luna mini review

Why the Foreo Luna Mini is better for your skin’s health!


Skincare is the watch word for this year (and every year) and I’m so glad. As we continue to concentrate more on skin care and less on skin cover, I’m happy to focus on my number one concern: healthy skin. I recently jumped into the sonic skincare pool and tested the FOREO LUNA Mini and I’m going to tell you all about it.

Sidebar: I get giddy when my two loves, beauty and tech, collide!

luna mini review

UPDATE: The LUNA has been updated several times since my review and we’re now onto the LUNA 3 which comes in several models: LUNA 3, LUNA Mini 3, LUNA 3 Plus, and the LUNA Play. Each device delivers the same safe, effective skin care but with slightly different features.

FOREO Luna Mini in Petal Pink. The front of the device has small silicone touch points best for dry skin.

Foreo LUNA Mini Review

So what is this LUNA Mini and why do you need one? The FOREO LUNA Mini is a waterproof, palm-sized sonic cleanser designed to gently deliver a deep, thorough clean. Made with non-porous silicone, the 3-zone facial brush is bacteria resistant and great for all skin types.

Fingers and cotton rounds can only do so much when it comes to cleaning your face. That’s because neither of them can penetrate below the skin’s surface to dislodge dirt and makeup from easily clogged pores. Enter sonic technology that provides a deep clean without abrasiveness.

Why not use a motorized brush cleanser like the super popular Clarisonic? Two words. Bacteria and maintenance. The bristles on brush cleansers are porous and are prone to bacterial contamination which is why it’s recommended to change the brush heads every three months. Because the FOREO Luna is made from non-porous silicone, it is bacteria-resistant and requires no replacement parts. All you have to do is charge it every five months with the supplied USB cable and you’re good to go.


How to Use the LUNA Mini


  • Apply your favorite cleanser to your moistened face, wet the LUNA Mini and choose a setting.
  • Gently move the LUNA Mini over your face in circular motions for one minute spending 15 seconds on each section.
  • After one minute, rinse your face and the LUNA Mini.
  • Avoid cleansers with abrasive ingredients and clay-based cleansers.
  • Store the LUNA Mini in a place that allows it to dry between uses.


The back of the FOREO Luna Mini has large silicone touch points best used for oily skin.


My Experience with the Luna Mini

I found it to be quite gentle on my sometimes overly sensitive skin. Gentle enough for use every day. I like that it has two speed/strength settings and a built-in timer that shuts the device down after a one-minute interval. That’s a great way to not overdo it.

Varying the sizes of the silicone touch points to accommodate different skin types is a novel idea and the shape of the Luna makes it easy to get into those tough spots around the nose. This being a huge area of concern for me!

My favorite thing about the LUNA Mini is that it’s made from silicone and is anti-bacterial. I believe a skincare product’s mission is to first, do no harm and the LUNA Mini fits that bill nicely.

Here's a FOREO Luna Mini review you'll love. Want to know why it's better than the Clarisonic Mia? Click through and read on!

How Can You Get One

The FOREO LUNA Mini has been updated to the LUNA Mini 3 and it retails for $179. The Mini 3 comes in five super cute colors: sunflower yellow, fuchsia, midnight, mint, and pearl pink. Grab yours from Amazon  or FOREO. More good news! Amazon still has older versions like the LUNA Mini 2 for $139!

Cheers to happy, healthy skin!

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  1. Oh! I’ve been wondering about this product! I have the Clarisonic that I love, but learning about the bacteria! Gross! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Patranila says:

      Yeah, most folks don’t know about the bacteria issue. It’s so important.

  2. I think I want to purchase this now. I like the fact that it is bacteria resistant. I’m so into myskinnow it’s really ridiculous lol. Great post.


    1. Patranila says:

      Skin is a great thing to be into! I’m definitely into too. My motto is skincare > skin cover.

  3. This is so cool! I definitely need one of these. I think it would definitely help my skin feel way cleaner.


  4. I think I really need to check more into this may be just what I need

  5. I’ve been looking into buying one of these. Thanks for posting a review on it!

  6. Elizabeth O. says:

    Awesome review! I’ve seen this around a lot but I never pay attention to it. I didn’t know it had a lot of benefits, really.

  7. Great review. This sounds like a great product.

  8. Thank you for your review! Simply amazing! Would like to have this one too

  9. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Sounds like I need to get one of these. It sounds awesome.

  10. This looks like something I need! Thanks for the review.

  11. Thanks for this review! I’ve looked at this and wondered how it would be for someone with sensitive skin.

    1. Patranila says:

      It’s really good for those of us with sensitive skin. Try it Crystal, you’ll love it!

  12. I’ve been wanting to get a clarisonic forever…so this looks like it might be a better option! Thanks for the review!

  13. I’ve been wanting something like this and was highly considering a Clarisonic, but after reading this I think I will opt for a luna instead!


    1. Patranila says:

      Yes, yes, yes! A Luna for Roxy!

  14. I have the big one in blue and I love it. Although I wish I had a pink one. lol

    1. Patranila says:

      The pink is pretty! 😉

  15. This looks like something I definitely need thanks !! Have never seen this until now :). Laci

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