After suffering from a light adult acne the past months I realized one thing more than ever: there is no way to get rid of disturbing spots and blemishes without properly cleaning your skin. I always do a double cleanse and switch between one of my favorites cleaning devices for the second cleanse, the Foreo Luna Mini and Clarisonic Aria. There are a bunch of cleaning devices on the beauty market these days and it can get quite challenging for us customers to decide which one to go for, right? I love to share my experiences with you and write down the pro and cons of the Foreo Luna Mini and Clarisonic Aria.
Foreo Luna Mini
I purchased the Foreo Luna Mini almost four years ago, so this is not the newest version, Foreo Luna Mini 2, but the size and functionality is still the same. It is made out of a quick-drying and nonporous silicone. The extra gentle silicon surface makes it incredibly easy to keep it clean and as well as that, the Foreo Luna Mini is absolutely antibacterial and hygienic, so perfect for all kind of skin types and especially suitable for acne-prone skin. The vibration is very gentle and irritation is almost impossible. As you can see on the pictures above the Foreo Luna Mini features different sizes of touch-points. On the front side it combines thinner and thicker touch-points, great for sensitive or dry skin, the back side features only thicker touch-points, great for combination to oily skin. I use both sides, starting with the front side and then finish off with the reverse. During the four years of using this device I am still hooked. My skin changed a lot during the years, from super-dry to acne-prone, and the Foreo Luna Mini never disappointed me in any way, it always worked for my current skin condition.
- Suits every skin type
- No replacement brush heads required
- It is waterproof, can be used under the shower or in the bath
- Completely hygienic, 35 times more than standard cleansing devices
- Takes off 99,5% of dirt and oil
- Has two vibrations levels, a gentle one for the under eye part
- Very handy, palm size, great for travels
- Incredibly long battery service life (around 300 uses for one full charge via USB)
- 2-year limited warranty, 10-year quality guarantee
- I don’t know now if I would consider this a con, but it has no anti-aging function (compared to the Foreo Luna)
- No timer (not basically necessary, I don’t mind about that)
I mean, is there even anyone who doesn’t know the Clarisonic cleansing brush? This is such a hyped device, of course I had to get my hands on it. The Clarisonic Aria comes with a brush head for sensitive skin but there are several brush heads for other skin types available. I also purchased the “Deep Pore” brush heads (twin pack available) and these work great for me at the moment. The replacement is very easy and requires no time at all. The Clarisonic Aria works without vibrations or rotations but with oscillations. I love how clean my skin feels after using the Clarisonic but if you have very sensitive skin it might probably be too harsh to use it every day, even with the soft brush. I use it a few days a week whenever I feel I need a super deep cleanse. The exfoliation effect is fantastic. Regarding the battery, depending on how much I used it, I charge it every one or two month.
- 3 intensity levels
- Individually adjustable timer
- All-in-one solution: Charge base (USB) and retainer to let the brush dry
- 2-year warranty
- Cleanses 6 times better than manual cleansing
- Cleansing performance is matchless, leaves skin squeaky clean
- Replacement brush heads required, you should change it after every two or three months
- Brush head is harder to keep clean
- Can stress out the skin, especially sensitive or dry skin
It is hard for me to choose a favorite since both devices are terrific in one’s own way. But still, I tend to use the Foreo Luna Mini more often since it is so gentle and has the perfect size to take with you while traveling. Btw, Clarisonic released a travel sized brush some time ago, the Alpha FIT. Both devices are convenient for all ages and skin types. The biggest difference is definitely the price tag and the fact that you need to repurchase new brush heads from time to time.
Do you use one of these devices as well or maybe another one? Or are you thinking of purchasing one?