FOREO Luna is truly an amazing device! It was the first sonic brush I tried many years ago, and still my №1 choice for traveling. At this time, Luna is the only facial cleansing device that combines the sonic pulsations with non-abrasive silicone bristles that can also double up as an anti-aging face massager. To accommodate for those who prefer smaller devices, FOREO also created Luna Mini, a little sister to the original, that is just as effective. Now, considering the price of each device, most of us can probably reasonably afford only one, and hopefully this review will help you decide which of these two you might want to go with, or if you even need one at all. For full disclosure, I want to mention that I bought Luna Mini myself, and just recently I was sent a full-sized Luna to try.
Both Luna and Luna Mini are coated with high-quality non-porous silicone, so you never have to worry about replacing brush heads. That was perhaps the driving force behind my purchase, since the price of buying new brush heads every few months adds up quickly.
Another thing I adore both about Luna and Luna Mini is that they are very energy efficient – one full charge lasts over 450 full cleansing routines. Imagine having to charge your brush only once a year!
Since there’s no such thing as “one brush fits all”, FOREO designed brushes for different skin types. Luna Mini works for all skin types and features more rows of thin bristles, and my full-sized Luna is great for combination skin, because it has alternating rows of thin and thick bristles for some extra scrubbing.
Full-sized Luna also has a ribbed anti-aging surface on the back of the brush, while Luna Mini does not. Instead, it has several rows of thicker, more abrasive bristles that are great for cleansing the T-zone, if necessary. After over a month of using Luna’s anti-aging side, I’m not quite sure it’s doing anything; only time will tell if it was effective. However, all of us can use deeper cleansing in the T-zone from time to time, so Luna Mini is the winner here I think.
Luna and Luna Mini both come with several speeds. Luna Mini only has two, and you switch between them by continuously pressing the middle button. Full-sized Luna has several, and you adjust it by pressing + and -. The device will even remember your choice and automatically use the last speed you used next time it’s turned on.
Since they are made of silicone, Luna devices are not only waterproof up to 1 meter, they can also be shared with the rest of your family. The surface very easy to sanitize with plain old antibacterial soap: just lather up the brush after use, run it under tap water, and it’s as good as new!
So which one do you need? If you are looking for a great cleansing device and don’t care much about the anti-aging benefits, multiple speeds or having it tailored for your skin type, Luna Mini is a good choice. Its size also makes it great for traveling, because it won’t take much space in your cosmetic bag. If you prefer using products and devices that directly address your skin’s concerns, a full-sized Luna would be a better choice. It also feels better in the hand, and I found it easier to maneuver.
WHERE TO BUY:
- Luna – $199 for 1 device. Available at FOREO, Sephora.
- Luna Mini – $139 for 1 device. Available at FOREO, Sephora.
Have you tried a Luna device before? Do you like sonic cleansing brushes? Let me know in the comments below!
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