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FOREO LUNA mini review & Clarisonic comparison | + Enter to WIN a Luna Mini of your choosing!

Foreo Luna Mini vs Clarisonic reviwa

The product: FOREO LUNA mini in Cool Grey

It’s hard for me to tell you everything about the Foreo Luna Mini without just listing off facts. So I’ll do a little bit of fact-listing in a little bit (because when something looks this much like a sex toy but it’s actually for your face, it’s kind of important to know how to use it correctly), but I’m going to start today off with a different list.

Here are my five favourite things about the Luna Mini!

1. The Luna Mini only needs to be charged once every 5 months if you’re using it twice a day… and only needs an hour to make it to a full charge.

Foreo Luna Mini T-Sonic Facial Cleansing Device review

2. Foreo’s cleansing tools (both the LUNA and ISSA product lines) are designed like any motorized, high-quality silicone product: they’re 100% waterproof…

3. And completely non-porous, so they don’t store bacteria the way that nylon bristles do. (Tests show that they’re up to 35 times more hygienic than brush-type cleansing tools!)

FOREO LUNA Mini Cool Grey review

The FOREO LUNA mini

4. The Mini is perfect for sensitive skin. I love my Clarisonic, but it always really hurts to use. Using the Luna Mini, on the other hand, feels like getting the best facial massage of your life (and we all know how great facial massages are for stimulating blood flow and preventing wrinkles!)

5. Because the Luna is so gentle, you don’t have to limit yourself to one-minute cleansing sessions. The device will pulse to let you know when it’s time to switch zones and when a minute is up, but it’s a lot less stressful to use than my Clarisonic, which turns off after exactly 60 seconds.

Foreo Luna review sensitive skin

How it works & how to use it

The Luna Mini is more compact (and cheaper) than the Luna, and it’s made to be a sort of “do-all.” Instead of having one Luna for each skin type, the Mini has smaller, softer touch-point silicone “bristles” for sensitive and dry skin on the front, larger touch-points for oily skin/deep cleansing on the back, and two cleansing speeds for the face and eye area.

Foreo Luna waterproof charging port

Charging the LUNA Mini

To use it, you just wet your face and Luna, apply cleanser (foaming is best, but cleansing milks and oils work well, too — just make sure not to use any silicone-, clay-, or exfoliating cleansers with your Luna), and cleanse with gentle upward and outward strokes.

I always think “facial massage” when I use this one, so I use even pressure and long, curved motions, spending a little extra time making sure the pores in my t-zone get really clean.

Push the button a second time to reduce speed before cleansing the eye area (where I still find the Luna Mini to be extremely comfortable to use), and rinse off your face and device when you’re ready!

Foreo Luna how to

Foreo’s Luna Mini. I really wish it was more grey (like it is on the Foreo site) and less blue in person!

The verdict, a coupon code, and a giveaway!!

Okay, so here’s the really exciting part of this post. I have been loving my time with my Luna Mini (I’ve had it for about a month, and my skin has been just eating it all up — I had my first skin analysis the other day, and it looked great even under the blacklight), and now… I get to share it with you guys!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That’s right: one lucky reader is going to get a free LUNA Mini in the colour of their choice. The giveaway will be open for two weeks and is open internationally, so enter now using the widget above! (If you’re on a mobile device, just zoom in and back out of the page if the form fields are hidden.)

Good luck on the giveaway!

Availability: $139 USD/$159 CAD through Foreo and Sephora. Use code “TheNotice” for 15% off + free shipping on all Luna and Issa models until December 16th!

FOREO Luna Mini review

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions included are my own, and my priority is still (and always will be) to you guys — my readers! 

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  • Agata

    I like my Clarisonic Mia 2 but I agree, it can be a little harsh at times. My main concern at the moment is breakouts on my chin. I can't get rid of them!
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  • Lulu

    My biggest concearn is that my skin looks dull and dry amd tired this fall(

  • Lulu

    Magenta color looks fabulous! I would choose it)

  • Jan

    Love this! Been meaning to try one out. I would get the purple!

