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I love a great facial cleansing brush, and by far, my favorite has been the FOREO LUNA (Reviewed HERE). I actually didn't think that I could find something better than my LUNA for Sensitive/Normal Skin, but when FOREO launched their LUNA 2 line I was proven wrong. If you had told me a year ago that FOREO would be launching the LUNA 2, I would have said why mess with perfection, but they clearly knew what they were doing because the new design is even better than the original.
This time, I decided to try the LUNA 2 for Combination Skin, and I simply couldn't be happier. Given that my skin is normal/combination I had some wiggle room about which type to select, but since I already have the original LUNA for Sensitive/Normal Skin– I thought that I would try something different.
FOREO made numerous changes in the LUNA 2, and they created four specialized designs to more precisely meet the needs of combination skin, normal skin, oily skin and sensitive skin.
According to FOREO,
The revolutionary designed LUNA 2 is an enhanced T-Sonic™ face brush and anti-aging system that gives you a completely personalized cleansing. The LUNA 2 is now available with four specialized brush types for a tailor-made skin care experience.
The LUNA 2 goes beyond the standard facial cleansing brush by delivering real skin care results that you – and everyone else – will see. Indulge in a 2-minute daily gentle skin care routine and uncover a more luminous, refined and youthful look.
The next-generation LUNA 2 facial cleansing brush utilizes up to 2X the T-Sonic power to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, unclog pores of makeup residue, and remove up to 99.5% of dirt and oil. The LUNA 2 face brush also improves the absorption of your favorite skincare products.
Left to Right: FOREO LUNA 2 for Combination Skin and FOREO LUNA for Sensitive/Normal Skin
While the overall size of the LUNA and LUNA 2 are the same, FOREO has increased the surface area of the cleansing brush and the anti-aging massage surface by 50%. The bigger brush head, coupled with the longer touch-points make the new version far more effective and efficient. The silicone touch-points are plush and offer greater comfort and higher performance.
The efficacy of this cleaning device is possible because the LUNA 2 features 8,000 Transdermal Sonic (T-Sonic) pulsations per 2 minutes at 2X the power, and because it delivers the deepest cleaning possible while remaining very gentle on the skin. In fact, the touch points are even softer in the new generation LUNA 2 models making them more gentle on the skin that the original LUNA.
The LUNA 2 boasts 12 customizable intensities that allows you to alter the intensity depending on the needs of your skin at any given moment. Furthermore, when utilizing the anti-aging side of the LUNA 2, their lower-frequency pulsations specifically target the wrinkle prone areas of the face, and smooth and firm the appearance of the skin.
The nonporous silicone is ultra-hygienic, and is therefore resistant to bacterial buildup. While it is completely waterproof, and thus perfect in the shower, I do not store it in the shower because it is more sanitary to store it in a dry environment. Because of its innovative design, FOREO asserts that the LUNA 2 is 35% more hygienic than standard cleansing brushes. Unlike traditional traditional cleansing brushes, with removable heads, the LUNA 2 naturally harbors less bacteria.
The sealed charging port is, "waterproof to a depth of 1 meter allowing for easy cleaning and use in the bath or shower."
The LUNA 2 is 100% waterproof, and therefore can safely be used in the shower and bathtub.
Each full charge results in an astounding 450 uses!
Unlike cleaning devices with removable brush heads, that only clean the face, the LUNA is an ingenious two-sided sonic cleaner that offers added functionality. The brush cleaning surface effectively and efficiently cleans the face, but it also features a visionary Anti-Aging Surface that treats wrinkle-prone tension spots.
The pragmatic design, which altogether eliminates the need for a removable brush-head that has to be replaced every few months, eliminates the same level of cleaning to remove bacteria buildup from the device itself.
I also find that the LUNA'S cleaning surface, comprised of the rounded silicone touch points offer a more efficient means of cleaning the skin. For instance, the Clarisonic has longer bristles that keep the base of the cleaner at a greater distance from the skin, and its pulsations are more diffused by its brush. Conversely, the LUNA 2's T-Sonic Pulsations are transferred directly from the base unit to the face without this greater distance between the base and the tips of the bristles.
While both types of devices clean the skin, the LUNA 2 offers a built-in massage because of its intimate proximity to the skin, and the direct transfer of the full intensity of the T-Sonic Pulsations– even when using the Cleaning Surface instead of the Anti-Aging Surface.
Why is a Silicone Brush More Effective than a Bristle Brush-Based Cleaner?
