I Tried FOREO’s UFO Smart Mask Treatment & It is Out of This World
Beautiful skin in 90 seconds? This is the ultimate lazy girl’s pampering weapon.
Technology is manifesting itself more and more in every aspect of our lives, and our beauty routines are no exception. Swedish brand, FOREO has been revolutionizing the skincare game ever since it came out with the LUNA model, which married facial cleansing and facial massage all in one pastel, silicone tool. Now, with the launch of FOREO’s new UFO facial device, sheet masks will be a thing of the past.
UFO is designed to be paired with FOREO’s seven exclusive Korean mask formulas. The selection boasts a wide range of skin treatments, playfully named: “Make My Day,” “Youth Junkie,” “Glow Addict,” Matte Maniac,” “H2Overdose,” “Shimmer Freak,” and “Call It A Night.”
Your minute-and-a-half journey to glowing skin begins with downloading the FOREO app. You connect your UFO device to the app, which then prompts you to scan the barcode of your desired mask/treatment for that day. Then, you affix the mask (which comes as a small, round towelette – roughly about the circumference of a golf ball) to the device. Et voilà! Just let the app know when you’re ready to begin, and a soothing female voice guides you through the treatment as you gently massage the mask on your skin in circular motions.
LED light therapy and hyper-infusion technology allows you to maximize the benefits of the masks; the warmth from UFO’s Thermo-Therapy mode helps speed up the process by infusing the mask’s active ingredients into the skin, while the coolness from Cryo-Therapy mode helps reduce puffiness and diminish the appearance of pores. And we can’t forget about the T-Sonic pulsations, because for a moment there, it felt like I was actually at the spa getting a professional face massage.
The verdict? The process on its own was a beautifully relaxing experience – somehow luxurious, yet simple; however, seeing my skin the next morning impressed me the most. I must confess: the evening before, I had a glass (or two) of wine, ate a heavy dinner, and went to bed late. For me, this is normally a recipe for puffiness and redness – but to my delight, I woke up with even, firm skin, and a natural glow. Is this justification to continue with these naughty habits? Probably not, but it’s nice to know my face won’t have to suffer the consequences each time I slip up.
The best part? The whole treatment is only 90 seconds long! Having a busy schedule is no longer an excuse for neglecting our skin. We get it though–indolence can sometimes be inevitable after a long day, and the FOREO UFO takes that into account. The next time you’re getting ready for a day out or a night in, consider adding an extra 90 seconds to your beauty regimen to unmask your best, natural skin.
Originally from Los Angeles, Alicia lived in Shanghai for 11 years before moving back to the states to attend the University of Miami, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and minors in art and philosophy. Currently residing in New York City, Alicia applies her knowledge of strategic communication and design in her career. She enjoys painting, rugby, exploring, and more often than not, you’ll find her petting someone’s dog.