LumiSpa vs Foreo Luna: Which One is the Best Facial Cleansing Device?

Foreo Luna and LumiSpa are two popular skincare devices that are often compared. They may sound like they’re doing something similar, but they’re worlds apart. In this article, we’ll take a look at why that is and what the differences are between the two devices.

How They Work

Foreo Luna and LumiSpa are both facial cleansing devices that aim to provide a gentle yet effective cleansing experience for the skin. However, the way they work is quite different. Foreo Luna uses its proprietary T-Sonic technology, which pulsates during each use, helping slough off dead skin and removing makeup.

LumiSpa, on the other hand, uses Micro-pulse Oscillation technology that oscillates in very specific directions to create a kind of “sucking” action that clears out the pores and gently cleanses the skin. The LumiSpa also moves at a frequency that is clinically beneficial for the cells of your skin, providing an added layer of skincare benefits.

It’s worth noting that Foreo Luna ultimately works by you rubbing it on your skin – you have to put in the work to move it around your face to cleanse your skin thoroughly. On the other hand, the LumiSpa’s movements are entirely automated, meaning that all you have to do is glide it gently over your face. In fact, LumiSpa has a smart sensor that lets you know if you’re moving too fast or pressing too hard, ensuring that you don’t accidentally damage your skin.

How LumiSpa works?

How Foreo Luna works?

Nu Skin ageLOC LumiSpa iO for normal skin type


LumiSpa iO Device + Cleanser
Foreo LunaDevice Only

Cleansing Surface

When it comes to skincare, having a device that can adapt to your changing needs is crucial. Foreo Luna offers a variety of devices for different skin types. There are 3 device options for Sensitive, Balanced and Combination skin. Each device offers different cleansing surface tailored to the specific skin type. However, once you have chosen the device that is suitable for your skin type, you are locked in, and if your skin type changes or you want to try a different cleansing experience, you will need to purchase a new device.

In contrast, the ageLOC LumiSpa offers a variety of treatment heads that cater to different skin types and needs. With the LumiSpa, it’s effortless to switch out the treatment head to cater to your changing skincare needs, whether it’s more exfoliation or a different intensity level. The LumiSpa treatment heads come in 3 options: Normal, Firm, and Sensitive. This allows you to adjust the device to your specific skin care needs and change it as your needs change.

Both devices have a silicone surface, however, LumiSpa is infused with silver particles, which makes it antimicrobial and antibacterial. LumiSpa is easier to clean and more hygienic. All you need to do is rinse it with water and dry it.

This feature is not present in Foreo Luna devices. With Foreo Luna, to make sure it’s totally clean, you need to have an intense scrub session with some soap and then sanitize it.

The LumiSpa offers more versatility, adaptability, and hygiene compared to Foreo, making it a more dynamic skincare device.

LumiSpa Cleansing Surface

Foreo Luna Cleansing Surface


The LumiSpa comes with a range of cleansers, each tailored to a specific skin type. This includes cleansers for normal/combo, oily, dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. By having a cleanser that is specifically formulated for your skin type, you can ensure that you are getting the best possible results from your cleansing routine. This customized approach is a major selling point for the LumiSpa, as it allows users to tailor their skincare routine to their individual needs.

In addition to the tailored cleansers, LumiSpa also offers a new product specifically designed for acne-prone skin: the ageLOC LumiSpa Blemish Serum. This serum is clinically proven to clear pores, manage acne, and improve the overall appearance of your skin.

On the other hand, the Foreo only offers one cleanser that is designed to work with all skin types. While this may seem like a convenient option, the reality is that a one-size-fits-all approach may not be the best choice for everyone. The lack of customization with the Foreo cleanser means that users may not be getting the most effective results possible, as the formula may not be perfectly suited to their individual skin type.

Features and Control

The Foreo has no pressure or speed of movement control, whereas the Nu Skin LumiSpa is intelligently designed so it can sense when it’s being pressed too hard against the skin or when it’s moving too fast. It will pause, buzz in a different way, and remind you how you are supposed to touch your skin. This is a major issue as often people are too harsh on their skin, especially on their face, and this is a delicate area that needs to be treated with caution. With the LumiSpa, you don’t need to be concerned about that or afraid of damaging your skin because it will guide you. It’s like an electric toothbrush that buzzes red when you press too hard.

Durability and Maintenance

There will inevitably be wear and tear when you use these devices every single day. With the Foreo, once the surface is worn down, you need to replace the entire device, whereas with the ageLOC LumiSpa, you only need to replace the treatment head, which is recommended every three to four months to ensure that you keep getting the best possible results. This will save you money in the long run.

