The travel writer loves the little Foreo Bear

As someone who is prone to acne, my skin always takes a beating with how much I travel. Whether I’m soaking in recycled airplane air, getting a lot of sun, or adjusting to changing time zones, it’s not uncommon to find my skin in need of a little refreshment when I’m on the road.

In the past, spending hundreds of dollars to get a facial was the only way to banish blemishes. But lately, I’ve been able to simulate the same salon-level radiance and smoothness with Foreo Bear Minia portable, easy-to-pack facial microcurrent and toning device that instantly refreshes my look after a flight.

The mobile device, whose name is derived from Her wonderful body is shaped like a bearIt uses T-sonic microcurrent technology to tone and tighten skin, which visibly contours, lifts and wakes up the face. With time and consistent use, this can also be a way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And while high-tech, I’ve found the Foreo Bear Mini to be incredibly easy to use and seamlessly implement into any existing skincare routine.

The microcurrent facial toning device is connected to the Foreo Bear app.


To buy:$219

To use, I simply clean my skin, pat it dry and apply Foreo Youth Preserving Micro Capsules SerumPacked with antioxidants and hydrating ingredients (although any serum that gives your skin a little glide will do the trick). After waiting a few moments for it to leak, I then turn on the micro-current device and gently hold it across my skin in an upward motion.

I usually use the Foreo Bear Mini on my forehead for 30 seconds, then my cheek areas for 15 seconds each, and along my jawline and neck for another 30 seconds or so. When I’m short, I do a shorter circuit focusing only on my forehead and cheeks (about 1 minute) and still see noticeable results.

As part of my routine, I then add a little rose water for hydration about a minute after I turn the machine off. My best results were with Jurlique’s Activating Water Essence +, which – for my sensitive skin – provides it with gentle yet long-lasting hydration. If I’m on a very long flight and my skin is really dry, then I will apply a thin layer of it La Mer . Soft Cream.

The Foreo Bear Mini It comes with a handy stand, which I use to travel with so I can stand upright on even the smallest of hotel sinks. The box also includes a USB charging cable, which makes the activation process easy whether I’m traveling domestically or internationally.

The microcurrent facial toning device is connected to the Foreo Bear app.


To buy:$219

Microcurrent beginners at home will be happy to know that you can use the Foreo smartphone app for tutorials; It will guide you through facial treatments at home with 1.5 to 2 minute video lessons. The tutorials are very helpful and give tips all the time, and because it connects via bluetooth to your phone, the Bear Mini easily knows when to pause between each step so you have time to move it around your face. But after some use, I stopped following the tutorials and simply turned on and used the device as often as I wanted, targeting the areas I feel I need most, like my forehead, jawline, cheeks, and around those pesky crow’s feet.

Worth noting: Foreo claims that the anti-shock system checks your skin’s resistance and adjusts the AC intensity for maximum safety and comfort, and while it does a pretty good job in this regard, I’ve experienced some very quick and accidental slips while moving the device across my face, usually in cheek areas. However, it is not painful, and the more you use the device, the less you will notice or feel.

When it comes to results, I always find myself happy and surprised. My skin looks great right after use Foreo Bear Mini — and it usually looks better than it did before I hit the ground running, despite the amount of hydration it gives my skin. I recently used it on a rough travel day, when I took an overnight flight to Paris, followed by a two-hour train ride to Bordeaux. After arriving at my home, InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand HotelI wanted my skin to look as polished as a large hotel lobby. Take a peek at the results, side by side.

The microcurrent facial toning device is connected to the Foreo Bear app.

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You may also be familiar The famous Bear device ForeoIt is a larger version of the Bear Mini and is a favorite of beauty enthusiasts because it covers a larger area of ​​the face. I’ve used both and prefer the mini version because it gets closer to the areas of my skin that are hard to reach with a full-size Bear, like under my eyes and under my jawline. With the Bear Mini, I feel as though I’m getting a great face lift and toning in just a few minutes, and it’s become my first go-to anytime I get off a long trip (or even a short one) for a skin refresh.

At home, I used to use it every three days just to give my skin a boost and get that elusive and hard-to-get healthy glow. Amazon shoppers share my feelings with One reviewer reportOnly used for a week, my skin looks tight and rejuvenated[d]. ” Another customer confirmed Imagine tingling while using it, but it’s not painful. “I had a little bang here and there but nothing to hurt me. I added more serum while sliding on the device and I don’t feel like sliding anymore.” It seemed to be a must for other travelers, as one mother said she bought it for her”hostess “daughter Who loves her”.

As a bonus, the Foreo Bear Mini is available on Amazon for $219, which includes free 2-day shipping for Prime members and hassle-free returns. Although it is equally loved by both men and women, as a man, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that it only comes in lavender purple and pearl pink at the moment. But, this benefit is worth compromising for brighter, glowing skin, and the Foreo Bear Mini will remain a mainstay in my at-home and on-the-go skincare routine.

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