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100 uses and then it’s obsolete. I don’t know how I feel about that. Quite frankly, I think one of the cvs knockoffs might be a better option, considering the price (it’s about $40 bucks a pop) I do like it better than my brush, it feels gentle enough not to scratch but fire enough to get dirt out. There are knock offs that will do the trick and not hurt your pocket as much 🤑😘
Exfoliation is an essential step in your beauty routine to maintain that healthy glow, improve skin texture and tone, and prevent breakouts. Basically what it does is remove dead cells so they can be replaced by new ones. This process allows products to penetrate better and instantly restores luminosity by forcing cell renewal. A physical exfoliation is a product or tool that requires rubbing or scrubbing action. This includes brushes, sponges and skincare scrubs (it has small particles like salt grains, sugar, jojoba beads ...). This type of exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the top layer using physical friction. This type of exfoliation is preferred by many because you see an immediate result: smooth, radiant and healthy skin. Physical exfoliation causes less irritation than chemical exfoliation. It’s an excellent choice for oily skin and large pores as they tend to have thicker skin and are more tolerant of abrasive particles. My favorites: FOREO - LUNA play plus although many people are against these types of brushes, the truth is that I did see a major change when I started using it. I felt the skin softer and cleaner. Skin to You - Rated X-foliate Facial Scrub is one of my faves, doesn’t irritate and leaves skin clean and fresh. Chemical exfoliation work to break the bonds between skin cells, loosening dead skin cells so it can be easy removed. They generally have a smooth texture and penetrate deeper into the skin. The most common are Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) and fruit enzymes. AHAs Derived from substances such as grapes, citrus, milk and sugar cane, they dissolve keratin protein bonds that hold dead skin cells together. Once the bond is broken, the dead cells break off. The best known are glycolic and lactic acid. They are water soluble chemicals with low molecular structure, they act on the surface of the skin and help hydrate it, making them good for dry skin. Excellent for sun damage, hyperpigmentation, skin texture and wrinkles. It’s important to note that are photosensitive to the sun, so it is important to use a good sunscreen. BHAs They are lipid soluble, which makes them capable of penetrating deep into the pores, dissolving the accumulated dirt/oil. They are ideal for oily skin, acne prone and sun damaged skin. Salicylic acid has anti-irritant and antimicrobial properties that help prevent new breakouts. Enzymatic exfoliants are another type of chemical exfoliant and work best on sensitive skin. They are derived from fruits such as papaya (Papain) and pineapple 🍍 (Bromelain), which dissolve and digest keratin into small particles, leaving the skin smoother. They are a good option to start exfoliating since they work on the skin's surface and slowly digest cellular accumulation. My favorites: HUDA BEAUTY - Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub gentle scrub that combines the 3 types of chemical exfoliators. It doesn’t irritate or damage the skin, it leaves the skin clean and radiant. CLINIQUE - Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser in its indications it says that it can be used daily, its very soft and leaves the skin clean. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution This one is a little more abrasive, but you get good results from the first application. DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask its more gentle than the previous one and it also gives good results from the first application. I have combination skin, acne prone and generally I use physical exfoliators 2-3 times a week and chemical every 15 days or when I feel I need something stronger. The main reasons for using exfoliation is to prevent acne and improve skin tone and texture. Tip ￼The minimum you should exfoliate is once a week (dry skin) and maximum 3 times a week (oily skin). ￼￼￼￼The exfoliation should always be gentle and never abrasive. ￼￼￼￼If you have severe acne, see your dermatologist first. ￼￼￼￼Don’t do it if you have wounds or cuts. ￼￼￼￼If you are taking medications or using prescription products (retinol), exfoliation may cause dryness, sensitivity and acne breakouts.
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Top Cleansers of 2020!
