We Found The Best Cleanser for Your FOREO Facial Brush

FOREO Newswire / Products

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We searched long and hard to find THE ONE cleanser to rule them all, and its name is Tatcha!

The choice of a cleanser you use with your LUNA is deeply personal. But if you’re confused by the hundreds of products on the market, we’ve done in-depth research and found a wonder-gel that agreed with all of our (very different) skin types.

The first thing that you need to know: if you have a favorite cleanser that you know and love – keep on using it!  LUNA family is here to improve your beauty routines, not change them.

But if you’re in the “I’ve no idea what to choose” camp, this story is for you!

When searching for the perfect cleanser there are a few things you need to be aware of. Your skin type and allergies play a significant role in deciding which ingredients are best for your skin.

Furthermore, there are cleansers that will maximize the effects of cleansing with your LUNA but try to avoid the ones that might damage the soft silicone of your brush. Read on!

Cleanser No-Nos

Glycolic acid will cause the silicone on your LUNA to deteriorate over time, so it’s not recommended to use it as a cleanser.

Other cleansers to avoid are clay-based, silicone-based or grainy cleansers, exfoliators or scrubs, as they may damage the LUNA’s soft silicone touchpoints, not to mention damage marine life!

However, if you wish to get the dermatological benefits of glycolic acid-containing products while protecting your LUNA and ensuring its long-term durability, our Swedish skincare experts recommend applying a facial mask 1-2 times a week after completing your FOREO cleansing routine.

Our Favorite: Tatcha The Deep Cleanse Gel

Tatcha The Deep Cleanse Gel Cleanser

After getting rave reviews from friends about Tatcha, MYSA team decided to see what the fuss is all about. After first clearing that The Deep Cleanse Gel contains none of the no-no ingredients, we were delighted to find it’s also free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, and phthalates.

“The Deep Cleanse oil-free gel lathers into a creamy foam to lift away dirt, oil and impurities without over-drying. It cleanses with amino acids derived from silk gentle enough for even the most delicate skin, leaving skin soft, refreshed and comfortably hydrated. The formula harnesses the power of the Japanese Luffa fruit, a natural beauty multi-tasker beloved by Japanese women for centuries. Ground fibers from the fruit exfoliate, helping to turn over dead skin cells, deeply purifying & decongesting pores, while the fruit extract beautifies and conditions skin. Japanese Wild Rose works to visibly tighten pores and smooth skin texture, while Japanese Leopard Lily helps minimize excess oil.”

The Deep Cleanse is formulated for normal to oily skin, but all skin types can use it on a daily basis (up to 2x/day). It has a neutral pH level of 6.98 (according to Tatcha’s website), so it’s won’t irritate or dry out your skin.

The gel creates a very luxurious foam in contact with water which is why it feels like you’re being treated to a spa-type facial. The entire team reported the feeling of a very “deep” cleanse while the skin felt baby-soft and glowing. The regular use of LUNA 2 enhanced the feeling even further which is why it got both thumbs up!

Cleanser + LUNA 101

Now that we found the one, it’s worth repeating how to best amplify your cleanser – LUNA experience. The quantity of cleanser to use is really a personal choice, but we suggest to use one pump for each face zone, meaning 3 or 4 pumps overall. If you feel your skin needs deeper cleansing, or if you enjoy having a richer sensation, you may want to use more.

Make sure your LUNA is properly wet, because this helps LUNA work its magic.

A quick reminder how to better use a cleanser:

1: Apply the cleanser with fingertips onto dry face. This procedure offers much better results than applying the cleanser on the LUNA, as some people are instinctively doing.

2: Wet your LUNA device, activate it and follow FOREO’s cleansing routine for 1 minute, twice a day.

 


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47 responses to “We Found The Best Cleanser for Your FOREO Facial Brush”

  1. Malen Pangilinan says:

    Hi
    Is there any cleansers I can use with my foreo luna besides the tatcha that you can recommend?
    Thanks in advance.

    • FOREO says:

      Hi, Malen! You can use your regular cleanser, as long as it’s not oil or silicone based 🙂

  2. Ciara says:

    Is citric acid safe to use with foreo

    • FOREO says:

      Hello Ciara! Yes, you can use cleaners that include citric acid with FOREO devices. 🙂

  3. Adeola Adebiyi says:

    Could I please ask why I cannot use an oil- based cleanser with a silicone brush? I am trying to understand why this is, thank you very much. Warm regards.

    • FOREO says:

      Dear Adeola, please note that we strongly recommend not using any oil-based cleansers with FOREO devices as it can cause damage to the silicon.

