Cleansing brushes have been all the rage since the launch of Clarisonic in SA earlier this year. But it is facing new competition in the form of the Foreo Luna and Luna Mini. We were lucky enough to get our hands on a Mini. #winning
Why we love it: This small hand-held device packs some major cleansing punch. Being completely waterproof, you can leave it in the shower or dunk it in the bath. It can easily fit into your makeup bag, making it ideal if you travel a lot. Another added bonus is the impressive battery life – on a full charge you get 300 uses.
What makes it different? One of the most notable things about the Foreo Luna Mini is that there is no brush. The exterior of the Luna Mini is made up entirely of silicone and has over 1 000 tiny silicone ‘fingers’, making it super-gentle on your skin. You don’t have to change any brush heads and there is zero bacteria buildup because it’s so easy to clean.
Those little silicone fingers also come in a variety of sizes for use on different skin types. On the face of the device you have smaller fingers or touch points for more sensitive areas (eyes) and a medium section for normal skin (cheeks/chin/forehead). On the back you have the large touch points for oily skin. The curve on the back of the device also makes it ideal for getting into tight spaces, like around your nostrils.
How to use this product? It’s set to run for one minute, with a little buzz notifying you every 15 seconds to move on to the next area. The intervals have been cleverly designed so you can divide the time equally between your face zones – left cheek, right cheek, chin, nose and forehead. It has two adjustable speeds, depending on your preference. Rinse the Luna Mini when you’re done – you’ll know it’s clean when the bristles make a squeaky sound when you rub them.
Foreo Luna Mini (R1 900 at Zando.co.za)
Foreo Luna (R2 790 at Zando.co.za)
‘It gives you a very deep clean but is still surprisingly gentle on skin,’ says beauty assistant Mishkaah Gabier. ‘I’m now a huge fan.’