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

(Image credit: FOREO)

With so many Black Friday deals out there and the best Cyber Monday deals 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...


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 Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.

Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.

When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).

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