And it’s from the makers of FOREO!
If you’ve been keeping up-to-date with the fast-paced world of beauty, it’s likely that you’ve heard of FOREO before. In case you haven’t, it’s a Swedish beauty brand that specialises in professional-grade technology that you can incoporate into your skincare routine. The brand offers electronic cleansing brushes, sonic masks and oral care that are widely used today. Now, the brand is launching an entirely new beauty tech to the market under the name FAQ™ that will lead the way into a new era of anti-ageing. These new devices harness the full strengths of a professional, clinical machine into a sleek and small hand-held gadget that you can use at the comfort of your own home. Here, Saarah Jasmine Jones, Senior Public Relations (Asia) for the brand tells us more about them.
What are the FAQ™ devices?
“The FAQ™ range consists of three devices (FAQ 101, FAQ 102 and FAQ 103), which allows you to customise the specific treatment you need for your skin via an app. These mighty devices include features with concentrated power such as EMS-Pro that firms and trains facial muscle (available for FAQ 102 & FAQ 103 only). Power-RF are powerful heated waves that tighten and contour the complexion. LED-Pulse light penetrates skin deeply to revive it, and T-Sonic™ Pulsations, which are gentle massaging pulsations that boost skin’s radiance.”
What sort of skin concerns do the device address?
“FAQ™’s unique hybrid designs are made to work as a powerful home beauty device, featuring a wide range of cutting-edge solutions for all skin types and beauty needs – whether you are looking to enhance the jawline, brighten up the complexion, rejuvenate the skin to a youthful glow, or smoothen out those lines at all the unwanted places. However, if one has had any laser treatments or other skin-related surgeries, it is strongly advisable to consult a doctor before using this beauty tech.”
How do we know it’s safe for the skin?
“Since FAQ™ is the only brand that has managed to successfully concentrate true professional-level power into their devices, the brand insists on training their users on how to use their devices and the accompanying technologies correctly, to ensure maximum safety and efficiency at all times. The higher-level intensities of each technology will remain locked on an FAQ™ device until users have gone through the full training program on the app. After the intensive training is complete, the device’s higher-level intensities will be unlocked and available for all future uses.”
What type of training does one need to undergo for this device?
“Professional technologies such as Electrical Muscle Stimulation and Radiofrequency can be harmful to the skin if not used correctly. FAQ™ correctly trains users on how to safely and effectively use professional-level power on themselves, by themselves through their tutorial videos found in the app. Only when users have gone through this intensive professional training will they be allowed to access the full power of FAQ™ devices, to ensure maximum safety and the most effective results.”
Are you able to use the device with any other serum or moisturiser?
“To ensure you get consistent results when using the device, FAQ™ has also developed an equally outstanding primer that excels in its performance to achieve the peak of your skin health with a glowing radiance look always – the FAQ™ P1 Manuka Honey Primer Base (RM289 for 30ML). It is strongly advisable for all users to use our serum with the device for optimum results. This nutrient-rich primer softens skin and enhances elasticity for a naturally radiant complexion. Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin and follow with designated FAQ™ devices, or massage with fingertips until fully absorbed.”
What step in your skincare routine are you able to use the FAQ™?
“You can do this anytime of the day during your skin care routine. Firstly, cleanse your skin and pat it with a clean and dry towel. Then, apply a thin layer of the FAQ™ P1 primer to clean, dry skin and massage with fingertips until fully absorbed, followed by your designated FAQ™ beauty tech.”
Is this beauty tech suitable for daily use?
“This would depend on the intensity levels used. If using the 5 lowest intensity levels of EMS-Pro/ Power-RF on the FAQ™ device, it is recommended to use the device 2-3 times per week for the first 8 weeks, followed by 2-4 times per month as needed to maintain the facial rejuvenation results. However, if one is using a higher intensity level of EMS-Pro / Power-RF (anything above level 5) on the device, it is not recommended to use the device more than once a week for the first 8 weeks. To maintain your rejuvenation results after that, use 1-2 times per month as needed.”
Can you explain the difference between EMS-pro, Power RF and T-sonic pulsations?
“Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is a non-invasive way to firm skin and defines facial features. When used on the face and neck, it emits a low-voltage of electrical current that mirrors one’s body’s electrical currents on a cellular level. FAQ™’s EMS is called ‘EMS-Pro’ due to the professional-level power it uses, that is stronger than many other EMS devices on the market.”
“As for Power RF, the RF stands for Radiofrequency. It is a non-invasive technology that uses low energy waves to heat the deep layer of the skin called ‘dermis’. The heat stimulates collagen and elastin production to help better replace the old, damaged skin with new, healthy skin. Radiofrequency also heats up skin tissue to reduce the fat tissue on top of skin, which helps to tighten fine lines and sagging skin – revealing a sculpted, smooth and contoured appearance. FAQ™’s RF is called ‘Power-RF’ due to the powerful radiofrequency waves that it uses, and the powerful results that it yields”
“T-sonic Pulsations is a high-efficiency motor that powers each FAQ™ device that generates subtle oscillations, referred to as T-Sonic™ pulsations. These T-Sonic™ pulsations gently massage the face to boost skin’s radiance, while increasing the absorption of creams, serums, and essences – thus enhancing their efficacy. The ‘T’ in T-Sonic™ is short for transdermal as these pulsations travel through the outer layers of skin.”
Available this month at LAZADA, the FAQ 101 is sold at RM1,799, FAQ 102 at RM2,729 and FAQ Diamond at RM5,949.