Starting off with my top first cleanses because it’s important to double cleanse!!! Top Oil Cleanse: TATCHA - Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser This cleanser is one that I won’t stop talking about. It’s a great texture that emulsifies easily and doesn’t leave a film on my skin at all. It’s pricey, but it’s an experience. Top Cleansing Balm: FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm I picked this up while travelling (sigh... early 2020...) and I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. I’m very much one to not buy into the hype of products, but now I understand why there is so much hype! It’s a sorbet texture that emulsifies and doesn’t leave a film on the skin! Top Misc. First Cleanse: Dr Dennis Gross - Hyaluronic Marine Makeup Removing Meltaway Cleanser (📍) This is a new find from me, but none the less, it’s amazing. This cleanser is very unique, because it’s one that you don’t have to rinse... let me explain. So this as a milky cleanser that melts away face and eye makeup or SPF, but can we wiped away with a face cloth, like a Makeup Eraser. I honestly didn’t think that this would work, but I’m actually very surprised by this. I was sent this product by the DDG team and am featured in a video on the @ddgcanadateam instagram using this cleanser, go check it out to learn more! And now with the second cleanses. New Favourite: skinfix - Barrier+ Foaming Oil Cleanser This was actually more of a new find because I began using this in September. At first, I was confused because of the “foaming oil cleanser” title. I went to use this as my first cleanse one night and it went horribly. Now that I know that this is a second cleanse, I use it almost every night. This and my FOREO - LUNA fofo (📍) pair amazing together. OG Favourite: comfort zone - comfort zone Essential Cleansing Milk I got a facial done around May, and the aesthetician used this product, I instantly fell in love. This does have a smell to it, but it’s so lovely. This is gentle and hydrating so I don’t have to worry about my skin being dry, red and irritated. Love this stuff!
PM Cleansing Routine
Step 1: Oil Cleanse TATCHA - Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser As I have just finished my last oil cleanser, I started to use this one. For me personally, I prefer cleansing oils over balms because of the micro-plastics that cleansing balms seem to always have. So far I’ve been really liking this one, not only for when I have makeup on, but when I just have sunscreen on too. It hasn’t clogged my pores yet, and I’ve heard great things about this one! Step 2: Water Cleanse/Foreo skinfix - Barrier+ Foaming Oil Cleanser I recent got the skinfix - #skinfixme Starter Kit and I’m loving everything in it so far. Don’t get confused by the name (as I did), this isn’t an oil cleanser in a sense that it will take your makeup off. This just means that it has coconut cleansers and not stripping cleansing agents like SLS. This cleanser is more geared towards dryer skin types, because it doesn’t make the skin feel tight after cleansing. FOREO - LUNA fofo (📍) Now for the Foreo, contrary to what people believe, I truly think that cleansing brushes makes a difference in a cleansing routine. This specific Foreo is regular price $119 CAD, has two metal sensors on the back to measure moisture levels in your skin, and creates a cleansing routine (speed and vibration) based on the moister levels in the different places on the face. At first, I thought that this might be a gimmick, but I take “pictures” of my skin with these sensors every week and it changes every time. I love this thing! 📍= product was sent to me for free
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Foreo Luna Mini 2 Dupe or Not 🤔
I bought Xpreen facial cleansing brush off of Amazon for $24. It’s supposed to be a Foreo mini dupe. I used it for two months and really enjoyed it. It did a great job of cleansing my face and getting all the dirt/makeup off. But, the silicon bristles were a bit harsh at times and would make my face super red after using it. I wouldn’t break out or anything, just made my face red. It wild eventually go down. Also, the charge on this cleansing devise last forever! Overall I enjoyed it and it made me curious to what the actual Foreo Luna Mini 2 was like. So I ended up snagging one at Ultas 21 days of beauty. #Xpreen - Facial brush[products]#[ThreeStars] It retails at $119 and I got mine for $58. I was super skeptical because of the price, but I am pleasantly surprised with how much I have fell in love with this luxury cleansing device. It does an amazing job of getting all the dirt/oil/makeup off my face. The silicone bristles are not harsh on my skin and my face feels so, so, so clean after using it🤩 The charge last forever and I use my Sephora daily brush cleanser to clean it after each use. FOREO - LUNA mini 2 I am happy I got the dupe, because it pushed me to buy the actual Luna Mini 2. Personally, I do think it is overpriced and I wouldn’t buy this device for the full price. So any of you who are skeptical wait for it to go on sale or try the dupe! I only use my Foreo now and gave my dupe to my bf 🤣 trying to help him step up his skin care game! Hope this helps any of you thinking about purchasing this 🙂 💕
Why I chose the Foreo Luna Mini 2 😍😍😍
I was looking for a birthday gift for a friend but wanted to get something that was special and can be used daily. Along came FOREO - LUNA mini 2 The reviews has been amazing so I thought why not treat myself too and do a review 😊 My initial impression was Wow 🤩 to how soft the silicone felt on my sensitive skin. The back of the device is a thicker brush for those who have oily skin and the precision tip is awesome for the T Zones. The awesome features for this device are: - your NEVER need to buy replacement brush heads - it’s WATERPROOF so you can take it in the shower with you. - it flashes every 15 seconds to let you know when to move to the next section of your face. - it’s only a 1 minute clean and it leaves your skin feeling squeeky clean. - 1 charge and you don’t need to charge again for the next 300 uses Ps: My friend loved her birthday gift - it was a gift that keeps on giving lol 🥳🥳🥳 Oh one more thing this device had 8 levels of vibration. I personally could not handle the strong vibration so I had it on the lowest setting.
