BEAR/BEAR Mini From FOREO: Full Review Holla Holla!
I couldn’t wait to share all the juicy juice when it comes to the FOREO BEAR, and yes, girl, the FOREO BEAR Mini!
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This is serious; these FOREO devices are dangerously cute; you won’t be able to put them down!
Let me begin by saying we’re in 2020, and although this has been a hella crazy year, FOREO has been on a mission to take care of our faces, boo!
If you check out a few of my blog posts, you will see I’ve been rocking with FOREO for some time; I’m like a dinosaur fan of theirs.
So when I peeped the BEAR and BEAR Mini on their website, you already know I had my eyes set on having them!
Baby, they got my money… I say, hey, baby; they got my money!
What’s So Bad Ass About the FOREO BEAR and BEAR Mini?
I love when people ask me this question, you will immediately see me put my glass down, clap my hand (once), with one of these smirks on my face.
We all go through a phase in our lives where we want to improve our appearance of some sort.
Especially as we age, our skin can lose its elasticity and collagen, which in return will show some sagging/ droopiness.
When using a microcurrent device like the BEAR/BEAR Mini, the effect is one of overall lifting, tightening, and smoothing your skin.
The best part of using microcurrent devices is it’s a non-invasive way to help give your skin a lift.
Microcurrent treatments should be something that you add to your skincare to-do list.
Microcurrent sounds intimidating, but I promise its not scary when it’s done correctly (which is why I got your back)
What is Microcurrent Treatment?
Microcurrent is a treatment used to give your facial muscles a workout that mimics your body’s natural processes.
To make things more real, microcurrent breaks down and rebuilds your facial muscle tissue, keeping them active.
FOREO BEAR or BEAR Mini + Your Face= Contoured, Toned Youthful Skin!
Remember when I was saying it’s 2020? Well, girl, these types of treatments are now offered at home, even better for a fraction of the price.
If you’re like me and always on the lookout for new ways to get youthful skin without spending all of your coins, having to drive to an office, and like to pamper yourself wheneva, the FOREO BEAR is for you!
What Are The Benefits of Microcurrent Treatments?
I’m sure you’re curious about the benefits, “What’s in it for me” type of details.
If you’re someone who wants to see immediate results, you’ll typically hear all the it takes 6-8 weeks to see any improvements.
BLA BLA BLA
Well, it’s 2020, I’m impatient, and I want to see results stat! Luckily for us, impatient people, I can finally say you don’t have to wait forever to see anything.
The immediate effects you’ll see is more contoured, toned, cheek raising, eyebrow effects vibes on your face.
If used for the long term, you will see a significant decrease in wrinkles, a complete facelift without having to go under the knife.
How Is This Possible?
Microcurrent Treatments was also used back in the day to treat patients with Bell’s Palsy.
If you’re not familiar, bells palsy is a condition that causes the facial muscles on one side of the face to droop.
I don’t know about you, but I’m sold!
When I look at my BEAR and BEAR Mini, I picture them singing, “Who do you love,” in their LL Cool J voice (lougin)
Anyhow, when in doubt, reach for your BEAR.
What Are the BEAR and BEAR Mini?
The BEAR and BEAR mini is FOREO’s at-home microcurrent device so cute you’ll want one in every color!
FOREO was genius when they released a guaranteed shock-free treatment!
If you’ve used at home microcurrent devices before (NuFace), there’s no denying they shock the shit out of you!
I have purchased both the Nuface Mini and Trinity, and they sit and collect dust in the beauty cabinet because I’m afraid of them!
The BEAR and BEAR mini is labeled to be the safest microcurrent devices on the market.
The Anti-Shock System in the BEAR and BEAR mini adjusts the microcurrent intensity according to your skin’s resistance to electricity.
This is what caught my full attention; this is PERFECT for those that are just getting into microcurrent treatments.
BEAR VS BEAR Mini
I love the fact that FOREO releases two versions of their device. The only hard part is trying to decide which one to scoop up; no worries, I got you!
