Last year, a particular pair of celebrity/influencer sisters got in trouble for washing their faces too quickly for their social media ads. Fans came to their defense since you can only show so much with the 15-second cut-off. Regardless, it made us realize the importance of taking your time when washing your face.
The first step to your skincare routine is crucial. Cleansing makes sure your skin is prepared to absorb the benefits of your next steps. It clears away the dirt of the day and should also jumpstart the exfoliation process. Otherwise, you’re just layering serums and moisturizers over dead skin.
Your facial wash usually contains several ingredients that only work if you give them enough time on your face. Unless otherwise stipulated by the package directions, you should massage wash your face for at least 30 to 60 seconds. Other washes will even say you have to let the product settle for a bit after you’ve lathered it up.
It’s also important to give every part of your face equal amounts of time.
These sentiments led me to try the LUNA mini 2 by FOREO Sweden. Among the beauty devices, Foreo leads the pack. It quickly reached cult status and gathered top nods from beauty and lifestyle publications like ‘Glamour’, ‘Elle’, and ‘Allure’. Considering how Foreo started out in 2013, it’s been a dizzying seven-year journey to become one of the most beloved skincare products.
The hype only made me want to see for myself what it’s all about.
I started off skeptical simply because I’ve never really encountered a lot of beauty devices. Soon enough, however, I became a believer.
There’s a dummy-proof approach to the design. It’s small so it feels snugly on to your hand. No awkwardness or hand cramps.
The trademarked T-Sonic pulsations help unclog your pores, bringing up the excess oil and the accumulated dirt. For me, the sensation elevates my cleansing routine as it also feels like a massage to your face. It helps you relax at night after a long day or provides the right gentle stimulation to start your mornings right.
I also appreciate how soft the bristles are. I’ve never felt that my skin’s been rubbed raw. The silicone tips, perfected by Swedish design, give just the right pressure. You also can adjust the intensities of the pulsation by simply pressing either the plus or minus buttons on either side of the On button.
After 15 seconds the LUNA mini 2 lights up at the bottom part to let you know to place it on a different part of your face. I go in circular motions on my left cheek going counterclockwise to my chin area and so on until I finish on my forehead. This way your face gets that maximum cleanse.
Another feature to note about the LUNA mini 2 is how convenient it is to take with you while traveling. I made sure to pack it with me on my last trip to Europe. I wanted to see if integrating it in my skincare between cities wouldn’t be a challenge.
Guess what? It became the best way to stick to a routine even while on-the-go. Every LUNA mini 2 also comes with a drawstring bag so you won’t worry about it while it’s in your toiletry kit.
Cleansing the device isn’t a hassle. You won’t see any product or dirt built-up for as long as you run it under the running water after you’re done. No need to worry over damaging the unit via water.
Charging isn’t also a problem. One full charge lasts for 300 uses. I first opened the LUNA mini 2 last December and I haven’t changed it until now. If only every other device in your life had the same longevity. It’s also cool that there’s no bulky charging port needed and how the device can just sit perfectly on your sink on its own.
For something that elevates your cleansing experience to a luxurious level, it’s no-fuss and no-frills. The LUNA mini 2 is all about just making the user experience convenient, efficient, and effective.
I love how on busy days when I can’t be bothered with a long skincare regime before going to bed, the LUNA mini 2 covers the basics in the best way. You get a thorough cleanse, gentle physical exfoliation, and a facial massage. All of which combined is why the company is confident that they get give you that natural glow in a minute.
Would it be something I would recommend to a friend? Yes, especially if they’re ready to make a particular investment for their skincare which pays off both immediately and in the long term. Making facial washing a soothing habit as opposed to a chore motivates you to be consistent with your skincare cleansing.