Thursday, January 22, 2015

Banished to the Beauty Graveyard: Foreo Luna Silicone Cleansing Brush



“Disappointment” cannot even begin to describe how I feel about my new Foreo Luna Silicone Cleansing Brush.


Yeah, that’s right. There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this ridiculously overpriced ($199) vibrator being advertised as “a silicone facial brush for sensitive skin that channels both T-sonic pulsations for deep and gentle cleansing, and lower-frequency pulsations to reduce the signs of aging.”

There is no deep cleansing. There is no gentle cleansing. There is no cleansing.

Using the Foreo Luna basically feel like you’re trying to cleanse your face with the wrong end of your Clarisonic cleansing brush. 

So, why did I plunk down $200 in the first place? Because I’m a helpless beauty addict. Sometimes I just can’t resist believing all the hype I read in the magazines and blogs. In this case, I desperately wanted to believe the hype since I constantly over-anguish about bacteria growing on my Clarisonic cleansing brush (these are the things that keep me up at night). As a silicone cleansing device, the Foreo Luna is “nonporous to resist bacteria buildup, making it up to 35x more hygienic than standard sonic-cleansing brushes.”

How could I resist?

Obviously I didn’t, and I was instantly disappointed when I opened the box. The cleansing device is a really awkward design — it doesn’t fit easily in your hand and the tip isn’t narrow enough to effectively get to small areas like the corners of your nose or between your eyes.

Once the Foreo was fully charged, I followed the instructions and applied cleanser to my face, ran the device under water, and then begun the “cleansing” process. I would love to describe the “cleansing” experience more eloquently but, in short, it sucked.

It felt like the hard ridges were catching and tugging on my skin. I wet the tip a couple more times and it didn’t help. Then, after rinsing my face I went to the true test — I swiped a rose water-soaked cotton pad across my face and, you guessed it, the cotton pad showed traces of makeup.

Total. Epic. Failure. 


And with that, I cast the Foreo Luna into the beauty graveyard… Where all useless beauty products go to die.


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