I received this product for free from Foreo in exchange for an honest review.
If you read my recent Asian skincare post, you’ll remember that I’m really into skincare right now. Over the years, I’ve vacillated between not caring about my skin at all and caring about it obsessively, and obviously right now I’m in an obsessive phase.
I’ve been trying out new products and adding and subtracting things from my skincare routine like a madwoman trying to figure out the *perfect* combination to achieve healthy skin. My goals are to eliminate breakouts, hydrate my skin, and fade old acne scars (I have a ton) so that I can feel confident without makeup.
Thinking back to when my skin was its clearest, I remember using benzoyl peroxide daily, along with the exfoliating St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Once I started reading about skincare, I learned that St. Ives isn’t necessarily a great option because the exfoliating particles are unevenly sized and very rough, so I stopped using it. But part of me feels like the physical exfoliation was a big part of what was keeping my skin clear.
So when I had the opportunity to try out a product from Foreo, I picked out the Luna 2 Skincare Brush (for normal skin), thinking it would be a way to get back into physical exfoliation, but more gently this time.
Aside from the normal skin version (pink) that I picked, Foreo also offers versions for combination skin (blue), oily skin (aqua), and sensitive skin (purple), which differ in the size and softness of the silicone “bristles”.
Although I started using the Foreo Luna 2 in the midst of tinkering with other things in my routine, I am really enjoying it and believe it’s improving my skin. After an initial charge, it’s been hanging out in my shower for a few weeks and is still going strong. I’ve read online reviews of people saying that one charge lasts for months – hope that’s true!
The device powers on using the middle button, and using the plus and minus buttons, you can adjust the intensity of the vibrations. It vibrates in four periods of 30 seconds so you know when to switch to another part of your face, and although it’s recommended that you stick to just two minutes of use, it keeps going after the four periods are up in case you have more work to do. I use it for 30 seconds each on my cheeks, chin, and nose area, and then I keep going so I can get my forehead as well.
On the back, there is a different texture of silicone which is supposedly for anti-aging, but I haven’t tried that function yet.
I just foam up my cleanser with my hands and apply to my face and then the brush before powering it on and getting started. In a way, it actually seems gentler than the usual way I wash my face by kind of scrubbing with my fingertips, and my face feels super smooth and clean afterward.
Overall, I’d definitely recommend this product. It’s helped clear stubborn clogged pores on my face and it forces me to be a bit gentler with my skin. Plus, it’s cute and fun to use! Although it does look a bit like a vibrator…