Foreo are pioneers when it comes down to beauty, technology and product design. It is with no surprise that they have created an innovative upgraded facial cleansing device, the Luna Mini 3.
I have had the opportunity to test out their devices with surprising results and I’m excited to share them with you.
Thus, I am bringing you the ultimate Luna Mini 3 guide and I can clearly outline which path to take in your choice of device.
Did you know that the Luna range is a skincare product line which broke the Internet?
Foreo puts great effort in always bettering their products and if you know their brand values they strive to provide devices which provide REAL RESULTS.
So this is what they did! They made sure that they pushed the envelope and truly took this cleansing tool to the next level! I have thoroughly tested it out for a straight month.
The cleansing process is extremely important and is often overlooked, I was guilty of this back in the day where I was experimenting with my skincare regime.
To those that are new to the whole cleansing experience, it’s definitely one you that you should start taking up.
What is facial cleansing?
Cleansing is the process by which excess oil, makeup, sweat, dirt and dead skin cells are removed from your skin.
You will find that cleansing is the first step in your skincare regime.
What are the benefits of cleansing your skin?
Cleansing is so important because:
- It removes impurities, dirt, make-up, excess oil and dead skin cells.
- It helps unclog pores.
- It helps exfoliate the skin without stripping it’s top layer.
- It restores your natural glow.
- It promotes skin renewal.
- It gives you a clear and clean canvas to work with.
- It reduces aging, breakouts and dehydration.
How often do you have to cleanse your face?
It is dermatologically recommended that cleansing is carried out a maximum of 2 times per day. Once in the morning to remove the night build up of dirt and oils and once in the evening.
More than twice a day is not recommended as it will tend to overly dry out your skin.
With that being said don’t forget that the type of cleansing product and cleansing tool choice are very important.
Bear in mind, that you need to consider your skin type and what type of realistic results you are opting for.
What type of cleansing device should you choose?
It is important that with any skincare tool, you choose the appropriate device that will yield you advantageous results in opposed to skin damage.
When it comes down to cleansing devices dermatologists take quite a strong stance when it comes down to choosing the appropriate facial cleansing tool, because the wrong device can actually create more problems that it solves.
The top dermatologists recommend silicon type facial cleansers mainly because these have the ability to be gentle on the skin as well as have anti-microbial features.
The last thing you want to do is to use a brush based facial cleanser where it’s way to strong on your skin, builds up dirt/bacteria and has expensive 3 month brush head replacements.
Foreo have devised the ultimate facial cleansing device with all this in mind, the Luna Mini 3 is no exception this.
What is the Foreo Luna range?
The Foreo Luna range is a facial cleansing device range which promises a spa like experience of sonic and silicon cleansing which provides an over one minute clean and all day glow.
The Luna range by Foreo Sweden includes:
- Luna Mini
- Luna for Men
- Luna 2
- Luna 2 professional
- Luna Mini 2
- Luna 2 for Men
- Luna 3
- Luna Mini 3
- Luna 3 plus
- Luna 3 Men
- Luna play
- Luna play plus
- Luna Luxe
- Luna go
- Luna go for Men
- Luna fofo
The Luna range by Foreo Sweden is truly extensive, so much so that it provides a suitable cleansing tool for everyone.
Winter, summer, stress and pollutants all cause your skin to look dull. Some skin types are dehydrated, others oily and even both dry and oily! You name it!
Despite the differences in skin types and issues, the thing we all have in common is our persuit to beautiful and radiant skin.
I have combination skin, so what happens with my skin is that some areas are extremely dry whereas others are very oily. Also if you follow me you will know that due to my passion for make-up this leads to breakouts.
How do we combat breakouts, oils, dryness and that lack of glow? A skincare routine is at the essence of this skin improvement we much yearn.
Step one of the skincare routine is cleansing! So let’s see if the Luna Mini 3 really performs as well as stated by Foreo and multiple dermatologists.
The Luna Mini 3
What is the Luna Mini 3?
The Luna Mini 3 is a cleansing device which has the unique feature of making sure you get a successful facial cleanse.
There are so many facial cleansing devices on the market, so what makes this one different?
When you choose a facial cleansing device, you must take into consideration the factors I mentioned in the “choosing the right cleansing device for you” section. This will allow you to reap the most benefits out of your cleanser.
The Luna Mini 3 was created to get a superior facial cleansing experience, Foreo really pulled out all the stops to improve the Luna Mini range!
