Is it me or do the Swedes seem to be on the forefront of health and beauty? I mean, take their culture, for example. It is much more relaxed than ours and health and beauty are always interconnected. When I think of Sweden, thoughts of world renowned spas, luxurious skincare products and Swedish massages come to mind. So when I heard about FOREO LUNA - a new and unique skincare device born in Stockholm - I couldn't wait to try it!
WHAT IS THE LUNA?
FOREO LUNA is a cleansing and anti-aging device that takes a new approach to skincare with its combination of T-Sonic pulsations with silicone touch-points. When applied across the surface of your skin, these sonic pulsations help to deep cleanse the skin by gently removing dead skin cells and removing dirt from your pores. Sounds great, doesn't it? LUNA has also been clinically tested and found to be 35 times more hygienic and removes 99.5% of dirt and oil and 98.5% of makeup residue! Impressive, huh? When your skin is cleaner, it can breathe better, and with that comes a radiant and healthy complexion! Skincare products can also absorb into your skin easier and work better! You could say it is like having a daily personal facial in the comfort of your own home.
My skin is sensitive, so I selected FOREO's pink LUNA to review. LUNA blue is for combination skin and LUNA white is for ultra-sensitive skin.
HOW DO I USE IT?
My skincare routine couldn't be easier using my LUNA. Every evening, I rinse my face with water and apply my cleanser. I wet the LUNA brush and start cleansing one side of my face, beginning with the chin area, using upward strokes from my jaw to my ear. I then switch to the other side and repeat the same process. Next, I move over my forehead with outward strokes and cleanse one side of the nose and then the other side of the nose. Lastly, I cleanse the delicate area under my eyes using outward strokes. That's it! I rinse off my face and add my favorite moisturizer.
When I first started using my LUNA, I started off slowly and used it one time a day on the lowest setting, gradually working my way up to morning and night. If your skin is sensitive like mine, I personally recommend starting off using LUNA once a day (before bed is best) and keep LUNA on the lowest setting. FOREO recommends that you use the LUNA both in the morning and at night, but for those of us with sensitive skin, it may be too much of a good thing too soon. In my opinion, it is easier to ease into it and see how your skin responds.
HOW DOES IT HELP WITH ANTI-AGING?
LUNA is not only a cleansing device, it also works double duty as a tool for anti-aging. On the flip side of the unit (see below), you will find soft grooves which combined with its lower frequency pulsations, stimulates and massages your skin. I apply it to the wrinkle-prone areas around my mouth and eyes, between my brows, and my forehead. I simply close my eyes, relax and glide over each of the pressure point areas for approximately 12 seconds.
FOREO LUNA is a great little device that works well on my sensitive skin. I have been using LUNA for cleansing in the morning and night for about two weeks, and I honestly love the way my skin feels after using LUNA. It feels smoother, and softer. My moisturizer must be working better too, because fine lines on my face are less noticeable and my skin feels more hydrated. It could also be from the use of the anti-aging side of my LUNA, but whatever it is, I'm pleased with the results.
While the LUNA is a bit pricey (the unit retails for $199), the hygiene factor can't be ignored and is a big plus when justifying the cost. There are also no expensive brush heads to replace in the future. The only replacement item on a LUNA is a battery which should last up to 7 months with regular use.
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