When it comes to skincare, anything that harnesses the power of science and results-driven technology gets our seal of approval.
Enter the UFO by FOREO, an at-home beauty device that allows you to do a 90-second sheet mask facial from the comfort of your own bathroom, by using LED technology to stimulate skin cell in a way that traditional sheet masks can't.
"I like to integrate face masks into patients’ skin care routines when I feel like they need a deeper treatment than just their usual skincare routine,” Dr Lana Kashlan, a Consultant Dermatologist based in Dubai, explains.
“For instance, when patients are feeling like their skin is dry or dehydrated, masks can be a great way to restore moisture and repair the skin barrier to improve the hydration. With acne patients, using masks with charcoal can be great for unclogging pores and removing impurities. I especially like brightening masks when a patient needs a quick pick me up and a glow."
Her one exception to her mask rule? Sheet masks. “I find them to be messy and don't like the feeling of a soggy, wet sheet on my face, so I love the UFO Smart Mask Device because it is so clean and quick and easy to use. But even more so, the combination of heat to prime the skin and the LED light to reduce inflammation and calm the skin just really takes at home skincare to another level. Not only is it relaxing, but you’re doing something that truly benefits your skin.”
The UFO by FOREO uses warming Thermotherapy feature helps infuse the mask’s active ingredients into the skin, while the cooling Cryo-Therapy mode helps diminish the appearance of pores and reduce puffiness. There’s also a T-sonic function that mimics a massage.
“We use LED light in the office with our facials to help calm the skin and with the UFO device you’re getting a similar treatment at home. The UFO device is one that I would definitely recommend to all my patients because not only is it therapeutic, but it also is efficient and so relaxing to use,” she continues.
There are seven FOREO Sweden masks to choose from and each of the highly concentrated formulas target a specific skin concern - whether you feel dry and dehydrated, a bit too oily, or just need a touch of shimmer to brighten those eyes, total skin recovery is the touch of a button away.
Simply select your mask based on your skincare vice, sync the customised UFO treatment routine though the FOREO app, and get a dose of exactly what you need, when you need it.
“It really makes skincare feel like a self-care ritual without being too time consuming," Dr Kashlan concludes. And we think you'll agree, it's hard to argue with that logic, especially when it's just what the doctor ordered.