The BEAR retails at $299, and her little sister BEAR Mini retails at $199
Microcurrent Intensity Levels
BEAR has five microcurrent intensity levels; the BEAR mini has three intensity levels
The BEAR comes in one color (the dark pink color) while the BEAR Mini comes in two different colors (light pink, lavender)
One of the key differences between the BEAR and BEAR mini is the routines that come with each.
The BEAR has a full facial and targeted routine, while the BEAR Mini has only the targeted.
How To Get Started With Your BEAR/BEAR Mini
I know it’s super exciting to receive a package and rip it open without thinking you don’t need to read the instructions!
Don’t make the same mistake I did and think I could outsmart your BEAR!
Like all other FOREO products save yourself the headache and follow these steps; I guarantee you’ll be up in the running in no time!
Download The FOREO App
If you’re new to FOREO, you’ll want to download the FOREO App!
I know it sounds tedious; however, you’ll have to activate your BEAR/BEAR Mini within the app.
Charge Your Device
Although most products, when received, are charged, you’ll want to make sure your BEAR//BEAR Mini is fully charged.
Nobody likes anything done half-ass, so make sure you don’t do your BEAR Half-Ass and charge her up.
After your BEAR/BEAR Mini is fully charged, you’ll get 90 uses out of it! Another thing I love about FOREO products!
Just remember where you put your charger because it’ll be a while before your next charge.
Register Your Device In the FOREO APP
Registering your device is super easy; it’s almost too easy!
All you have to do is open your app, turn on your BEAR/BEAR Mini by holding the power button for 5 seconds.
Once your device is connected, you will then download the BEAR Mini’s targeted treatment and the full facial/Targeted treatments in the BEAR.
Girl, please, and I beg you, while you’re activating your device, REGISTER YOUR DAM BEAR/BEAR MINI!
Registering your device not only protects your coin, but it also assures you received an authentic device! Don’t be that girl that doesn’t register her devices.
How To Get Your Treatments Started
Now that you have your device registered in the FOREO app, you can now start your BEAR by pressing start on the front page in your app!
Or if you would like to use your BEAR without the app instead, you can do that as well, hold that thought, and I’ll jump to that in a hot second.
Depending on what device you have, the app will get you started!
If you have the BEAR Mini
The press of the start button will bring you to the BEAR mini contour cardio.
Remember, the BEAR Mini comes standard with the targeted routine.
The BEAR Mini’s targeted exercise will help reduce fine lines around your mouth while contouring your cheekbones!
I can’t forget to mention; there will be more routines coming soon, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for that!
If You Have The BEAR
Jumping back to the option of using the BEAR without the app, remember yes, you can get your BEAR started without the app.
Like the UFO, if you press the universal button, you will begin to activate your microcurrent treatment.
When you’re looking at your BEAR, the lights underneath the button will indicate the microcurrent level.
You can change the intensity level by quickly pressing the button once for each level.
If you’d like to turn off the T-Sonic Pulsations, double press the button, and you’re good to go!
I love how easy it is to use the BEAR without the app; this feature makes it even more convenient to use your BEAR whenever you please.
Using Your BEAR/BEAR Mini
By now, you’re probably wondering how to get started using the BEAR/BEAR Mini in your routine. Let’s jump right in!
Start with a Clean Face
Whenever doing any treatment, you want to make sure your face is free or any makeup or oils! Starting with a clean face will also prepare your skin to get the most from your microcurrent treatment.
Start Your App
If you’re going to be using the app to guide you through your treatment, (I found it the easiest to start the app), you’ll want to get your app going, then apply the serum to one side of your face.
The first time I used it, I had applied my serum then started the app, and by the time I got started, my serum had sunk into the skin.
If you’re not using the app
Apply your serum to one side of your face and press the universal button on the back and begin your treatment.
Remember, if you’re not using your app, one-click turns the device on; another click will change the intensity levels—the Intensity levels ranging from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest intensity of the microcurrent.
