I have a ton of skincare products in my beauty arsenal, specifically, facial cleansers galore! But surprisingly, I have never purchased or even used a facial cleansing device. When I wash my face, I just use a washcloth, exfoliating facial sponge or my hands. I know, I know – what kind of beauty editor am I?!?! I’ve read so many reviews on facial cleansing devices, ranging from ‘it was good’ to ‘your life will never be the same once you use this!’ But I just never tried one.
A few years ago, What’s Haute beauty editor Allison waxed poetic about FOREO, a T-Sonic cleansing device. That was the first time I learned of the brand. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to several FOREO reps and learned more about their latest beauty devices. FOREO sent me their special edition LUNA™ mini 2 device to test, so I could finally try one out for myself! This particular one was created especially for their Save the Sea campaign, which I’ll tell you more about in a bit. But first, here my review of the FOREO LUNA Mini 2:
The Save the Sea LUNA mini 2 is a small, blue, rounded face brush featuring an adorable image of two sea turtles on the front. It has a center impression button, where you turn on the device, and + / – buttons to increase/decrease the speed. The FOREO LUNA mini 2 is an optimized version of the original.
The updated, 3-zone facial brush includes:
• A 50% bigger brush head for more efficient cleansing
• Longer and softer touch-points to extend reach and enhance cleansing
• 8 speed intensities for customized cleansing
• A thicker silicone body for enhanced comfort and performance and a more powerful motor
The silicone bristles on the front are small and fine, and soft and plush, and are designed to gently cleanse sensitive and normal skin. On the flip side, the bristles are thicker, broader and more rigid, providing a deeper clean for oilier skin. If you’re a facial cleansing brush newbie like me, FOREO is a great device to use because it cleanses your face oh-so-so gently! The T-Sonic pulsations are designed to remove 99.5% of dirt, oil, makeup residue and dead skin cells. The LUNA mini 2 exfoliates without any irritation! Sweet! Plus, it’s 100% waterproof so you can take it in the shower with you.
The LUNA mini 2 was so quick and easy to begin using. I took it out of its clear packaging, just gave it a quick charge by hooking it up to my computer’s USB port with the provided cord, and after a short while it was ready to go! (One, 1-hour charge juices up the device for five full months). Once I turned it on, it pulsated gently, but you can adjust the speed per your own personal preference (there are 8 speed settings). I dampened my face and applied my favorite cleanser, with my hands. Then I got to work, massaging the LUNA mini 2 in circular motions on my cheeks, then my forehead, nose and chin (T-zone). The total recommended time of use is 1 minute on your face.
This was my first experience using a facial cleansing brush, and I was more than pleased with it! It really felt like I was giving my face a gentle massage. But meanwhile, it was getting deep into my pores, cleansing and removing all the impurities, from makeup, oil and sweat, touching my face throughout the day, the environment, etc. I think about how intensely I shampoo and condition my scalp when I wash my hair. I make sure to scrub it clean to remove all the impurities. So why don’t I do the same for my face? The FOREO LUNA mini 2 is a deep cleaning device for your face. And now that I have it, I don’t know why it took me so long to try it!
As I mentioned earlier, this particular LUNA mini 2 was created as part of FOREO’s Save the Sea campaign. FOREO partnered with Greenwave and Sea Life Trust in 2015 to build restorative ocean farms and sponsor endangered sea turtle rehabilitation and research – thus the turtle imagery on the LUNA mini 2! Due to their dedication to innovation in the beauty industry, FOREO remains committed to creating sustainable skin care choices and supporting environmental conservation.
How can you support? Just purchase your own LUNA mini 2 Save the Sea Special Edition! 100% of the net proceeds will go towards the restoration of marine ecosystems!
Get the Save the Sea Special Edition LUNA™ mini 2 device for $139 at FOREO.com!
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