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The Answers To Your UFO™ 2 Questions Are Here!

FOREO UFO 2 device in pearl pink together with a FOREO facial mask

Find the answers to all the burning questions about UFO 2, FOREO's deep facial hydration device. 


Innovative beauty tech can seem confusing at first glance. However, once you start engaging with it, you’ll soon discover it’s actually designed specifically with you in mind. UFO™ 2 is packed with cool features like the full spectrum of LED light therapyT-Sonic™ pulsations, and both Thermo-Therapy warming and Cryo-Theraphy cooling effects. We want you to explore these features and get the most out of technology that makes your skin look amazing. That’s why we’re here to answer all the common questions about this skin-perfecting device.  


What Are the Differences Between UFO™ and UFO™ 2?

To put it simply, aside from cooling, depuffing, and calming Cryo-Therapy, which you can find in both devices, UFO™ 2 steps up the game with ultra-fast heating Thermo-Therapy, which helps push the mask ingredients deep into the skin, making your skincare more effective. Additionally, UFO™ 2 includes a full spectrum of LED lights that help to visibly revitalize the skin. For those keen on digging deeper, we've got an article dedicated to breaking down all the differences between these two innovative devices.  

When Do the Results Appear?

Great news - the results appear in just 90 seconds! You will start noticing the results immediately since UFO™ 2 has been clinically proven to increase skin moisture by 126% in under 2 minutes, while the results last up to 6 hours. FOREO's goal was to save you time and turn your 20-minute skincare routine into an otherworldly 90-second treatment by not compromising on the quality of it. Your skin will feel refreshed and look glowy already after a single use. To achieve a lasting impact and improve your skin's health in the long run, make UFO™ 2 a regular part of your beauty routine.  

What Is the Difference Between UFO™ 2 and UFO™ Mini 2?

While both devices offer a 2-minute supercharged facial treatment, the main difference is the calming cryo-therapy, exclusive to UFO™ 2. This cooling treatment provides a firmer-looking complexion by shrinking the appearance of pores and reducing inflammation. Certain UFO™ activated masks require the cooling feature, making UFO™ mini 2 incompatible with the entire UFO™ mask range.  

What Are the Benefits of Cryo-Therapy for the Face?

Cryo-therapy uses extremely low temperatures to treat skin conditions, shrink the appearance of pores, work as an anti-inflammatory, and reduce puffiness and visible wrinkles. The result? Visibly more lifted and firmer skin. 

Which UFO™ Activated Masks Use Cryo-Therapy?

There are three UFO™ Activated Mask collections available: 

Advanced Collection 2.0, inspired by Korean skincare with 5 highly-concentrated formulas, each targeting a specific skin concern

Farm to Face Collection, made with pure, organic ingredients

Daily Duo Collection, with a morning and evening ultra-hydrating nourishing masks.    


Two masks from the Advanced Collection 2.0 use Cryo-therapy: Matte Maniac 2.0 and Shimmer Freak 2.0. 


Extra purifying Matte Maniac 2.0 is infused with charcoal to help to draw oil, dirt, and bacteria to the skin's surface, gently removing the toxins in the process. This formula is designed for those with excess oil who wish to minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections. Cooling Cryo-therapy calms skin and locks in mattifying serum. 


Caffeine-infused Shimmer Freak 2.0 contains light-reflecting particles that instantly diminish the look of dark circles. Paired with UFO™ 2, it refreshes the delicate skin around the eye contour and soothes tired eyes. Cryo-therapy helps to reduce puffiness around the eyes in the process.   


Two masks from the Farm to Face Collection take advantage of the cooling feature: Bulgarian Rose and Green Tea. 


Bulgarian Rose mask is infused with all-natural rose water that, thanks to the sugars and natural oils found in rose petals, helps to trap moisture in the skin, making it look smoother and softer. This lightweight formula helps transform dull, dry skin in minutes and uses Cryo-therapy to calm and soothe the skin.  


Green Tea mask possesses potent antioxidants that help protect the skin against environmental toxins. Its additional skin-soothing properties help to purify and condition the skin, leaving it fresh and healthy-looking. Soothing green LED combines with Cryo-therapy to calm skin and lock in purifying Japanese green tea.  

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What Are the Benefits of Warming Thermo-Therapy for the Face?

