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Product Review: Foreo Luna

Katelyn Herlein's picture

It’s the age of beauty obsession, and everyone is searching for the fountain of youth—a real skin care crisis if you ask us. The market is flooded with serums, creams, cleansers, and tools all guaranteeing beautiful skin. With so many skin care products promising results, what really works and what doesn’t? When the only cosmetic you want to wear is healthy skin, it can get frustrating and extremely expensive to figure that out. Don’t let keeping your skin looking young consume your life. Check out our review of the highly coveted Foreo Luna before deciding what to invest in.   

The Foreo Luna is a skin-cleansing tool that helps fight signs of aging as it deep cleans your pores. The tool pulsates to remove dead skin cells, dirt, oil, and makeup residue, while letting your cleanser get deep into your pores. Only two minutes in the morning and two minutes at night and you'll see results.

The Foreo Luna is known for its nonabrasive, rounded silicone scrubbers for gentle cleansing. The product is 100 percent waterproof and nonporous, which offers a more hygienic solution than standard fibrous brushes. 

Like most products, the Luna promises a lot of things, including: "all-around cleaner, fresher, more radiant skin, deeper, gentler cleansing for a healthy-looking glow, skin looks and feels firmer for a more youthful appearance and improves the absorption of your favorite skin care products." So does it really work? Two of us put it to the test.

I used the Foreo Luna for about two weeks and as a longtime user of the Clarisonic—the Foreo Luna's most direct competitor—it was nice to be able to compare the two. Let’s start out by talking about the price; the Luna is a steep $199, significantly more than the Clarisonic at $125. The price does even out when taking into account the purchase of new Clarisonic brush heads every four months or so. When using the two, I found that the Luna was a little more difficult to hold and my hand was cramping after two minutes. The size of the Luna might be a little wide for most users. I also noticed that the Luna was harder to use to navigate my face. It wasn’t able to easily access any area that wasn’t flat and as we all know, most faces aren’t flat. I did like the soft silicone feel of the device but if you leave it on the counter, someone might mistake it for a vibrator! We did get a chuckle out of that around the office. All in all, I prefer the Clarisonic Mia to the Foreo Luna. The Clarisonic is easier to use and does a better job of deep cleansing. When it comes down to removing dry, dead skin cells, I need a little more oomph in a brush head then what the Luna had to offer. Long live the Clarisonic.

I can't comment on the battle between Clarisonic and the Foreo Luna, but I can tell you it beats a washcloth. After using the Luna for the first time my skin felt smoother and cleaner. After a few washes my skin was clearer and less flakey. But at $197 more than my traditional method of face washing, that's to be expected. Sudsing up with the Luna also took more cleanser than my usual methods. The packaging is pretty. The color beautiful. The name is perfect. And seeing this in my shower made me smile. I like the Luna, but at $199, it's just not in my beauty budget. 


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