As a long time Clarisonic user, I wasn't really sure what to expect from the Foreo Luna other than by the looks it, I imagined the experience would be quite different. The Luna is billed as a revolutionary facial cleansing and anti-aging device that uses T-Sonic (transdermal sonic) silicone touch-points to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and remove impurities for a glowing and radiant complexion.
The Facts: The Luna by Foreo is a cute looking personal skincare device, It is about 3" wide by 4" high and can fit into the palm of your hand. It is made of non-porous and bacteria resistant silicone and is fully waterproof. The Luna is available in 3 different models that suit sensitive/normal, combination or ultra-sensitive skin. The pink one which I have here is designed for sensitive/normal skin. It has 4 intensity settings which you can adjust to your preference or for the area you're treating. The Luna can be used about 450 times per charge and requires no replacement brushes.
I incorporated the Luna into the second step of my double cleansing process following the oil cleansing that removes all my makeup. You use the cleansing brush surface during the cleansing mode on your damp face with your favorite cleanser. Up to 8,000 pulsations per minute are channeled through the silicone touch points during the process. You cleanse each area of the face for 15 seconds as directed by the pauses of the device's pulsations. After the cleansing mode is done, you rinse your face and flip it around to the concentric waves surface for the anti-aging mode.
During the anti-aging mode, you apply the device to the wrinkle prone areas of the face where muscle tension can cause worry lines, crow’s feet and laugh lines. This features low frequency pulsations which are actually pretty relaxing. A full cycle with the Luna takes 2 minutes total.
The Not So Good: While it does a good job of cleaning my skin, it doesn't provide a deep level of exfoliation so I will still be using my Clarisonic a few times a week for that. Also you must remove your makeup before using it so if you're someone who likes to get it all done in one step, this wouldn't be the right device for you. The Foreo Luna costs $199 which is expensive. But since it doesn't require any brush heads, this makes it an upfront investment with no additional costs going forward. I change my Clarisonic brush heads every 3 - 4 months and they cost $27 each.
The Foreo Luna will have it's place in my beauty routine now and it gets style points for looking cool and holding a charge. The anti-aging mode sets it apart from other facial cleaning devices and the added benefit of being able to use it to soothe facial/head pain makes it a real keeper. I never take my Clarisonic when I travel because it's a pain but I think this will be so easy to pack since it's so compact. A pouch is also included if you want to take it on the go.
You can find the Luna by Foreo at through Foreo and major retailers like Sephora, Ulta, Skinstore and Dermstore. There is also an adorable looking Mini version that sells for $139.
Have you tried the Foreo Luna before? Do you use any type of device to clean your face?
Disclosure: A complimentary product was provided through iFabbo for the purposes of this review. There was no other compensation and all opinions expressed are my own.