There’s a new FOREO face brush on the block, and as the lucky writer who tested and reviewed it, allow me to introduce you to the small but mighty device that never leaves my side: LUNA play plus.
LUNA play plus may look a lot like the LUNA play, but while it comes in the same bright and bold colors as its predecessor, there are some major differences between the two products.
At about twice the size as LUNA play―about 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) at its widest point― LUNA play plus is still much smaller than LUNA mini 2, which makes it great for packing along in the smallest of purses when you’re trying to avoid extra baggage.
I personally found this cleansing brush fit better in my hand than the LUNA play, and its longer bristles definitely worked a lot better for the clogged pores that speckle my nose.
Another major difference between these two face brushes is that while LUNA play is not made to be rechargeable―think of it as your very first FOREO, or the perfect small gift for your friends or family (like I do for literally everyone’s birthday), LUNA play plus is powered by a AAA battery.
It’ll last up to 400 uses per battery, which is way longer than the batteries in my TV remote it seems, but c’est la vie.
Again, the LUNA play plus works much like the LUNA play in that there’s only one speed, which is on the gentle to mid range on the strength scale.
You turn it on and off by clicking the same single button on the back, or, if you’re like me, you can also click it on off like a stress ball at work (it’s really oddly satisfying).
As per other LUNA devices, you just apply your favorite cleanser to your damp skin, turn it on and gently massage all parts of your skin in a circle motion for a minute. Rinse off, pat dry and moisturize for super soft skin that lasts all day!
When the batteries in your LUNA play plus run out, all you need to do is open up the flat panel on the bottom and switch in a new battery!
I travel a lot. Like, A LOT a lot. Between hiking trips, festival weekends, beach getaways, and the occasional work trip, I have perfected a beauty routine based on 100ml bottles of my fave products.
Being one of the smaller FOREO skin care products, LUNA play plus packs up more neatly in my carry-on than my LUNA 2, and with the lower price point, I wouldn’t let leaving it in a Thai hostel ruin the rest of my trip through Southeast Asia.
Plus, as mentioned, it has the larger brush head that lets me give my face a once over very quickly, and has larger bristles can tackle my problematic pores like no other.
All in all, LUNA play plus is the perfect travelling companion whether it’s accompanying you across the world, in a tent, or even just in your gym bag!
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Lane Baumeister is a staunch proponent of the em-dash and made-for-TV movies.