Today I’m writing about a legendary revolution in home spa style skincare: Sonic facial cleansing. I’ll admit it, I was sceptical when this trend first hit the shelves. Vibrating facial brushes? What on earth for! I have a flannel and two hands that do a good job of cleaning my face – seems like money down the toilet. Well I can’t resist a challenge and so when I spotted a mini Foreo Luna for sale for an absolute steal, I had to give it a shot in the name of experimentation. After conducting a little research and trialling this revolutionary skincare movement first hand I’ve found out a few things that might sway you fellow sceptics over to the sonic side.
- Using a sonic cleansing brush removes up to 6 times more dirt per minute than manual cleansing. If you’re anything like me and love to experiment with makeup, you’ll know the effort that goes into taking it all off at the end of the day. Not cleaning your skin properly is the best way to guarantee yourself a bout of spots and blackheads by allowing makeup to clog your pores. It’s really important to me to have a clean slate every day so this was a huge selling point for me.
- In just a matter of minutes you can give yourself brighter, glowing skin due to the amount of stimulation that comes from a sonic brush. The gentle vibrations increase blood flow to the surface of the skin, giving the skin a more radiant appearance with the added bonus of faster healing for bumps and scars.
- You get more bang for your buck where products are concerned. The movement from the brush really works facial soaps up into a luxurious lather so you don’t feel the need to use as much. Coming from a terrible over-user of products: a tiny pea sized amount really is a pea sized amount and I bet you any money that your facial products will last much longer when you’ve got the proper utensils to really get the best out of them.
So, on to my experience with the Foreo Mini Luna. As a sonic cleansing novice I really wasn’t sure which product was good to use with this so I went with my usual exfoliating clay based cleanser – this was far too harsh on my skin and I was a bit red afterwards. I also found it really tricky to clean the clay out of the silicone bristles and was wary about submerging the thing in water directly. After mentioning this on social media it was brought to my attention that I shouldn’t be using anything clay based or with exfoliating beads at all as 1 – it isn’t that effective with the mini Luna and 2 – it can damage the silicone. Upon this discovery I went out to find myself a gentle foaming facial cleanser, made for use with a sonic brush and was blown away.
My skin is so soft and really nourished deep down, instead of coming out of the shower red faced and sore like the first time I now look radiant and fresher than ever before. What I like about the mini Luna is that the bristles are in no way harsh on your skin, whereas I can imagine a bristled brush being a little scratchy if you had sensitive skin. It has different strokes of nodules for different parts of the face, the rounded part in the middle is ideal for the nose area which is great as I tend to get blackheads there. I’ve been using this nifty little critter for 2 weeks now and my skin has never felt better. I’d recommend sonic facial care to anyone looking for a brighter look to their skin, it really doesn’t take long to begin seeing results.
What do you guys think of sonic facial cleansing solutions? I’d love to hear your skincare stories.