Farm to Face Treatment Masks with Foreo UFO 2

The FOREO (FOR-RAY-OH) UFO 2 (see review here) is now tied with LUNI Mini (review here) as my favorite FOREO item.   FOREO sent me not just the Basic Duo Mask collection to use, but the complete Advanced and Farm to Face Collection Treatment masks for review purposes. Many thanks to FOREO for sending me these products

Skin Type/Concerns: Oily, blemish prone, pores, aging, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines/wrinkles

All reviews are my own honest opinion and  I never have been asked to write copy for a brand.  This blog post might contain promo codes, affiliate and referral links, which using my links will help generate a small commission that helps support my blog at no extra cost to you. 

RECAP: What is the UFO 2?  Let’s step back a bit and talk about sheet masks.  As you know, I primarily review K-Beauty (Korean Beauty) skincare products which include facial sheet masks.  I believe Japanese brands had facial sheet masks before KBeauty, but it was the immense popularity of Kbeauty that made sheet masking a common skincare step in millions of people’s routines.   Facial sheet masks use a material ~ whether it is cotton, tencel, hydrogel, bio-celluose or others, which is soaked in essence, then you apply and leave on this full face mask for about 20-30 minutes on your face, leaving your skin softer, smoother and hydrated.  The essence is targeted for a skin concern or skin type and there are  thousands of sheet masks out on the market today.

UFO 2  is a marriage of Korean skincare experts and Swedish dermal technology, with its new take on sheet masking.  Within 90 seconds, you will get a spa-like facial with the UFO 2.  Fun Facts according to FOREO

  • Time saver: UFO 2 turns a 20-minute mask routine into a 90-second treat, saving you more than 5 days a year  
  • Better absorption: instantly infuses serum into the deepest layers of skin, for superior results 
  • Rejuvenating skin: It locks in moisture while reducing the appearance of pores 
  • Pampering effect: Provides a soothing facial massage 
  • Evenly distributes mask ingredients across every area of the face (unlike the conventional sheets masks which create air pockets that reduce benefits) 
  • Complete Mask Treatment 
    • Hyper-Infusion Technology combines heating, cooling &  T-Sonic pulsations 
      • Thermo-Therapy (heat) mode  preps skin and enhances skin’s absorption of UFO Power Activated Masks’ ingredients.  Heats up 5X faster than original UFO. 
      • Cryo-Therapy (cool) refreshes, and instantly lifts and firms skin, shrinking the appearance of pores and puffiness. This is only in UFO 2 models
      • T-Sonic Pulsations stimulate blood microcirculation and better absorption of products, facilitating skin renewal.  Up to 10,000 sonic pulsations per minute
  • Full Spectrum LED Light Therapy 
    •  8 different LED lights provide targeted photofacials: Wavelengths 463 – 627 nm
    •  Purple, white, green, orange, blue, cyan, yellow and red lights 
image from foreo

That is the first part of the smart mask treatment, now you need the UFO Power​Activated Masks!  These soft microfiber mask rounds are developed and sourced in South Korea, so you know you are getting the best of skincare technology here.  FOREO has 3 different collections to choose from ~ the Daily Duo, reviewed in my original UFO 2 blog post here, the Advanced Collection, which contains 5 different types of UFO Power​Activated Masks that will target specific issues.(reviewed here) and now the natural collection of Farm To Face of 6 treatments, using skin-loving ingredients sourced globally.  This blog post is going to go over the Farm to Face Collection Treatment masks. All of their dermatologist tested masks are formulated with premium quality botanical and fruit extracts and do not contain parabens, phenoxyethanol, silicones, disodium EDTA or mineral oil

image from foreo

HUGE CHANGES with their latest App upgrade!!  No longer do we have to scan in the mask’s bar code to select the treatment.  FOREO has provided all of the masks in their app and you choose the one you are using.  This is a HUGE improvement.  I was saving those mask packages and creating a folder with the bar code, in case I wanted to use the treatment for another mask ~ also, it was a pain to select the mask you were using and THEN have to scan in the bar code.  This is so great ~ I love the app is more user friendly and customizable.   

There are only 8 programmable areas on the UFO 2 and two of those are already pre-programmed with Make My Day and Call It A Night.   You can also create your own custom treatment with a time duration of your choice spanning 90 to 180 seconds and one LED light choice ~ you will chose the gold box with the gear wheel and then select your options.   You can still use it manually, making sure that you do not open up and connect the app to your device ~ you just need to remember which LED area has your programmed treatment.  

I like to get my UFO 2 set up with the mask inserted before starting with the treatment.  You just remove the UFO Power​Activated Mask from the packet and then take the clear attachment ring off the UFO 2.  Place the mask round on UFO 2’s gold flat surface  and then place the clear attachment ring back onto the UFO 2, making sure that everything lines up and it will snap back into place.  