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Pretty in pink skincare edition 💗💗
My favourite is colour is pink and I must say I am drawn to products with pink packaging as it looks cute on my vanity. Here is my pink collection. FRUDIA - Pomegranate Nutri-Moisturizing Toner this is a super hydrating essence/toner hybrid. VERSED - LOOK ALIVE Hydrating Plumping Mask I love keeping this hydrating mask in the fridge so it’s refreshing and hydrating. VERSED - PHOTOS, PLEASE BRIGHTENING TIGHTENING MASK this a brightening and antioxidant mask that never dries me out. LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask this is a thick lip mask that creates a seal but doesn’t really hydrate. BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original not my favourite balm, it removes makeup but always creates a film over my eyes. VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel this is a super hydrating overnight exfoliant. Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector this is a multi acid exfoliant that I have found to be very effective. HONEST - MAGIC BEAUTY BALM I love to use this on extra dry spots. ACURE - Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream this is a very hydrating foaming cleanser. ETUDE - My Lash Serum I like to use this to condition my lashes and encourage healthy growth. #Versed - Gentle Cycle Milky Cleanser[products]#[FourStars] this is a super soothing cleanser that contains oats and probiotics. grace & stella - Rose quartz face roller I love to do a nightly facial massage with this chilled. #Grace&Stella - F Balm this works, cleansing balm[products]#[FiveStars] this is super affordable and very effective. SOAP & GLORY - Hand Food this is a deeply hydrating cream and keeps my hands really soft. FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia mine is a knock off Amazon tool that really amps up my cleansing game. HOMEDICS - Facial Steamer for night I have a Homedics cool steamer but my pink hot steamer is from Amazon and helps make sure my skin stays hydrated. FINISHING TOUCH FLAWLESS - Flawless Beauty Fridge mine is a koolatron but has a similar look, I like keeping several tools and products cool. ABSOLUTE - Standing Beauty Fan my pink fan is from Amazon and it really helps speed along my routine when I’m feeling impatient.
Cleanse your skin like a pro
Cleansing is the first step of any skin regime, and it's essential to your skin's health that it is done correctly. Cleansing the skin removes makeup, sunscreen, and impurities/pollution built up from the day. Always use a Ph balanced cleanser to avoid compromising your skin's barrier. I generally switch out my gel cleanser for milk or balm in the winter months as my skin becomes drier. I find milk or balms more hydrating and soothing for the skin. My go-to right now is BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser paired with either the mini glove Biologique Recherche or the Luna Cleaning tool FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia to aid deeper cleaning and increase blood circulation while massaging the skin. Try not to skip cleansing at night no matter how sleepy you are, sleeping with your makeup on goes far beyond clogged pores. Sleeping with your makeup on in the long term will prematurely age your skin due to the breakdown of collagen from environmental pollutants left on the skin. Always cleanse your skin twice at night. Double cleansing is key in removing makeup and sunscreen effectively. Makeup and sunscreen are designed to stick to the skin, and one cleanse just not going to cut it. Use colder water, never hot water to cleanse your skin. Heat is not your skin's friend; it can cause tewl (transepidermal water loss), lead to irritation, dehydration and sensitivity. Avoid cleansing the skin in the shower, the water is generally too hot, and the shower's pressure can lead to burst vessels. Pat dry, do not aggressively rub your skin with a towel - I hear too many times people rub their skin aggressively with a dry face cloth to exfoliate the skin - stop it. Be gentle with your skin; there are better ways to exfoliate your skin - trust me. Which moves me on to P50 lotions BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 Follow your cleansing routine with the correct P50 lotion for your skin type. P50 lotion is a gentle but effective way to exfoliate, hydrate the skin while maintaining the skin's Ph and respecting its barrier function. My go-to P50 right now is Pig400 which also targets hyperpigmentation concerns. More tips and tricks on cleansing the skin below https://www.kimberlydematos.com/post/the-art-of-cleansing Dm for p50 recommendations.