  4. Mara says:

    I have recently purchased a Foreo Luna 2 for sensitive skin and am amazed with the results. On the Foreo website, it says you can use your device with your favourite cleanser but avoid using clay-based, silicone-based, grainy cleansers or cleansing oils. I had a serious allergic reaction to a product I used on my face a few years ago so I have to be extremely cautious with what I use. The cleanser that I am currently using is the Botanics cleanser, which is a cream cleanser but it contains these ingredients: Aqua (Water), Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, Glycerin**, Cetearyl olivate, Rosa canina fruit oil*, Cetearyl alcohol, Alcohol denat.*, Xanthan gum, Sorbitan olivate, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid, Limonene***, Citronellol***, Pelargonium graveolens leaf oil*, Geraniol***, Citrus aurantium sinensis peel extract*, Linalool***, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) fruit oil*, Citral***, Citrus limon (lemon) peel oil*. It is not a cleansing oil, I stress that is has the consistency of a cream but it does contain oil. I should be grateful if you could let me know if this is OK to use with my Foreo?

    • FOREO says:

      Hi Mara, we recommend not to use this cleanser since it contains alcohol as it can cause damage to the silicon on the device.

  5. Sundee Bolton says:

    Can I use Lancome Creme radiance cleanser or Estée Lauder perfectly clean multi action foam cleanser with my Foreo 3?

    • FOREO says:

      Hi Sundee, we are not sure since we have no information on the ingredients of those cleansers. Make sure to check them and cross-reference with the ingredients we do not recommend.

  6. Kim says:

    Hi, is the Lush Ultrabland safe to use? List of ingredients
    Almond Oil
    Rose Water
    Beeswax
    Honey
    Fresh Iris Extract
    Glycerine
    Rose Absolute
    Tincture of Benzoin
    Methylparaben
    Propylparaben

    • FOREO says:

      Hi Kim, please note that we do not recommend oil-based cleansers as it can cause damage to the silicon.

  7. Oksana says:

    Hi,
    Is Medik8 SURFACE RADIANCE CLEANSE safe to use with Foreo Luna3?
    Ingredients:
    Aqua (Water), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Peel Extract, Yucca Schidigera Root Extract, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin.

    Thank you

    • FOREO says:

      Hi Oksana, please note that we do not recommend this cleanser since it’s oil-based and it can cause damage to the silicone.

  8. Burcu says:

    Is it ok to use a cleanser with salicylic acid?

    • carly says:

      Hey! Low acid content in cleansers shouldn’t be a problem but if it’s at treatment or high content then we would recommend to avoid so it doesn’t cause damage to the Luna devices!

  9. Misella says:

    Is this cleanser okay to use with my foreo luna mini 3?
    Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Propanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycolipids, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Lauryl Glucoside, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Polylysine

    • carly says:

      Dear Misella,

      Thank you for asking! we ask our customers to avoid cleansers that are oily-based, clay-based, silicone-based or grainy cleansers, exfoliators or scrubs, as they may damage the LUNA’s soft silicone touch-points and never to use cleaning products containing alcohol, petrol or acetone, as they may irritate the skin. I hope this helps but just drop an email to the customer care team if you are unsure.

  10. sophie says:

    ive found a cleanser that i would like to purchase but contains Stearyl Alcohol and Cetyl Alcohol will this be okay? i have the Luna mini 2

    • carly says:

      Hi Sophie, Thank you for your post! We recommend staying away from heavily alcohol content cleansers but if you are little unsure then please feel free to contact our Foreo Customer Care Team who will be more than happy to provide your more information. 🙂

  11. Aiza says:

    Hello there, is it ok to use my foreo luna mini 3 with “the ordinary” squalane cleanser? Thanx!

    • carly says:

      Hi Aiza, Thank you for your post. Sure thing! The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser is safe to use with your Luna Mini 3 🙂

  12. Jessica W. says:

    Is this cleanser okay to use with the Luna 3?
    Water/Aqua/Eau, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Winterianus Herb Oil, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Betaine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Capryloyl Glycine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Methylpropanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA.

    • carly says:

      Hi Jessica, Thank you for your post. I would recommend not using this cleanser with your Luna 3 as this has a high oil content which could damage the silicone. If you are unsure please always contact our Customer Care Team on Foreo.com for more detailed information. I hope this helps 🙂

  13. Jes says:

    Hi! I’m currently using Laneige’s Cleanser and here’s the ingredient… I supposed it’s oil based but I’m not very sure.. could you check it for me? Thank you so much!

    WATER / AQUA / EAU, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, MYRISTIC ACID, LAURYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, LAURIC ACID, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, GLYCERIN, SODIUM CHLORIDE, STEARIC ACID, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, FRAGRANCE / PARFUM, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, PEG-14M, DISODIUM EDTA, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SODIUM BENZOATE, TOCOPHEROL, SILICA, BHT

    • carly says:

      Hi Jes, Thank you for your post! Yes I would have to agree that this has a high oil content within the cleanser so I would recommend not using this with your device. I hope that helps 🙂

  14. Natalie says:

    Hey, Can you use the Liz Earl hot cloth cleanser with it?

    • carly says:

      Hi Natalie, Good question! Liz Earle is a great cleanser but as it’s clay base I would not recommend using it with your Luna devices as this may damage the silicone touch points. If you need any further assistance we cleansers please contact our customer care team on foreo.com. Hope that helps!

