One of the most-used and loved gadgets in my beauty collection is the Foreo Luna (full review here), it makes my evening face mask treatment feel like a trip to the spa, and it’s dinky enough to slide into my makeup bag on nights away too. With the ability to heat up, cool down and provide numerous shades of light therapy, it feels like there is nothing that the UFO can’t do, so I was intrigued when Foreo announced that they had released a new skincare regime inspired by the lunar cycles in conjunction with Jade Mordente, a Reiki practitioner, crystal healer and mystic.
Jade Mordente has said: “The lunar-cycle takes place over 29.5 days and consists of eight key phases. There are most definitely unique energies and spiritual meanings behind each phase — which can be explained by science, experience and faith. “The first four waxing phases of the Moon are filled with excitement, inspiration and confidence. We are cosmically recharged, we feel experimental. We know that anything is possible. The final four waning phases of the lunar-cycle call for us to reflect inwards. To relax, accept and surrender. We slow down, we breathe, and we nourish our skin, as we do our mind and soul. With this in mind, I was thrilled to work with FOREO to take this powerful cycle and create a unique regime that matches each phase perfectly to achieve beautiful, cosmically-charged skin.”
So, if you’ve been planning to switch it up, or get experimental with some new products, now is the time to do it. Just like the New Moon, the Glow Addict mask is youthful and radiant. It’s pearl-infused, vitamin-rich and filled with powerful antioxidants to leave your skin bright, smooth and naturally dewy. Waxing Crescent: The empowering energy of the New Moon is still making us feel like anything is possible, so we need our skincare routine to embody this radiance. Now is the time to go for products that mirrors our internal glow and leaves us feeling revitalised. Shimmer Freak is a shot of espresso for your skin that will leave you looking as radiant as you feel during the Waxing Crescent phase. This rose-water, caffeine and niacinamide blend revitalises the skin around the eyes, diminishing dark circles and fine lines.
First Quarter Moon: Our energy levels are slowly beginning to decrease, and we need to be ready to overcome any unexpected challenges today brings. We must remember that the day is ours for the taking – and focus. Using a rose-quartz roller and morning mask should do the trick. Make My Day is the surge of energy our skin needs in the First Quarter phase – and the very first of its kind. Let this luxurious mix of red algae and hyaluronic acid reveal a tighter, brighter complexion in just 90-seconds, while protecting the face from harmful free-radicals all day long. Waxing Gibbous: The final step towards fullness brings a moment of clarity. All of our efforts are coming into fruition, our powerful intuition is at its peak. We reflect and refine with a product that nourishes us with natural radiance. It’s time to slow down. The Waxing Gibbous Moon calls for us to slow down, so grab a blanket, light some incense and let this powerful super-berry blend do the work. Packed with the finest, all-natural active ingredients, our vegan Acai Berry Mask fights the signs of ageing, while is nurturing component Shea Butter gently tones and smooths the skins surface. Full Moon: The Full Moon has a powerful effect on our emotional and physical being that comes with a knock-you-off-your-feet force. Fill a warm bath with salts, oils and crystals. Tonight, it’s all about feeling relaxed, replenished and restored. Call It a Night is the ultimate skin-care spell. Embodying the luminous glow of the Full Moon in the night sky, this relaxing blend of rejuvenating Ginseng and deeply-nurturing Olive Oil will leave your skin looking plump, radiant and restored.
Waning Gibbous: The Waning Gibbous energy is harmonious. We are now on the other side of the emotionally-charged cosmic peak and this phase calls for us to reflect. Keeping our skincare natural and simple is advised. Unparalleled in its purity, this medicinal blend of potent plant-extracts make our vegan Green Tea mask as balanced as the Waning Moon’s cosmic-plateau. It cleanses, it soothes and it conditions the skin, leaving a naturally healthy glow that lasts. Last Quarter Moon: We slowly settle back into equilibrium and feel that powerful cosmic glow cultivates all around us. Let’s blow away any lingering self-doubt and look for a skincare routine to match; a deep, purifying cleanse. The magic of our Matte Maniac mask is that it offers the deepest cleanse in our range. This oil-free purifier is a one-stop detox for the face which combines active charcoal, snow lotus and witch hazel to draw out impurities and remove excess sebum. Waning Crescent: As the lunar-cycle comes to completion, we take a moment to honour ourselves and our achievements. We surrender, we reflect, we accept, and we breathe. Our skin needs a final surge of nourishing hydration, something to give us that youthful glow. As the Waning Crescent Moon subsides, let our two-minute facial give your skin final burst of cosmic youth. Our ultra-hydrating H20verdose Mask drenches the skin in moisture, Hyaluronic Acid and powerful Ceramide 3, giving you a supple and dewy complexion that will last well into the next cycle. Aligning our skincare with the eight unique phases over 29.5 days of the lunar-cycle can help us cultivate a routine that gives us a radiant cosmic glow every day of the month.
You can treat yourself to your own Foreo UFO regime here (UK) and here (US)