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1. Product peach slices - Snail Rescue Blemish Busting Toner I love the texture and how it hydrates my skin. I’ve been using it for a while now. COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence I really love love this product because it helps shrinks my pores and have my skin glowing. 2. Trend: cleansing devices FOREO - LUNA mini 3 cleansing devices has become really popular especially the silicone brushes. It’s lest harmful to the skin and it’s good for all skin types. I just really love mines it makes my skin feel clean. It’s easy to clean I can adjust the speed vibrations to my liking. Most of all I don’t have to worry about replacing a brush head and you can pack it in any bag for traveling. 3. I really don’t have one yet because I’m still new to this app but I do have two ladies that I love looking at their page. @D.Bennett @redheadskincare 4. My best look I chose this one because it was my birthday and I lost a lot of weight so I was feeling myself plus it only took me and hour to do my makeup and it turned out perfect. 5. What I’ve learned There are a couple well I didn’t know how important it was to have a sunscreen and without you might as well throw your whole skin regimen away. To be grateful for everything because things can be taken with a blink of eye. Cherish every moment in life.
So of course there are a a lot of trends with skincare. Everyone wants to give a try but some people funds are tight and others just don’t want to purchased because some things are overpriced 🙄. Well here are Some devices I invested in while on my skincare journey. VANITY PLANET - Spin Body Brush So after a year of being on my journey this was the first brush I purchased. At the time the Clarisonic was 200 and I was not about to pay that. I love this brush as well it got the job done and my face felt completely clean after cleansing. The only thing I hated was after a year of use it stopped working but on there end. Yes they did replace it for me but after I receive the new one a couple of days it had an issue so I just said forget it. Basically I would had to pay for the next one which I was not about to do because it was on there end. Overall just because I had this experience doesn’t mean it will happen you. I recommend this brush to anyone starting out. Plus what I really liked about the bristles were soft. At the time I felt like my hands were not doing the job which is why I made this purchased. clarisonic - Mia Smart 3-in-1 Connected Beauty Device I purchased this because it was on sale for $80 that’s not bad but I found out they were going out of business which is why they probably were on sale. Not sure how true but when I went into sephora and ulta I no longer see them only the FOREO. Ididn’t use it long enough to tell a difference but I had different heads like the double cleanse, acne, exfoliating rubber one. And the one for eye. Now I do love the eye massager because I would wake up and my eyes would be puffy and I use this and the puffiness went away after I use it and I would keep it in the fridge. I will keep my Clarisonic just for that reason. The only thing I hate about it is that every three months you would have to change the heads and I’m trying to save money. Each head is $30 dollars. FOREO - LUNA mini 3 Finally!!!! My Luna mini 3 I absolutely love love this device, I actually bought it because of Cherie. I looked at a lot of reviews and I saw that a lot of people didn’t like the Luna mini 2 so I went with the 3. I have the sunflower yellow because I wanted something bright. One thing I love is that I don’t have to replace anything, all I have to is clean it. The vibrations sets to your face like you have to go through app to set it up. I really don’t use the app now since I have the hang of it. The vibrations can go up until 16 pulses that’s if you really want to get that deep clean and it starts off at 8. I keep mines on eight because I’m not sure if that would be to strong for my skin. I also like that it has glow mode. In the app you would have to setthe vibration speed to what area you feel needs that deep clean you basically double click and it start flashing, I though that was cool. It is $159 but I basically did a payment plan on Klarna.
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My Simple Ritual: Update
Well... since I’ve been MIA for almost 9 months, I figured it was time to post an updated skincare routine! Quarantine, esthiology school, and the political climate have brought major changes into my life, thought process, and my skincare routine. Practically everything has changed in my ritual, except for one product (my tried-and-true Foreo). Some are revisits to products that I’ve used before but I wanted to give second chances, and some are brand new interests! Let’s get started: Cleanse 🧼: This has become a 2-part process for me. I’ve been using the BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil and the OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Juice Daily Cleanser in order to double cleanse. I used to think that double cleansing was too much for my sensitive skin, but that has proven to be false. I love these 2 products a lot! Especially the Ole Henriksen cleanser. I’ve used the Biossance cleansing oil in the past, and just decided to give it another try. I like it, but I just can’t justify the price (hence the 3 stars). Nothing wrong with it though! It does it’s job. Exfoliate ✨: To help aid in exfoliation and deliver a powerful cleanse, I’ve been using theFOREO - LUNA mini 2 with my water-based cleanser. I don’t think this little guy is going anywhere anytime soon! This is a powerful tool that’s definitely worth the investment! Treat 🧪: Reunited and it feels SO good! Here comes 2 more products that I’ve tried in the past and still love. Here we have the SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence) and the DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream . I love the simplicity of the essence and how potent and hydrating it is. I honestly wish I would’ve bought a bigger bottle, but I didn’t know if I, or my skin, would love it. But here we are, regretful. The retinol from Drunk Elephant has reached cult status, and for good reason. Moisturize 💦: The ALGENIST - Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil has won over my heart and soul! This product is non-comedogenic AND has a very light form of retinol in it. Y’all know how much I adore a good facial oil to seal in everything. Protect 🕶: No one, and I mean no one, can argue that SPF is the most important topical product. The Supergoop! - Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 PA+++ seems to have been sent straight from heaven. I’m glad I found my way back to this product. This works way better for me than the Krave Beauty sunscreen, for sure. And it’s tinted! Needless to say, my skin is GLOWING greater than the pits of hell thanks to these products. And, as an esthetician, that’s important to me. I loved my old ritual, but I wanted more enhancement. I simply felt like there was better out there. I feel like a new soul.
