Friday, November 27, 2020

FOREO BEAR Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device Review

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FOREO BEAR Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device is an easy to use ergonomic facial toning device that is as effective as it is fun to use. It comes in two sizes, the full size BEAR ($299.00) and the BEAR Mini ($199.00), and I think that the FOREO BEAR is the perfect size for regular use. The FOREO has more settings and features than the Mini, but if you travel a lot and want to save some money, the the Mini might be the best choice for you.

Microcurrent devices are heralded for their ability to tone, firm and lift aging skin and muscles. They also stimulate the muscles, hence this is why you often hear people state that they are like a visit to the gym for the face. However, these types of devices do not offer permanent results, therefore in order to maintain the effects one must continue to use the device.

The FOREO BEAR transmits a microcurrent directly to the skin, through a conducting gel, or the FOREO Serum Serum Serum, and microcurrent devices should never be used on bare skin. Furthermore, one should always use a conducting gel or serum specifically made for this purpose. Often touted as an at-home face lift, microcurrent devices make the skin look and feel refreshed, rejuvenated and more youthful. FOREO BEAR has T-Sonic Pulses that help to improve circulation, which in turn helps to eliminate toxins. After use skin looks smoother, softer, lifted, luminous and more youthful.

FOREO BEAR can be used once a day (AM or PM), but I only use it a couple of times a week for a few minutes. I do not have many fine lines, but the few that I do have become far less visible when I use this device. I only use it on my face, and avoid using it on my neck, but my skin looks smoother, my fine lines are visibly diminished and my skin is lightly plumped and decidedly radiant. Overall, this is one seriously effective device!

When you first unpack your FOREO BEAR, you will need to download the FOREO App on your phone to register and unlock your device, and then you will need to charge it. It is very easy to do, and registering only takes a few minutes. Additionally, you activate your 2 year warranty when you register your device.

If you have any health conditions, and are wondering whether or not a device of this sort is safe for you, then you should check with your doctor before making this purchase.

Inside Your Box


• Toning with BEAR should be comfortable – if you experience any discomfort or irritation, discontinue use immediately and consult a physician.

• Do not use on the chest / breast area, eye area (circular muscle within the orbital rim), mid-line (bone) of neck, or the genitals / groin area.

• Do not use over red skin, raised moles, major arteries (eg. carotid), enlarged capillaries, metal implants, infected areas, or areas with no feeling in them.

• Do not use the device to treat rosacea, moles, warts, open sores, cancerous lesions, or any skin condition.

• Do not use if you have any existing medical conditions such as epilepsy, a hemorrhagic disease, cancer, tumors, or perceptual disturbance.

• Do not use if you have had a laser treatment, chemical peel, or have any other form of injured or damaged skin.

• Do not use if you have had cosmetic surgery on your face.

• Do not use if you have any implanted medical device or any other electronic instrument or body aids.

• Electronic monitoring equipment, such as ECG monitors and ECG alarms, may not operate properly when the device is in use.

• BEAR should not be used on, near, or by children or those with reduced physical and mental abilities. Close supervision is necessary when this device is used, cleaned or stored near children or those with reduced physical or mental abilities.

• The long-term effects of microcurrent are unknown.

• The safety of the device for use during pregnancy has not been established. If you are pregnant, consult your physician before using this device.

• If you have a skin condition or any medical concerns, please consult a physician before use.

• If you have suspected or diagnosed heart disease, follow precautions recommended by your physician.

• Exercise particular care when toning the under-eye regions and do not bring the device into contact with the eyelids or eyes themselves.

• There may be a perception of flashing lights during the use of your device, resulting from the stimulation of your optic nerve. If you notice this condition constantly without the use of your device, consult your physician.

• A slight tingling sensation may occur while using the device, which is normal and not cause for any concern. Lowering the intensity may reduce or eliminate this sensation.

• Given the efficiency of the FOREO toning routines, we recommend that you do not use BEAR for more than 3 minutes at a time.

• For reasons of hygiene, we do not recommend sharing your BEAR with anyone else. • Do not use while driving or operating heavy machinery.

