Battle of the Skin Cleansing Devices: Foreo vs. the Clarisonic!

Hello darlings, this post will be a little different from some of my other posts, however hope you guys find it as beneficial as I would. Today’s post will be the battle of  the skin cleansing devices: The Foreo Luna Mini 2 vs. the Clarisonic Mia 1! I thought this would be a fun post to do, by comparing the two facial cleansing tools. I have had/used both of them and have a final preference. I find that there are both pros and cons to both of the tools. I will also be sharing my personal experience with the two tools, to hopefully  give you an insight on which one I prefer.

Okay to begin, I was in middle-school at the time, and of course I was breaking out, my mom and I went to Sephora, and the worker recommended it to me, my mom purchased my first major skin tool, which had happened to be the “Mia 1 Facial Clarisonic”. My first time using this, was honestly pretty life changing, washing your face with a tool that did the work for you. I remember noticing a difference in my skin after a month. So overall my Clarisonic lasted me for a good amount of time, obviously replacing my brush head every few months, after about three and a half years or so, until the battery life permanently died, unfortunately. My Clarisonic did a great job of removing dirt on my face. After some time, I noticed that from using my Clarisonic every day, my skin was drying out, so I had to limit my use to every other day instead of daily. One thing that also happened to be a big pet peeve of mine, was the fact that the bristles never fully dried by the next time I would be using my Clarisonic. 

Fast forward some years, to Christmas of 2016, where I received a “Foreo Luna Mini 2” for Christmas from my mom. Before Christmas, I remember debating if I should get the newer version of the Clarisonic or try out the Foreo, since it’s newer. Well after researching, I decided that I wanted the Foreo, (on my Xmas list). Again, this tool was revolutionary, I feel in love with it instantly and noticed improvements in my skin. Honestly my nose was such a huge improvement, my pores minimized and were more cleansed. One of my favorite aspects about the Foreo is that it is a 3-zone brush, with parts for deep cleansing, sensitive skin, and oily skin. Also it is a 2X T-Sonic Power with 8 types of intensities. 

Okay so now that I told you about both of my experiences with the two facial cleansing tools, I am going to break it down now into the pros and cons and give you my overall opinion of which tool I believe is better or in this case the winner!

The Clarisonic Mia 1

Pros Cons
  • Different types of brush heads available to suit different skin types. 
  • Must replace brush head every few months.
  • Portable cases available for the Clarisonic.
  • A bit large, therefore not really travel sized.
  • \\No pro for this one//
  • Not cruelty-free 😦
  • Exfoliation feeling: You might feel a deep clean, because the bristles give you that feeling.
  • Not very hygienic: Once wet, the bristles take a full day to dry, and often there is a lot of build-up gunk.
  • Great for washing off makeup and cleaning your pores.
  • Can be very drying on the skin, would only recommend using once a day if not every other day. 
  • Customizable options and a variety of colors are available.
  • With purchasing brush heads every few months, it can get expensive.
  • Battery life is supposed to last up to 24 uses.
  • When charging, it takes up to at least 24 hours fully charge, and often dies when using the Clarisonic. 
  • The Clarisonic brand does sell their own facial cleansers to use with your Clarisonic.
  • Can be very harsh on the skin if using scrubs or other types of face washes.
  • The Clarisonic brand offers a brush head to use on your body as an exfoliation scrub.
  • Many users have said breakouts occur throughout the first week of using the Clarisonic since your skin is not used to it.


The Foreo Luna Mini 2

Pros Cons
  • Designed for all skin types.
  • There is not different types of brush heads to change with.
  • Portable and travel sized! (Also there is a smaller one that is very compact)!
  • Not really a con, however they do not sell a portable case to put it in, (I usually just use a ziplock bag).
  • Cruelty-free! 🙂
  • \\No con for this one//
  • Very hygienic, since it is a silicone tool, this allows for no dirt build-up in between. Simply wash with hot water and soap, then air dry.
  • Also it is dish-water safe!
  • \\No con for this one//
  • Deeply cleanses the skin while being very gentle.
  • No exfoliation is felt, since it’s very gentle, which some people dislike.
  • Pretty colors available, also saves you money since you do not need to purchase brush heads.
  • No customizable options available, (not a big deal).
  • Battery life lasts up to 300 uses! Not to mention that charging time takes only a couple of hours.
  • \\No con for this one//
  • Works well with all sorts of face washes, cleansers, scrubs, etc.
  • Only sells their cleansers in a gift set.
  • Helps clean the pores and reduces their appearance. (Especially on the nose, it’s way better than a pore strip!)  
  • Designed to use only on the face, not the body. 


With my chart of comparing the two, I am sure you can figure out which tool I believe is better, which is the Foreo Luna Mini 2! I have preferred this over the Clarisonic Mia 1. The Foreo does a better job for my skin and really has been improving my skin quality, while being cruelty-free! Both tools do their job, it’s up to you to decide what you’re looking for in a facial cleansing tool. I really hoped this post broke down the advantages and disadvantages of the two, and was informative to you. Please feel free to comment any other questions you may have. For more information on the products, check out their websites:

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2 thoughts on “Battle of the Skin Cleansing Devices: Foreo vs. the Clarisonic!

  1. I always wanted to try the Foreo, but I ended up getting the Mia 2 for $80! My battery life lasts a few months. I usually used it once a day, so maybe that is why. I removed the brush head from the device so it can dry faster. I’m currently not using it because of the cleanser I am using. I’m using the Nars facial cleanser and it has beads for light exfoliation. I am afraid to damage my skin. Can you used those type of cleaners with the Foreo?

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