Because ain’t nobody got time for a seven step routine…
When you’re a mum of two, every second alone counts. Trust me when I say this: I can’t remember the last time I’ve used the bathroom on my own for more than five minutes. I’m lucky if I even get to put moisturiser on after brushing my teeth. Forget slapping on the usual serum, eye cream, toner or facial oil – they’re all just sitting on my bathroom counter because no mum’s got time for that!
FOREO, the geniuses behind the LUNA mini and the UFO, have launched the LUNA 2, a cleansing brush that promises to deep clean your skin and keep it looking young and fresh within two minutes – now that’s more my speed! Of course, I had to try it out for myself because lord knows, my skin is in dire need of some TLC.
The complete lowdown
Unlike your average brush with a bristle head, this device uses T-Sonic pulsations to cleanse and exfoliate, leaving your skin feeling younger and fresher. Apart from removing dirt and oil, you can also use it to clean off your makeup. As cute as it looks (I had to stop my kids from playing with it), it’s a powerful tool that’s covered with medical-grade silicone, which makes it a lot more hygienic than your usual brush. There are four different models available, depending on your skin type – combination, oily, normal or sensitive. Each model has a unique brush head created for specific skin challenges.
The two minute wonder
With a toddler tugging on one hand and the brush in the other, I was able to use it just in time before he threw the mother of all tantrums. After splashing water on my face and applying my trusty old cleanser, all I had to do was tap a button and adjust the speed. And voila – after 15 seconds, the device pulsated to signal that I had to move the brush to another area of my face. For the anti-ageing mode, I just used the smoother side and placed it on my wrinkle-prone areas.
So does it work?
As someone who’s constantly trying to keep my skincare routine effective but simple, the LUNA 2 is able to keep my skin sparkly clean. You know all those crevices that you usually miss out on? The brush’s little silicone tips manages to scrub off all the traces of dirt, without the abrasiveness of a loofah or face cloth. As for the anti-ageing bit, I’m still waiting for the fountain of youth to take away my 35 year-old laugh lines. Maybe it just needs a little more time…
This post is sponsored by Foreo