Monday, April 18, 2022

FOREO BEAR Mini Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device Review

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The FOREO BEAR Collection features two Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Devices, the full-size FOREO BEAR ($299.00) and the FOREO BEAR Mini ($199.00). If you having been wanting a first-rate microcurrent toning device, and you want to safe some money, then the FOREO BEAR Mini is ultra-effective and it costs $100.00 less than its full size counterpart. I have both of them and find them both incredibly effective, and if you travel a lot the Mini is a great choice. The FOREO BEAR does have 5 speeds, to the Mini's 3 speeds, and the former is designated as offering a "full facial and targeted" treatment, whereas the Mini is designated as "targeted" alone. However, I actually find the Mini so effective that one could certainly get exceptional results with the smaller device alone. Obviously the full-size BEAR offers more efficiency since it covers larger areas of skin, but I have found no deficits in the Mini, whatsoever.

FOREO BEAR Mini Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device ($199.00 from FOREO) is an easy to use ergonomic facial toning device that is as effective as it is fun to use. 

To reiterate, they come in two sizes, the full size FOREO BEAR ($299.00) and the BEAR Mini ($199.00), and I think that the FOREO BEAR Mini perfectly suited for regular use. The FOREO BEAR 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 Collection 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 and FOREO BEAR Mini have 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 and FOREO BEAR Mini can be used once a day (AM or PM), but I only use it a couple of times a week for about 2 minutes each session. 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. 

When you first unpack your FOREO BEAR or BEAR Mini, 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.

IN THE BOX: you receive the FOREO BEAR Mini, USB charger, a stand for the BEAR MINI, a Sample of Serum Serum Serum and a manual.


• 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 or the BEAR Mini 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,

Don’t be deceived - this ain’t no teddy bear. Keep your face fit & your skin firm with BEAR™ mini - the tiny-but-mighty facelift device that uses microcurrent technology & T-Sonic™ massage to tone the 65+ muscles in your face and neck, improving the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, and contouring your complexion in a matter of minutes. *Microcurrent devices like BEAR™ should be used with a conductive serum or gel like FOREO's SERUM SÉRUM SERUM, for safe & effective results.


STEP 1 (Prep)Make sure both BEAR™ and your face are clean and dry, with no remaining residue. Then apply a thin layer of SERUM SÉRUM SERUM evenly across all areas of the face/neck you wish to treat.

STEP 2 (Start)Press the universal button to turn BEAR™ on. Adjust microcurrent intensity by quick-pressing the button once for each level, and double-press to turn off T-Sonic™. Access more options via app.

STEP 3 (Lift)Lightly press both metallic spheres to your skin & slowly glide the device upwards across your cheekbones & forehead, around your lips & over your jawline & neck as desired, with light pressure.

STEP 4 (Finish)Once finished, press & hold the universal button for 3 seconds to turn off the device. Then either pat any remaining serum into your skin, or rinse and pat dry your face & device as preferred.

FOREO BEAR and BEAR Mini Comparison:
It comes in two sizes, the full size FOREO BEAR ($299.00) and FOREO BEAR Mini Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device ($199.00)

FOREO SERUM SERUM SERUM ($59.00 for 1 oz. from FOREO): 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 OR BEAR Mini apply it to clean, dry skin and follow the precise directions from FOREO.
Overall Assessment: Whether you prefer the full-size FOREO BEAR or the FOREO BEAR Mini, you will be delighted by its efficacy and ease of use. 

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  1. Oh boy, am I ever curious about these two toning devices! Yet, another FOREO device that I am sure I need!

    1. FOREO really has done an excellent job with both the BEAR and BEAR Mini, Allison. I think that you will be delighted by the results, if you try one of them!

  2. I am drooling over this. I know what my next splurge will be. I get Foreo emails and hope that they have a sale coming up. The purple mini has my name written on it.

    1. I had the same reaction when I opened the box, Marcia! I think that you would LOVE their microcurrent devices, and since they do have sales, you should be able to pick one up during one of these events!


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