May the best facial cleansing brush win – Clarisonic Mia 2 vs FOREO LUNA mini 2
It seems cleansing and facial brushes are all you hear about these days; who uses what cleanser and how often, and, more importantly, with which facial brush. For the longest time face brushes were exactly that, brushes, real scrubbing tools with nylon bristles. However, recent beauty industry developments have produced a whole new way of cleansing, and a new generation of devices, far gentler and less abrasive. Which one would be perfect for you? Read on: we compared two of the most popular brushes, representing both schools of thought.
Clarisonic Mia 2 – Brush your makeup off
Clarisonic Mia 2 is Clarisonic’s best selling, most popular facial cleansing brush ever. This advanced, two-speed sonic device is suited to all skin types, even the sensitive ones. It uses 300 micro movements per second to clean the pores and remove all the makeup, dirt, oil, and sweat from your skin, cleansing it up to six times better than hands alone, all in just 60 seconds. Once you’re done, the skin is ready for your favorite skincare product or makeup application.
First of all, Clarisonic Mia 2 is a real brushers’ brush, with nylon bristles and all. And unlike FOREO LUNA mini 2, it is a makeup remover – it “gently removes makeup 6x better than hands”. Or so they say. In other words, if you are looking for a makeup remover, and not just a skin cleansing brush, your choice is clear. Of course, its extra-fine bristles do much more than remove sebum and skin dullness, especially when combined with Clarisonic’s wide selection of replacement brush heads.
Clarisonic Mia 2 brush is suitable for all skin types, even the sensitive ones, which is great. It is rechargeable and water resistant and features 2 facial cleansing speeds; “delicate” and “universal”. Its timer pulses and beeps, marking 20-second intervals so you can switch from one part of your face to another. You can expect to see the first results after just one week, but only the repeated and regular use will make your skin healthier and better looking.
- Removes makeup
- Offers wide selection of brush heads
- Brush heads need replacing
- Just two cleansing speeds
- Nylon bristles can be a bit abrasive for some skin types
FOREO LUNA mini 2 – No more brush head replacements
FOREO LUNA mini 2 represents the aforementioned new generation of facial cleansing devices. We keep on calling them face “brushes”, but in reality these are non-abrasive, silicone pulsing devices, far more gentle and skin-friendly than the regular nylon brushes. FOREO LUNA mini 2 does not clean makeup, but channels sonic pulsations through its silicone touch-points to ensure refined, clear, healthier skin.
As we said before, LUNA mini 2 will not clean makeup off your face; you are supposed to do that beforehand. What it will do, however, is great: it will remove 99.5% of dirt and oil from your skin, as well as makeup residue and dead skin cells, exfoliating without any irritation. This is done by sonic pulsations that are channelled through its silicone “touch-points”. The medical-grade silicone is an ultra-hygienic, non-porous material that actually resists bacteria buildup and is supposed to be 35X more hygienic than standard facial cleansing brushes.
More numbers? How about 8,000 pulsations per minute, or the unbelievable 300 uses per one full charge? LUNA mini 2 is also more customizable than competition, since it features a 3-zone brush face and 8 adjustable intensities, which is far better than Mia 2’s two brush speeds. But, best of all: it needs no replacement brush heads, ever, just a simple washing at the end of each 1-minute routine.
- No replacement brushes
- No nylon bristles
- Far more hygienic
- 300 uses per charge
- Choice of 8 intensities
- Does not remove makeup
- Might be a bit too gentle for some
WE’D GO WITH LUNA mini 2
To cut the long story short: some of you will definitely prefer Clarisonic Mia 2’s intensity and effectiveness. It is, after all, one of the most popular facial brushes on the market. To us, though, FOREO LUNA mini 2 seemed a bit more impressive, to hold and behold. And more fun to use, which is important as well.
And let’s not forget: FOREO LUNA mini 2 is easier on the wallet as well, and needs no additional investment. No replacement brushes, no muck, no messy maintenance. The silicone is a far more hygienic material, easier to clean and more pleasant on skin. With its battery lasting the incredible 300 uses per one charge, it is no wonder FOREO LUNA mini 2 stole our heart. At least this time around.
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