As self-confessed beauty obsessives, here at HELLO! we love trying out every single scrub, face cream and cleanser that lands on our beauty desk in a bid to get gorgeous healthy skin, but we never spent enough time thinking about how we cleanse our skin - until now.
Our beauty routine was completely transformed once we discovered the powerful properties of silicone, a truly game-changing alternative to the bacteria-breeding brushes and sponges we had previously been counting on.
A common material that is widely used in medical supplies, silicone is synonymous with health and hygiene, so adding it into your beauty routine really is a no-brainer. As well as being much more hygienic than nylon, it is also much gentler on the skin. Silicone is completely non-abrasive and hypoallergenic, meaning even those with incredibly sensitive skin can still use it with no fear of irritation or feeling sore.
Despite being a truly revolutionary material, silicone is still a well-kept secret within the beauty world. Many brands are still relying on harsh – and unhygienic – nylon brushes, with far inferior results. However, FOREO has made clever use of silicone with its LUNA 2 device: a cleansing brush that promises to keep your skincare routine fuss-free, yet more effective than ever before. Sanitary, soft and smooth, this ingenious tool has multiple, flexible touch-points that reach every contour and curve of your face for a powerful cleanse, whilst still remaining gentle on the skin. And what's more, silicone is so durable, you won't need to replace it anytime soon…
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To those questioning the science of silicone, the results speak for themselves: the LUNA 2 device has been found to remove an astounding 99.5% of impurities from the skin by unclogging pores of dirt and oil. Simply apply your cleanser as normal, wet the LUNA 2 and press the centre button to turn on before gently massaging into your face for one minute. Rinse, dry, and voila – cleaner, healthier, glowing skin!
The team at FOREO have also become the first ever to use silicone on oral hygiene devices following the launch of their ISSA hybrid toothbrushes. These pioneering, lightweight toothbrushes have both silicone and PBT polymer bristles which work superbly to reach a larger surface area of the tooth for a deep clean, without the need for vigorous brushing which can leave gums sore and sensitive – an electric toothbrush with the best of both worlds!
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Once you learn more about silicone it's easy to see why FOREO are such keen advocates; the material is easy to clean, non-porous, quick drying and hypoallergenic which means there is no chance of bacteria build-up, (a huge 10,000 times more hygienic that nylon), and is a dream for those with sensitive skin! What's not to love?