ageing mode. This is a lower frequency than the cleanse programme and again you can set the intensity with the plus and minus buttons. Then you press the ridges against your wrinkles for 12 seconds (the Luna does a tiny pause when it’s time to move to the next area). So we’re talking between the eyebrows, outer corner of eyes and the nasolabial folds. Essentially you’re getting a light massage. It relaxes the areas and helps to prevent lines and wrinkles. It also increases blood circulation which can only be a good thing. I don’t know if I’m looking younger but it feels fantastic. So pampering and relaxing.
And that is it, two minutes total. Two minutes, twice a day and glowing skin is a sure thing. I’m so impressed.
There is of course a down side, and the downside is the price. It’s a not so cheap £145….BUT it’s really not much more than a Clarisonic and of course you don’t have to buy a new brush every three months. That makes it a bargain. If you’re going to invest in a gadget to clean your face, get this one. I’ve tried both and it’s a no brainer.
The Foreo Luna is available from Foreo.com and Selfridges (you can chose from Ultra Sensitive, Sensitive/Normal andCombination) but you can also get a Foreo Mini which is £99 and available from Harvey Nichols. The mini is for cleansing only and does not have the anti-ageing aspect.
Very highly recommended by me and judging by other blog posts I’ve been reading, very highly recommended by everyone who has tried it!
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