A TOOL YOU NEED IN YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE👍🏽
you may have been starting at Clarisonics and Foreos for a very long time deciding which one to pick up? ***Swipe for raw skin pics*** I have to say got for the FOREO - LUNA mini 2 👏🏽👏🏽 you just can’t go wrong! Being silicon, it’s not as harsh, it gets your skin super clean, and the bristles are a lot more hygienic than something like a Clarisonic where you need to consistently replace it (which is technically in a way more hygienic but gets $$$) The silicon bristles allows for you to use this over and over again without the harbouring of bacteria on the device! I use this a couple times a week, especially on nights I have a full face of makeup to ensure I get that extra deep clean in the skin!🤗 Not only is this super gentle, it’s super effective and you will notice a difference in your skin after using this legit after the first use! 🥳 it’s that amazing! I have been using this for almost 4 years and I have to say, I’ve never had any issues with it and it really gets the job done! My cleansers have changed over the years, right now I’m using the device with the COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser which is amazing for oily skin without stripping it but with the foreo, it’s just that better! You really don’t need the big size version of this tool! This is small but mighty and I think I charge this like 2 times in the WHOLE YEAR! You never really need to charge this at all! 👍🏽 Make sure you clean it after use each time to avoid any bacteria build up because even though it’s silicon, it can still OFC hold bacteria but otherwise this is actually amazing!! My skin loves it and I’m sure you will too! I highly recommend it!☺️ #cheriepartner
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It is something you should buy no matter how expensive it is👍 Best Facial Device
Nowadays many girls have a good sense of skin management. Sometimes they may spend a lot of money on skincare, smart facial devices are their buying priority, which is always very expensive. However, there is controversy over these facial tools. Some think they offer good value for money, others say girls are absolutely cheated by so-called high technology. I have my reservations about other expensive skincare tools, but a facial cleanser is really an invaluable tool for me. My sister ever used the FOREO Luna 2 Facial Cleansing FOREO - LUNA 2 for Normal Skinfor one year, now she has wonderful skin. After seeing there was a huge difference in her skin. I saved money and bought the FOREO Luna 3 for sensitive skinFOREO - LUNA 3 for Sensitive Skin, as a gift to celebrate my birthday. In the beginning, I feel painful to spend so much money. Later I console myself that it's an investment, I don’t have to replace pricy brush heads again. So I think that I actually save money in the long run. Ok, back to the point. My skin unfortunately is highly dry. I used to never use brushes because I have very sensitive skin. That's why I chose Luna 3 for sensitive skin. It is super smooth, so gentle and my skin feels softer without any tightness. It has cleaned very well, made my face less dry, brighter, and with less redness in the first use. In addition, even the stubbornly clogged pores on my nose are gradually getting cleaner after a time. Amazing! It also allowed my skin products to get absorbed faster and better into my skin. I find it interesting that after using the Foreo, whether in the morning or in the evening, I need much less of my skincare products than before because the skin is so well prepared. Although it’s a great product, my sincere advice is that facial cleansers can not be used every day, otherwise, the skin will become more sensitive and fragile, twice a week is enough. Hope you can get good results too!
Best cleansing device!