  15. Jes says:

    Hi there! Thank you for the reply! I’ve recently found another cleanser and this is what they have stated. It looks safe to me to use Luna Mini 3 with it but I would just like to check with you first!

    Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist tested, Cruelty FREE, Parabens FREE, Sulfates FREE, Phthalates FREE, Alcohol FREE and Vegan

    Thank you!

  16. Sasha says:

    Hello,
    I just purchased the Luna 2 for Sensitive Skin.

    Would this cleanser be compatible to use with it? Thank you!

    Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Facial Cleanser :
    Water, glycerin, cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, citric acid, ppg-2 hydroxyethyl cocamide, peg-16 soy sterol, polysorbate 20, disodium lauroamphodiacetate, phenoxyethanol, butylene glycol, sodium coco pg-dimonium, chloride phosphate, sodium citrate, tetrasodium EDTA, methylparaben, xanthan gum, propylparaben, ethylparaben, propylene glycol, chrysanthemum parthenium (feverfew) extract, sodium cocoyl amino acids, sarcosine, potassium aspartate, magnesium aspartate, sodium hydroxide

    • carly says:

      Dear Sasha! Thank you for your post and looking at the ingredients I can not see anything that may harm your device. We ask our customers to avoid cleansers that contain strong acids, silicone’s, clay base and heavy oil content. I hope this helps and enjoy your Luna 2!

  17. Natty R says:

    Hi,

    Will this face wash work with my Luna 2 Sensitive Skin?

    Thanks so much!

    SkinCeuticals Soothing Cleanser
    aqua / Water / Eau, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Peg-8, Hexylene Glycol, Coco-betaine, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Edta, Sodium Chloride, Orchis Mascula Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract / Cucumber Fruit Extract

    • carly says:

      Dear Natty, Thanks for your message and I can not see anything that may harm you Luna 2! Enjoy!

  18. Margaret says:

    Hi, I use a gentle green tea facial SOAP by Jenette skincare- the ingredients are:
    Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Grape Seed Oil, Organic Coconut Milk, Organic Green Tea, Proprietary Blend of Chinese and Korean Herbs, Cold Pressed Aloe Vera Gel (aloe vera inner leaf, potassium sorbate, ascorbic acid, citric acid, xanthan gum), Spirulina, Cucumber Witch Hazel, Sodium Hydroxide

    Is this safe to use
    With the Foreo?

    • carly says:

      Hi Margaret, This sounds like a lovely cleanser but as the main ingredient is Coconut Oil I would recommend not to use this cleanser with your device. I hope this helps.

  19. Summer says:

    Hi, can I use this cleanser with the following ingredients with my Luna Mini 2?

    – Glycerin
    – Soy Extracts
    – Kale Extracts

    • carly says:

      Hi Summer, These should be absolutely fine to use with your Luna Mini 2 🙂

  20. Nadiar says:

    Is this cleanser okay use with luna 2 & luna 3 mini? – Water, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben –

    • carly says:

      Hey Nadiar, we would recommend staying away from the alcohol cleansers as these combined with the Luna may dry your skin out and also damage the Luna!

  21. Louise Truscott says:

    Hello would this cleanser be suitable to use with foreo fofo ?

    Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulfate,Cocamide Dea,Glycerin,Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate,Panthenol,Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Bis-Peg/Ppg-20/20 Dimethicone,Sodium Methylparaben,Citric Acid,Sodium Chloride,Tocopheryl Acetate,Dipropylene Glycol,2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol,Pantolactone,Anthemis Nobilis Oil,Pelargonium Graveolens Oil

    • carly says:

      Dear Louise, Thank you for your post. I would suggest to stay away from this cleanser as it contains Dimethicone which is a form of Silicone and can deteriorate the Fofo. I hope this helps 🙂

  22. Quyen Luu says:

    Hi, is this cleanser suitable for using with Foreo? Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 0.5%
    Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Glycerin, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Arginine, Butylene Glycol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin. Thanks!

    • carly says:

      Dear Quyen Lu, Thank you for your post. We recommend low amounts of these acids in cleansers but looking further into this I would recommend not using this cleanser due to the Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer being of high content within the cleanser. I hope this helps 🙂

  23. Sarah says:

    Hi,

    May I know if these ingredients suitable to use with Foreo?

    Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil/Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil (Emollient), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer (Viscosity Modifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Benzyl Benzoate (Fragrance Ingredient), Hydroxycitronellal (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 17200/Red 33 (Colour), CI 14700/Red 4 (Colorant).

    • carly says:

      Hi Sarah, Thank you for your post! I wouldn’t recommend this cleanser for FOREO as this has a very high oil content which over time can damage the Silicone of the device. I hope this helps 🙂

  24. Beatriz says:

    Hi I’m using Dr Brandt’s “CLEAN BIOTIC PH BALANCED YOGURT CLEANSER” it composed of green tea, white tea and
    Hyaluronic Acid, may I know can I use it with my foreo ?

    • carly says:

      Hi Beatriz, Sounds delicious! I would recommend that you contact our customer care team with the full list of those ingredients on the cleanser so they can look into that for you. Hope that helps 🙂

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