If you are living through this pandemic and lucky enough to be indulging in self-care instead of being depressed, raise your hands up in the air and shout “what a great time to be alive! haha. Just saying that for a dose of positivity. But seriously…. when I imagine my mom being a woman in the 60’s and 70s, I get to think that I must be doing better than her in this getting older game. We are simply spoilt with a lot of options on how to look young these days. There are countless creams to choose from in pharmacy shelves, you can order all the beauty stuff on the internet, anti-aging treatments are getting better by the day, there are a lot of well-trained doctors one can go to and there’s even stem cell therapy to reverse the whole aging process.
And then there are the smart devices for keeping the skin youthful and driving away the fine lines. I was fortunate enough to be acquainted with the Foreo UFO, a nifty little gadget that’s the closest thing to having your own customized beauty spa at home.The device is Made in Sweden and pairs perfectly with Foreo-branded activated masks that are Made in Korea and formulated with the healthiest natural ingredients.
In this photo:
The Foreo UFO with charger, holder and a packet of activated mask that is inserted into the device…
The FOREO UFO is round-shaped (hence the name) and it’s formed like this so one can easily glide it to the face.
There’s a disk where one can put the Foreo activated mask and then seal this with a ring. Before beginning treatment, there are several things to do like installing the Foreo app on the phone, then pairing with the UFO by turning on the bluetooth of one’s phone. Press Start on the UFO and the app will tell you to scan the barcode on the packaging of the activated mask.
The beauty routine of the device will depend on the activated mask used. For example, using the collagen-infused Youth Junkie mask will activate the Red LED lights, thermotherapy or heating mode and T-sonic pulsations. The Matte Maniac or Shimmer Freak masks, on the other hand, have cryotherapy or cooling function which instantly lifts and firms the skin.
I have to admit that I felt my way around the high-tech features of the Foreo UFO. With constant use of the machine, the whole process becomes so easy. I found myself getting addicted to using the device. I could instantly see and feel the positive results! The UFO activated masks smelled so good and the UFO machine’s thermotherapy mode really relaxed me and made me feel better.
As an amazing smart gadget, the UFO is brilliantly-designed. Everything is stored in the machine – the user manual and even a 24/7 chat support when you encounter problems or need to ask questions. While the machine works automatically, you can also customize your experience according to your preferences. For example, if you want Cooling or Heating, or increase/decrease the colored LED lights or the level of T-sonic pulsations, you can easily toggle through these functions in the Settings.
BENEFITS OF USING THE FOREO UFO + MASKS
Women use masks as part of their self-care or beauty routines and mainly to revitalize as well as hydrate the skin. The main advantage of using the Foreo UFO mask is that it shortens the mask treatment to 90 seconds. On the other hand, using ordinary masks (without a machine) requires one to sit or lie still for 15 to 20 minutes. That’s a huge difference in time which might matter a lot for busy people. The device is also light and handy which makes it portable, definitely ideal for travelling.
Ordinary masks also don’t have the photofacial therapy that is offered by the red, blue and green LED lights of Foreo UFO. Photofacials are crucial in bringing about a more youthful complexion because they give a collagen boost. LED lights are believed to kill bacteria that causes acne and they also make the skin look plumper, younger-looking.
I generally don’t have problematic skin but I do get breakouts before my monthly period. It was surprising, to say the least, that I didn’t get pimples when I started using the Foreo UFO. I could also see the difference in my face. My skin was clearer, fresher, more glowing and had less pores!
THE FOREO UFO ACTIVATED MASKS
The Made in Korea UFO Activated Masks are the perfect partner to the Foreo UFO. They’re simply divine and I want to start a collection, hehe. Pick one depending on your mood, or need. If there’s a farm to table for food, these masks are farm to face since they’re made of the highest-quality fruit and plant extracts. Made only from natural ingredients, they’re formulated without Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Silicones, Disodium EDTA,and Mineral Oil.
In my opinion, the best thing about the Foreo UFO is that it delivers spa-like treatments without requiring you to leave the comforts of your home. Everything is in the palm of your hands, literally. It’s presently selling for P16,320 in Sephora Philippines and if you ask me if it’s worth the investment, I would say YES.The price is something you’d save up for but if you factor in countless regular visits to the spa for facials, massage and light therapy, the Foreo UFO smart mask device comes out as the value for money alternative and worthy investment.
It is my first time to use a Foreo product and wow, am suddenly a convert. This brand is certainly on my radar now and I can’t wait for more innovations from this high-end Swedish beauty tech company. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter @foreo and on Instagram @foreo_ph