Up until a couple of months ago, I had no idea what a Foreo was. I had pretty much signed off of using ‘cleansing gadgets’ after trying a few and finding them too harsh on my dry, sensitive skin. The idea of a pulsating, waterproof, silicone-bristled device sounded so much more gentle and non-abrasive that I will admit, my curiosity was piqued. So naturally I had to give the uber cute Foreo Luna Mini 2* a try and see what all the fuss was about!
How Foreo Works
Let’s get the tech jargon out of the way with a quick description of what a Foreo device actually is and how it is supposed to work. Foreo is quite innovative, using T-Sonic™ pulsations and it’s silicone ‘nubs’ (Ohhhh, such a technical term, Jaime!) to give the skin a gentle yet effective cleanse. Unlike actual bristle brushes that spin or vibrate and can actually cause microscopic abrasions in the skin, Foreo’s super soft silicone ‘touch points’ pulsate to dislodge impurities in the pores. These silicone textures and the shape of the Foreo Luna Mini 2 really help get into all the nooks and crannies, like around the nose and chin which are a blackhead haven.
How I Use my Foreo Luna Mini 2
Foreo’s are meant to be used morning and evening, for one minute with a cleanser of your choice (obviously not something grainy or exfoliating. I prefer to use mine just once a day, in the evening as my second cleanse, as I find all my nighttime skincare routine really sinks into my skin so much nicer and really does seem to be more effective. Because my skin is dry, I don’t feel the need to get too grime busting in the morning and usually just cleanser as usual with a milky cleanser. With a twice a day routine the battery lasts an incredible 5 months, and it charges via USB which is so convenient.
There are 8 different intensities on the Foreo Luna Mini 2, which means you can customize it to your liking, and to be totally honest, I haven’t totally convinced myself that I found one to be any better than the other. On nights where I know I can see my skin is on the verge of breaking out, I might go with a gentler intensity as to not irritate already inflamed skin. The Foreo times itself for how long to spend in one place on the face, and gives a double pulse when it is time to move on which takes the guesswork out of the equation. Even easier, Foreo is totally waterproof, and the silicone exterior rinses clean with water – which means no grimy brushes or costly brush heads!!
Final Thoughts and Results Using Foreo
After using my Foreo Luna Mini 2 on and off for 2 solid months, I can say that it is a really enjoyable way to cleanse the skin. After using in the evening, my face feels plump, radiant and super smooth! My biggest concern was breakouts and if there was a ‘purging period’ like with some devices, but I didn’t notice any of that. To be honest, I really didn’t notice the Foreo affecting breakout trouble areas in either a negative or positive way. What I did notice a big change in was the amount of redness in my skin. For years I suffered due to reactive, red skin – especially around the cheeks and jaw. I’ve noticed a huge decrease in this in the last few months, as well as a drop in flaky patches or dehydrated spots. I feel like my skincare serums, oils and other treatments are absorbing into the skin and getting to work that much better! In the past when I used bristle brush style devices, they left my skin hot and red for a good 20 minutes while it settled and calmed, and there is no down time needed with Foreo.
Let me know what your thoughts on Foreo products are in the comments below, I’d love to hear if you’ve tried it or if it’s on your wish list!