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In this post I am going to review and compare the Foreo UFO to the Foreo UFO mini. This has always been something I’ve wanted to do as it was a consideration initially when considering a UFO when it first launched. Since I own and have used the UFO mini for some time now, I can finally share my thoughts on how they compare. So, if you’re trying to decide between these two then keep on reading.
Before we get into it the comparison, here’s a brief overview of Foreo UFO range. The Foreo UFO is the worlds first smart mask treatment. It is a device which uses a combination of skincare technology and Korean mask formulas to deliver a 90 second mask treatment (yes 90 second). The treatment time is something which enables anyone to enjoy at any point in the day no matter how busy they are. The device and masks are convenient in size, making them easy to transport, plus they are entirely waterproof. This makes it easy to mask whilst having a relaxing bath for example. In terms of the masks, there is a staple day and night mask and then focus treatments, depending on your needs. To ensure you gain the most from each session, there is also an app which will guide you through your treatment session. Let’s take a closer look at the UFO and UFO mini:
The UFO uses a combination of wavelengths which have been scientifically proven to support the skin in several ways. The main function is warming which it gets to 45 degrees whilst in use on the skin. This temperature is proven to open the pores allowing for deeper skin product penetration. Warming also aids a boost of radiance through the loosening of sebum build-up on the skin’s surface. If that wasn’t enough then it always has exclusively developed technology called cryo-therapy. This not only cools to 5 degrees but means you can utilise all the benefits that come with cooling the skin without placing any of your items in the fridge.
The UFO mini is the affordable alternative to the UFO and has much of the great benefits. There are a couple of exceptions firstly in terms of mask compatibility. Not all masks in the Foreo UFO range, are compatible with the UFO mini in fact there is quite a noticeable difference. Although they do all look the same the actual mask compatibility is to do with the activation of formula itself. So it is important to only stick with the ones compatible to your device. The other key feature the mini does not have is the cryo-therapy so you will not get all the benefits such as depuffing, from using this. Outside of this though you still get all the other features such as guided app, RBG LED as well as T-Sonic pulsations and warming.
What you get from the UFO is high-end mask technology, experience, and efficient use of time. Both are perfect for someone living a hugely busy life where time is their most expensive thing you have. That said if you are looking for a more affordable high-end experience, then the UFO mini is a strong and worthy alternative. It’s compact and you’ll still get to enjoy the warning experience of luxury masking on-the-go without regret. The price difference really depends on two key things. If you went for the UFO mini 2 then compared to the UFO then the price difference is £10. Personally I’d spend the extra for the UFO. However if you looked at the first edition device then the difference is a lot more. This along with the lighter selection of masks if you were to get the mini and the absence of cryotherapy and the use of control via your phone. There is research into the skin benefits of cryotherapy particularly for certain conditions. For example, atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with signature symptoms of dry and itchy skin. Since cryotherapy can improve antioxidant levels in the blood whilst simultaneously reduce inflammation, it can help treat atopic dermatitis.
The technology behind making something go from very warm down to 5° on demand is really something. Using your phone enables you to also change the RBG and pulsation. In comparison to the UFO mini, this is a significant difference in terms of experience. Since the masks are generous in serum I generally use more than one 90 second use so being able to control my device myself is ideal. The cryotherapy is also something I take advantage of especially for my puffy eyes in the morning.
Since this device is like an investment I would personally aim for the UFO as this would also provide longevity in terms of technology not to mention the added benefits. You can pick up a Foreo UFO/UFO mini from stockists such as Lookfantastic, as well as direct from their website.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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