Why skincare junkies will love the Foreo UFO

Mia Steiber 11 April 2018 NEWS

The Foreo UFO has finally arrived in Sephora. See why you'll want this latest product on your wishlist.

I personally love sheet masks. They’re one of my favourite ways to give my skin a bit of a boost if I’m tired or feel like I’m breaking out. But as lovely as sheet masks are, the cold temperature of these serum-infused sheets doesn’t really do anything to help your skin absorb all the good stuff in the mask.

Enter Foreo’s latest creation, the UFO - A device designed to make the process of using a sheet mask speedy and a lot more effective. We wrote about this earlier in the year when the product was first unveiled at CES. It’s a small handheld device that promises to “disrupt the sheet mask industry” and make the process faster and more effective. Although this cute little device doesn’t hit the shelves at Sephora until 11 April, I was lucky enough to get my hands on one early and try it out.

The Foreo UFO is preprogrammed with treatment patterns. Each treatment pattern uses a specific combination of T Sonic pulsations, thermotherapy, cryotherapy and LED light to help you get the most out of the mask you’re using.

The first thing that struck me about this device is how incredibly easy it is to use. So many of these fancy facial-at-home devices seem just a bit too complicated for me. But this one was easy as! The Foreo UFO has two types of sheet mask treatments: a day mask and a night mask. To use the day mask, you click the UFO once. To use the night, you click the UFO twice. That’s it.

When you’ve picked which Foreo UFO mask you want to use, open the mask packet and then lift the plastic ring on the device. Put the sheet in place and replace the plastic ring. Turn the device using the one or two clicks and you’re off. All you need to do is glide the device over your face.

I tried both the day and the night treatment and I particularly loved the day treatment. I feel like my skin looked brighter and healthier after using the device, which is always a great way to start the day. It’s clear that the UFO delivers on its promise to provide better product absorption. It’s nice to know that you’re actually getting the full effect of the skincare you spend your hard-earned cash on. I had no left-over serum sitting on top of my skin after I was finished, it had all soaked in. This is compared to when I use a regular sheet mask, which always leaves me with a lot of unabsorbed product on my skin even after 20 minutes or so. I usually have to manually massage it in with the warmth of my hands.

The clear selling point of this device is the short time it takes to complete a treatment, just 90 seconds. For many, part of the enjoyment of masks is sitting back and relaxing for a few minutes. But for those us who have little-to-no spare time in their day, a 90-second refreshing facial treatment is a godsend! I loved being able to refresh my tired skin in the evenings without having to delay my bedtime.

This really is the perfect device for anyone who is passionate about skincare.

The Foreo UFO hit shelves at Sephora on 11 April, just in time for Mother’s Day. The device is priced at $395 and the masks cost $15.30 for a pack of seven.

Images: Supplied.

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