Happy Halloween to me!! I am super happy to have the chance to try the Foreo Luna Mini and compare it with my Clarisonic Mia 2. I think it’s going to go over very well this holiday season.
When my package arrived, I was surprised at how small it was; it fit inside the tiny mailbox- it was about the size of a box of checks, only a little shorter. The minimalist packaging consists of a hard plastic case, a paper folded in half for an instruction manual (full manual available online), a tiny box with about a foot-long cord, and of course, the device itself. That’s it- very simplistic!
The whole device is covered in a soft silicone, and has different textures of “bristles” on each side of the top. One side is for the T-zone, the other is for the rest of the face. You press the button once to turn the device on high, again for low, and a third time to turn it off. Luna Mini is designed to automatically shut off after three minutes to avoid over-cleansing.
This is a really awesome product, so I’m going to start with the negatives so I can end on a positive note. You cannot use clay-based, silicone-based, or grainy cleansers, scrubs, and exfoliators with the device. One of my favorite cleansers, Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip, is clay-based; so I’m a bit disappointed that I can’t use it with the Luna Mini.
Another negative is that it only comes with a foot-long partial cord- in other words, it’s USB on one end, then a standard jack plug at the other, with no way to plug it into the wall. Since the retail price is $139, I felt they could have included a wall plug, or at least a longer cord. It was pretty inconvenient to crawl underneath the table where my phone charger is plugged in, unplug my phone cable, then plug this into my phone plug. Then, after charging, I had to crawl back under there to get it. Although the device is purported to be 100% waterproof, there is still a jack where the charging cord plugs in. On the Clarisonic devices, there is no actual opening, a cord magnetically attaches and it charges. Finally, this is a bit nit-picky, but the serial number is merely a sticker on the bottom of the device; whereas the serial number is actually printed directly on the Clarisonic.
I actually like the simplicity of the packaging and instructions; it makes the device seem far less intimidating! The Luna Mini is small, and takes up very little space. It also stands up on its own, no clumsy lobbing or rolling around on the counter. It just stands nice and pretty. It’s also very compact, so it will be a lot easier to travel with than my Clarisonic. Initial charging only takes an hour, and the instructions say you can get up to 300 uses out of a single charge. When recharging my Clarisonic, I have to leave it overnight, and I get a couple weeks out of it.
With the way Luna Mini is constructed, it appears that cleaning the device will also be very easy. Also, the silicone “bristles” are not as harsh as the Clarisonic bristles; even the ones on the brush heads for sensitive skin. However, the biggest and best part about the Luna Mini…drumroll please… NO NEED TO KEEP BUYING EXPENSIVE BRUSH HEADS!!!!!!
My first impression of the Foreo Luna Mini is very good- it appears to be well designed and constructed. I can’t wait to share my experience after I take it for a test drive, so check back frequently!
Foreo Luna Mini retails for $139.00. Click the banner below for more information and to get free shipping! If you order before November 12, 2015, use code BEAUXBEAUTY to get free shipping AND 10% off!