The Luna Mini 3 by Foreo Sweden is able to remain gentle but yet effective with it’s EXTRA SOFT touchpoints . As per Foreo’s tech advances T-Sonic pulsations are incorporated in this system. The removal of dirt, oils and make-up has never been easier.
Like that’s not enough it also exhibits the 30 second Glow Boost Mode to give you fast glowing and healthy skin.
The innovation never stops with Foreo, they are able to design devices which give real results also in a fraction of the time.
The packaging and design
The Luna Mini 3 comes in a Foreo see-through packaging ready to be gifted. The corresponding colour on the packaging is in accordance to the device colour you end up choosing.
The Luna Mini 3 comes in various colours:
- Pearl pink
- Sunflower yellow
Don’t let the name of the device fool you! Although it is a Mini, it is actually a decent size device and definitely mighty.
The Luna Mini 3 has a silicon body, with a major upgraded larger head area with ultra soft touchpoints at the front of the device. At the back of the device, there are thicker silicon touch points which are half the area of the front ones. Making this a suitable device for all skin types.
Foreo have improved the design in terms of practicality by making it:
- 100% waterproof
- Ultra-Hygienic silicon body
- Providing more surface area for cleansing
- Providing a surface area suitable for sensitive skin and all skin types.
The inclusive contents
The Luna Mini 3 comes inclusive with:
- A drawstring pouch
- A USB Charging cable
- A sample of the Foreo SERUM SERUM SERUM
- Foreo mini guide
The Foreo Luna Mini 3 technology
The Foreo Luna Mini 3 is superior compared to it’s predecessors. The advanced technology includes:
The Glow Boost Mode
The Glow Boost Mode is an innovative feature which is able to provide you with a 30 second cleansing mode.
It gives you NO excuse to not use the device when it comes down to time!
You will be restoring the Glow to your skin in just 30 seconds.
The long silicone touchpoints and T-sonic pulsations will allow skin to look healthier, radiant in just 30 seconds!
12 Adjustable cleansing intensities
The facial cleaning tool has 12 cleansing intensities that are adjustable from the app. This allows the device to be personalised to your specific skin needs.
Everyones skin is different and everyone experiences different concerns, so if you are in a middle of an acne breakout or have burst capillaries you may want to go with lower cleansing intensities, which will give you a majorly gentle cleanse. Whereas if you are suffering from extremely oily or dry skin you may want to choose a higher intensity.
Experimenting with different cleansing intensities will help you better tailor a suitable cleansing routine.
Find My LUNA system
This is one feature that I truly adore, it allows you to locate your device directly from the app should you miss place it.
Once you activate the Find my Luna you will find that the device will start vibrating very profusely.
The Foreo For You App
This device is app connected and the app not only allows you to register your device for your 2 year warranty but it also allows you to set it up and update the software from time to time.
The T-Sonic cleansing
This facial tool is able to operate at 8000 T-Sonic™ pulsations per minute, this is insane! It allows you to remove 99.5% of dirt, oil, sweat, dead skin cells deeply!
The Foreo Smart Swedish Design
Foreo are well known for their smart Swedish design which is absolutely divine! The design is sophisticated and modern.
Once you set your eyes on the device, it’s so aesthetically pleasing that you won’t be able to resist purchasing it.
It is 100% waterproof so you ever have to worry about it coming into direct contact with water.
The Luna Mini 3 has 400 uses when it comes down to battery life which is so long, you will barely ever have to charge it!
On standby the battery lasts up to 90 days.
The skincare tool offers ultra-soft silicone touchpoints that are 25% softer than its predecessors! You won’t know what I mean until you have one in your hands! The softness I experienced it’s unlike anything I’ve experienced before.
The silicon is also hypoallergenic which is just such a relief.
This is amazing because you will be able to experience an extremely gentle cleanse like never before! This feature makes it suitable for all skin types! Unlike other facial cleansers which may be to strong for some skin types or conditions.
The Luna Mini 3 has 12 intensity levels which helps you get the best out of your device and a more personalized experience.
The type of silicone Foreo uses is 35x more hygienic than other materials. This is so important because it will allow the device to be easily cleaned and avoid bacterial build up which causes skin break-outs or inflammation.
Go Anywhere Skincare
The facial cleansing tool comes in the perfect size and weight making it the perfect accessory to carry with you wherever you go.
The Luna Mini 3 benefits
The benefits of the Luna Mini 3 include it being a:
- Visually appealing device
- Extra-smooth silicone touchpoints which allow for a gentle cleanse.
