Foreo Luna Mini Deep Cleaning Facial Brush Review

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Lately I have been seeing a lot of skin care companies coming out with their own version of the Clairsonic facial brush.  Electronic facial cleansing brushes seem to be all the rage right now, and I can see why.  Being a Clairsonic Mia owner myself, I thoroughly enjoy the deep clean I get every time I use that brush.  Being an oily and acne prone skin type, this facial cleansing brush world we live in has been a really nice addition to my skincare routine.  After seeing all of these wannabe Clairsonics hitting the stores, I figured that all of the brushes were built sort of the same, with Clairsonic just being top of the line.  And then I met Luna..

 

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The Luna mini facial cleanser is a cleansing brush with the same purpose as a Clairsonic but a different execution.  As you can see, this is all one unit. Most of it (save the little bit on the bottom) is covered in silicone. This is a really nice feature because, unlike Clairsonic, this device requires no changing of brush heads.  Once you purchase this device, that’s it.  For comparison, you purchase your Clairsonic, then you should change the heads every 3 months.  Each head costs $25 x 4 times a year = $100 upkeep annually.  Luna requires none of that.  All of the bacteria and impurities just wash away.  Excellent for the budget savvy skincare fan who still wants to feel spoiled.

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 The entire device is 100% waterproof and is charged with a USB port in your computer (or wall charger that uses USB I suppose).  It’s kind of crazy to me that the little charger hole is right there getting all wet and it’s totally fine.  Each charge lasts up to 300 uses!  300!!  That means one charge and you’re good to throw it in your vacation bag and leave the charger at home.  Fabulous!  As you now see (looking at the two photos) there are different nubs (for lack of a better term) on either side.  There are 1,300 of those little guys on here.  Larger, stiffer ones on the side with the charging dock, and smaller, softer ones on the other.  I find that 99% of the time I favor the finer bristles.

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At the very bottom of the device is this plastic piece which contains a light.  Luna will run for 1 minute (the minimum amount of time you should spend on cleansing) and every 15 seconds it will pulse and the light will blink, indicating you should move on to another part of your face.  After a minute it pulses 3 times, telling you that it’s okay to turn it off, however it will keep running if you feel the need to cleanse for a bit longer.  Luna turns on automatically at its higher speed.  One click of the button turns the speed down to low and one more click turns it off.

Luna uses T-sonic technology, using transdermal sonic pulsations across the skin to whisk away dirt and impurities while giving your skin some retexturing.  It’s a gentle, but very effective way to cleanse.  So no brush bristles swishing back and forth, but rather just vibrations that make the little nubs work their magic.

Oh, added bonus: they come in some really cute colors!

All in all, I think this product is fantastic!  I’ve been using it for about a month now, and my skin definitely notices the difference.  I love using it with my LUSH cleansers, my gentle cleansers and I even tried it with a lightly exfoliating cleanser and loved how my skin felt.  I’m definitely giving Clairsonic a rest for awhile and seeing what a few months of this baby does for my skin.

Interested enough to look into getting one for yourself?  Well I have something that can help.  I was able to get my Foreo Luna Mini at a discounted rate thanks to BzzAgent, but fear not, they gave me something for you guys too.  I have codes that will get you 35% off your very own Luna Mini from Foreo’s website.  So, step one is to click here and check out the websiteThen, since I actually have a limited number of codes to give out, you need to contact me either on Facebook, Twitter, or via email and tell me that you’d like to get your skin a treat this holiday season.  These codes are good until January 31, 2014, so it’s a good time to get a holiday gift for your loved one or yourself.  Links to find me are all in the sidebar. 

**While I did get this product through BuzzAgent all thoughts and opinions are my own.  I would never encourage my readers to try something unless I firmly believed in the product.**

The Friday 5: October 19th, 2013

Welcome to a late night posting of the Friday 5. Technically it’s Friday (12:50am) so it’s legit.  Since I’m enjoying a quiet night in alone (more on that in a second), I figured I’d get a head start on my Friday by getting some work done before bed.  There’s going to be a lot happening here this weekend.