Thermo-Therapy, UFO™’s signature technology, uses a gentle heat to offer the most luxurious facial treatment possible. Heating to the perfect temperature for your skin, Thermo-Therapy helps soften and prep skin to absorb the full benefits of skincare ingredients. Adding heat to any skincare treatment also helps boost skin’s radiance by loosening sebum on the surface of skin.  

FOREO UFO™ 2 device

Which UFO™ Activated Masks Use Thermo-Therapy?

All of UFO™ Activated Masks, except Shimmer Freak, use warming thermo-therapy to help the active ingredients from your mask absorb deep into the skin, where they work best - for optimal hydration and results. Since Shimmer Freak is developed specifically to refresh the delicate skin around the eyes, it only uses cooling cryo-therapy, blue and red LED lights, and T-Sonic™ pulsations to soothe and brighten tired eyes.  

What Are the Benefits of Full-Spectrum LED Therapy for the Face?

LED therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, and effective way to rejuvenate and transform the skin - so it looks youthful, radiant, and revitalized. UFO™ 2 devices feature a full spectrum of LED lights, each with its own wavelength to target different skin needs. We explained the benefits of LED light therapy in more detail in one of our previous posts. We also wrote detailed guides on red LED lightgreen LED light, and blue LED light  

What Are the Benefits of T-Sonic™ Massage for the Face?

The ‘T’ in T-Sonic™ stands for transdermal, named so because these pulsations travel through the outer layers of skin. The T-Sonic™ pulsations gently massage the face - and when directed onto wrinkle-prone areas, they help 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 (as well as any other serums or creams you apply), thus enhancing their efficacy and delivering deep and long-lasting hydration.  

Can You Use Other Masks With UFO™ 2 for Cryotherapy, Thermotherapy, and LED Lights to Still Work?

UFO™ Activated masks have been developed by experts specifically for UFO™ deep hydration devices. This means that by using them, you are taking full advantage of all the features of the device and, hence, getting the maximum results.  UFO™ 2

How can I change the LED light therapy when using UFO 2?

You can personalize your facial treatments by creating your very own facial routines via the FOREO For You app. On the app, you can choose your preferred LED light, T-Sonic™ pulsation level and decide whether you wish your personalized routine to include Thermo-Therapy or Cryo-Therapy.  

How Do You Apply Other Skincare? After or Before Using UFO™ 2?

When layering your skincare, the most important thing to remember is to cleanse first and moisturize last to seal everything in. If you use a toner, use it after cleansing and then treat your face to a UFO™ facial session. If you use serums or eye creams, use them after your facials. And above all, after your morning routine, please remember to wear sunscreen!  

Are There Any Active Ingredients That Don’t Get Along With UFO™ 2?

We always recommend using UFO™ Activated masks, specifically designed to be used with UFO™ devices. Those masks don't contain ingredients such as retinol, which could irritate some skin types. If you're experimenting with your skincare routine and experiencing breakouts, it's possible that your skin isn't getting along with some of the active ingredients. Seek out the advice of your dermatologist to find out more.   

What Benefits Does the Device Provide?

UFO™ 2 is based on hyper-infusion technology. That means it uses heating from the Thermo-Therapy to open up pores and infuse skincare ingredients into the deepest layers of the skin. On the other side, the cooling effect of Cryo-Therapy therapy shrinks the appearance of pores and provides a firmer-looking complexion. 


T-Sonic™ pulsations deliver a soothing facial massage and boost radiance. Full-spectrum LED light therapy helps your skin reap the benefits of 8 different light wavelengths. To top it off, the FOREO For You App helps you use and control the device & create personalized supercharged facial routines. It's like a spa-quality facial that you can have from the comfort of your home.

Is There Any Proven Scientific Research Behind UFO™ 2?

There’s a clinical study conducted by SGS Laboratories that focused on the overall efficiency and skin improvement of UFO™ Activated Masks with UFO™ devices versus UFO™ Activated Masks alone. The study was conducted over a 28-day period, and it involved 24 female subjects aged 18 to 35. The verdict? The study found that the device indeed improved skin’s overall appearance. UFO™ Activated Masks used together with UFO™ devices are more effective than the sheet masks alone and deliver immediate and long-lasting moisture; plus, the device proved to be a great anti-aging tool by significantly reducing the appearance of wrinkles in just 7 days. 


Can I Use it for Cooling Myself With Cryo-Therapy on a Hot Summer Night?

The better question would be – why not? Open up your FOREO For You App and go all out!

