(photos courtesy of www.foreo.com)
I was lucky enough to get to test out the new FOREO LUNA, a unique new cleansing system that uses a silicone surface and T-SonicTM (transdermal sonic) pulsations directed through rounded touch points that allow the LUNA to deeply cleanse the skin much more than oscillating bristled brushes. Since I am an esthetician and I have used other cleansing systems for years, I thought this would be a great opportunity to see if it did live up to its claims.
The LUNA unclogs the pores of dirt, oil and makeup residue while also removing dead skin cells. This cleansing is much deeper than if done with just hands. It also allows skincare products to be absorbed easier. One thing that is also great about the LUNA is that it has an anti-aging side. This area, with lower-frequency pulsations, will help to decrease fine lines, wrinkles and leave the skin looking smoother and firmer. The silicone brush surface works better over bristled brushes, as it is softer, gentler and less abrasive. Since silicone is a nonporous surface, it doesn’t absorb dirt, oil and grime the way that brushes do. It doesn’t harbor any bacteria and it is hygienic. For this reason it doesn’t need replacing! The LUNA’s silicone brush surfaces are extremely durable and last indefinitely.
The recommendation is to use the LUNA for two minutes each morning and evening after your regular cleanser. So yes, you cleanse your face of all makeup and then apply cleanser to damp skin. Turn on the LUNA and start it. For Cleansing Mode: work it around the face in each section. The device buzzes when it is time to move to the next section. You can even cleanse the under-eye region, it is so gentle. For Anti-Aging Mode: close eyes and relax. Spend about 12 seconds on each section of the face that needs attention. The LUNA can remember your settings.
I do think that the LUNA is incredible. It is completely different than the other sonic system I was using. It does get into the eye area which is a plus. I like that it is hygienic and I will not need to buy brush heads. I think that it cleanses beautifully. My skin feels soft, exfoliated and definitely much “cleaner” after I use this. One thing I really like is the shape, which allows me to cleanse certain areas of my face much easier than other sonic cleansing devices. I can get my nose cleansed and exfoliated quite easily. For the eye area it is very gentle, cleansing either above or below the eye softly. The only thing bad I can say about it is that I need to remove my makeup first. But really I did the same thing with the other one too so that I didn’t get it dirty. I think it is important for this system to remove makeup first as it is cleansing the “pores” out and getting out all the debris.
The Foreo LUNA is $199.00. There are three designs for different skin types: Ultra-Sensitive, Sensitive/Normal and Combination Skin. The LUNA for Men is available in a charcoal color and is the same price as the original. There is also a section for Professionals, so those that want to use it in their facials may choose to purchase one or a few, there is a nice section to learn more. The LUNA Mini is available too for $139.00. If you are really into luxury skincare, the LUNA Luxe is also available with 18k gold and a few features not found on the original. Their customer care seems very goo. There is a 2-year warranty on the LUNA and a 10 year Quality Guarantee.
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(This item was provided by consideration)