Blogging Weekend

I don’t get to see Erik until Saturday, and since today is my day off, it means I have a chance to get a lot done without interruption or anything, however, “freedom” like this also causes me to be a lot less disciplined about pretty much everything.  I tend to need to be held accountable (kind of why I work at Weight Watchers.  I have to practice what I preach) in order to stay on track.  This weekend, I decided that needs to happen despite the fact no one is “watching” me.  So, here’s the plan: a little “A weekend in the life of the almost-wife of a traveling businessman: having a productive and enjoyable weekend, including a food plan that’s ON plan.  I figure that posting on here holds me super accountable, as all of you see it.  That’s why I’m posting this so early.  There will be another post tonight 🙂

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Thursday Night

Technically my alone weekend started Thursday evening, so here is the prologue (I guess?) to the posts to come.  After getting home from a productive day at voice lessons, I went and fulfilled my kitty-sitting obligations and managed to be back in my apartment for the night by about 10:15.  I figured there was no better way to start this weekend than by giving my skin some TLC.  Shown above is everything I used for a mini spa night .  I removed my makeup using the Sephora Tripe Action Cleansing Water and 3 (yes, it took 3) exfoliating cotton pads.  I find they give a deeper clean, in my opinion, than regular pads.  After taking the washcloth and soaking it in hot water to rest over my face (open up those pores a bit), I used one of my new obsessions: LUSH Let the Good Times Roll cleanser to exfoliate (full review coming soon). Now clean, pores open and dead skin gone it was time to apply my mask, Origins Clear Improvement mask for some deep pore cleansing.  After slathering some Fresh Sugar Lip Polish on my lips (they needed some exfoliating TLC too) I made some ginger tea and started to clean the apartment (yeah…at 11:00pm).  Now I’m sitting here with really fresh skin, in a clean looking apartment and will wake up in the morning feeling ready to tackle the day.  While the apartment is picked up, there’s a lot of other things to accomplish.

So, there’s day 1 I guess.  Or a nighttime skin treat regimen.  How ever you want to look at it.

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I am Catwoman

I somehow have become the substitute cat-lady of the apartment complex…at least it feels like it this week.  One of the couples Erik and I have grown really close to left town this week and asked if I would kitty sit for their fur-babies, Jasper (fuzzy orange one) and Rosie (the baby)  I of course said yes.  Then I was visited by another MBA student, who was planning on having the cat couple pop in on her cat while she was away this weekend, so since everyone was leaving, I was asked to visit Frank as well.  All week I’ve been checking in on Jasper and Rosie, and I now want to call Rosie the “little terror” as she was a little monster tonight.  I’ve never seen a kitten try to jump on top of a table lamp before.  Even when there is success, it just doesn’t end well…  Despite her insanity, I love being able to cuddle a kitten (the whole two seconds she lets me when I pick her up), and today’s first visit with Frank (aka the Lover) was amusing.  He apparently had a lot to say, and was not content unless I was petting him.  It’s nice to be needed for affection by animals again.  I think Erik has finally given in to the fact that we’ll end up with a dog at some point.  I miss my puppies so much, so the kitty sitting is a nice way to get a little fur fix.

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Climb Every Mountain

At least that’s what it felt like we did on Tuesday.  We went to visit one of Erik’s closest friends from college, Amanda, at her parents house about 4 hours away in the mountains.  She is recently engaged and moving to Canada, so we had to take advantage of the fact she was in North Carolina rather than Florida.  To get to her parent’s beautiful house we had to drive my little green machine up hills that made me feel like I was prepping for a roller coaster drop.  They were seriously THAT intense.  (see the view out of the window of the house?  Breathtaking, but scary to get to) On our way back down the mountain to leave, there was one point my car was making a noise that freaked both of us out.  Thankfully Erik was a good (great, amazing, wonderful…the list goes on) fiancé and did the driving so I didn’t have to, which worked out well because I was totally freaked out just being on the passenger side.  Driving those winding roads plummeting down would not have gone well.  Other than the mountain we had a great time nerding out with Amanda and her fiancé by playing a few favorite card games.  Great time, but I definitely learned I’m much more of a city girl.

Note:

Munchkin: if you haven’t played it, do it.  It’s really good for a laugh, but be warned: backstabbing WILL happen.  What happens at the Munchkin table gets forgotten when the game ends, or any couple playing will go home angry.  Get ready family; when we visit this winter, the game is coming too!

Chinese Food..

My students love showing me videos that make me lose hope in their generation.  We all thought that one of the worst songs ever written was about our favorite day of the week (to watch “Friday” by Rebecca Black, click here.  Then you’ll understand what I mean..), but alas, that song as been beaten for worst song ever written…

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to show you the beginning of the fall of the children who are supposed to be our future:

Yeah…I know.  -.-

Happy Friday, my friends!

*Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were mine and all opinions are my own*