Just follow the instructions on the app ~ it is pretty easy ~ just need to turn on your UFO 2 and the app will guide you through the instructions ~ you will need to sync your UFO 2 with the app and then it will wait while you applied the mask round to the device, if you already haven’t.   Select the mask treatment and the time duration you want and UFO 2 will select the appropriate treatment for the mask, then the UFO 2 will take it from there.  Here is my tip ~ the UFO Power​Activated Masks are FULL of a lovely essence.  A LOT of it ~ in fact, when I remove the sheet round, it is dripping in essence with tons left in the packet.  After my first two minute treatment, I just remove the attachment ring, flip the mask round over so it is clean, snap back the clear attachment ring and squeeze the remaining packet essence onto that round.  I then start my second two minute treatment.  No waste here!  Once you are done, just remove the mask round and rinse the device and ring under water ~ yes, this baby is wrapped in silicone so it is 100% waterproof 

I cannot praise this device enough ~ I really feel like I received a mini facial.  This is totally different from just using a sheet mask, as you get pulsations, different LED light treatments, heating and cooling therapies.  I honestly feel this is a necessary part of my skincare routine, as I believe this device helps the essence penetrate deeper in to my skin.   I will say that the Farm to Face Collection has been a real joy to use and I really like them a lot! 

FOREO FactFile UFO Activated Masks

  • Each formula is made with high quality plant and fruit extracts
  • Korean mask experts along with Swedish beauty technology
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Made in South Korea
  • Free from silicons, disodium EDTA, mineral oil, phenoxyethanol, parabens
  • Contains less than 1% synthetic fragrance
  • The preservative is hydroxyacetophenone
  • Each mask is paired up with its own unique UFO routine using the FOREO app
  • Face to Farm Treatment Collection consists of six globally sourced plant-based ingredients
  • Face to Farm Treatment Collection has ultra smooth hydrocell masks made of 100% plant fibers
  • Each Face to Farm Treatment is two minutes long
  • My favorites are Acai Berry, Green Tea, Coconut

 

Bulgarian Rose Mask is a hydrating mask that gives skin a radiant glow.  As I am allergic to Rose, I cannot tell you the effects, but I did run the FOREO UFO 2 device thru the treatment plan to get the information.

  • Key Ingredients
    • Jojoba seed oil is both a moisturizing and skin softening ingredient and helps skin cells attract and keep moisturize.  It also penetrate your skin easily, aiding skin’s increased flexibility and elasticity
    • Bulgarian rose flower water  contain glucose and natural oils that help trap moisture in the skin. Rose also has  natural astringent benefits as well
    • Aquaxyl™ :  A patented hydrating compound made from ingredients derived from vegetable origin sugars ~ xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, xylitol and glucose. Aquaxyl will also reinforce your skin barrier function, limiting water loss in your skin and preventing skin dehydration on a cellular level.
    • Silk amino acids (SAAs) contain serine, an amino acid that helps support collagen production, resulting in elasticity and binding moisture to your skin  
  • LED:
    • Red LED: Brightens and evens out skin tone, softens discolorations and dark circles
    • Green LED: Brightens and evens out skin tone, softens discolorations and dark circles
  • Therapy:
    • Thermo (Heat) Therapy
    • Cryo (Cool) Therapy
  • T-Sonic: Yes
  • Use with: UFO, UFO 2

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil,1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Panthenol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitan Stearate, Allantoin, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Fragrance, Xylitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucose, Silk Amino Acids cosDNA

Coconut Oil Mask contains a rich source of fatty acids with emollient properties to help deeply nourish and moisturize your skin.  Skin is smoother, softer and dewy.

  • Key Ingredients
    • Indonesian coconut oil soothes, heals, smooths and softens skin. 
    • Indonesian coconut water will deeply hydrate your skin
    • Shea butter is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, E and F, providing deep moisturizing benefits.
    • Sweet almond oil is rich in vitamin E as well as containing antioxidant, softening, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory benefits, providing soft, smooth skin with enhanced elasticity 
    • Antioxidant squalane is a wonderful moisturizing ingredient,  absorbing quickly into your skin.
    • Ceramides are lipids (fats) which are important in helping to repair and protect your moisture barrier. They will
      keep your skin hydrated and plump as they retain water. Ceramides are found naturally in your body and you
      lose the ability to produce as you age, so adding them to skincare products helps with anti-aging
    • Phytosphingosine is another lipid and contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful for blemish prone skin and inflammation.   
  • Essence:  Lots of lightweight creamy essence 
  • Scent:  Coconuts!
  • LED:
    • Red LED: Brightens and evens out skin tone, softens discolorations and dark circles
    • Green LED: Brightens and evens out skin tone, softens discolorations and dark circles
  • Therapy: Thermo (Heat) Therapy
  • T-Sonic: Yes
  • Results:  Despite the lightweight texture, this is very moisturizing and smoothing.  There is still a lot of creamy essence on my skin that hasn’t fully absorbed after the treatment, but I just pat it in.  Surprisingly enough, and surprising enough, this does absorb quickly leaving radiant, not greasy skin behind  
  • Use with: UFO, UFO mini, UFO 2, UFO mini 2 