In addition to being more hygienic, the added benefit of not having to buy replacement brushes makes the LUNA more economical over time.
It is not only the brush, in devices like the Clarisonic, that require cleaning, but also the area under the brush where it attaches to the base since it harbors tremendous bacterial build-up there as well. Given that there are no moving parts to attach and detach on the LUNA, it is much easier to clean, and its nonporous silicone body is far more resistant to bacteria than a detachable brush. I also always store my LUNA in a dry cabinet free from sunlight, moisture, or fluctuations in temperature.
What is the best way to use the LUNA?
1) Apply your favorite cleanser. Wet the LUNA 2 and activate its Cleansing Mode.
2) Cleanse: Gently glide the LUNA 2’s cleansing surface in circular motions over your face for 1-2 minutes.
3) Rinse and dry your face. Apply skincare products,.
4) Anti-Aging: Activate the LUNA 2’s Anti-Aging Mode. Press its anti-aging surface onto wrinkle-prone areas for a total of 1 minute.
I use the LUNA 2 once a day, in the mornings, while I shower. I prefer this method to standing in front of the sink because it is less messy to use it on my face, neck and décolleté in the shower since rinsing is much easier than at the basin.
The Cleansing Mode:
The first thing that I do is dampen my face and then apply my cleanser directly to my skin, and then begin using the LUNA 2. If I use the LUNA 2 in the evening, rather than in my morning shower, then I first remove all of my makeup and then dampen my face and apply my cleanser. I have also used an alternative method by applying the cleanser directly to the LUNA and then activating the lather with my fingertips before using the LUNA. I prefer apply it to my skin because I am able to use less cleanser that way.
Follow by wetting the LUNA’s brush surface, then turn on the device by pressing the center button once– which activates the Cleansing Mode. I tend to use the LUNA 2 on my face for a full 2 minute cycle, and use it for 30 seconds on each zone of my face (forehead, nose and chin, right side of my face, and left side of my face).
￼￼1. Start cleansing your chin, move along your jaw to your ear using gentle upward strokes, then continue higher to cleanse the whole cheek.
2. Change to the other side of your face and repeat step 1.
3. Starting from the center of your forehead, cleanse the entire region with gentle outward strokes to both sides.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼4. Cleanse one side of the nose by gently gliding the LUNA 2 up and down, then change to the other side of the nose. Finally, delicately cleanse the under-eye region using outward strokes.
The Anti-Aging Mode:
While I have a few expression lines, as opposed to deep-set wrinkles, I have definitely noticed that they appear finer and softer since using LUNA 2 Anti-Aging Mode.
FOREO suggests spending around 12 seconds on each of the face’s wrinkle-prone tension points:
￼￼￼￼1. Region between the eyebrows
2. Right temple
3. Right nasolabial fold
4. Left nasolabial fold
5. Left temple
Not only does the LUNA 2 more efficiently clean my skin than the LUNA, but it also is more efficient in loosening and removing debris that clogs my pores. The brush itself is softer, more gentle with longer touch points. Like the original LUNA, you don't need to apply pressure to the LUNA 2 to enhance its ability to clean, all that is needed is a light touch and the LUNA 2 will do all of the work for you.
My skin is more luminous, radiant, even-toned, balanced and healthy since making the LUNA part of my daily ritual, and the LUNA 2 is even more effective and efficient.
The LUNA 2 thoroughly, and gently, cleans the skin and removes dead skin cells which allows serums, beauty oils and creams to absorb more deeply. Furthermore, clean and unclogged skin requires the use of less product, and therefore it is a far more economical approach to skincare in the long run.
The Anti-Aging Mode visibly softens fine lines and appears to tone the skin. Skin appears lifted and more taut, and continued use really sustains and enhances the results. It also feels amazingly relaxing, and is the perfect way to get centered.
LUNA™ 2 COMBINATION SKIN
LUNA™ 2 NORMAL SKIN
LUNA™ 2 OILY SKIN
LUNA™ 2 SENSITIVE SKIN
Overall Assessment: I definitely think that the LUNA 2 is an improvement over the LUNA. I really love the LUNA 2, but if you already own the LUNA there is no need to spend the money on the LUNA 2. If, however, you have been wanting to buy a FOREO LUNA, I would definitely suggest buying the LUNA 2. A+++ cleaning devise. I use mine every single day, and thoroughly enjoy the ritual and the unmistakable results.
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