But before we get to the fun part, let’s talk about the trends: The popularity of skin care technologies (like microcurrent facial devices) is on the rise, and certified dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD shared her opinion of expert on why. âSkin care has evolved a lot over the past few years and people expect more from their regimen than topical products can offer,â she says. “Micro-currents can enhance your at-home regimen and also target deeper tissue layers than topicals, boosting anti-aging and restorative pathways in new ways.”
Improving the effects of your skin care regimen is exactly what FOREO BEAR aims to provide. The device uses micro-current (small electrical currents that gently stimulate your facial muscles) to deliver spa-level results to the contouring and toning, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and increasing shine and smoothness in treatments you can easily do at home.
âThe effects of a micro-current facial device, like BEAR, are twofold: those you see instantly and those you see over time,â explains Anika Sekhri, Product Marketing Manager at FOREO. “The top three effects are an instant face lift, tightened skin that smoothes fine lines, and a glowing complexion.”
To find out if these benefits were legitimate, three Well + Good staff tried adding BEAR to their regular skin care routines for a few weeks. Read on to find out what happened.
Scroll down to read each staff member’s FOREO BEAR review after putting it to the test.
Dani Beckford, Associate Editor
With all the clay masks and face scrubs wrapped around my tub, you’d think I cracked the code for amazing skin. The reality is in fact the opposite, which is why I wanted to join the beauty-tech trend with the BEAR.
Notice I was about to use a home microcurrent facial appliance first because I was afraid of being shocked, but Sekhri reassured me by putting me in contact with the BEAR Innovative Anti-Shock System â¢. “[It] uses ultra-smart sensors to scan and measure your skin’s resistance to electricity at a rate of 100x per second, “says Sekhri.” It then automatically adjusts the microcurrent (in just 0.002 seconds – faster than you can) same think to blink!) to best suit your skin for flawless skincare quality every time. “
Assured that I would definitely be not to be shocked, besides knowing that the microcurrent can help reduce fine lines, tone and brighten your skin tone over time, I was convinced to give it a chance, and I’m so happy to have it made.
After several weeks of use, I loved the ritual of applying a semi-generous amount of FOREO SERUM SERUM SERUM (using a water-based serum like this is essential for conducting microcurrent to your muscles, and this too contains moisturizing ingredients such as squalane and hyaluronic acid) before using the device and moving it over my face for each spa-like treatment. And my skin loves it too, given that my complexion definitely looks firmer and younger than it did when I was just relying on all of these products around my tub.
Lindsay Guim, Principal Designer
As a person who enjoys a good portion of gua sha (which is a traditional Chinese medicine practice) before bed, I was eager to try the BEAR as I feel a lot of facial tension and am looking another tool to add. to my skin care arsenal. It was my first experience with a microcurrent device and I was pleasantly surprised at its ease of use and the relaxation experienced by treatments using the adjustable T-Sonic pulses.
I appreciate that you can manually adjust the settings, which helps respond to how my skin is reacting that day – lower microcurrent intensity for sensitive days and higher for days I want. an extra boost. I used the product with my usual skin care routine and found that it actually helped the products penetrate my skin better, allowing me to experience more skin-boosting benefits. youth. Immediately after use, my skin feels firmer and smoother, which is pleasant. I think in the future I’ll focus on the areas of concern, like my jawline and cheekbones, for a bit more lift and definition.
Erin Flynn, Editor-in-Chief
If I could sum up my review of FOREO BEAR in one sentence, it would be âtake care of yourselfâ. As a wellness editor, I constantly write about the term self-care, but recently realized that closeness doesn’t mean benefits. (Seems like a no-brainer, but it was a bit of an a-ha moment for this overworked editor.)
My new search for a self-care practice that would dedicate time just for me each day led me to BEAR, and it was exactly what I needed. The device connects to an app on your phone that allows you to queue treatments named after workouts (since microcurrent facials have been likened to a workout for your face thanks to their lifting and toning effect on over 65 muscles in your face and neck), and it plays soothing music as you follow.
Each treatment takes less than three minutes, which was short enough that it didn’t feel like an overwhelming addition to my nighttime routine, but just long enough that I felt more relaxed before going to bed. After a few weeks of use my stress level is lower, my complexion loves the smoothing and firming effect of my regular micro-current facials (my skin really looks plumper immediately after using the device), and I’m totally sold. the benefit of Actually have a personal care routine.
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