The Foreo Luna is a silicone cleansing device that emits pulsations to cleanse deep into the pore. The device is soft, durable, and waterproof. I have had my Luna since 2015. It is honestly such a well made product! The charge lasts so long too, I only charge it about once a year. I use it once a day, usually at night with my second cleanse (a gel-based cleanser) to really cleanse deeply and provide a gentle exfoliation and massage. It helps to create a rich lather with your cleanser and ensure that dirt and oil are removed effectively. I love the luna because it has timed vibration settings to ensure that you are cleansing for the appropriate amount of time to get the maximum benefits of your cleanser. Once the device is on, it pulses every 15 seconds for a total of 1 minute to give an indication of cleansing time. This allows you to work in 15 second sections on your face. I usually start with my chin and mouth area, then right cheek, left cheek, then forehead and nose. After you’ve cleansed your face, you can press the button once more to enable the anti-aging setting and use the specialized grooves on the back on the device for an anti wrinkle massage on targeted areas like the laugh lines, crows feet, and frown lines. This is hands down my favourite cleansing device. It is sanitary, gentle, easily cleaned, it holds a charge for ~450 uses (don’t need to bring charger travelling!), and it’s effective! It retails for $169 and I definitely think it’s worth the value for such a well made product. You can purchase the model that’s right for your skin type (normal pictured here). They also sell them in sets with products from well known brands near the holidays. It’s definitely worth it to buy it in the set as you’ll get some great products for just a few dollars more! FOREO - LUNA 2 for Normal Skin
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The FOREO - LUNA play is a small cleansing tool that claims: - deep yet gentle cleansing - lasts 100 uses - made of ultra hygienic silicone - suitable for all skin types I made a post a month ago that I found this little thing at Ross for $12 (retails for $40)!! I was excited to try it out after reading a lot of great reviews on this app. I have always used a physical exfoliator (Gonna be honest here, I used to be a St. Ives Apricot Scrub daily 😳 before learning about good skincare) After using this product 1 to 2 times a week for the past month, I'm ready for a review! I like that my skin feels soft after using this and how you can control how much pressure to apply in different areas of you face. BUT This product only lasts 100 uses, which sounds like a lot, but then it just gets tossed. That seems like a pretty big waste to me. Also, having combo/oily acne prone skin, I feel like any kind of gentle exfoliation can help my skin feel soft and cleaner. This is another reason why I feel like this product is a bit of a waste. It does take a bit of trial and error figuring out how much pressure to apply. Sometimes those errors can result in a compromised skin barrier. I've been thinking of switching to a chemical exfoliator such as PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliatorso I can use it a bit more often and get the same or maybe even better results. Having oily skin, I feel like it looks and feels dull more quickly. Overall, FOREO - LUNA play isnt a bad product. It's just not the product for me. I didn't see the skin changing results that others were claiming they achieved and for the normal retail price of $40 for only 100 uses, it seems a bit steep. It does make my skin feel soft, but like I said, I think I can get that feeling from something better. If you want this kind of product - go for it! But I would spend a bit more money and get a better option from this company like a rechargeable tool.
Photo 1 - AM Routine CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin I LOVE this cleanser. Its super gentle and makes my face feel incredibly clean. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This product has definitely helped me control my sebum production resulting in clearer, smaller looking pores on my nose. This is the reason I got this serum so this makes me happy! I also feel like it helps me clear our my breakouts faster. Its a little tacky feeling when its sinking into your skin, but it does go away-just give it some time! Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream This moisturizer is great for my oily skin. It sinks in really well and feels great on my skin. It doesn't feel greasy at all, just feels like water. The only con I have is that it doesn't seem to keep my face hydrated all day long. It does keep it hydrated for the majority of the day though so its not such a big deal to me. There is no added fragrance or dye like the normal water-gel version. sun bum - Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 I am not gonna lie, I've only recently started wearing spf. (I know, I know. I'm still semi-new to good skincare) I dont have much to compare it to, but this doesn't seem all that bad. It does leave a bit of a greasiness, but I also feel like it's not that bad. It doesn't leave a white cast. It does smell like a tropical beach, kinda coconut-y, but I do not mind that at all and neither does my skin. Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50I just got this product the other day so I dont have a rating yet. So far, it feels similar to the moisturizer, just a bit thicker. This leaves no white cast at all. Photo 2 - PM Routine GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Mattifying This product is awesome! It really helps remove makeup and spf without any kind of harsh rubbing. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin Read above Radience Labs Collagen and Retinol Serum - Couldn't find this product on here, but I honestly don't know that it's doing much. My skin doesn't hate it, but I dont think I will repurchase it. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream Safe for Sensitive Skin This stuff is UNIQUE! It has bubbles on the top of it with a thick gel/cream moisturizer below. It feels great on the skin. It really feels like air! It soaks in quickly and feels very moisturizing. It feels thicker in the tub than it does on the skin. The only problem for me is that my cheeks seem to burn/tingle at first. My cheeks are the most sensitive part on my face, but once it soaks in, it feels fine. Simple - Water Boost Skin Quench Sleep Cream This really keeps my face hydrated all night long without waking up incredible oily. Photo 3 - Exfoliator FOREO - LUNA playI'll have another post in depth later. Sorry for the long post, but thanks for sticking with me! I am looking to change to a chemical exfoliator.
