Friday, 26 April 2019

Foreo UFO mini smart mask treatment

One of my favourite gadgets for facial cleaning is Foreo and I have amassed quite the collection over the last few years (review here). Foreo is a Sweden based product and their aim is to empower you and brighten your life. Every product they release has a bold or bright colour and they rely on the feedback of people like you and me to constantly improve their designs. Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, combination skin or none of the above, there is a device for you. 
Foreo UFO mini smart mask treatment
The newest product to my collection is the Foreo UFO Mini Smart Mask Treatment and when it first arrived, I sat and looked at it wondering what the flip it was because I had seen nothing like it before and nor had I used anything like it before, but given it was a Foreo device, I had high hopes it would be amazing and it is, after all, described as being the beauty world’s most advanced smart mask.  

Despite looking like a spaceship, UFO actually stands for UR Future Obsession and it is designed to be used with FOREO’s mini sheet masks, developed exclusively in Korea and combining plant and fruit extracts and botanical oils. 
Foreo UFO mini smart mask treatment Device
Foreo UFO mini
So you can see, the one mention of Korean Beauty and I am more than excited.

Using a combination of technologies, the Foreo UFO mini turns what would usually be a 20-minute treatment into a 90-second treat and it does so using some of the following:
  • The UFO utilises hyper-infusion technology, combining heating to open pores, T-Sonic™ pulsations to instantly infuse active ingredients more deeply into the skin and cryotherapy to seal the active ingredients and firm the skin.
  • Flash Thermotherapy instantly warms to soften the skin and open the pores, infusing mask ingredients into the deepest layers of skin
  • Flash Cryo-Therapy instantly cools to lift and firm skin, while diminishing the appearance of pores and reducing inflammation
Most importantly of all, the device works when connected to the Foreo Beauty App which you can download from your app store/Google Store. By connecting to the app, this gives you the chanced to build your very own personalised skin profile and you also get expert beauty tips and advice about which UFO Activated Mask is best for you. Plus, you can track your mask usage and set reminders so you never miss a chance to get gorgeous, glowing skin. If you are familiar with other Foreo devices, it won't surprise you to learn that the UFO device is made from ultra hygienic silicone which is not only easy to wash, but it also dries pretty quickly too and helpfully it has its own little stand to take its pride of place on your shelf.

The UFO Mini also includes a range of LED light therapy treatments to offer what are referred to as three photofacials, including anti-ageing (red LED), brightening (green LED) and anti-acne (blue LED) and to give them more of an explanation:
  • Red LED light erases signs of ageing & stimulates collagen production for younger looking skin
  • Green LED light Brightens a dull complexion and evens skin tone for an instant boost of radiance
  • Blue LED kills acne-causing bacteria & stimulates blood circulation for a healthier-looking complexion using a combination of technologies, the Foreo UFO
So as you can see, this little device, which fits into the palm of my hand, already manages to do a whole lot more than two or three of my devices combined would manage.  Thankfully using it is a much easier process than I was expecting it to be and it even comes with a quick start guide which doesn't require a degree to understand.  
  • The first step is to select your mask, there is a choice of 7 different masks to choose from including an Anti-Pollution & Hydrating Facial Treatment, Face Mask for Oily Skin, Face Mask for Dry Skin, Collagen Face Mask and an Enhanced Brightening Mask to name just a few. My current favourite mask is the Make My Day Mask which is the Anti-pollution and Hydrating Facial Treatment which used Hyaluronic Acid and Red Algae.
  • The second step is to scan the barcode on the back of the packet and again, the cleverness of the technology takes over.  In scanning the barcode, the app knows exactly which mask is being used and it is from here the device knows which settings to use from those mentioned above.  The mask is pre-soaked mini sheet which is no bigger than a cotton wool pad.
  • The third step is to secure the mask onto the UFO device and it is so easy to do, simply remove the small plastic ring, insert the mask and re-apply the plastic ring you have just removed.  I had expected it to be a little more difficult than it was if I am honest.
  • The fourth step is to press start and place the mask onto your skin and then follow the instructions on your phone from the app.  Cleverly it tells you what movements to make, how long you have left and what I really like is that the light changes colour depending on what treatment you have chosen - red, blue or green.
Once your treatment is finished, after those 90 seconds are over, the UFO device turns itself off and all that is left to do is remove the mask, rinse the device with water and allow it to stand and dry.
Foreo UFO mini smart mask treatment Device and Mask
So do I like it? No.  I absolutely love it.  Not only is this clever gadget a breeze to use, but it has also impressed me every single time I have used it. I love that it takes just 90 seconds to complete one treatment and whilst initially I wasn't too sure it would be the same result as something that takes 20 minutes, I have been proven wrong.  My skin absolutely loves the Make my Day Mask and after using it is immediately softer, much smoother and hydrated. I do need to try a few more of the masks because I have stuck to the one I really like, but they are available in packs of 6 and cost between £10 and £19 and at this moment in time you cannot purchase them individually, which I would really like to do or have the option to buy a mixture of masks in one box. 

The price? Well the Foreo UFO Mini retails for £159 (here) and is available in three shades: Fuschia, Mint and Pearl Pink. The slightly larger version retails for £249 and it comes with a 2-year warranty and a 10-year quality warranty and you can find it on sale via Foreo, Cult Beauty and John Lewis

The Foreo UFO Mini is suitable for all skin types. It comes with a USB charger, it’s lightweight to travel with and 100% waterproof.  Are you a Foreo Fan?

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  1. I'm so glad that they have a mini version available too. This sounds like a fantastic gadget.

    Roxie |

  2. It's very pricey but sounds like a really nifty device. I think anybody who is busy would love this fo it's quick results! xx

  3. I really like the UFO - I was skeptical at first but I think it's genuinely a really unique product that makes my skin feel so good! x

  4. I have the foreo Luna play and I love it x

  5. I really need to get my hands on one of these they look SO good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  6. I love the colour but after seeing what Caroline Hirons said about it, it's not something I'd buy! xx

  7. This sounds so innovative and unique. I am glad it has worked wonders for you xx

  8. This seems amazing and great for travel x


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