• Do not use the device when it is plugged in.

• Do not insert any object into any opening of the device.

• Do not use the device if it is overheating or you suspect that it is malfunctioning.

• Avoid leaving your BEAR in direct sunlight and never expose it to extreme heat or boiling water.

• BEAR should be completely dry before activating the microcurrent function. Do not use the device if it has been submerged in water, and do not use with wet hands.

• This device should only be used with a SELV power adapter.

• It is recommended that IEC60950 standard power suppliers are used to charge the device.

• Before charging, make sure that the plug and socket are completely dry. Failure to do so may result in electric shock, short circuit, or fire.

• Do not use the device while charging. Discontinue use if this device or charger is not working properly or appears damaged in any way. Use the power cord supplied with your device only.

• The battery must be removed from the appliance before it is disposed of. The appliance must be disconnected from the supply mains when removing the battery, and the battery is to be disposed of safely.

• This product contains no serviceable parts.

• This device is intended for cosmetic use on the face and neck. Any harmful consequences resulting from misuse, application to other body areas, connection to improper voltage sources, dirty conductive solution or spheres, or any other improper applications are not the responsibility of FOREO.

• Use this device only for its intended use as described in this manual. If you do not find the answer to your specific question, or if you have any other questions regarding the device’s operation, please visit FOREO Support.

According to FOREO,

Offering the same microcurrent facial treatments found at celebrity spas, BEAR helps bring out your inner esthetician so you can enjoy a full, professional spa day in the comfort of your own home.

Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning: With a variety of microcurrent facial workouts, BEAR is your pocket-sized personal trainer. Glide the microcurrent spheres over your skin to build collagen, repair elastin & tighten your face via electrical currents that mimic your body’s own natural processes.

T-Sonic™ Pulsations: Our patented T-Sonic™ pulsations extend deep into your pores to increase circulation, eliminate toxins & ease facial tension, resulting in smoother, softer, glowier skin.

Anti-ShockSystem™BEAR features the patented Anti-Shock System™ - making it the world’s safest microcurrent device. Advanced sensors measure your skin’s resistance to electricity then automatically adjust the intensity to eliminate any chance of shock.

Smart Swedish Design: BEAR’s ergonomic shape perfectly fits all facial curves & contours. Fashioned from ultra-hygienic silicone, BEAR & BEAR mini promise deep, spa-level treatments as well as up to 90 uses per USB charge, with no additional attachments required, ever.

Additional Features:

BEAR features groundbreaking Anti-Shock System™ for the world’s safest, shock-free treatments.

Electrifying microcurrent tech for tighter, brighter skin - the most energizing facial ever.

Advanced App with the widest variety of facial workouts & treatments on the market.

Guided Facial Fitness Routines: Enjoy a variety of guided facial toning fitness workouts.

Personalized Device Settings: Access a range of microcurrent intensities & set up your BEAR to your precise preferences.

Instant App Connectivity: Auto-connects BEAR with your smartphone - never manually sync your device again!

Software Updates: Stay up-to-date with all the latest software improvements.

Find My BEAR™: Locates your device and automatically unlocks it.


1) Dry your BEAR then clean & dry your face carefully so there is no remaining residue. (Any oil on your face will deflect the microcurrent, making it ineffective.) Massage SERUM SERUM SERUM over all the areas you wish to treat until fully absorbed.

2) Press the button to activate BEAR’s microcurrent. The lights beneath the button indicate the microcurrent intensity. To change the intensity, quick-press the button once for each level. Turn off T-Sonic™ action by double-pressing the button. Access a wider range of microcurrent intensities via the app.

3) Lightly press both metallic spheres to your face then gently glide them across your face & neck. Both microcurrent spheres should touch your skin at all times. Glide BEAR slowly in an upward motion with light pressure for best results.

4) Once you finish your treatment, press & hold the button for 3 seconds to turn off the device. Apply any other skincare products of your choice, if desired.