- Ultra-Hygienic silicone which ensures proper cleaning of the device.
- Lightweight and perfect to carry with you everywhere.
- Deep yet gentle cleanse.
- Reduces the chances of irritation from cleansing.
- Removes most dirt, dead skin cells, oil, make-up, sweat and impurities.
- Quick yet effective cleansing
- Softer, smoother, toned and uniform complexion after regular use.
- Up to 400 uses from once charge.
- Easy to use
- Can be used at a touch of a button rather than only with the app.
How to use the Luna Mini 3
Using the Luna Mini 3 is very easy simply:
- Register your device with the Foreo app via Bluetooth.
- Before pressing start cleansing, go to settings and set the facial cleansing device so that you will be able to use the cleanser without the app (adjust the intensity and treatment time).
- Use the Foreo Micro-Foam cleanser on damp skin.
- Press the Universal button.
- Glide the device in circular motions, the device will take an instant of pause which allows you to know when to move to a different part of your face.
- Rinse it.
- Pat your face dry.
- Continue your skincare routine, I usually use the Foreo Bear Mini and then Foreo UFO 2 after this.
How to clean the Luna Mini 3
Cleaning the device is as easy as either washing it with soap and water or using the Foreo Silicone cleansing spray.
Make sure your device is dried properly and kept away from moist environments to preserve its longevity.
How to charge the Luna Mini 3 and for how long
Charging the facial cleanser device is simple just use the USB charger. Once it’s fully charged the light at the bottom of the device will become steady rather than flashing.
It takes 1 hour and a half to fully charge, giving you 400 uses.
How to connect the Luna Mini 3 to the Foreo app
Connecting the Luna Mini 3 requires turning on the Bluetooth on your phone/tablet and long pressing the universal button. The two device will instantly connect.
Make sure your register your device first on the Foreo app.
Can I use the Foreo Luna Mini 3 without the app?
Using the Luna Mini 3 without the app is possible.
- Register the device through the Foreo app.
- Go to settings and set your personalised intensity and cleansing time.
- Then you will be able to press once for your cleansing treatment and press twice for your Glow Boost.
How to turn off and on the Luna Mini 3
Turn off the Luna Mini 3 by long pressing the universal power button for 3 seconds.
Which cleansers are suitable with the Luna Mini 3?
Foreo have developed the Micro-Foam Cleanser which is suitable to use with the Luna Mini 3.
The Foreo Micro-Foam Cleanser is a gentle cleanser which gives you a beautiful glow.
This creamy cleanser is able create micro-bubbles which have the ability to lift impurities from deep within the pores.
This cleanser is gentle and great at removing excess oil.
It contains skin replenishing amino acids and vitamin E which aid hydration and protect your skin. I particularly love how my skin is soft and glowing after using it.
This cleanser is dermatologically tested, Fragrance free, cruelty free, vegan, sulphate free, phenoxyethanil free, silicone disodium free and EDTA mineral oil free.
The best part of this cleanser is that it T-Sonic activated which helps remove dirt better and helps absorb all the goodness from the cleanser.
Overall the skin is left healthy, hydrated and glowing.
Foreo recommends not using clay-based cleansers as they may damage the ultra soft silicone bristles of the device.
My experience with the Luna Mini 3
My Luna Mini 3 unboxing
I chose the Luna Mini 3 in the shade Midnight and upon unboxing the device, I could hardly contain my excitement.
That Midnight shade is a beautiful black shade. The sophistication of the device really struck me when I held the device in my hand, the Foreo smart Swedish design is truly outstanding.
The device fitted in my palm so comfortably and it was light!
What actually blew my mind was touching the extra-soft silicone touchpoints, unless you touch them yourself you won’t believe the level of softness they have.
At the back for those of you that need thicker touchpoints for your T-zones you also have that feature to play around with.
I’m so happy it came with a Foreo drawstring pouch! Perfect for carrying it with me no matter where a I go.
The larger cleansing area makes it even easier to use.
Connecting it to the app and setting my Luna Mini 3
I already had previously downloaded the Foreo app, so all I had to do was turn my phones Bluetooth on and switch the Luna Mini 3 ON.
They instantly connected, I registered the device and then went to the settings to set the intensity and cleanse time so that I could use the cleanser without the app for the future.
Once that was done, all I had to do was press the facial cleansers universal button once for my cleansing routine and twice for the Glow Boost mode.
I also like using the app from time to time, to see what’s new in terms of routine or software.
