I’m buying this skincare device for £75 off because I’m too lazy to go to a facialist

The FOREO UFO 2 is like having a facialist in the palm of your hand

FOREO UFO 2
(Image credit: FOREO)

With so many Black Friday deals (opens in new tab) out there and the best Cyber Monday deals (opens in new tab) to follow, there’s a lot to take into consideration when deciding where to spend your hard-earned money. But for me, the choice was easy - my money’s going on the FOREO UFO 2.

Designed to mimic the effects of a professional facial in the comfort of your own safe (and hopefully COVID-free home), this device is one for anyone who has become a bit more of a homebody due to this year’s recurring coronavirus lockdowns, or who - like me - are just too lazy to get themselves to a facialist...

FOREO UFO 2: £249 £174.30 (save £74.70) | FOREO (opens in new tab)

FOREO UFO 2: £249 £174.30 (save £74.70) | FOREO (opens in new tab)

With T-Sonic facial massaging, full-spectrum LED light therapy and heating and cooling functions, this nifty device is like having a facialist in the palm of your hand. Designed to be used with the brand’s unique sheet masks that secure into the UFO 2’s clip to work their magic on your skin, this out-of-this-word device will leave you looking like you’ve walked out of a professional salon.

FOREO UFO 2

The UFO 2's handy clip holds in the mask so that the device's smooth plate can do all the work (Credit: FOREO)

(Image credit: FOREO)

With ‘skin care tools’ seeing a 40 per cent rise in Google searches over the past month, it seems we’re all looking for a way to perk up our skin from our homes - and the FOREO UFO 2 is here to help us do that.

Designed to be used with the brand’s mini masks, which have their ingredients activated by the UFO 2 so that all the goodness penetrates the skin effectively, the device uses a three-pronged approach to revitalise the complexion.

While T-Sonic™ pulsations gently massage the skin to stimulate bloodflow in the skin for a brighter and dewier complexion, LED Light Therapy offers a unique at-home facial experience with three different-coloured wavelengths to target your specific skin concerns.

Thermo-Therapy then gently heats the device to ensure even distribution of the mask product on the skin, while the UFO 2’s Cryo-Therapy mode targets enlarged pores and calms puffiness and inflammation in the skin - plus it’s a relaxing treat at the end of a hard day.

“These features are very beneficial for the skin,” says aesthetic practitioner Dr Raj Arora and skincare expert for FOREO. “The light therapy stimulates collagen and helps kill acne bacteria on the skin’s surface, working to fight blemishes. The cooling features helps to soothe and tone the skin after the facial.”

Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is a digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what the best buys are at any moment. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.