Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Introducing the Foreo Luna! (My new, favorite can't live without device)

There's a new cleansing device in town and it's the Foreo Luna. A silicone brush, cleansing device that is revolutionizing the cosmetics world and professional dermatologists. Foreo is a high end Swedish brand and I'm pretty sure they came up with everything possible to make the Luna and Luna Mini to be the most amazing cleansing devices. The cleansing brush has been out there this is the new and innovative way to cleanse skin. You may have seen the Luna featured in Instyle, Marie Claire, and many other publications. The device channels both T-sonic pulsations for deep and gentle cleansing, and lower-frequency pulsations to reduce the signs of aging. The Luna is anti-aging and the Mini is meant for younger skin, think tweens, teens, and early twenties for a more gentle cleansing. You can check out my favorite features at the end of this blog. 

The Luna's have T-Sonic Technology which essentially brings up all the dirt and oils to the surface and buffs it away with the touch-points (little silicone bristles). The T-Sonic Technology pulsates on the skin which is less abrasive then oscillation, leaving your skin refreshed and gorgeous. Also, thanks to the T-Sonic Technology the Luna will create more collagen and elastin. T-Sonic pulsations are Comparable to enjoying a mini-facial in the comfort of home.

Let's talk touch-points. Touch-points are the little silicone bristles that you will find on all of the devices.The touch-points are different on every device depending on skin type. Unlike other facial devices you can use the Luna around your eye by using the the smallest touch-points on the device and on a lower speed (I suggest the lowest). The thicker points are used for areas with more concern or areas that need more exfoliation.

Here are some of the unique features of the Luna and Luna mini's. First, the devices will never get gross since its resistant to bacteria and you will never have to replace any brush heads or anything. Since it's made of silicone, all the bacteria, dead skin, and products just slide right off! Here's another benefit that you won't believe..you charge it twice a year! That's right, no more shutting off in the middle of cleansing or having to be bothered with making sure it's fully charged all the time. The devices are also waterproof and have a pretty cool feature where they protect itself by shutting off and locking down when it hits a meter of water.  

 The regular Luna is for those who want more anti-aging properties. The Luna reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leaves the skin looking and feeling firmer and more elastic.The reverse side of the Luna has an anti-aging surface that  consists of a series of concentric silicone waves. This side helps to penetrate all your topical products better. Whether its eye creams, serums, or moisturizers the Luna will better deliver any of your treatments. (Bonus tip: use reverse side of Luna when applying your stretch mark or cellulite body products and just cleanse after.) Unlike the mini you can lock the regular Luna's by holding down the + and - symbols. The Luna has 8 speeds and it will remember your favorite speed every time you turn it on. There are 4 different types of Luna's: Normal/Sensitive, Combination, Ultra Sensitive, and Luna for Men. 

Normal/Sensitive: thinner silicone touch-points for gentle cleansing, with an area of thicker touch-points grouped towards the top for deeper, precision cleansing. 

Combination: up to 80% of thinner silicone touch-points for gentle cleansing, with two additional waves of thicker touch-points for cleansing oily patches

Ultra Sensitive: a wave formation of closely packed, smooth silicone ridges, designed to minimize abrasion for the most sensitive skin. (great for acne)

The Luna for Men has thicker touch points because Men have 3x thicker skin than women. The Luna for Men preps skin for a smoother, closer shave. The result: less ingrown hairs, stops razor burn, and unclogs pores. Men love it because they can use it in the shower and it's offered in a stylish black color. An amazing pre-shave tool! 

Men's touch-points: broad, rounded silicone touch points channel powerful T-Sonic pulsations through men's thicker skin more directly to effectively remove dirt. 

As I mentioned earlier, the Luna Mini was designed for a younger demographic. The Mini comes in 5 fun colors and is really easy to use. It has 2 speeds and even though the reverse side doesn't have the waves to help penetrate product, I still use it after cleansing under the eye to just bring up the blood flow before I apply my eye cream. This device works really well for oily skin and clogged pores. Makeup residue comes off so easily with the Mini, one of my favorite features. The Mini has a three-zone brush and is suitable for all skin types, with thicker touch-points on the reverse side designed to deeply cleanse oilier skin, particularly on the T-zone. The thinner touch-points gently channel pulsations and are best used for sensitive or dry skin

How to use the Luna's:

  • Use for 1 minute, twice daily
  • Turn on, apply cleanser, wet brush surface, cleanse face, and rinse.
  • DO NOT use clay-based, silicone-based, or grainy cleansers, exfoliators, or scrubs—they may harm the soft silicone touch-points and cause icky build up!
  • To clean your Foreo just use your cleanser and rinse
My favorite features of the Foreo Luna:
  • NO MORE CHANGING BRUSH HEADS!!! (saves so much money considering I'm kind of a germ freak and would change them every month- month and a half to the normal every 3 months, but still CHA-CHING!)
  • Treatments are so much more effective now
  • Love that i can use it twice a day since it's so gentle
  • Ummm you charge it twice a year..seriously?! This means when you travel you don't have to bring the charger, just the device THAT'S IT!
  • So great that you can use it under eye and don't have to buy a separate device for eye care
  • Makeup comes off so easily! 
It took me a few tries to get used to the Foreo, but now my "other cleansing device" is safely put away to use for I don't really know when... I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Luna and I 100% swear by it! 

You can get the Foreo: here  and get 10% off with coupon code: TheBeautyHaulic