Skincare: Foreo Luna
I promised I’d circle back and let you know how I liked this new Foreo Luna Mini 2 cleansing device. (Purchased the set on the first day of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access.) I’ve been using it for the last couple of weeks. Short version: two thumbs up! I’ve been a committed Clarisonic user for years, but last year my dermatologist warned me that they’d been seeing broken capillaries and other skin damage from a too-aggressive use of the Clarisonic (and other brush-type devices). After that I made sure to stick to the sensitive skin brushes, and had gone from daily to twice-weekly use.
The LUNA definitely feels much gentler than the Clarisonic, and I like that the silicone surface is more resistant to bacteria. My skin feels just as clean after use, and less irritated. And I love that it’s more compact and lightweight than the Clarisonic (especially the small “LUNA Play” included in the set which should be great for travel). It also holds a charge longer.
I was a bit confused at first when the vibrations would periodically pause, but then learned they’ll do that every 15 seconds to remind you to switch areas. And a triple pause reminds you to stop after the recommended minute of use.
If You Only Watch One Thing This Week…
I’d seen a short clip of “Hannah Gadsby: Nanette” a couple of weeks ago and had added it to my watch list. We watched it over the weekend and I found it funny, relevant, thought-provoking, and heartbreaking all at once. And I really enjoyed the Art History bits too. (She majored in Art History in college.) I think she’s really brilliant.
Jeune Homme stayed with us over the weekend and we had a really nice visit. He’s been doing SO much better since switching to a gluten-free diet. But so many of his favorite foods are now off-limits, it’s made coming up with meals more challenging. I was thrilled to find this gluten-free Mac and Cheese mix, which I can keep handy and whip up on short notice. Even more thrilled that JH loves it.
Now, we just have to figure out what to do for a birthday cake for him in a couple of weeks…