Recently the innovative Swedish company, FOREO, asked me to test drive their new skin cleansing device, the LUNA™. It is just now making it’s debut here in the U.S. and promises to be the new alternative to the Clarisonic.
Not just another facial cleansing device, FOREO’s LUNA™ cleanses and fights the signs of aging! LUNA’s™ secret is the T-Sonic™ pulsations that are channeled across the skin’s surface without using a brush! Instead, the unique surface has soft, round silicone “bumps.” I’ve found that I much prefer these soft, gentle silicone bristles to a brush. I can only use my Clarisonic once a day even with the sensitive skin brush–twice a day and my skin gets too sensitive. I can use the LUNA twice a day and get a deep cleanse without the irritation of a brush! The other plus to no brush, is NO bacteria and no replacing brush heads, thereby saving you money!
For cleansing mode, simply put your preferred cleanser on your face, touch the plus sign on the LUNA™ and move around your face. I like to move in circles starting at the forehead and working my way down but there is no right or wrong way. The LUNA™ vibrates rather that rotates which allows for a gentle but deep cleanse. I much prefer this for my thinning, aging skin. Press the plus sign again if you desire a stronger vibration. I also like the egg-like shape, it gets around my nose and chin better than a brush and is easier to maneuver. I will admit devices with brushes probably work better at exfoliation, but I have used my LUNA™ with a scrub for that.
But wait there’s more! The LUNA™ does double duty, making to a must-have for over 40 women! Turn over and you will notice a few raised lines on the back–those are to apply anti-aging treatments. Just as you do for cleansing, apply your serum and let the vibrations help anti-aging serums absorb into the skin faster. Press the center button for the lower frequency anti-aging mode and press to your face for 12 seconds in each of 5 different pressure points: between the eyes, temples and nasolabial folds. This light massage is suppose to relax those tension points to help prevent lines and wrinkles. I love the way this feels–the vibrations seem to go deep and it feels very relaxing–like a little stress break. I’m going to do this every night before I crawl into bed!
The LUNA™’s Anti-Aging Mode channels pulsations through a curved surface of concentric ridges to relax the face’s muscle-tension points, smoothing the skin and helping to prevent dynamic wrinkles and expression lines. The low-frequency pulsations provide a focused boost to blood micro-circulation in wrinkle-prone areas, nourishing with oxygen and nutrients, increasing cell renewal and supporting the production of collagen and elastin to restore the skin’s firmness and elasticity. Using the LUNA™’s Anti Aging Mode both morning and night promises to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin looking smoother and enviably youthful.
Whether the anti-aging mode will lessen my crow’s feet or nasolabial folds remains to be seen, but there is some science to transdermal devices so I am hopeful. Even so, I really, really love the way it feels on my skin, the relaxation it provides and how it makes my skin glow.
The FOREO LUNA™ is available in three versions: blue for combination skin, white for ultra-sensitive skin and pink for sensitive/normal skin. It is 100% waterproof and fully rechargeable. I charged mine for an hour before use and the company says it will hold a charge for 450 uses!
Bottom Line: In a very short time I have come to love the gentle cleanse and massage I get from the LUNA. The egg shape fits in my hand well and gets into nooks and crannies. I much, much prefer the silicone nubs versus a brush for my thinning, aging skin. The fact that the LUNA functions for cleansing as well as as anti-aging makes it ideal for the over 40 woman and a good buy too! My Clarisonic is on it’s last legs (I’ve had it since 2007) and now that I’ve found LUNA, I don’t think I’ll replace it.
Prime Beauty Grade: A
The folks from FOREO have partnered with Prime Beauty to gift one lucky reader with their very own LUNA™, a ($200 value)! There are two MANDATORY requirements to be entered to win along with other tasks available for extra entries. This giveaway is limited to those over 18 years of age and residents of the US.
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