There are so many facial cleansing devices on the market at the moment, and it's just gotten very overwhelming. For me at least. Worst thing is that most of the time they all look the same or do more harm than good. I've been using FOREO's Luna for sensitive/normal skin for the past two months and I honestly don't know why there's not more buzz about this than, let's say... the Clarisonic MIA. I've used and got both, so be prepared for a lil' smack down. OK, not really, but something like that.
So, the Luna. It comes in three different colours that are specially designed for different skin needs. Pink for sensitive/normal skin, blue for combination skin and white for those with über-sensitive skin. Aside from the specs, its looks are also very different from most cleansing devices out there, mainly because it doesn't have a detachable brush head. In fact, it doesn't have a brush head at all... The bristles are made from anti-bacterial silicone and are shaped in such way it gently massages the skin. What I love the most about the Luna, is the ability to change the strength of the vibrations (using the -/+). On those days when my skin can handle a bit more oomph, I like to have it on maximum – which, don't get me wrong, is still very gentle – but when it's suffering from [hormonal] acne, a lower setting is much preferred to still get the benefits (soft & smooth skin) without irritating my face.
Personally I don't like to use this to remove my makeup, but more as a tool to work in my second-cleanse properly. Because it gives up to 8,000 pulsations, it is very effective to gently remove dead skin cells and leaves your skin as smooth as a baby's bum can be. I much prefer this over a cleansing cloth (or any other device), as I find it much more gentle on my skin, whilst still getting rid of dead skin cells. You can use it twice a day, but as I'm rather lazy and low-key in the mornings, I tend to use this every (other) night.
I know many of you must be wondering what the exact differences are between the Luna and Clarisonic, and which one I'd recommend. Long story short: the Luna, by far. Long story long: read on. You don't have to replace your brush head every few months, which saves you a lot of $$$ in the long run. One charge lasts you forever (I've yet to charge mine), it's light, compact and not bulky to travel with, you can adjust the intensity of pulsations based on your preferences, and maybe the most important reason: it's very gentle —which you cannot say of the Clarisonic. I've used this on my skin with active breakouts and it didn't irritate the skin, nor erupt any whiteheads. Frankly speaking, the Clarisonic hasn't seen the light of day in years. (NB. Even before I discovered the Luna).
If price is the only thing holding you back, FOREO have kindly agreed to provide all my readers with an exclusive 10% discount (valid until 18 July 2015). Just enter the code '9OUTOF10' to be eligible for the discount and free shipping! I completely understand it's a big – but oh so worthy – investment and I've tried to cover as much about the device in the post. That aside, feel free to ask me any questions and I'll try my best to answer them.