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera Water, Cocos Nucifera Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Panthenol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Carbomer, Allantoin, Tromethamine, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter,Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Squalane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cholesterol, Ceramide NP, Phytosphingosine cosDNA

Manuka Honey Mask is a skin softening, nutrient rich treatment that will help make skin more moisturized, supple, promote elasticity and add a smooth glow to your skin

  • Key Ingredients
    • New Zealand Manuka honey is full of amino acids and enzymes and is crucial for glowing moist skin while healing blemishes and other skin issues. 
    • Allantoin is known for healing, soothing and softening skin, it also helps remove cracked and chapped skin, leaving behind healthy looking skin.
    • Panthenol is a natural humectant,  retaining moisture and hydrating the skin. It also is a good lubricant on the skin, making skin look soft and smooth. 
    • Amino Acids (Betaine, Glycine, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Leucine, Alanine, Lysine, Arginine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Threonine, Valine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Cysteine, Methionine) are beneficial ingredients for  anti-aging, healing and regeneration of your skin. 
  • Essence:  Tons of light amber colored gelly 
  • Scent:  Sweet honey 
  • LED:
    • Red LED: Brightens and evens out skin tone, softens discolorations and dark circles
    • Orange LED:  Revitalizes skin for a healthy glow 
  • Therapy: Thermo (Heat) Therapy
  • T-Sonic: Yes
  • Results:  The mask is hard to apply as there is so much essence.  The essence it isn’t sticky ~ there is just a lot of it that causes the mask to slipper, transparent and gelatinous.  Initial cooling sensation. The essence absorbs into my skin, but this treatment does leave my skin very dewy looking with a sticky finish.  Within a few minutes, the masks effects do tamper down and while my skin doesn’t feel sticky to touch, I can still feel a protective barrier.  The dewy glow is still there so this is good for drier skin types than mine for a day treatment ~ I like using this one at nighttime.
  • Use with: UFO, UFO mini, UFO 2, UFO mini 2

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Honey Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Panthenol, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Betaine, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate,  Fragrance, Glycine, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Leucine, Alanine, Lysine, Arginine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Threonine, Valine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Cysteine, Methionine cosDNA

Acai Berry Mask is an antioxidant-rich treatment to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates to plump and firm skin while giving it a radiant glow

  • Key Ingredients
    • Brazilian acai berry: powerful and potent source of antioxidants, this super berry is known for its wide array of health benefits, including anti-aging properties
    • Antioxidant squalane is a wonderful moisturizing and firming ingredient,  absorbing quickly into your skin.
    • Dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate is a synthetic neuropeptide that mimics Walgerin-1, a compound found in the temple viper snake venom.  It is an anti-aging ingredient as it is supposed to help the facial muscles relax and prevent expression lines/wrinkles and it is considered to be safer than botox.
  • Essence:  White gel with stringy texture; reminds me of a lightweight snail filtrate lotion
  • Scent:  None
  • LED:
    • Red LED: Brightens and evens out skin tone, softens discolorations and dark circles
    • Purple LED: Combo of red and blue light ~ detox, boost radiance, speeds up healing and reduces inflammation
  • Therapy: Thermo (Heat) Therapy
  • T-Sonic: Yes
  • Results:  My skin felt moisturized, plumped up and very smooth with no sticky or tacky residue.   My skin was so smooth that it felt like I just used a primer, so I do know this put a protective film on my skin.
  • Use with: UFO, UFO mini, UFO 2, UFO mini 2

Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Panthenol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Allantoin, Tromethamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Centella Asiatica Extract, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate cosDNA

Green Tea Mask is a purifying, soothing and rejuvenating treatment, full of antioxidants to help condition the skin.  Helps with excess oiliness and blemishes.