Is It Good for Acne?

Absolutely! Thanks to its LED light therapy, this device helps fight acne and breakouts while calming stressed-out skin. The Blue LED light destroys P. acnes bacteria, stabilizes overactive oil production, and mitigates inflamed acne. Meanwhile, the Cyan LED light is anti-inflammatory, calming stressed-out skin and promoting healing. To top it off, the purple LED light helps eliminate toxins and accelerates healing.

How Often Should I Use UFO™ 2?

You can use it as often as you like. Some people do facials daily in their morning and evening routines, while others opt for the nourishing treatment a few times a week. It’s best to start slowly (once or twice a week) and work your way up so as not to shock or overwhelm your skin. This goes for other skincare products as well, especially if you’re a skincare novice who’s still trying to establish a good routine. Then you really have to keep one thing in mind - slow and steady wins the race!  

Will You Have New Colors at Some Point?

It’s hard to know what the future will bring, but for now, you have Pearl Pink, Black, Fuchsia, and Mint to choose from!   

UFO™ 2 and UFO™ Glow Addict Masks

Hopefully, we answered most of your burning questions about the device that will bring the benefits of 5 spa treatments to the comfort of your home. Let us know in the comments below if you have more!  

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Var89 11/02/2021


I have been eying the UFO 2 and contemplating its purchase. Would love to have my questions answered for better understanding before taking the leap.
1. What is the manual mode on the device? Is there a start/stop button on the device like other Foreo devices?
2. How long can UFO2 be used in manual mode?
3. Can the treatment time and T-sonic intensity level be increased/decreased as in case of Foreo cleansing devices? Is that to be done always via the app or are there settings on the device as well?
4. Can it be used only for LED therapy for acne/redness?

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carly 26/02/2021

In reply to by Var89


Hi there! Let me help you decide :)
1. The UFO 2 can be used with the Foreo For You app or in the offline mode (without the app). Your UFO 2 has an Universal Power Button that turns it on and off, puts it in Bluetooth pairing mode and selects treatment routines.
2. Since the treatments are programmed, they last the certain amount of time both in app and in the offline/manual mode. The duration of treatments cannot be changed. However, you can always repeat the treatment if you want.
3. The same applies to T-Sonic pulsation intensity. It cannot be changed per particular treatment. If you want to make your own, personalized routine, you can do so in the app under Smart Control. You can adjust the T-sonic pulsation intensity, duration and temperature and choose the LED light.
4. Yes, the blue LED light should help you with acne/breakouts.
If you want to learn more about the UFO 2 device, you can always check our manual at https://www.foreo.com/support/manuals or contact our lovely Customer Service. Hope this helped! Kind regards :)

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Antonia 13/02/2021

I have some blemishes caused by rosacea. Can UFO 2 help to reduce it or should I use the FOREO Espada instead?

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carly 16/02/2021

In reply to by Antonia


Hi Antonia, In this case, I would recommend that you contact your physician to see if the devices would be suitable for your skin's condition. Please feel free to get in touch with Customer Care if you want more information on our ESPADA and UFO as they can also give you the manuals also which have the devices Specs which would be helpful for you and your Physician.

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Nhu 14/02/2021

Hi, do i need to cover my eyes during Red/ Green light therapy sessions? Thanks

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carly 16/02/2021

In reply to by Nhu


Hi Nhu, Thank you for your post! When performing the UFO treatments we would recommend not going over the actual eye itself but just past the orbital bone and not to look at the LED lighting directly when performing the treatment. There is no need to cover the eyes if doing this but just refrain from looking at the LED and not going too close to the eye. Hope this helps :)

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andrea 25/02/2021

Hi! How is it possible to share my ufo with my partner?

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carly 26/02/2021

In reply to by andrea


Hi Andrea, thanks for contacting us! Please note that we do not recommend sharing your FOREO devices for personal hygiene reasons. The best thing to do is to get your partner their own UFO mini so that you can both enjoy the UFO pampering sessions :)

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Quynh 15/03/2021

Hi! I want to know the highest temperarure of UFO in heat function. I feel that my UFO is not as hot as before.

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carly 16/03/2021

In reply to by Quynh


Hi dear! Please note that the temperature of your UFO™ can go from 5 to 45 Degrees Celsius, 45 being the highest possible temperature. If you believe your UFO™ doesn't work like before, contact our lovely Customer Service and they will help you further :) Kind regards!


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