I’ve been trying the baby pink Foreo Luna for normal/sensitive skin over the past two weeks and have grown to enjoy the cleansing experience it offers.
A sonic cleansing device harnessing T-Sonic™ Technology, it promises to unclog pores, eliminate impurities and even remove makeup residue with its transdermal sonic pulsations (up to 8000/minute) channelled through silicone touch-points.
One side of the hand-held machine has silicone bristles in gradated sizes to dislodge dirt and eliminate impurities, while the other ridged side has concentric silicone waves to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles using the anti-ageing mode with lower-frequency pulsations.
It has varying levels of sonic vibration controlled by the 3-button interface, so you can adjust the buzzing to your comfort level. The vibrating sensation feels like a gentle skin massage and seems to provide circulatory stimulation. I like using the highest setting when my skin feels grimy. Save for my nose area, this setting makes my skin feel clean but not stripped of moisture.
The nose area still has remaining sebum, though – if you’re hoping to get rid of whiteheads/blackheads with this particular device, you might not succeed; it is after all for sensitive skin and gentler in action. (I do wonder if the baby blue Luna for combination skin might be more effective in this aspect.)
I have read reviews where subsequent uses have led to a decrease in these facial banes, so I might see this in time to come. I do manual extraction to rid my nose of whiteheads and excess sebum and have found that the Foreo completes this specific cleansing process for me, rather than tackle the problem on its own.
Putting my cleanser on the bristles seems to foam it up better than having it on my face and applying the tool to it. Do note that the brand recommends four areas for cleansing, with each zone taking up 15 seconds. An interval comes after a minute of use and is marked by three—quick—successive pauses in the pulsation. Read all about it in the manual which has comprehensive information on how to use this device.
My skin falls under the sensitive category but I’ve not broken out from using this gadget or experienced other adverse effects so far. One negative review I read mentioned an immediate plumping effect that was the result of over-stimulation but the vibrations don’t seem quite that powerful, given their inability to vigorously deep-cleanse.
I’ve yet to try the anti-ageing mode but it’s a nifty idea, certainly. :) ETA: I’ve tried this function and rather enjoy it for my under-eye area – the gentle pulsation seems to subtly relieve that area of fluid and give a de-puffing effect. Urban (The Straits Times) mentions using it to relieve facial tension, as well as on “knotted brows and a tired neck”.
Created with hypoallergenic silicone that is non-porous and thus less susceptible to bacteria build-up, it can be washed easily and eliminates the need to replace brush heads like other mechanical exfoliators like the Clarisonic. Soft and non-abrasive, this material makes it suitable for daily use.
Fully waterproof, including its charging port, it promises up to 450 uses per full charge (which takes under an hour). With a long working span and no fiddly bits, this palm-sized skincare tool is perfect for travel too.
In Singapore, the Foreo Luna retails at S$299 and is available at Sephora stores island-wide.
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