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Silicone face scrubbers: manual or electric?

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relpixela
*disclaimer: the Dermalogica cleansing mitt is only available for purchase along with the precleanse balm product, but I will only be reviewing the mitt in this review. Cleansing tools: worth it? What makes them better than just washing with your hands or a cloth? Well, as an acne-prone lady I enjoy using silicone cleansing tools that are anti-microbial, meaning they stop/do not allow the growth of bacteria unlike other types of cleansing brushes. Let’s break down why I like each of these products and whether they are worth it or not! Manual or electric? Manual: dermalogica - Precleanse Balm
I had this cleansing mitt before the FOREO, and I used it every day along with my first cleanse to really get all of my makeup and SPF scrubbed clean off of my face. I then started using it to help remove face masks that need a “thorough cleansing” afterward. What I enjoy about this is I can manually control the intensity of the scrubbing so that if I need to be gentler on a specific day I can easily do that. I also like that on the backside, it has a “pop-socket-esque” feel so it rests easily in my hand while I scrub. I have had it for almost 1.5 years and it is still good as new. This scrubber comes with the travel size precleanse balm from Dermalogica on Ulta’s site for $13.50 and I think that’s a steal for something that will last a long time. If you’re looking for some extra “oomph” in your cleansing routine but you’re on a budget. I have to rate it 5/5 stars since it hasn’t let me down yet! Electronic: FOREO - LUNA fofo
The FOREO Mini Luna Fofo (a mouthful) is an electronic cleansing device that has sensors on the back side to read the hydration levels in your face. The device then connects to the FOREO app, creating a custom cleansing routine for your face that is broken up into four sections: left cheek/chin, right cheek/chin, forehead, and nose. Depending on the hydration levels in each area of your face, the intensity of the vibrations and the amount of time you get to spend cleansing that area is different. While I like that it chooses these settings for you, I wish I could set some of them myself. The device does not pick up whether you have sensitive skin or rosacea, so on more sensitive areas I have to be gentle if it is on a higher intensity setting. I do believe this gives me a much deeper clean than the manual scrubber and I usually only use this with a gel cleanser in the morning or in the shower (it’s waterproof!) and never with my first cleanse. This retails for $89 at Ulta and this particular device gets 300-400 uses before it runs out of battery. Speaking of that, the screws on the bottom are all rusted out (I have had this for over a year) so I won’t be able to reuse this anyway...but newer versions of this are better designed to prevent this. I will still give it 5/5 stars for the difference it has made in my skin!
Apr. 11, 2020
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Jasm1neFor someone with really acne prone and sensitive skin this could be really irritating
May 7, 2020·1 like
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relpixelaIf you scrub too hard it can be bad but you don’t have to “press” it into your skin to get a good clean! Trust me I have super sensitive skin with rosacea so I feel the sensitive skin train!! It’s all about balancing your skin barrier
May 7, 2020·4 likes
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