  • Grace

    Always wanted to try it but never heard any reviews. Very excited for the giveaway

  • Rosa

    I've always been curious about the Luna – great review and great giveaway! Thanks!

    • Rosa

      I would love to win the pink Foreo!

      My biggest skin concern is my dry and sensitive skin.

  • Grace

    My number 1 skin concern is dullness, my skin seems really pale and lifeless lately.

    • Yasmine

      My number one skincare issue is breakouts
      I would love the cool grey colour if i win
      Thank you

  • Grace

    Id love a magenta foreo, theyre so colourful and cute

  • Jamie

    THIS LOOKS AMAZING! My Clarisonic was way too rough for my skin and there's no way I'd use it around my eyes.

    • Jamie

      P.S. Cool gray – Got too excited and forgot the point of commenting!

  • This looks so great! I've been noticing some problems with dullness, so this will do just the trick!
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  • I'd love any color, but the petal pink is so pretty!
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  • 5 month charge, oh my.

    My skin just isn't the same texture it used to be, and is acting far more temermental to say the least. I think I need to up my cleaning game.

    The turquoise looks really pretty.

  • I have combination skin and it tends to breakout every now and then. Ughh!
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  • Katherine

    My number one skin concern right now is clogged pores on my nose.

  • Katherine

    I would like to win the turquoise blue!

  • Laura

    Dryness! Winter :(

    That blue one is cute

  • I use a Clarisonic right now and I love how clean and smooth it makes my face feel! But sometimes I find it too abrasive, and I wished we didn't need to purchase replacement heads so often. So naturally I was interested in the Luna, but I keep uum and ahh-ing over it because it's quite the investment. I suffer from clogged pores at the moment, and the texture of my skin is less than ideal. The purple Luna Mini is too cute!

  • #1 skin concern atm is oiliness!
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  • Anastasiya

    I want to win magenta FOREO =)

    My #1 skin concern is Chanel!

  • baroness octothorpe

    #1 skin concern: aging

  • baroness_octothorpe

    Favorite color: pink!

  • eastandwestgirl

    My main concern is my large pores!

    • eastandwestgirl

      I'd love to get the purple Foreo.

  • My skin is too dry.

  • Lys

    The LUNA mini looks so cool! I've wanted to try facial cleansing tools for a while now, hoping that it would help restore balance in my skin… My skin hasn't been dealing well with the weather changes lately, I've had more breakouts and my T-zone has been oilier than usual. If I were so lucky to win this giveaway, I would choose the LUNA mini in Cool Grey.
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  • I wish i could win LUNA™ mini Purple

  • evo

    as it is getting colder on the west coast. dryness and flaking on my face.

    purple foreo

  • Jodi Butler

    Acne, it's always acne, girl. I love the design of the LUNA, though you're totally right, it doesn't look like it should be used on the face!
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  • EuterpesDelight

    My main skin concern is dehydration.
    I'd like to get a magenta Luna mini!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Shauna Fidler

    I would LOVE to win the PURPLE FOREO, thanks :)

  • Shauna Fidler

    I'm concerned with anti-aging, as well as skin texture and overall improvement :)

  • Miriam Ling

    My #1 skincare concern is hyperpigmentation… I would love to have the FOREO in petal pink! :)

  • I normally hate things that vibrate in my hands (:o), but I have to admit that the LUNA mini in Cool Grey looks so so so cute! I rely heavily on my Clarisonic because the area around my nose gets so flaky during this time of year.

  • ShannoninBC

    Oh, the purple…or the gray! My current skin care concern is aging – I've noticed my skin is less combo/oily and starting to become more dry and patchy with dry spots :( My clarisonic hasn't been helping for a while but this sounds ideal!

  • DRTVrMoi

    My #1 skin concern….firmness

  • DRTVrMoi

    The magenta is calling my name…..

