I’d been thinking for a while that I needed some extra oomph when cleansing my face, something to make sure my cleanser was working into my skin rather than floating around on the surface. I’ve tried the Clinique Sonic System in the past but even the sensitive brush felt too harsh on my skin, especially around my nose and chin where I have spider veins. I was also wary about bacteria developing on the brush. So, enter the Foreo Luna Go for sensitive skin with it’s two minute cleansing and anti-ageing routine.
There are several different sizes and types of Foreo devices. I chose to get a travel size that can be recharged, this is around the size of a cotton wool pad and as I travel around a bit it doesn’t take up much space in my case. Recharge takes around an hour and lasts up to 30 uses. This size costs £85, the full size is £169 and the non-rechargeable Luna Play Plus is £39. The are different types of Foreo for normal, combination, oily and sensitive skin. I chose the sensitive one which comes in lilac.
The Foreo is a waterproof, hypoallergenic silicone device, free from phthalates and Bisphenol-A, it’s extremely easy to clean. It runs on T-Sonic technology, with up to 8,000 pulsations per minute directed through soft silicone touch points, the makers claim it lifts away 99.5% of dirt and oil plus makeup residue, to achieve a clearer, radiant complexion.
I use the Foreo in my routine most evenings. I take my makeup off with a microfibre cloth and then apply my cleanser and start with the cleansing side of the device (the 2 sides of the device are very different, one for cleansing and the other for anti-ageing). You press the button once to begin the regime and gently glide the device in circular motions over the face. The Foreo will pulse after 15 seconds, so I use each 15 seconds to concentrate on a different area of my face.
The instructions recommend starting at your chin with gentle upward strokes along your jaw to your ear, moving gradually higher to cleanse the whole cheek, change to the other side of your face and repeat. Then starting from the centre of your forehead, cleanse the entire region with gentle outward strokes to both sides, move to cleanse one side of the nose by gently gliding up and down, then change to the other side of the nose. The pulsation can be decreased by pressing the – button so that you can cleanse the delicate under eye area, but I tend to do this once a week rather than every time, as I don’t want to put too much pressure on this area.
Press the button again and the device goes into standby, giving you a chance to rinse your face.
The third press activates the anti-ageing mode which “diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and leaves the skin looking firmer and more elastic”. I spend around 12 seconds on each stage of this routine; the instructions are to “Close your eyes, relax your face and press the Foreo’s anti-ageing surface to the following wrinkle-prone areas, where muscle tension can cause worry lines, crow’s feet and laughter lines:
- Region between the eyebrows
- Right temple
- Right nasolabial fold
- Left nasolabial fold
- Left temple
After one minute, you will feel the pulsations pause three times in quick succession. Then press the button a fourth time to deactivate.
I wash the Foreo with soap and water after each use and dry with a towel (clean obviously).
This all sounds a bit complicated, but after a couple of uses it’s really easy and just becomes automatic. I’ve been using the Foreo Luna for 3 months now and I can tell the difference, my skin feels so much cleaner. If I don’t use it I don’t feel like I’ve cleansed properly. Also, I’m sure the lines on my forehead are slightly less pronounced. There’s still a bit to go with the lines round my mouth though. If you fancy trying the Foreo Luna, there are so many options available, I’m sure you will find one that suits you. Let me know how you get on.