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Got everything it promises and even more!😍😍
I used to be skeptical about exactly how much of a difference using a Foreo would have but now that I've tried it, I don't think I can go back to washing my face without it.My skin feels so amazing and smooth and I've only been using it for a week. I've seen a lot of others saying that it's helped reduce breakouts significantly too. It's a little finicky when you first get it set up, since you need to "unlock your device" by holding down the + and - button, and there are some care tips that should be read through in the online manual but once you get through that, it's all pretty intuitive. I use this once a day with a foaming cleanser. I've used several different ones with it and they've all been fine. I think you're supposed to use it twice a day but I forget, and anyway doing it once has been alright for me. I don't know if this really exfoliates so much, as a face brush/Clarisonic would, but it definitely tones the skin. Another thing it does, and this might be TMI but I'd want to know if I was considering buying one, is that it loosens all those little sebaceous filaments that sit in your pores so that next time you use your cleansing oil they just pop right out and your skin suddenly looks amazing.I'm not going to pretend that I know how this machine works but I know that it does. My skin is smoother, firmer, brighter and more clear. I don't know how this compares to the new LUNA 3 series, but between this Mini and the Play series or the Go series, I definitely prefer the Mini. It's a nice size to grip and still has all the features I want. The only downside is it misses out on the anti-wrinkle pulse but that's not too much of a problem. At this point I think I might get the rest of my family also converted onto Foreo!
Is a Foreo worth the money?? 👀
What is it? A cleansing device made with silicone bristles that sends 8,000 TSonic(tm) pulsations per minute to clean away dirt, oil, makeup, and any impurities in your pores. The pink is for normal skin, the purple is for sensitive, and the blue is for combo skin. I got the normal because the smaller bristles seemed like the best fit for me. There is an app that is used to register the device and change any settings on your device (goes up to level 15 for pulsating speed). The texture of the Luna 3 are small silicone bristles that deep clean your skin without being harsh. It provides a gentle yet effective clean. Also because it is silicone it is very hygienic! My thoughts 💭 She is expensive. I got her for black friday (about $40 off), so I have had it for almost a year. And let me tell you. It took me 1 week for me to decide this was my favorite purchase of 2019. I have pretty acne prone skin, I workout daily, I have clogged pores and never in my life have I had this smooth and soft of skin. I do feel as if my pores are smaller just because they look cleaner. The surface area on this device is what made it so appealing to me. My problem area is my cheeks when it comes to acne so being able to clean the problem area of my face efficiently and effectively is a plus. I am not 100% if others have had a similar experience, but I almost feel like this cleans so well that it has made my skin purge in some way. I love this cleansing device! Final takeaways 🗣 If you have clogged pores and are looking for a deeper clean, look no further! It leaves you super soft, smooth, and clean. I thought I was crazy for spending $160 on a cleansing device, but many of my skincare community friends recommended foreo! I also think it is a great investment because ONE charge lasts for over 600 uses. That is 2 cleanses a day for a year. There is also a warranty that comes with the device. Highly recommend, try to find it on sale! FOREO - LUNA 3 for Normal Skin #cheriepartner
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Are cleansing devices even really worth it? 🧐
I’ve been very fortunate to try many cleansing devices lately (all I purchased myself). I’m not quite sure why I keep jumping on this hype train but I do. Most cleansing devices on the market claim to cleanse your face any number amount of times better then your hands alone. They seem like fun, effective ways to up your skincare routine but they are really pricey. I’m here to say I don’t think they are worth it at all. The first cleansing device I ever purchased was the clarisonic - Mia 2 Skin Cleansing System . I’ve had this one for over 5 years. I know Clarisonic went out of business last year but I still wanted to talk about it. It had two speeds (which did nothing for me honestly.. I saw no difference) and multiple brush heads you could use. In my experience you could only use the Sensitive brush head or it was too harsh on the face. I don’t even have sensitive skin but the Normal brush head just hurt. I thought it did a good job cleansing my face but for the almost $200 I spent on it and having to buy $30 brush heads every couple of months it was not worth it. It also harbors bacteria easily so you have to be careful with it. Then, I decided to try the FOREO - LUNA mini which I absolutely