  • Kasey

    Turquoise!

  • Pantea

    Acne! Especially the hormonal acne…

  • Pantea

    The torquoise color is gorgeous!

  • Leslie cheryl

    My biggest concerns are temperamental and dull skin, and I love the purple color!!

  • liliana silva

    I want to win magenta FOREO =)

  • Alyssa

    My number 1 skin concern is dealing with my combination skin becoming more dry in the winter.

  • Alyssa

    My color choice would be either the turquoise or lavender!

  • magaliviana

    Oiliness:/ And my fav LUNA MINI
    TURQUOISE BLUE:D

  • I like the Magenta.

  • My #1 skin concern is blackheads and blemishes.

  • My #1 skin concern is clogged pores as I tend to breakout easily.

    I would love love love this item in any colour. But if I had to choose one, it would be Turquoise Blue.

    Thanks for doing this contest!!
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  • D J

    I have large pores and some fine lines.

  • D J

    I really like the purple one.

  • Katherine

    My concern is always acne. I'm 30 and still struggling with it.

  • Katherine

    And my favorite color is the purple – but the magenta and turquoise are gorgeous too!

  • GlitterOCD

    My number 1 concern right now is a mix of driness and random zits x_xxx
    I've wanted to try the Luna Mini for a long time, so is really love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  • GlitterOCD

    If I win, I'd pick the turquoise :-)
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  • Tahrer

    Hope I win!!!

  • Emily C

    I worry about my hyperpigmentation. The magenta Foreo is so pretty!

  • esharp1978

    My main concern lately is sensitivity! My skin has been freaking out at this seasonal change way more than usual!
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  • Julia

    Right now I am getting used to a prescription retinoid so my skin is a bit flakey, it's hard to manage but the results from the retinoid have been amazing!

    • Julia

      Oh, I would also love to win a purple one! Anything purple is good on my list!

  • Sheri H

    This looks like a great product. Thanks for the posting and the giveaway.

  • JenniferL

    Thank you – I've been wanting to try this for ages! I like the blue gray, or gray blue :)

  • Minh-Tam

    my main skin concern at the moment is blackheads on my nose!

  • Minh-Tam

    Colour I'd like to win is turquoise!

  • I always break out when I use a scrub or the Clarisonic so I knwo they've been too rough on my skin! This sounds like the perfect alternative and I think the cool grey would definitely be my style!
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    • Ahh, I'm glad I'm not the only one who totally gets touch-breakouts! My skin gets so mad at me when it's been over-sensitized :(

      This little guy is an awesome Clarisonic alternative for us sensitive skinned gals!

  • My skin is too dry.

  • Angela Mitchell

    I always break out in the fall. My skin is usually so much nicer in the summer.

  • Angela Mitchell

    I would choose the purple.

  • Kahani

    I have such terribly oily skin and blemishes. The Clarisonic is helping but would be game to try something else =)

  • The pink one is really cute! And my #1 skin care issue right now is dryness, especially in these upcoming winter months.
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  • Oooh tell us more about that skin analysis, dude! I'd love to have one as well, but I'm afraid I'll be shocked by the results…

    As for the FOREA LUNA, I used to have the normal-sized version (the blue one) but because I am dumb f*ck I left it in Hawaii, for some very lucky cleaning lady to find, ugh. Is this giveaway open internationally?
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  • elizabeth

    Ooh! I have the same issues with the clarisonic being too rough on my sensitive skin! My main issue with my skin is that it's so dull and i'm getting dry flakes now that it's winter.

    • This is the perfect alternative if the Clarisonic was too rough on your skin! :)

  • elizabeth

    I'd love to win this in the turquoise blue color!!

  • doritattwindly

    My skin concerns right now?! Too many! Since summer my skin has been acting up, so I've had a lot of breakouts, while at the same time I've noticed a lot of new fine lines and dullness! I'd really like to improve the overall appearance of my skin.
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  • doritattwindly

    If I'd be so lucky to win the Foreo Luna, I'd love to get a magenta one!
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  • partsaklo19

    I'd choose the purple one!