In the box you receive the USB charger, a stand for the BEAR, storage pouch and a manual.
FOREO BEAR vs. NuFace Trinity: 

The FOREO BEAR is substantially smaller than the NuFace Trinity, and its silicone construction coupled with its size makes it very user friendly, comfortable in the hand and easy to handle. FOREO also has their proprietary Anti-ShockSystem™ to eliminate the chance of getting shocked. Both devices have have 5 micro-intensity levels, and FOREO suggests that you use their device for 3 minutes, whereas NuFace suggests 5 minutes of use. FOREO offers a generous 2 year warranty, whereas NuFace offers a 1 year warranty. One of the chief differences is that the NuFace Trinity has a detachable head and different targeted attachments that can be purchase separately, whereas FOREO BEAR does not. FOREO BEAR has a frequency of 185 Hz, whereas the NuFace Trinity has a frequency of 50/60Hz. FOREO BEAR costs $299.00 and the NuFace Trinity costs $325.00. If you already have a NuFace Trinity the works perfectly, then there is no need to purchase the FOREO BEAR, but if you are in the market for a new microcurrent toning device, then the FOREO BEAR is definitely worthy of your consideration.

FOREO SERUM SERUM SERUM is a conductive Micro-Capsule Serum that can be used with any microcurrent device. This nourishing serum has no scent, and it works very well as a stand alone hydrating serum, or as a microcurrent conducting gel.

According to FOREO,

Our hydrating SERUM SERUM SERUM safely transfers microcurrent* from BEAR to your skin. For optimal conductivity, apply a thin layer before using BEAR or BEAR mini & massage until fully absorbed.

SERUM SERUM SERUM may be used with any microcurrent device. NEVER use BEAR or any microcurrent device without a conductive serum, gel or cream.

Our micro-capsule infused formula ensures maximum penetration of youth-preserving antioxidants down where they can nourish your skin best.

Micro-capsules make sure that all the skin-smoothing squalane in our formula sinks in deeper, works better and stays locked beneath your skin longer.


- Antioxidant power of squalane gives your skin a healthy, youthful look

- Hyaluronic-acid based formula locks in moisture to give you softer, smoother and super-hydrated skin

- Fights free radicals known to damage skin

- Squalane-infused micro-capsules help balance oil production, protect skin, and diminish signs of aging

- Ultra-soothing formula glides effortlessly over your skin and works seamlessly with LUNA 3's firming massage mode which improves the serum’s efficiency


1. Start by making sure that your skin is clean and dry.
2. Massage 1-2 pumps of serum onto your face, neck & décolleté using circular motions.
3. To get the most out of your serum, keep massaging the micro-capsules until they’re fully absorbed into your skin.
4. When using with a FOREO device that has a firming massage function, apply a thin layer of serum to your face and/or neck before starting your firming massage treatment.
5. When used as a conducting agent for the FOREO BEAR apply it to clean, dry skin and follow the precise directions from FOREO.

Full Ingredients

Overall Assessment: If you are seeking a microcurrent facial firming device, the FOREO BEAR is user friendly, effective and a great option.

FOREO BEAR ($299.00 from FOREO).


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  1. The only Foreo device I have tried so far is the ISSA toothbrush. I would love to try one of their facial devices but so far the ones they have, I already have something similar. However, I do not currently (ha!) have a microcurrent device, so this may be my time.

    1. I use their ISSA 2, and really love it! This is definitely a really good microcurrent device!

  2. Foreo makes some great devices, id trust their microcurrent device to work wonderfully. I have the luna and love it.

    1. They really do! Their BEAR is a really great microcurrent device! It's definitely worth having!

  3. Wow. Very jealous you have this. I've thought about the NuFace but never bit the bullet. Now you've put a new idea in my head.

    1. I really think that you would love this device, Marcia! It works so well!

  4. I've been curious about microcurrent devices because they have actually been proven to work! Sometimes expensive tools can be a waste of money. I own multiple other Foreo devices and love them all!

    1. They actually do work! I have had the NuFace Trinity for years, and this is just as good! I love Foreo devices as well, and this one definitely does not disappoint me!


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