We are loyal users of cleansing tools in our skincare routines, but we, along with the rest of the internet, haven’t yet settled the debate between the Clarisonic vs. Foreo. Keep reading to see why each of us have our favorite tool.
When I was 19, my mom bought me a Clarisonic Pro for Christmas. I’m going to be honest, when I opened the box I thought my mom was Queen of the Boring Gifts. She works at a Dermatologist office so I saw right where she was going with this. I need to take care of my skin, make sure it ages well… blah blah blah. But, I was grateful and it was something new to me, so I gave it a try. Being a creature of habit I used it every single time I washed my face. That was of course a rookie mistake. My skin, totally unused to being exfoliated to that extent was wrecked. It was dry, it was breaking out, and I was totally beside myself. I did extensive googling and realized where I had gone wrong. Luckily, and thankfully, I restarted with it the right way. I have used it every single day since.
My particular model, while probably a little outdated now, was top of the line when I got it. I can’t overstate enough how nice it was to have the Clarisonic that came with a charging base for me to just pop it in there and never have to worry about it running out of battery. It also has a forward facing brush which makes the way you wash your face more logical than some of the other Clarisonic tools that have the brush on the tip. I’m not quite to the age where I am seeing anti aging benefits from this product, but I definitely notice a difference on the days when I am traveling and forget to pack it. My skin is significantly less even and just feels so dull on my days without it.
There are “drawbacks” to the product. One is that you do have to change the brush head on it about every six months. They are not terribly expensive but the important part is to stay on top of it because you don’t want to be cleaning your face with a germy facial cleansing tool. Kind of counterproductive. And for those overly paranoid about what they put on their face, like me, I clean my brush head once a week with Dove Soap in addition to changing it out when needed.
It is at the very crux of my skincare obsession, so thanks Mama!
I am ashamed to say I was late to jump on the cleansing tool train. Alexis and I lived together, and she would always talk about her Clarisonic and how when she used it consistently her skin looked better. I wanted to try something, but the price and my fear of bristles to the face scared me off. My mom eventually got me on board.
Let’s go back to December of 2016 while I was Christmas shopping with my mom. She is a Clarisonic user, and she wanted to purchase one for each of my sisters and me. I felt horrible telling her this, but I didn’t want one. Full disclosure: they gross me out. I know they say they’re clean, sterile, whatever, but I wasn’t sure. So I did some research and found the Foreo LUNA 2. If you haven’t heard of this, it’s a completely silicon egg shaped tool, a little bit bigger than the palm of my hand. The pulsations are sent through silicon bristles helping deep clean your pores and exfoliating your skin which is great for anti-aging. The model I have has two sides. The reverse side has ridges on the back that are supposed to reduce forehead wrinkles, and lines around the eyes and mouth. Honestly, I have no idea if this actually happens because at 27, I can’t see the fine lines. But I use it each night, and my hope is that if I’m consistent, I’ll have fewer lines down the road.
The Foreo is a traveler’s dream. I am on the road a lot, and this tool is so easy to pack up. I just dry it off, stick it in the carrying bag it came with, and put it in my travel cosmetic case. It takes up very little room and the battery life is unbelievable. I’ve had it for nine months and I just charged it for the first time in June, so when I travel, I’m never worried it will die on me.
The Foreo LUNA 2 is just as simple to use as it is to travel with. I use it every night with a foaming cleanser. It’s one minutes of my day, and it has a huge impact on my skin. Like Alexis, I have to thank my mom for this one. Thanks, Mare!
No matter if you are thinking of the Clarisonic or the Foreo, you should do some research on which is best for you, and invest in a cleansing tool. We promise you’ll notice a difference in how clean your face feels and the smoothness of your skin. Plus, they make sure your skin is getting all the benefits of those pricy products you’re purchasing. Happy cleansing!