  • partsaklo19

    My main concern is my large pores!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mary

    My main skin concern right now is dryness around my nose and mouth in the winter months/flu season! I would love the purple Mini Luna! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  • Samaria

    I would live to win a purple mini LUNA!

  • Julie

    Break outs are probably my number one concern right now.

  • Julie

    I'd like to win the Magenta color. It's so pretty.

  • This is really neat! I like how compact it is too.
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  • Turquoise Blue! And hmmm… number one skin concern I guess would be wrinkles? That being said, I'm not really that concerned about wrinkles in general. I'm pretty happy with my skin!

  • Sónia Costa

    My big concern is ACNE!

  • Sónia Costa

    Color: Cool Grey. Amazing color!

  • I'm most concerned about my sensitive and dry skin

  • I'll love the LUNA mini in Purple!

  • Bonnie

    My skin right now is so dry, especially with this winter and it's wind. I'd love to win the cool grey mini!

  • BooBooNinja

    My number one skin concern right now is acne. One/a few pimples pop up each month, juicy ones like I used to get when I was a teen. I'm not sure what's going on.

  • BooBooNinja

    I like the idea of a purple Luna, but I'd probably ultimately choose a cool grey one.

  • Shauna

    I just had a baby, so my concerns are tired, dull, dry skin. I'd love to get my radiance back!

  • Shauna

    I would want turquoise or grey :)

  • BooBooNinja

    I'll get boring but classic light grey.

  • nekoneko

    I've been struggling with acne over many many years but since I'm taking a medication (I started this march), my major concern right now is to get those dry skin flakes off my face. It's not as bad as it used to be at the beginning, but I imagine the LUNAmini being the perfect tool to increase blood circulation to keep moisture! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Good luck with the giveaway! Can I ask what you're using to keep your face hydrated right now? I have extremely dry, flakey skin, but I get great results with the DHC Extra Nighttime Moisture moisturizer and Odacité Pomegranate + Rose Geranium Serum Concentrate! :)

  • Kamila

    My skin is breaking out like a teenager's – I'm 30 >_<

  • Kamila

    And the turquoise mini looks lovely!

  • Amber

    Redness and dryness!

  • Amber

    I adore the Turquoise color :)

  • Melanie

    My biggest concern right now is that I see signs of dehydration because it's colder.

  • Melanie

    I'd like my FOREO LUNA mini in purple :)

  • Lisa

    I'm in my mid 20s and I still have acne :(

  • Lisa

    I can't say no to the magenta one.

  • Amy

    My #1 skin concern right now is my acne and enlarged pores!

  • Amy

    I'd love the color purple :)

  • jenny

    My main concern is that my skin is very acne prone.

  • jenny

    I would love the turquoise one.

  • Tina

    I love the cool grey colour – that's the one I would choose :)

  • Tina

    And my number one skin concern is congestion around the nose and chin.

  • Heidi V

    I have a clairsonic and like you, it always hurts to use it (so I find my self skipping it). This is with the sensitive head. I'd love to try the luna but I was always afraid to spend even more on a facial cleansing device. This really sounds great for someone with sensitive skin though and would be a blessing.

  • jenna

    ouuu what a great giveaway! I'd love to win the turquoise mini :)

  • hsibley

    My biggest skin concern is redness

  • hsibley

    I would love the magenta luna

  • My main skin problem is dehydration and pimples.

  • I'd love the magenta one.

  • riann

    Wow, I've been looking for a facial cleansing tool. I'm glad your review is so favorable!

  • riann

    The colors are all gorgeous, but the petal pink and cool grey are beautiful!

    • riann

      Also, the texture of my skin isn't very good and my pores are my main concern :(

  • My worst skin concern now is breakouts. It's both too dry and too oily!

  • The petal pink LUNA is really pretty, I'd love to win that color.

