For the longest time, the Foreo Luna has been hovering in the back of my mind as this magical device that would bring me immense joy. As a skin care junkie this feeling was not new, but the Luna did have this unique-ness to it that I couldn’t shake. Except for the Clarisonic, there is really no other facial cleansing tool that is this talked about in the beauty-sphere. What held me back from purchasing it was 1) the price -duh, and 2) given the price, would it really make a difference?
After the New Year, and armed with a couple gift cards I received during the holidays, I took the plunge, bought the Luna Mini in a pretty pastel pink (I spent an embarrassing amount of time choosing the color), and then impatiently waited for it to arrive. This was the most excited I have been about a skin care purchase, which is saying something. When I got the package in the mail a few days later the feeling was not dissimilar to waking up on Christmas day and rushing downstairs to open up gifts. As you can see, I clearly have a ~dramatic~ flair to my personality.
After ripping open the Sephora box and then *gently* opening the Foreo the first thing I felt was just a twinge of disappointment. Because the Luna Mini is just that: mini. After using it for the first time I realized that point does not detract from it’s function, but it was my first thought. I then (typically) threw away the instructions without a second thought and plugged in the device on my bathroom counter to charge so I could use it that night. Which brings me to my first major pro: I charged it for maybe 2 hours before using it that first time and have not had to charge it since. This was 2 months ago. Color me impressed with that battery life.
The second thing I noticed was there were two silicone sides: one with smaller silicone bristles (for lack of a better word), and one side with larger. And since I threw away the instructions, I had to look up online what the difference was. The side with the smaller silicones is meant for sensitive/normal skin, and the larger side is meant for oily skin. I stick with the smaller side.
That night, as I was using it for the first time, I knew I was in love. It felt like I was giving myself a mini facial and could just picture all the dirt and pollution that this vibrating tool was sucking out of my pores (did you like that visual…? you’re welcome). Once I was done and rinsed my face and I was blown away by how soft my skin was. Truly, I could not believe it. And two months later I still feel the same way. In addition to making my skin softer, I also think the Luna has done a great job at keeping my pores cleaner, and bring my closed comedones to the surface (in layman terms: making my skin less bumpy). I have used this twice a day every day since I got it and it truly has changed my skin for the better.
In conclusion: do I think your skin care routine is fine with out this? Absolutely. I don’t think it’s *necessary* to use this and get good skin. But it undoubtedly has helped with mine and it now holds a concrete spot on my bathroom counter.