The UFO Smart Mask Treatment is a revolutionary beauty product released by the well-known skincare company FOREO. It's a luscious facial mask that gives all the benefits of a sheet mask in 90 seconds, without all of the fuss. The process of using the UFO is quick and painless enough that squeezing it into even the busiest of schedules is more than possible. It's easy.
This Smart Mask gets its formulation from a careful mix of advanced dermatological technology and Korean skincare techniques. Right now, there are two different masks available. Both masks contain ginseng, which is a skin-tightener and brightener, and red algae, which is a natural antioxidant. Each mask has its own special benefits too.
The morning mask, Make My Day, contains hyaluronic acid as one of its main ingredients. According to a statement that Natalie Yin, M.D. made to Digital Trends, “Hyaluronic acid is a molecule in the skin that retains water, so it keeps the skin nice, supple, and full,” and she also says that it has an anti-aging effect on the skin. The nighttime mask, Call It a Night, contains olive oil which, when used sparingly, is an incredible source of antioxidants and hydration - but due to the heaviness of olive oil, using too much of it can create a thick layer on the skin and clog up the pores, according to Dr. Dennis Gross, so make sure to keep an eye on it!
Here's a short video from FOREO's YouTube channel that shows how to use the mask, but we will also explain it more down below!
Once you have the UFO and have chosen your treatment, you can go download the Foreo UFO Beauty Tech app from Apple's App Store or the Google Play Store. If you want to use the app, you have to pair the UFO and your smartphone with one another each time, which is somewhat inconvenient, but the app provides a handful of controls and provides you with a timer so you know exactly how long is left in your treatment. In the app, you can scan the barcode on the packaging of each mask, and the UFO will then begin the treatment that goes along with it.
If you're not interested in using the app, you can also forego it entirely, and simply press the power button once to activate the day treatment, or twice to activate the night treatment. It's nice to see that there are options about whether or not you want to connect the device to your phone.
Whether you use the app or not, all you have to do once the UFO begins the treatment process is rub it over your face and wait for the end results! They're remarkable. “My skin feels more hydrated and smooth, especially how easily my makeup glides on,” said Brenda Stolyar from Digital Trends, after using the UFO a few times a week. She also mentioned that she noticed a bit of redness after the night mask, and recommends messing around with the controls to find what works best for you.
While the price is a bit steep at $280, the UFO is easy to fit into your morning routine which is not something you could say about the standard sheet mask. The results show a complete rejuvenation of your complexion, leaving your skin supple, tighter, and brighter in just a matter of minutes. If the price is a bit too much for you, though, don't worry. There are plenty of great sheet masks available for any babes on a budget!