  • Rebby

    My skin concern is fine lines on my forehead!

  • Rebby

    I'd love the Magenta Foreo!

  • Kate

    My main concern would be acne and breaking out

  • Kate

    I would love to win the Luna mini in cool grey or petal pink

  • Jenn

    My primary skin concern is definitely my pimples.

  • Jenn

    I'd love to win the Magenta one.

  • WHY I GOT THESE HUGE PORES, MAN??

    I'd love to win it in purple!

  • kaianne

    I love my Clarisonic, but since starting to use a retinoid product to clear up some acne in the last few months I'm wondering if I am being too harsh on it! I'd love to try the Foreo.

  • Kaianne

    Also, the magenta one is so pretty and fun!

  • My main concern these days is cystic acne. It's new, I've never had so much acne in my entire life… Needless to say I'm not too happy!
    I'd pick the purple Luna – always choose purple!
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  • Renee C.

    My #1 skin concern right now is just dealing with the change from Fall to Winter – this always leads to dry skin and breakouts and perfecting the routine!

  • Renee C.

    OOOhhhhhh – I would get Magenta!!!! So pretty!!!

  • Cica

    My biggest concern now is keeping my skin looking fresh, and being clean.

  • Cica

    I would love the purple one!

  • Awww I've been eyeing those at my local Sephora. Awesome giveaway! My biggest skin concern at the moment is definitely dry skin (hiiiiii winter!).

    <3

  • hannah banana

    I have super sensitive skin and couldn't use a clarisonic because it dried out my skin too much. I would love this to help deep clean without hurting my sensitive skin!

  • hannah banana

    and I would love the purple!

  • Anna

    BLACKHEADS. And dryness under the eyes that make concealer look like a horrible aging cream.

  • vava

    i have some spots and skin bumps i want to get rid of .

  • vava

    petal pink

  • pauriosp

    your #1 skin concern right now: my pores!!!

  • pauriosp

    I would like to win the LUNA Mini Magenta!!!

  • Suzanne G

    My #1 skin concern right now is that I have oily skin.

  • Suzanne G

    I would want to win the purple Foreo Luna.

  • Lucille

    I love the grey!

    My skin concern are blackheads and dryness.
    Xoxo

  • My #1 skin concern is acne

  • I would like the Magenta

  • Jeannie Lam

    I'm concern with dull skin and dry skin

  • Jeannie Lam

    I think the purple is awesome!

  • Toan Tran

    My biggest concern is my acne scars and pockmarks.

    I like the grey too!

  • Right now I would say dryness and lack of glow!

  • I should have kept reading before I posted lol I would definitely pick the magenta one!
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  • Irida

    I've been wanting to try this little thing for a while now. I've always struggled with acne prone skin and a combination of oily and dry in different areas during the winter. I've been using a brush that came with my Proactiv kit but that just irritates my skin. The bristles are too harsh. I hope this will become a new game changer for me. The mini petal pink is too cute to pass up!

  • Priscilla

    A purple Foreo brush would be nice!

  • Eldon

    My concern is dullness

  • Eldon

    I want the purple one!

  • Claudia

    Thanks for the review! I'm really interested in the Luna. I tried a knockoff version of the clairisonic when I was having some stubborn break outs and bumps, and I don't think it made a lick of difference, just made my skin drier and redder. Although my skin had calmed down now, I do want to clean a little deeper.

  • Claudia

    All the colors are neat. I can't decide between purple (looks luxe!) Or turquoise (so fresh and energizing!) But I wonder if I shouldn't go for the grey, then maybe I can convince my husband to use it too!

  • Tina

    My number one skin concern right now is clogged pores

  • Tina

    I would love to win petal pink

  • Suzanne

    I've been dying to try a Foreo! I have bought two different Clarisonics and neither one of them would charge, so I'm not very keen on trying to buy another Clarisonic, but the Foreo seems like it'd be perfect for my sensitive combo skin.

