In the midst of my current, busy life transition (moving with my husband to a new state, job searching, continuing with difficult grad school classes), I’ve been searching for a longterm method that would amplify and maintain healthy skin while minimizing my (already extreme) personal skincare product usage. Enter, FOREO’s LUNA 2 facial cleansing brush.
I’d never been drawn to any cleansing brushes before, especially because I have very sensitive skin and bristle-brushes like the Clarisonic seemed too harsh for my skin, not to mention they seem so expensive, especially with the need to purchase extra brush heads down the road. Yet, the innovative design and function of the FOREO devices stood out to me. The cleansing devices from FOREO are 100% waterproof, have a long-lasting rechargeable battery (1 full charge lasts about 7 months), have a gentle and ultra-hygienic silicone brush texture, and do not require the purchase of extra brush heads. FOREO kindly reached out to see if I wanted to try one of their skincare devices and I was genuinely curious to see how my skin would react. I have been using the LUNA 2 Sensitive Skin brush regularly for over a month and am really satisfied with how it is working with my skin.
~The Details: The LUNA 2 is the improved, second-generation of FOREO’s award-winning skincare devices which, unlike the Clarisonic’s bristled brushes, feature a full surface of soft, rounded silicone touch-points, providing a deeper cleanse in a gentler manner. The silicone material of the Luna 2 (and all of FOREO’s products) is entirely waterproof and provides an ultra-hygienic, easy-to-clean surface. The nonporous design resists bacteria buildup and also makes the LUNA 2 very lightweight and durable.
The LUNA 2 utilizes up to 8,000 T-Sonic (transdermal sonic) pulsations channeled through the silicone touch-points per minute for a deep clean, which is far more effective than using the hands alone. According to clinical tests, the technology of the Luna 2 gently removes 99.5% of dirt and oil as well as dead skin cells and makeup residue. Another great thing about the Luna 2 is that the brush surface design and composition is tailored to a variety of skin types, with different brushes available for Sensitive, Normal, Combination, and Oily skin. The LUNA 2 devices range in a graduation of thinner to thicker touch-points depending on specific skin type and needs.
~How I use it: I love that the LUNA 2 is so easy to use and in general, only takes about two minutes out of my daily routine. I start by dampening my face with water and apply my regular cleansing product. I’m currently using both the Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion (a gentle, cream cleanser I use mostly at night) and Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser (a lightweight, gel-like cleanser which I use during the day). Any facial cleanser works with LUNA 2 but clay-based, silicone-based or grainy cleansers should be avoided as it can damage the device’s silicone texture.
Next, I wet the brush surface and activate the cleansing mode by pressing the device’s button, you can also increase or decrease the pulsations. Start cleansing by gliding the brush on the face in an outwards motion, starting from the chin upwards. The brush massages the skin through the gentle T-Sonic pulsations and pulses twice to indicate when it is time to move on to the other side of your face. The backside of the LUNA 2 has a ridged surface to be used as an anti-aging facial massage for one minute.
The recommended use for cleansing with the Luna 2 is two minutes each morning and evening with your regular cleanser. I’ve found that the Luna 2 is gentle enough to use twice a day though sometimes I will only feel like using the device once a day and that is also effective enough.
~The Results: After consistently using this device for over a month, the texture and appearance of my skin has improved immensely with each use. Over time, I have noticed my skin appears much smoother and my complexion is a bit brighter than before. Thanks to using the LUNA 2, I’ve been feeling much better about my skin lately and also feel that this has caused me to also be a bit more consistent with the products I use, which can be hard for a beauty blogger to admit. I also feel more confident in the regular process of effectively cleansing my skin and having a better understanding of what my skin needs.
The LUNA 2 is also a great tool to effectively remove dirt and oil buildup, something that can be difficult to do on a daily basis without a skincare tool. The battery life on this device is also incredible! I’ve only charged it once (for the recommend 1 hour) since I’ve received it and it has not died yet.
I was a bit dubious as to FOREO’s claim of “customized brush heads”, yet I believe the varied silicone touch-point surfaces really do make a difference in effectively cleansing for different skin types. The thinner touch-points of the Sensitive Skin brush worked very well with my skin type to provide a deep and gentle cleanse without causing irritation, and resulted in supremely smooth and bright skin.
While the LUNA 2 seems like an initially pricey purchase ($199 each), I would say it is absolutely a good investment if you’re looking for a simple skincare tool that will consistently improve your skin and amplify your normal skincare routine in the longterm. Each device also comes with a 2-year limited warranty and 10-year quality guarantee. I think the LUNA 2 is the best skincare cleansing tool on the market to consider, especially because of it’s innovative function, sustainable design, and gentle, skin-sensitive brush texture customized for specific skin types. Your skin will thank you for years to come!
LUNA 2, $199 at FOREO (free shipping, no tax) or in-store/online at Sephora. As part of Skin Care Awareness Month during September, buy any LUNA device and receive a free set of FOREO’s natural Day & Night Cleansers! ($55 value, no code required, valid until 9/30/16.)
Have you tried any of the skincare devices from FOREO? What are your thoughts on cleansing brush tools?
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