Review: Our Thoughts on the Newest UFO Activated Masks

July 5, 2018 • Look Good / Skincare

What Team FOREO loves about the Advanced Collection.

The Advanced Collection may have just launched, but they’ve been the talk of the office for a while now. Everyone’s got a personal favorite ‘skin rehab’ formula, and they’re here to tell you why:

Matte Maniac

I’ve always been obsessed with skin care and I can’t remember a day passing by without me putting at least 5 to 6 products on my face both in the morning and before going to bed. If there’s one thing that I’ve never been crazy about though, it’s face masks. After spending 15 minutes on your skin care routine who wants to wait 20 more minutes for a sheet mask to have a good result? Well, UFO – with its 90 seconds running time – really changed my life! I’m in love with it and with all of the masks I’ve tried so far!

One particularly stole my heart from the very first moment I tried it: Matte Maniac.

My skin tends to be pretty oily, and after using this powerful mask I actually see the result I have been looking for for so long: my skin looks amazing. And by that I mean well hydrated, moisturized, but most important, naturally glowing without being greasy. This result lasts for so long that after using it I don’t feel the need to put a face moisturizer on!

The last time this mask proved its worth? After my last flight. I used it right before getting off the plane and it was much-needed after hours spent in the dry air of a plane. I went from a coach complexion to first-class skin in 90 seconds flat.

Federica Pizzinato

Glow Addict

Living in an urban environment has definitely taken a toll on my very sensitive skin. The air pollution and hard water have bestowed their gifts upon me – new breakouts, enlarged pores, and a constant sheen. For that reason, I’ve been shying away from any products promising me a glow. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of glowy skin. A lit-from-within radiance is the ultimate skin goal, I’m just not trying to highlight the unwelcome shine already on my face, so I’ve made it my mission in these past months to avoid a glow at all costs. This has meant mattifying, powdering, and blotting. So, I was skeptical of how my skin would react to a mask called Glow Addict. And yet, here I am… HOOKED. My face stays bright and dewy all day. Not in the sweaty, wet-looking way I’d grown to expect from my skin, but in a radiant, healthy way. It made me look like myself, pre-pollution. My face looked matte, but vibrant. It looks like I’ve been getting a full 8 hours of sleep per night, which definitely isn’t true.

Eliza Mills

H2Overdose

We’ve all tried at least one moisturizing mask – aka the foundation of a well-rounded skincare routine – and we each have our favorite brands and textures, so it can be incredibly difficult to find one that stands out in such a crowd. What I really love about H2Overdose is the light milky texture that perfectly plumps the skin and leaves a soft, glowy finish. At the end, your skin really feels comfortable and is ready for whatever comes next in your personal skincare routine.

The first time I tried it it was back in the cold, dreary days of winter, and it was working like a charm. Even now on hot, humid summer days it still does the job without feeling too rich or greasy. It’s the little black dress of masks – always relevant.

Lea Couchellou

Shimmer Freak

I’m one of those people who has 12 different concealers and dark circle correctors on hand at any given moment, so when I heard that FOREO was making a caffeine-infused UFO Activated eye mask, I jumped at the chance to try it. Giving my under-eyes a boost of energy and a smooth, shimmery finish, the Shimmer Freak mask is the perfect addition to my morning skincare routine.

Mollie Snyder

Youth Junkie

I recently celebrated turning the big 3-0, which means I’m suddenly interested in any skincare product that remotely references the aging process. I’m a bit too hippy-dippy to do botox, lasers, or anything scary and invasive, but I’ll gladly pickle myself if it means smooth, ageless skin, so going through my top shelf is like some warped remix of “Part of Your World”:

I’ve got acids and ceramides aplenty. I’ve got wrinkle creams and serums galore. You want retinols? I’ve got twenty…

And just like Ariel, I want more. So when the FOREO product development team put a sample of the new Youth Junkie mask in my hands, I was all about it. A collagen facial treatment with no needles involved? Yes, please. Plus the corresponding UFO routine features 2 minutes of red LED light, which is basically like telling fine lines and wrinkles NOT TODAY, SATAN.

When I got to the office the next day, I was all too eager to share my enthusiasm with Lea, the FOREO cosmetics mastermind:

 

Look out 40, here I come.

Katie Steadman

 

 

 


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