In this day and age, skincare devices have found itself at the forefront of our beauty routines. Though our lives were made simpler back in the day, the latest innovations in beauty have proven themselves to be essential to our daily skincare regimes. For some, you might’ve already been well-acquainted with the line-up of facial devices from beauty brand FOREO — for instance, their latest Bear Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device, or their iconic LUNA 3 facial cleansing device, just to name a few.
After all, there’s a reason why their fiercest competitor, Clarisonic, got recently ousted. Let’s talk about their most prominent product category, facial cleansing devices. FOREO’s devices are especially enticing for their ability to give a good thorough cleanse, while still being gentle on our skin. And while they can cost a couple hundred dollars, we’d still say they’re worth the splurge.
If you’re still unfamiliar, yet you’re interested to find out more about these devices, you’ve come to the right page. Here are a few things you need to know about FOREO’s latest facial devices before getting your hands on one.
Dubbed as the future of skincare, you may have seen FOREO’s UFO facial device in our previous article where we covered more about the coveted masking device. Designed to be a convenient masking device that fits in the palm of your hand, the UFO promises all the benefits of sheet masks, but within a speedy 90 seconds timeframe. With a wide assortment of treatments for you to choose from, the device is built with 3 different light sensors — red, green and blue — that target different skin concerns including acne, puffiness and signs of ageing. There are also two temperature modes that come with the UFO, Thermotherapy (Hot) and Cryotherapy (Cold); the former enhances skin absorption and locks in moisture, while the latter reduces the appearance of pores and puffiness.
UFO, $346.80 on FOREO (U.P. $408). Available at FOREO.
2. LUNA 3
All good things come in threes and FOREO’s LUNA 3 proves to be no different! So what’s new and improved about the device in comparison to its predecessor? Well, you would be glad to know that the device isn’t just different in terms of its appearance but its bristles are also longer and softer. Essentially you’ll be getting a more thorough and gentle cleanse than before, all via those soft silicone bristles and T-Sonic™ pulsations, of course. Some of the key differences you can expect include 30% longer touchpoints, a 30% bigger brush head, 25% softer touchpoints, while you can also connect it to the FOREO app to select and choose from 16 intensity levels.
LUNA 3, $299. Available at FOREO.
3. LUNA Mini 3
Just as powerful as the LUNA 3, the LUNA Mini 3 comes in a travel-friendly size that you can bring anywhere and everywhere. Featuring 12 different settings to choose from, the LUNA Mini 3 delivers 8,000 T-Sonic pulsations per second to sweep away dirt, oil and other impurities from your skin while giving it that lit-from-within glow. Now you can indulge in a luxurious facial cleansing routine wherever you are.
LUNA Mini 3, $235. Available at FOREO.
4. Bear Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device
Making its first foray into microcurrent facial toning devices, the Bear facial device by FOREO combines microcurrents and T-sonic pulsations to firm the skin and create a youthful and contoured effect. What the device basically does is to tighten, firm and contour the skin at the same time with technology; electrical currents mimic our body’s own natural processes, which stimulates our skin’s ability to build collagen and repair elastin, for instance. It’s very safe though — and that’s thanks to the patented Anti-Shock™ System that measures the skin’s resistance to electricity, then automatically adjusts the device’s intensity so it doesn’t shock the skin. With 5 microcurrent intensities to choose from, you can customise your own facial “workout” with this device while it combats tell-tale signs of ageing and gives you a boost of radiance.
Bear Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device, $436. Available at FOREO.
5. Iris Eye Massager
Our last recommended device to add to your self-care kit includes this eye-conic number by FOREO. Meet the brand’s Iris Eye Massager. While known for their facial cleansing devices, the brand has also expanded into targeting sensitive areas like the ones around your eyes. Delivering subtle T-Sonic™ pulsations, the Iris prevents bacteria build-up while improving effective absorption of skincare products, all while combating puffiness, dark circles, crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles.
Iris Eye Massager, $149. Available at FOREO.