This pricey skincare-enhancing device is going viral on TikTok — but is it worth it?

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The Foreo UFO Light Therapy Device is going viral on TikTok, but is it worth it? Images via Tiktok/Rosalba.
The Foreo UFO Light Therapy Device is going viral on TikTok, but is it worth it? Images via Tiktok/Rosalba.

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TikTok has become a goldmine for skincare and beauty addicts as the platform overrun with Gen-Zers is constantly sharing the hottest new tools and trends. The social media app is leading the skincare and beauty game, and introducing users to new brands and products at every price point along the way.

Foreo is one brand that has gained traction from the app, and videos praising their pricey Foreo UFO tool have already racked up 44.4 million views.

Foreo UFO 2

Foreo UFO 2. Image via Sephora
Foreo UFO 2. Image via Sephora

SHOP IT: Sephora, $349 CAD/$279 USD

The Details

The Foreo UFO smart mask treatment is a skincare-enhancing device that combines advanced dermal technologies with exclusive Korean mask formulas for a decadent facial treatment in seconds. The UV-free phototherapy treatment is said to replicate spa-like facials, all from the comfort of your own home.

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UFO’s Hyper-Infusion Technology uses your skin’s natural reactions to heat and cold as well as signature T-Sonic pulsations to get the most out of every mask treatment. It features thermotherapy, cryotherapy, T-Sonic pulsations and eight LED lights to enhance the efficacy of serums and face masks.

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For best results you'll want to pair it with one of Foreo's special sheets masks and app, which uses voice commands that instruct you how to move the tool over your face.

According to clinical results, the UFO paired with UFO Activated Masks increases skin moisture levels, was more effective than a sheet mask and kept skin continuously moisturized for up to 6 hours after application.

What are reviewers saying?

TikTok is loving the UFO tool, including Italian influencer @Rosalba. The TikTok user has 3.5 million followers, and shared her morning skincare routine using the Foreo UFO.

A hit among shoppers as well as TikTok users, the UFO tool has earned a 4.4-star rating at Sephora, as well as a 4.8-star rating at Nordstrom.

One Sephora user, who gave the product a five-star rating, said: "I bought this last week and use it for about 20 minutes everyday to get the true light therapy benefits. It’s so relaxing. It works fine with your own serum too! The cyro is amazing. I use the blue light on a zit and it’s literally gone the very next day!!"

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"This is an amazing tool. Combines multiple others and it has been totally worth the purchase," shared another. "I have had no issues with the app and actually really like it— it allows you not only to do what they have programmed but also make custom treatments, and the direct control feature is great. The masks are super relaxing, and if you have a serum that you use on your body, this is a great massage tool as well."

With a steep price, is this tool really worth the big bucks?

One user wrote: "Overall, I am pleased with the [Foreo UFO 2], but the steep price tag is quite a splurge. The time it saves compared to wearing a sheet mask alone for 20+ minutes would be the main reason I’d recommend investing in one."

If you're missing your monthly facial visits (and you might be waiting for a while due to the pandemic), it might be worth investing in this skincare tool.

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