  • Key Ingredients
    • Japanese green tea is full of powerful anti-oxidants ~ due to its high concentration of polyphenols and catechins ,tannins and flavonoid, s green tea helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, has anti-bacterial benefits as well as acting as an astringent, retaining skin moisture and hydration.
    • Japanese elm root bark has been used as a medicinal herb in Korea for anti-inflammatory benefits and to help skin issues. 
    • Pinus palustris needles are blemish busting, healing, antiseptic, anti-aging, soothing and skin softening and moisturizing.
  • Essence:  Lots of clear gel, stringy texture and the mask round is gelatinous and more transparent than the other mask rounds, due to all of this essence
  • Scent:  Smells like tea!
  • LED:
    • Green LED: Brightens and evens out skin tone, softens discolorations and dark circles
    • Blue LED: Anti-inflammatory, destroys P.acnes bacteria to prevent blemishes, reduces overactive sebum production
  • Therapy:
    • Thermo (Heat) Therapy
    • Cryo (Cool) Therapy
  • T-Sonic: Yes
  • Results:  This is for oily skin.  I don’t recommend this if you have dry skin as it will mattify your skin like nothing else!  This leaves my skin soft and very smooth, pores looked so small and tight. Not a lot of hydration afterwards as it really did remove excess oil, so follow up with a moisturizer.
  • Use with: UFO, UFO 2

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Fragrance, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract cosDNA

Cannabis Seed Oil Mask is a soothing, anti-inflammatory mask that also brightens skin tone while providing hydration and reduces redness for acne prone skin. Great for blemish prone, oily and stressed skin.

  • Key Ingredients
    • German-sourced cannabis sativa seed oil,  contain 210mg and is rich in its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. 
    • Chamomile is an anti-inflammatory, soothing and refreshing ingredient.
    • MAP (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate) is is a stable derivative of vitamin C and is non-irritating as well as water-soluble and a powerful antioxidant. It helps stimulate collagen production, brightens and evens out skin tone and is an anti-inflammatory
  • Essence: Very lightweight almost translucent white essence but not as dense as the coconut 
  • Scent: Beautiful earthy green scent
  • LED:
    • Green LED: Brightens and evens out skin tone, softens discolorations and dark circles
    • Cyan LED: Anti-inflammatory, calms stressed skin, promotes healing, reduces the size of swollen capillaries and blocks pain
    • Blue LED: Anti-inflammatory, destroys P.acnes bacteria to prevent blemishes, reduces overactive sebum production
  • Therapy: Cryo (Cool) Therapy
  • T-Sonic: Yes
  • Results:  I love the cooling treatment on this one as my skin feels so refreshed.  My skin is initially very shiny and  it does take about a couple of minutes for all of that shine to reduce. My skin looks very glowy and plumped up ~ however, this  is not a mattifying, oil controlling mask like the Green Tea treatment.  I like to use this one mask treatment first and then the Green Tea treatment mask in the morning, fo a full anti-inflammatory, oil controlling treatment.   I found that using both of those masks back to back really helped with reducing pain and inflammation caused by budding blemishes.
  • Use with: UFO, UFO 2

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cannabis Sativa (hemp) Seed Oil (210mg), 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Allantoin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate cosDNA

If you want to use your FOREO UFO 2 device with treatments outside of their Power​Activated Masks, you can use this with regular sheet masks ~ as there are sheet masks I like with specific ingredients that aren’t in the FOREO UFO PowerActivated Masks.  It won’t work with all sheet masks as it is the material that is the issue. You cannot use this with hydrogels, bio-cellulose, uber thin masks, but you can use it with normal cotton plush type masks.  Just apply the sheet mask over your face as usual and then manually select a program from the UFO 2 device and start your treatment.   My friend Madayn at IG @madalynwrp also uses cotton round pads soaked in her favorite toner or essence and attaches that to the UFO 2 device.  We are a creative bunch! 

The FOREO UFO 2 is $279.00 USD but this is an investment for your skin and I factor in regular spa facial costs. I am not saying you give up your spa facials, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a daily mini treatment in the convenience of your own home?  The UFO 2 was on my list already to purchase during Black Friday, as I was ready to step up my at-home facial treatments.  I was just fortunate that FOREO offered it to me for review purposes.  This comes with a 2 year warranty, where FOREO will replace the unit free of charge ~ you just need to activate the warranty once you receive it at your FOREO account.

FOREO also has several UFO’s beside the UFO 2, which is the Star of the UFO range. There is a UFO 2 Mini, which cannot use all of the UFO Power​Activated Masks, for $179.00. The old UFO series is also there ~ UFO at $199.00 and UFO mini at $99.00.  As I never tried any UFO’s before the UFO 2, I cannot tell you how they would compare to the UFO 2 experience.  Please pay attention to which masks work with which device as there are some that do not work on the Mini’s.

When you purchase from Foreo’s site, they also have free shipping with purchases $50.00 and over.  Foreo does ship to many countries worldwide as well!  Foreo takes all different types of payments:  major credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, JCB International Asia;  Paypal, Alipay, Amazon Pay and if you live in the USA, you can use flexible payments with Afterpay.   

 

My unboxing of all of the FOREO products sent to me for review purposes!

[ product received in exchange for an honest review ]


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