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UFO™ 3 vs UFO™ 3 LED - Choosing the Perfect Match for Your Skin

FOREO UFO 3 hydration device in pearl pink color on a stash of FOREO facial masks

Proper hydration is important not just for the appearance but also for the feel and protective function of our skin. Well-hydrated skin acts as a natural shield from external elements. Unfortunately, aging robs our skin of its once plump and supple nature as it loses moisture and becomes drier. And when the structure of the skin is compromised, it's less resilient and more vulnerable to cracking and breaking - which can lead to wrinkles, blemishes, a dull complexion, inflammation, puffiness, under-eye circles and sensitivity.  But don't lose hope just yet, as we are spoiling you for choice with two deep facial hydration devices: 


UFO™ 3 and UFO™ 3 LED that both provide deep, long-lasting hydration with FOREO's Hyper-Infusion Technology, which helps to push the active ingredients in your skincare deep into the dermis, where they work best. There are some differences between the two devices, and we're here to help you choose which one fits better to your skin.

UFO™ 3 - Best for aging skin

This 5-in-1 deep facial hydration device delivers spa-quality treatment to the comfort of your home by combining Thermo-Therapy (heating), Cryo-Therapy (cooling), LED light therapy, and T-Sonic™ massage. Let's explain what each of these technologies does for your skin: 


Warming Thermo-Therapy: By warming up to the ideal temperature for your skin, Thermo-Therapy effectively softens the skin and preps it for the absorption of skincare ingredients. Adding heat to any skincare treatment also helps boost the skin's radiance by loosening sebum on the surface of the skin. 


Cooling Cryo-Therapy is the use of extremely low temperatures to address various skin concerns. Often referred to as an instant youth solution, this cooling technique is a safe and painless way to help skin appear more lifted and firm. It also helps to shrink the appearance of pores while reducing puffiness. Featured in UFO™ 3 only, Cryo-Therapy allows for a calms and invigorates the skin at any time of day.

FOREO UFO thermotherapy

Refining LED Therapy: UFO™ 3 harnesses the full spectrum of LED lights, each with its own wavelength, to target different skin needs. For example, red LED is said to combat signs of skin aging for a more youthful look, while blue LED is said to reduce the appearance of blemishes. LED light therapy is widely used to help regenerate skin from signs of aging, leaving it youthful, radiant, and revitalized. 


T-Sonic™ Massage sends pulsations to the deeper layers of the skin and thus gently massages the face. When directed onto wrinkle-prone areas, they help to relax facial muscle tension points and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They also reduce puffiness and the look of dark circles and increase the absorption of your mask essence (as well as any other serums or creams you  apply after) - thus enhancing their efficacy and delivering deep and long-lasting hydration.

 FOREO UFO 3 device LED lights Thanks to its Hyper-Infusion Technology, UFO™ 3 ensures that active ingredients from your favorite facial mask penetrate deep into the skin, maximizing their effectiveness. It is clinically proven to increase skin moisture levels by 126% in just 90 seconds. As a result, 78% of users have reported softer skin, improved suppleness, and the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.

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UFO™ 3 LED - Best for dull, dehydrated skin

UFO™ 3 LED treats dehydrated skin with 4 clinically proven technologies: concentrated NIR therapy and full spectrum LED light, warming Thermo-Therapy, massaging T-Sonic™ pulsations, and Hyper-Infusion technology. 


Full spectrum wavelengths including NIR penetrate the skin to help improve more advanced signs of aging on a cellular level. Near-infrared (NIR) is a type of light just outside the visible spectrum, that deals with inflammation, widens blood vessels to cleanse and repair tissue, contributes to more elastin and collagen, and promotes healing while repairing minor muscle and tissue concerns. 


Deep tissue Thermo-Therapy: Near-infrared wavelengths gently heat and soften the skin to prepare it for better absorption of the mask ingredients into the deepest layers. 


T-Sonic™ massage gently relaxes facial muscle tension points and boosts circulation - leaving skin refreshed with a visibly healthy glow. The pulsations also help to temporarily dilate pores so that the active ingredients in your skincare can actually penetrate through the stratum corneum (the outer layer of skin) without clogging the pores. 


Thanks to its Hyper-Infusion technology, UFO 3 LED is clinically proven to increase skin moisture levels by 126% in just 2 mins. UFO™ 3 LED is more effective and 10x faster than regular sheet masks, providing immediate and long-lasting hydration.  

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FOREO UFO 3 LED device LED lights

In short, UFO™ 3 deeply hydrates while also firming, calming, and depuffing aging skin. UFO™ 3 LED instantly brightens dull skin in need of some extra moisture. Any of the two devices combined with ™ Activated masks will work wonders to increase hydration and suppleness of the skin - and did we mention that the app-guided treatments feel heavenly, too?  

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