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In September I reviewed the LUNA from FOREO, a new-generation face brush that deeply cleanses the skin with the help of sonic pulsations. So a bit like the Clarisonic, but with a different design. Many of you wondered how both cleansing tools would perform against each other, so I tested it for you. Today I’m letting the famous Clarisonic Mia 2 and the new FOREO LUNA compete against each other in a battle of the brushes. Let’s get rrrrready to rrrrrrrrumble!
There are about five million blog posts on how to use a Clarisonic, so I am not going to repeat that here. And for a thorough review on the FOREO LUNA you can click here to go to my blog post from September. So no technical details today, but instead a comparison of both tools in the following four categories: design and use, comfort, hygiene and result. Five points can be earned in each category, and the cleansing brush that scores the most points out of twenty will be the winner of this brush battle. Let the battle begin!
Design and use
The Clarisonic feels nice in my hand, can be transported safely and easily in the sturdy travel case, and the smooth curvy design and baby pink color look super cute. The brush is also very easy to use and the bristles of the brush really manage to get in all the small folds and creases of my face. The only downside? The Clarisonic needs to be recharged after only 24 minutes, which approximately after 12 days.
The FOREO LUNA is less ergonomic than the Clarisonic and this makes it harder to keep the device in contact with my skin at all times, especially in the zone around my nose and nostrils. But the LUNA does last 450 cleansing sessions, which is a crazy long time. And I also love the fun and original design of the LUNA.
Score: Clarisonic 4/5 versus FOREO LUNA 3/5
The Clarisonic feels a bit rougher than the LUNA. The bristles of the Clarisonic brush are definitely soft and they don’t hurt my skin at all, but in comparison to the smooth surface of the LUNA they are still rougher. On one hand I like that because I think it contributes to the efficiency of the Clarisonic, but on the other hand I wonder if the Clarisonic isn’t a bit too aggressive for my skin. So far my skin is still responding fine to the Clarisonic, though, so so far so good.
The FOREO LUNA has rounded silicon touch points instead of bristles, and that makes the LUNA a lot more gentle on the skin. All I feel are the pleasant pulsations of the device, and not the friction of a brush. So the LUNA definitely has a more relaxing effect than the Clarisonic. It also has anti-aging side and a lower-frequency setting that you can use to give yourself an anti-aging face massage, and boy, does that feel good!
Score: Clarisonic 4/5 versus FOREO LUNA 5/5
There is no doubt about it: the Clarisonic is less hygienic than the LUNA. No matter how well you clean the brush, you will never get it perfectly clean and some dirt and bacteria are bound they stay behind. Unless you change the brush head of course.
The FOREO LUNA is perfectly hygienic thanks to its smooth silicon surface. You can just clean it, rinse it off and even disinfect it without having to worry about parts being skipped or bacteria staying behind. And you never have to replace any parts of the LUNA, so after a while that makes the LUNA a lot cheaper than the Clarisonic.
Score: Clarisonic 2/5 versus FOREO LUNA 5/5
The battle lasted for a whole month. The first two weeks I used the Clarisonic twice a day, and then I used the LUNA for two weeks. Both tools cleansed my skin a lot better than a manual cleanse – the cotton pad & toner test afterwards proved that – but during the two weeks that I used the Clarisonic I had less impurities and my skin looked even better than when I was using the LUNA. So both tools really delivered, but the Clarisonic performed slightly better than the LUNA.
Score: Clarisonic 5/5 versus FOREO LUNA 3/5
The Clarisonic scored 15/20 and the LUNA got 16/20. So on paper the LUNA wins. And yet I have a slight preference for the Clarisonic as a cleansing brush. Because even though the LUNA has a nice design, lasts for ages and is perfectly hygienic, the Clarisonic cleanses my skin more thoroughly. And that’s what it is about in the end. But it depends on what you want. If you just want perfectly cleansed skin, then I think you should go for the Clarisonic. But if you also find the wellness aspect and the comfort important, then the LUNA may be better for you. Both tools definitely deliver, but where one of them does a better job at cleansing, the other one has better hygiene, comfort and durability. All in all I think that both tools are keepers and I’m a fan of both. How greedy of me… :-)
The Clarisonic Mia 2 or the FOREO LUNA, which one would you choose?