On my last beauty post, I shared about my latest gadget the Foreo UFO. I love how it makes masking easy! Being in quarantine for half a year has made me focus on my skin since I couldn’t do my usual facial treatments, I have to find ways to make sure my skin is still taken cared of. This prompts me to ask: is there such a thing as toning our face? Why yes, yes there is.
Enter Foreo Bear! Just as I was browsing for more masks for my UFO on Sephora.ph, I stumbled upon Foreo Bear. What is this cute device and how does it provide facial fitness?
Work out for my face? Yes please!
Foreo Bear is a total facial workout device that offers combining superior microcurrent & T-Sonic™ pulsations. It helps tightens and firms your skin for a youthful, contoured complexion.
Bear, you cute little you
For obvious reasons, the Bear is named as such because it looks like a cute bear. Apart from the name, this device is ergonomically designed so one can easily glide it all over the face. I was also surprised at how lightweight it is and how I have only charged it once but have used it for more than a month. Like the UFO, this Foreo device can be used with or without the app. Don’t fret though as pairing it with your device is easy.
Pulse, pulse, pulse with T-Sonic™ Pulsations
T-Sonic™ Pulsations is what Foreo is known for. It’s a low-frequency pulsation that targets areas that shows signs of aging. While microcurrent increases cellular activity by stimulating facial muscles which over time can tighten and give a natural lift.
Shockingly safe, tyvm Anti-Shock System™
When I think about microcurrent the first thing that comes to mind is that I might be painful. For someone who has low tolerance for pain, this is something I dread. Thankfully Foreo Bear has Anti-Shock System™ that offers maximum safety and comfort. It’s got 5 microcurrent intensities you can choose from. I started with the lowest setting and have worked my way to the third level.
If you use the Foreo Bear with the app, it’ll guide you through from applying the serum up to the end where you seal the treatment with a few facial taps. While I enjoyed using the Foreo Serum Serum Serum with it, I prefer using one of my fave water based moisturizer as it glides easily on my skin.
After a month of using Foreo Bear, here are some thoughts about it:
It’s always good to start on the lowest setting first. Though the micro current does not hurt at all, but I notice there would be some ‘zap’ sensations whenever I glide over a pimple. I guess this is what makes the skin sensitive to the microcurrent. Other than this, it’s virtually painless.
pulse, pulse, pulse
If I were to describe how the Bear feels like it’s good pulsations–just like a massage on your face. If it passes through my hairline there’s a tingling sensation but if it passes on a pimple it would give a quick zap feeling but nothing scary nor dangerous.
battery life is amazing
One full charge can let you use the Foreo Bear for 90 times! I’ve been using it for two months now and have relocated to another country and I have not yet charged it since I first did. I’ve probably used it 70-80 times now!
use once for 24 hours
It’s easy to get attached to this device that you want to use it every chance you get. But that’s not how it works. You can use it once for 24 hours. For me, I usually use it in the morning after a good workout, I take a shower and cleanse my face. I read that its advisable to wait 24 hours before doing the treatment again.
Since I truly enjoy using Bear, I do back to back treatments since the whole treatment lasts for only 2 minutes–safe enough to do another round. Since it’s not recommended to be used more than once within a 24-hour period, I’ve been doing 2 rounds per session. So far, so good.
option for T-Sonic Pulsations
if you’re using any other Foreo device like Luna or Play, and have already your dose of T-Sonic Pulsations, there’s an option to turn it off and just go for the microcurrent.
guided video on how to use
Skincare noob? Fear not. If you cannot commit to a routine because you’re too lazy or simply cannot remember how things go, Foreo Bear is for you. You can do the treatment simply by following the how-to video on the app.
no app, no problem
you can also use the Foreo Bear even without the app. Simply click the power button, choose the desired microcurrent intensity by clicking the power button a few times and you’re good to go! Just glide it across your face in an upward motion starting with one side of your face then on your forehead then on your neck.
who can use it?
Anyone can use this device but if you’re not pregnant, nursing or have any skin condition it’s best to consult your physician about using this. Also, it’s not advisable to use if you have any face fillers such as botox since the muscles are “frozen”, the microcurrent won’t be able to penetrate and stimulate the muscles.
more facial workouts coming soon
currently the only workout on the app is the Total Facial Workout but Foreo says they’ll release other workouts soon. Yay!
No downtime after each use. You can go on and apply other skin care products such as sunblock. You can also immediately apply makeup.
As with all skin care and devices, what works for me might not work for you and vice versa. Happy to report there’s improvement on my skin. It feels tighter especially on my cheek area. Though it’s not too obvious for me to do comparison photos, my cheeks have been less puffy. I wanna use it more and longer so I can see if there’s an improvement on my chin (I feel my skin there is sagging– don’t we all dislike having double chin?!) I’ll probably edit this post once I’ve taken an updated photo.
I recommend Foreo Bear if you want to lessen puffiness and overall improve tightness of your skin. This device is handy (ultra lightweight), only needs to be charged once every 90 uses and is easy to clean (wipe down the metallic sphere after with wet cloth after every use) all while doing its job of toning your skin. But do take note that you should religiously use it daily in order for you to see actual, visible results.
Foreo Bear retails for Php 17,600.00 and is available at Sephora.ph