I had a Clarisonic, once. The Mia II, to be exact. I purchased one because I had heard about how amazing it was and how clear it would make your skin and how unicorns would come down from the mountain and kiss your baby butt soft cheeks if you used it. While it's not the most expensive thing you can buy for your skin, it's still a pretty big investment and I waffled about buying one for a long time before caving in. I don't have super bad skin or anything, but I seem to constantly have at least one pimple somewhere on my face, along with some acne scarring on my cheeks, and I was hopeful that my new Clarisonic would help keep my breakouts at bay and improve the texture of my skin. Unfortunately, I ended up hating it. No matter what brush head I used, it irritated my skin. If I didn't keep it out of my shower and deconstruct it each time, it would grow that weird red/pink mold that you see on shower curtains. The brush heads needed to be replaced every 3-6 months, at about $30 a pop. After about eight months of struggle, without any visible difference in my skin, I gave up and gave it to my mom. I had sworn off facial cleansing devices that weren't manual (and even then, I avoided the brush kind). Until I heard about the Foreo Luna.
You can buy Foreo facial devices (they make a few different versions of the Luna, along with a toothbrush and an eye massager) from a few different retailers, including Sephora and Ulta, but I purchased mine from Birchbox since it was the best way to get a good deal on it. After a 20% off coupon and $20 in points, my $100 Luna Mini ended up being only $60. Plus, I was able to add on a Mystery Sample Pack! There is actually a Luna Mini II out now, but it's a lot more expensive and Birchbox doesn't carry it.
Let's start with what I got in my Mystery Sample Pack; I've heard a lot of mixed reviews about these, that some people get some really good items, and others get some not so good ones. I think I ended up with a pretty nice set, especially since I got a full size Cargo Swimmables Shadow Stick in Sun Kissed!
On to the star of the show!
So what do I think of it? I've been using it everyday since I bought it, which was a few weeks ago. I can't say I've noticed too much of a difference in my skin, and I do still get breakouts, but they are less severe and they seem to clear up faster and with less redness. I feel much more comfortable leaving this in my shower than I did my Clarisonic, since there's not really anywhere for bacteria or mold to grow. It's also a lot more gentle on my skin, even if I use the thicker touch points. One thing I did like about the Clarisonic was that it felt nice on my skin while using it, like a mini massage, and this has the same effect. My skin also feels noticeably smoother right after I use it, which is another plus.
Right now, I'm very happy with my Luna Mini! I'm not going to say everyone needs to run out and buy one, but if you've used other facial cleansing devices in the past, specifically the Clarisonic, and have written off other ones because of a bad experience, I would say check out a Foreo Luna, Mini or standard, since you might like it. Is it worth $100? Maybe, I'll have to see if it really does change my skin for the better. Is it worth $60, plus my free goodies and points from Birchbox? I would have to say yes!
Thanks for reading! <3