hated. I got this one sale but it normally costs $119. The silicone design is a lot more hygienic then the Clarisonic but that’s all it had going for it. It has multiple vibration speeds which again did nothing for me. My issue with this is it only hit like 1/3 of my face because the silicone device doesn’t bend like bristles do. I was only really able to cleanse my cheeks and the middle of my forehead (which became so uncomfortable to cleanse). I ended up always going back in with my hands to get any crevices which defeated the purpose of the device. The silicone bristles were also a lot harder than described. They are described as very soft but it was just an unpleasant experience. I also didn’t like the feeling of it vibrating in my hand for a minute. It became really uncomfortable. Then, on another sale I tried the pmd - pmd Clean Pro which I hated for all the same reasons as the Foreo. The bristles were hard, it only hit 1/3 of my face, and the different pulses did nothing. For $99 this just wasn’t worth it. The only upside was the handle made it less uncomfortable in my hand with the vibrations. I also tried the back side to infuse serums into my skin (as they do say you can use that) and I stopped 10 seconds in. It’s just as uncomfortable as cleansing the face. Any “hard” planes of your face it doesn’t glide over nicely like the Foreo. So I’ve learned from this expensive experiment (which I ended up returning the Foreo and PMD) that you’re better off using your hands. It cleanses just as well and costs nothing. You’re able to fully get all the planes of your face gently and know everything is clean.
The perfect tool for Lazy skincare.
Hey guys! I’m back with another skincare fav for this month. It’s my Foreo Luna Mini. I have honestly had this bad boy sitting in my cabinet and finally decided to really put her to use. Pairing it with my Kate Somerville Eradikate cleanser, she customizes my skincare experience. The gentle yet effective pulses have made a huge change difference in the tightness of my skin and keeping it clear. Compared to cleansing with my hands the pulses help with my usual morning puffiness in my eyes and cheeks. Usually when cleansing with my hands I’m left with a smooth canvas but the puffiness remains. 😩 I really don’t know why I haven’t used her sooner. On days where I don’t want to use my hands for cleansing my skin, I’ll go ahead and use her. Focusing on my problem areas such as my cheeks, chin and neck area she gets the job done. For the price just think of it as an investment towards your skin because it’s totally worth it. If you have one already, use her more often! You won’t regret it! ✨FOREO - LUNA mini
Best tool I own
This Foreo Luna 3 is the best technology tool I own. I love how I can use it to wash my face and also massage it. They have different options for different skin types. Pink color is for normal skin Blue is for combination skin Purple is for sensitive skin You can control Luna 3 with a foreo app and choose the intensity you want from 16 different ones. I dampen my face and apply my cleanser on Luna 3 and then start the device and use it in circular motions. By default timer shuts off after one minute and there is a pause every 15 seconds which means you can move to a different area on your face. I charge it once in 6-9 months, which is amazing. FOREO - LUNA 3 For Combination Skin
FOREO-LUNA 3 For Combination Skin
The Foreo Luna Mini 2 is life changing for me. Did you know that it is recommended you wash your face for a full minute? The Foreo device runs for 1 minute in 15 second increments at 8 different settings of pulsations. I use the highest setting and this device has truly helped clean my pores and reduce their appearance. The 15 second increments let you know when to move to a different section of the face. This helps my face wash be more effective while ensuring I wash my face for a full minute. This device is expensive at $139 (I got mine during the Sephora sale) but I believe it is well worth it and highly recommend it!
Invest in a cleansing tool!!
This has become my staple tool! After lots of research, I chose this brush because I knew I wouldn’t use it every day but more like 3-4 times a week so I didn’t mind if it was a stronger cleansing tool (unlike my FOREO - LUNA fofo which is more of a gentle cleansing tool). I’m using the clarisonic - Deep Pore Facial Cleansing Brush Head which is the one I typically repurchase. I invested in this cutie about 2 years ago and I’m so glad I made the purchase! It has multiple heads for different concerns and they recommend switching out the brush every 3. I said investment earlier in the post, because it is a financial investment to keep up with purchasing different heads that are usually $20. I got a starter pack on QVC that included the device, and 3 heads so almost a full year of use and I just recently found that they sell 2 packs of the heads for $30 on amazon! It’s important to switch out the brush on these devices to get the most of them for your skin 😊 are you looking to invest in a cleansing brush anytime soon?? 👇❤️
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