Please don’t forget to add a serum to your skin before using any microcurrent device! You want to have a thick layer of serum on your skin before using the BEAR/BEAR mini.
It also helps to work in sections to prevent your serum from drying up before you get to it.
Glide Your BEAR/BEAR Mini
When you’re first using your BEAR/BEAR Mini, you want to glide the device with a slight force moving upwards.
I know it may be a habit to be a bull in a china shop and go all in but be gentle with your face.
Always glide in an upward motion.
Take your time when you move the BEAR/BEAR Mini across your face to make sure you don’t miss any areas; find a pace that works comfortably for you.
During your treatment, you will feel the T-sonic pulsations as you glide your device across your face.
These T-Sonic pulsations help to relax your facial muscles and tension points and smooth the fine lines and wrinkles’ appearance.
You will begin to see your cheekbones chisel out; this is my favorite part of my routine.
When Is The Best Time To Use Your BEAR/BEAR Mini?
Deciding when to use your bear is solely personal preference.
I started out using my BEAR mini at night, and it hit me why not use in the morning to help with the puffiness I can’t seem to escape!
I love it; love it! I have fit the BEAR into my routine seamlessly both morning and night; I look forward to using my BEAR daily.
Where To Fit The BEAR/BEAR Mini Into Your Beauty Routine
Once you find out where to fit the BEAR in, you won’t miss it, and if you do, you’ll have serious withdraws!
It should be the second step in your routine because you want to use it with a freshly cleaned face.
When it comes to the BEAR, you want to utilize its benefits after you have washed your face and gently patted her down.
I use my BEAR right after I wash my face in the morning, followed by my UFO; usually, I use the Matte Manic in the morning to keep my oily skin under control.
My night routine is slightly different; I tend to change it somewhat while I follow a pattern.
I will wash my face, use my GlowPro (derma roller), and then use my BEAR. After using my BEAR, I will use my CryoRoller from Beaty Bio!
Overall Thoughts On The BEAR/BEAR Mini
Since I have been using the BEAR/BEAR mini for some time, I have seen changes in my cheekbone area and around my mouth the most.
The BEAR/BEAR mini has given my cheekbone area a much better definition, making contouring a much easier task.
The most exciting part about my BEAR/BEAR Mini, my neck/chin area; it looks like it did when I was in the ’20s!
My chin area has been on my radar to improve.
I cannot begin to tell you how many chin exercises I have done in the past few months.
With my daily use of my BEAR, I have seen a difference.
After using my BEAR, my skin feels smooth and tightened; it’s a workout for the face.
You know that feeling you get after a good workout? I feel accomplished knowing I’m putting my best face forward!
If you were to ask me what my favorite feature of the BEAR is the antishock system!
It makes a considerable difference when it comes to using my device compared to my Nuface.
Closing Thoughts On The FOREO BEAR/BEAR Mini
If you’re in the market for an at-home facelift, I would 100% go for both the BEAR or the BEAR Mini!
With the capabilities to use the BEAR without the app, keeps a charge for 90 days, and has the antishock system built-in, it’s a win-win.
If you already own a microcurrent device, should you upgrade? I have this question often, and to be honest, I would do it all over again.
I have wasted close to $1,000 on my Nuface devices (Nuface Mini, Nuface Trinity, and Nuface Body) because I’m afraid of the prickling shock I always encountered.
I constantly had issues with my Nuface Trinity; the bear’s investment has already blown the NuFace out of the water.
And for that reason, the FOREO BEAR has helped me finally cut ties with my Nuface and rehome her!
Remember, your beauty is an investment… Invest wisely!
HELPFUL LINKS FROM THE POST
In this post I mentioned the FOREO UFO- you can read everything you need to know about the UFO here!
Microcurrent has huge benefits for the skin and has been used for many years, you can read up more on it here.
To shop the FOREO BEAR/BEAR Mini you can see more here!