Additional Features

Foreo and LumiSpa both offer additional features to enhance the overall skincare experience. One of the key differences is that the Foreo doesn’t have any attachment for different areas of your face like your eyes, which is a very delicate area. The LumiSpa, however, offers an attachment called LumiSpa Accent that you can clip onto the head and use it specifically in this area with a special peptide cream called IdealEyes. The LumiSpa Accent uses the Micropulse Oscillation technology to gently cleanse and rejuvenate the skin around the eyes. Foreo also has an eye massager device called Foreo IRIS, but it doesn’t come with a cream and its motion is more like a manual eye massage done with your fingers.

Smart Features

Foreo offers a smart app feature that allows users to customize their skincare routine and keep track of their progress. The Foreo app offers personalized recommendations based on your skin type, and allows you to control the device’s speed and pressure settings. It also tracks your usage and reminds you when it’s time to replace the brush head.

On the other hand, LumiSpa doesn’t have a smart app feature, but there is an option, ageLOC LumiSpa iO,a more advanced version of the ageLOC LumiSpa device that can be controlled through the app. It provides a more personalized skincare experience as it can be linked to the app and provides custom treatments. It also tracks usage, has a reminder to change the cleaning head and it also gives you before and after comparison pictures in the app. This feature set makes it a more comprehensive and advanced device compared to the LumiSpa. It also allows you to keep track of your skincare journey and see the progress you have made over time. The ageLOC LumiSpa iO is a great option for those who are looking for a more high-tech and personalized skincare experience.

Nu Skin ageLOC LumiSpa iO for normal skin type


LumiSpa iO Device + Cleanser


Although they are roughly the same price or in a similar price range, it’s important to consider the additional benefits and features that the LumiSpa offers before making a decision. The LumiSpa is a more advanced device that is clinically proven to be beneficial for the skin, has a variety of treatment heads, and you can choose from 5 cleansers specific to your skin type. While the Foreo is a great device, it doesn’t have the same level of control, durability, and additional features that the LumiSpa has.

It’s important to note that Foreo offers more device options at different prices, some of which are cheaper than LumiSpa, while others are more expensive. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these devices do not come with a cleanser. If you choose LumiSpa, you can purchase a cleanser that is specific for your skin type. In some countries, LumiSpa also comes bundled with the cleanser. In comparison, Foreo offers only one cleanser. LumiSpa comes with 5 cleanser options tailored to your skin type, making it easier for you to choose the best one that suits your skin type. Additionally, LumiSpa’s treatment head can be replaced instead of having to replace the entire device, making it a more cost-effective option in the long run. It’s important to consider the overall value and benefits that each device offers before making a decision.

In contrast to Foreo, the LumiSpa offers a level of adaptability and flexibility that cannot be found in other devices. It’s easy to switch out the treatment head to cater to your changing skincare needs, whether it’s more exfoliation or a different intensity level. With Foreo, you are committed to the cleansing surface you’ve chosen, and if you want to change it, you need to purchase an entirely new device. This means that LumiSpa is a more versatile and dynamic skincare device, making it an ideal choice for those who want to adjust their skincare routine according to their changing needs.

Cleansing Device NamePrice*Price with Cleanser*
ageLOC LumiSpa$219$219
ageLOC LumiSpa iO$199$239
Foreo Luna 4$320$373
Foreo Luna 4 plus$474$527
Foreo Luna 4 mini$235$288
Foreo Luna 4 go$150$203
*Price at the time this article was written.


In conclusion, LumiSpa is a superior skincare device compared to Foreo Luna. It offers a clinically proven technology that oscillates in specific directions to create a gentle cleansing and suction action that effectively clears out pores and improves the overall appearance of your skin. The LumiSpa also has a variety of treatment heads, cleansers and can be purchased with an attachment for the delicate eye area. Additionally, it has an intelligent design that guides you on how to use it properly, ensuring that you don’t damage your skin by being too harsh.

The LumiSpa is also more cost-effective in the long run as the treatment head can be replaced instead of having to replace the entire device. In comparison, Foreo is a good device but lacks the same level of control, durability, and additional features that the LumiSpa offers. If you’re looking for a device that is clinically proven to be beneficial for the skin, has a variety of treatment heads and cleansers, the LumiSpa is the best choice.

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Emily Taylor

Emily is a health and beauty writer who is passionate about natural and high-quality products, as well as self-care. She aims to inspire others to prioritize their well-being through her writing.