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I seriously love my job.
Sure, I get to work alongside some genuinely amazing people, but the perk people envy most when they hear about my job at FOREO is my role as unofficial product tester. And although I can’t blame them, trust me: it’s not always easy to keep new developments under wraps! Such was the case when I got to test-drive FOREO’s newest beauty-tech gadget: the mysteriously named UFO.
Some background: this one’s been in development since before I even joined, around four years in total. From the very beginning, UFO was intended as a multifunctional skincare device for delivering spa-level therapies and facials at home.
Fast-forward to the present, and I’m so proud to report that UFO is even better than I’d imagined!
And judging by feedback from tech-heads, visionaries and thought leaders at this year’s CES in Las Vegas where UFO was finally unleashed, I’m not alone. Currently in production and slated for shipping in April, UFO is going to change everything. Before that, though, MYSA editors asked me to share my experience of test-driving UFO…
My Experience with UFO
Right now, UFO is compatible with lots of different treatments which correspond to FOREO’s UFO-activated circular microfibre face masks. But the best part is that you can use the UFO app to completely customize your experience and facials! For now, I’ll share my thoughts about the ‘Make My Day’ treatment.
Its active ingredients look very promising indeed – in particular, hyaluronic acid for hydration, and antioxidant-rich red algae extract.
Rather than apply direct to the face as you would a conventional sheet mask, the discs fit neatly onto UFO’s gold-plated application surface, before being clipped with a snug-fitting plastic ring.
Make My Day
For all of its space-age technology, UFO is remarkably easy to use: to activate the ‘Make My Day’ treatment, just press the on button once. This particular mask starts with a 30-second blast of Thermo-Therapy, with that gold-plated applicator quickly heating up to a comfortable 50°C. It feels pleasant on the skin, and the heat and concurrent red LED light opens pores to maximize absorption of those active ingredients.
Next comes 30 seconds of FOREO’s trademark T-Sonic Pulsations, pushing the mask’s beneficial essences deep below the skin’s surface. More relaxing still is the final half-minute therapy: low-frequency pulsations plus green LED light (good for pigmentation and boosting radiance!)
It feels great – not just on the skin, but also to hold (hello, silky-soft silicone!). I’m also impressed that such a diminutive device can do so much in just 90 short seconds.
But how does my skin look? Pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself!
Like many, my skin’s generally not at its best first thing in the morning. It’s blotchy, dull-looking and my under-eye bags puffy. UFO fixed all of that – I’m positively peachy!
Call it a Night
The second mask, ‘Call it a Night,’ contains ginseng and olive oil for a nourishing evening-time treat. Activated slightly differently from its daytime counterpart, constant red LED light helps boost elasticity, with heat plus pulsations once again driving the mask’s active ingredients into the skin (a process we’re calling Hyper Infusion Therapy). Again, it feels lovely, and at just 90 seconds per treatment, is a realistic routine when all I want to do is hit the hay…
After one week of twice-daily use, I’m forced to reluctantly surrender my prototype UFO – unfortunately before getting to test-drive other features like cooling cryotherapy and blue LED light. I’d never been a fan of face masks – I’m far too fidgety for the sheet kind (staying still for 20 minutes isn’t my idea of fun…), and find clay types too messy. But UFO is a revelation, and I can honestly say my skin has never looked better.
Like I said, I love my job. Thanks FOREO!