  • Suzanne

    I'd like to win the Magenta Luna!

  • Suzanne

    My biggest skin concern is dullness and flakiness.

  • Yuen C

    Dark spots is my concern

  • Yuen C

    I like the turquoise one

  • Kyrstin

    I would want the turquoise blue luna mini

  • Kyrstib

    My biggest face concern is acne, I have combo skin that can be sensitive. When I wear makeup, I want something that will clean better than my hands but won't scrub of my skin.

  • I am SO curious about this thing! I had a Clarisonic Mia that I used religiously for about a year, but after a while, I didn't see much of a difference in my skin and the brushes started to gross me out a bit. I love the fact that this is silicone!

    My biggest skin concern right now is texture. I have acne scarring that's mostly faded from red, but the texture is still uneven. For that, I'm planning a peel, but I think the manual stimulation from something like Luna Mini would really help the collagen production/healing process.

    Those colors make it really hard to choose. I love the grey, but I'm also into the purple and the turquoise. I guess if I were forced to pick just one, it would be grey!
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    • Silicone everything!!! (Cue mad hand-waving.)

      Acne scarring is one of the biggest banes of my existence. It just doesn't seem fair — you go through the entire ordeal of having, managing, and treating your acne, and then once you finally conquer it, you STILL have to deal with the scars. Admittedly, I have it pretty easy (my breakouts are far and few between, but I have scarring and keloids from literally 10+ years ago), but I definitely feel for people who are dealing with a lot of scarring.

      I'd definitely be curious to hear how the peels work for you, Sarah! :) And good luck on the giveaway!

  • Totally agree, the Clarisonic can be painful! I use mine sparingly. I struggle with congested skin so one of these babies in gray would be lovely.
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  • Reenie

    Gaaaahhhh! Thank you so much for this giveaway! I've been forever looking for something gentle because my face has been breaking out for 4 years now and I have no idea what to do with it! I've tried different cleansers and moisturizers and nothing seem to be working! I got some Dr.Sponge thinking that they were gentle enough, but…I don't know.

    I used to breakout a lot on my forehead, but they suddenly disappeared, which is great, but I have deep scars and nothing can be done about those =(. Now, they all moved to my chin, and my chin has been breaking out like crazy. My friend are saying that maybe I reached puberty late and that's why I'm breaking out so much now.

    Anyways! I'm ranting a bit, but thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!

    • Adult acne is definitely a thing too, I'm afraid!! (NO ONE IS EVER SAFE D:)

      Good luck, Reenie!! And shoot me an email sometime if you need help curating a new skincare regimen — I'd love to help out with product & ingredient recs if I can :)

  • Reenie

    Oh! Forgot to mention the colour! If I win, I totally want that Turquoise Blue! IT'S SO PRETTY!!!!!!

  • Dang I really want to try this. Biggest concern atm is dark marks from acne, and preventing any new acne from invading my personal space!
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  • Lushka Smith

    Uneven skin tone

  • Lushka Smith

    I love the magenta colour

  • My aunt has a Luna Mini and I absolutely LOVE it. I use it when I'm home for the holidays, but I'd love to be able to have one full time. I'd want a magenta one!

  • Danielle

    Thank you for this opportunity! Can you believe that this is on my Christmas wish list in this exact color? I also liked the look of the sea turtle one. My main skin concern(s) right now are a thorough cleansing (my hands aren't enough and the clarisonic is too much) and good circulation to help with those little fine lines that seem to be cropping up. Thanks again!!!

  • felice

    my main skin concern right now is the zits that keep popping up on my chin and take a long time to clear up 😑

  • Rebecca Hill

    Turquoise blue would be my choice!
    My concern is rosacea.

  • Lynn

    For the longest time I've had my eye on cleansing brushes, but I just haven't had the chance to see different ones in person! I have sensitive skin so I've always had to be mindful of that. Hearing your review has be so interested in trying Foreo! I especially would love to have the luna in the cool grey color~