I never got into the whole sonic facial cleansers craze. Sure, those devices deep cleanse skin really well, but they are so cumbersome!
And high-maintenance, too. You have to clean those nylon brush heads regularly if you don’t want them to become a playground for germs and bacteria or get so dirty they’re gonna clog your pores and give you some awful breakouts.
Seriously, who can be bothered? I’m lazy. But also demanding. I want a few low-maintenance products that do wonders for my skin. Don’t we all?
That’s why the Foreo Luna Play is the only sonic facial cleansing device I’ve managed to stick to for more than a couple of weeks (and I don’t plan to quit it anytime soon).
The size of a cotton pad, this tiny little thing is made of silicone that’s fast drying and non-porous, which makes it a lot more hygienic than nylon brush heads – those pesky germs have nowhere to stick to here! The silicone is also super soft, so it won’t irritate skin. Basically, the material’s perfect for all skin types, from sensitive to acne-prone and everything in-between.
The tiny device has finer touch-points to cleanse skin on larger areas like the cheeks and forehead and thicker nodules on its point for more precise cleansing on smaller and harder-to-reach areas like the t-zone. It also relies upon T-Sonic pulsation technology, with the brush pulsating at a rate of 8,000 pulsations per minute.
Technical bit over, that basically means that, despite its teeny tiny size, the Foreo Luna Play is a powerful cleansing tool that effectively removes dirt, oil, and makeup from the skin. It also gets rid of dead skin cells, which gives the skin a radiant glow and helps the skincare products we use next to better penetrate it, so they can do their job faster and more effectively.
Every time I use it, the Foreo Luna Play leaves my skin perfectly clean, incredibly soft, and positively glowing. I absolutely love how it makes my skin look and feel, yet I don’t use it every day and I highly recommend you don’t either.
You see, even though these sonic cleansing devices are marketed as, well.. cleansers, they really aren’t. Or better, they are cleansers and exfoliants rolled into one. It’s their exfoliating properties that supercharge your cleansing routine and give you such awesome results.
Exfoliation will do that for you. It makes skin brighter. Softer. Smoother. It reduces the appearance of fine lines. It even helps prevent breakouts. Exfoliation is one of the best things you can do for your skin. In moderation.
Those dead cells may dull and roughen your complexion, but they also have a very important job to do. They protect the newer and raw skin cells underneath that aren’t ready to come to the surface just yet. If you remove the most superficial layers of dead cells, the one most battered by the elements, your skin is gonna look amazing. If you remove too many layers, it’s gonna get all red and hurt like crazy.
Of course, there are people out there who can tolerate daily exfoliation. If that’s you, go ahead and use it every day. I prefer to use it only 3 or 4 times a week as I find that works quite well for my combo skin. By the way, I usually don’t use any other exfoliants – not even my glycolic acid – on those days when I use the Foreo Luna Play. Again, they key with exfoliaton is moderation.
One last thing. The Foreo Luna Play is not rechargable. The battery will last you for around 100 uses and then you’ll have to throw it away and either buy a new one or invest in the full-size version. Normally, this would be a deal-breaker for me but, in this case, I don’t mind.
This thing is only £29.00, so it’s hardly the most expensive cleanser/exfoliant out there. When you do the math, it only costs you 29p per cleanse, which isn’t much at all. Besides, if you’re one of those people intrigued by sonic facial cleansers but hesitant to splurge on one in case you don’t like it, this will give you the chance to finally try one without breaking the bank.
Plus, it’s super travel-friendly. It’s so small it fits snugly in any bag and purse and you don’t even need to bring along a charger. Just pack it and go on your merry way. It’ll keep you looking fab throughout your holiday.
Oh, did I mention it’s available in 7 different colours? Mine is mint, but you can also get it in a bright yellow, a soft pink, a classic black… There’s a colour for everyone.
I think this is one of the coolest innovations in the sonic facial cleansing category. I’m seriously considering getting the full size when this cute little thing runs out of power.