I think when it comes to skincare we’re all after the next best thing. Nothing every really seems to be good enough because let’s face it, if we were completely satisfied with our skincare routines then why would we always be on the lookout for new products to try? Well actually, it is pretty fun just in general to try out new products but still, for me personally I always want to find whatever I can that’s going to help my skin to look better than it does now.
Cue the cleansing devices. Clarisonics, Sonic systems, Luna devices, Facial brushes- the hype around these kinds of products has always interested me because I had to wonder whether a product would be better at washing my face than I am…
In comes the *FOREO Luna 2, the first cleansing device I’d ever used that showed me a whole new realm of cleansing. So for everyone out there who’s a little iffy on the whole ‘cleansing devices’ trend, here’s a breakdown to figure out whether or not these would work for you.
It’s a palm-sized pulsating facial brush made from silicone that’s used to give your skin a deeper clean than your hands or a muslin cloth are able to.
What does it do?
It removes 99.5% of dirt/oil build up and makeup residue from your face. 99.5% people, that’s pretty impressive in my books. Few things make me cringe as much as the thought of perpetually leaving little makeup and dirt remnants on my face (ew) so this really impressed me.
Well first off, make sure it’s charged. Luckily the device comes fully charged which was great for me because I am la-zy and one full charge lasts for months (can I get a hell yes?!). So assuming it’s charged, you apply your cleanser, click the centre button once to activate, run it under some water and then in circular motions gently rotate the device around your face to cleanse. A small light flashes at the bottom of the device every 15 seconds to tell you to move it around your face (to prevent over cleansing) but personally I don’t spend exactly 15 seconds on one section of my face, I just do what comes natural. There are also 12 different intensities for the pulsations but I just use the intensity that the Luna device was set to when it arrived because it seems to work well for my skin!
PS, it’s also 100% waterproof (so you can use it in the shower and you don’t have to worry like I did about accidentally electrocuting yourself before I found this out…)
Up straight, I’m a bit of a germaphobe so the thing I love the most about the Luna device is that it’s made of silicone. Silicone resists bacteria build up so hygiene-wise this is pretty foolproof. When I found out that the device resists bacteria build up I was thrilled because personally that’s always been a worry of mine when it came to using cleansing brushes. I don’t want to use a facial cleansing brush that’s going to build up bacteria and break me out in future, that seems so counter productive…
I was worried this would irritate my skin so I went for the sensitive (lavender) version of the FOREO Luna 2 device and for me, this is quite gentle on my skin. The only time this has slightly irritated my skin is when I’ve had large active breakouts, so if you deal with regular painful acne breakouts or if you have very sensitive, rash-prone skin then I would be wary. If you don’t have any issues with sensitivity then I’d definitely recommend this. There are also variations of the Luna 2 for skin that’s combination, normal or oily and there’s one for men too. So if you don’t think this would work for you, I’d actually really recommend it as a gift for any men in your life because we all know they’re probably not washing their faces very well…am I right?
Yes and No. If you’re happy with your current skincare routine and the state of your skin then buying one of these isn’t going to revolutionise your life anytime soon. Saying that, after doing my research and speaking from experience, because this is made from silicone the Luna 2 is one of the most gentle and hygienic cleansing devices on the market so if you’re looking to really deep clean your skin and you don’t have a lot of issues with sensitivity, definitely try this out.
What are your thoughts on cleansing devices?
*The Luna 2 device was sent to me by Activeskin.com.au for review purposes, all opinions are my own and they always will be! There are ZERO affiliate links in this post.