Most people still shun a proper skincare regime to this day, simply because they think it’s too much work. They’re not wrong, especially where the Korean 11-step skincare routine is concerned. Even the thought of double cleansing instils fear in many, although cult followers swear in its efficacy. Thankfully, it is possible to keep a short and sweet skincare routine with the Foreo Luna Mini 3 facial cleansing device.

You might remember facial cleansing devices at its peak popularity back in the early 2010s. People were obsessed with a certain sonic brush that cleansed impurities from every single pore. But as most found out later, it simply became too harsh for everyday use. Enter Foreo with its first-generation Luna cleansing device and gentle silicone bristles. Now in 2019, the brand has debuted the third generation of the Luna in a more compact size perfect for busy people on the go.

The Foreo Luna Mini 3 in Pearl Pink.
The Device

For the uninitiated, the Foreo Luna Mini 3 facial cleansing device is made of an ultra-hygienic silicone material that removes 99.5% dirt and sebum from the skin. Perfect for a relaxing cleansing ritual after a full day of activity, the Luna Mini 3 distributes 8,000 T-sonic pulsations per minute to cleanse skin fully. If you’ve never used a facial cleansing device before this, you’re going to be surprised at how a device can totally upgrade your beauty routine.

Previously we tried out the Luna 3 model – the Luna Mini 3 is simply a more compact-sized version with more colour options (Pearl Pink, Sunflower Yellow, Fuchsia Pink, Mint, Midnight, and the Sephora-exclusive Lavender shade) and a more affordable price (RM735) especially if you’re not ready to commit to the premium Luna 3 (RM920).

However, one feature that the Luna Mini 3 has that its elder sibling doesn’t is the Glow Boost mode. “The Luna Mini 3 is cute, compact and smart, perfect for on the go and especially easy to throw into your gym bag,” says Foreo product development manager Dalia Fernandez. “In a Luna first, we developed an innovative ‘Glow Boost’ mode and incorporated it into the product. With a simple click of a button, you can achieve a supercharged 30-second cleanse that gives you instantly flawless – and glowing – skin,” she continues.

The Luna Mini 3 is perfect for those who are tight on time – all you need is 30 seconds to cleanse.
The compact size of the device makes it easy to bring on your travels.
Our Verdict

We got to try the Foreo Luna Mini 3 for ourselves recently and tested it out for a full 30 days – the perfect amount of time to truly find out the full efficacy of a skincare product. Setting it up is fairly foolproof – simply connect it to your smartphone via the Foreo app when you want to use it for the first time. Within the app, you’ll be able to adjust the pulse settings on your Luna Mini 3. After that, you’re free to use the device without needing the app.
Ideally, a proper cleanse should take at least 60 seconds. In the real world, however, we’re far too busy doing other things to spend a full minute cleansing our face – which was precisely why the Glow Boost mode was perfect for us. Simply lather your cleanser of choice onto the skin, click the button twice to go into Glow Boost mode, and go to town all over your face.

The bristles on the Luna Mini 3 is perfect for sensitive skin and completely hygienic.
The device delivers 8,000 T-sonic pulsations per minute.

Although the Luna Mini 3 doesn’t have different devices dedicated to different skin types (Normal, Combination, and Sensitive), it has differently-sized bristles on both sides that are perfect for different parts of the face. Either way, the nature of the pulsating device makes it one that’s suitable for all skin types – yes, even sensitive ones – compared to a brush drilling away at your skin.
After using it for 30 days, our skin indeed enjoyed an added boost of cleanliness. This is perfect especially if you have combination skin and are prone to having blackheads form on your forehead, nose, and chin – the device helped lessen the appearance of impurities without needing a regular facial. The result? Fewer pimples formed and bumpy skin is a thing of the past. If you can incorporate one extra step in your beauty regime, the Foreo Luna Mini 3 needs to be it.

You can purchase the Luna Mini 3 at all Sephora and Lazada stores for RM735. 

(All images: FOREO)



PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.