My Luna Mini 3 skincare routine
I’ve been using the Luna Mini 3 for over a month. I use it in the morning and the evening.
The facial cleansing device couldn’t have come at a better time, my skin had breakouts, a lot of redness and dry sections due to my sensitive combination skin type.
All I do is get my face wet, then apply the Foreo Micro-Foam cleanser and apply it all over my face making sure my face also is wet.
Then I press the universal button once and start to work my way in circular motions in sections around my face. I love how it stops for an instant to let you know you can now move to the next area of your face.
Once the Luna Mini 3 is done, it switches off by itself and I wash it with soap and water. I dry it and put it in my Foreo pouch.
I then carry on with the rest of my skincare routine.
My favourite Luna Mini 3 feature
I love the T-Sonic pulsations and how efficient the cleansing device is. The Glow Boost mode is a treat for after I exercise or if I am in a rush.
The T-sonic pulsation give you this invigorating massage as well as tone your skin.
I have parted ways with that horrible skin dryness as well as those breakouts that were popping all over my face and this was just after 1 week of using the Luna Mini 3.
After 30 days there was no doubt that my skin was visibly smoother, softer, clearer and definitely more luminous.
This overall makes my make-up application better as I am starting off with a smooth and clear canvas which reduces textured skin.
The spa like feeling of the facial massager device really calms me down mentally and gives me a really relaxing experience.
I have tried multiple facial cleansing devices and this is definitely one that will remain part of my skincare regime.
Luna Mini 3 before and after
As you can notice from my Luna Mini 3 before and after shots, the improvement is visible and clear.
This before and after picture shows the skin improvement after 30 days of using the facial cleanser twice a day.
Who is the Foreo Luna Mini 3 suitable for?
The Luna Mini 3 is suitable for:
- Ageing skin
- Acne prone skin
- Sensitive skin
- Combination skin
- Oily skin
- Dry skin
- Both men and women
Bear in mind that if you have any skin condition always consult your medical practitioner first.
The Luna Mini 3 vs Luna Mini 2
The Luna Mini 2 has its universal power button at the front of the device whereas the Luna Mini 3 exhibits it at the back of the device.
The silicone touchpoints on the Luna Mini 3 have a greater cleansing surface area, with super soft silicon bristles at the front and thicker ones at the back.
The Luna Mini 2 has thicker silicon touchpoints on both sides.
The Luna Mini 3 is slightly bigger than the Luna Mini 2.
The Luna Mini 3 measures 80 x 78 x 38 mm.
The Luna Mini 2 measures 75 x 80 x 28.5 mm.
The Luna Mini 2 is more lightweight than the Luna Mini 3.
With the Luna Mini 2 you get 300 uses whereas with the Luna Mini 3 you get 400 uses.
The Luna Mini 2 comes in aquamarine, fuchsia, midnight, pearl pink and sunflower yellow.
The Luna Mini 3 comes in mint, fuchsia, midnight, pearl pink and sunflower yellow.
The Luna Mini 3 is app connected and can be operated either via the app or via the device itself. The app allows you to set a more personalized cleansing experience.
The Luna Mini 2 is operated manually via the universal power button, the plus button and the minus one.
The technology that they differ on is that the Luna Mini 3 has been upgraded to exhibit the Glow Boost Mode and also operates on 12 level intensities.
This mode is very useful if you are looking for a fast track to glowing cleansed skin. It is designed for those who have busy lifestyles or for those who have trouble committing to long skincare routines.
Where to buy the Foreo Luna Mini 3
How long is the warranty on the Luna Mini 3 by Foreo Sweden?
The warranty is valid for 2 years make sure you register your device and keep your proof of purchase.
Is the Luna Mini 3 worth it?
In my experience the Luna Mini 3 is a cleansing facial device that is definitely worth it!
Not only does it provide you with a gentle cleanse, beautiful radiant hydrated skin but it also provides you with an invigorating skin massage which helps tone your skin.
Does Brexit affect Foreo’s shopping and delivery?
Brexit will NOT affect your shopping experience.
For those who prefer a visual experience, I have devised a Luna Mini 3 youtube review and how to. Bear in mind that these are results obtained after a 30 day use.
Have you tried the Luna Mini 3? Does it interest you? Let me know in the comments section below.
If you enjoyed this Foreo post why not check out the UFO 2 vs UFO 2 Mini Post.
Although the above items were kindly gifted to me, all the opinions above are truthful and my own.