Brushing adult on skin caring with line of facial cleansers

Justin Wang (right), clamp boss of communications, works during Foreo's bureau in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Photo: Connor Radnovich, The Chronicle Photo: Connor Radnovich, The Chronicle

Justin Wang (right), clamp boss of communications, works during Foreo’s bureau in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.

Walk by a collaborative Transbay WeWork space and you’ll expected hear discussions on networking and cloud technology. What we might not design to overhear is brainstorming sessions on skin caring and face-cleansing brushes. But, afterwards again, we wouldn’t design a beauty association to use terms like “creative destruction” when describing itself, either.

Foreo, a Swedish association whose U.S. domicile is now in San Francisco, is violation a mold when it comes to beauty. “We see ourselves as a disruptor,” says Foreo President Justin Wang.

“Not usually in terms of a products we make, yet in terms of how we proceed communication with a consumers and a retailers. We are a unequivocally product-centric and design-centric brand. If we demeanour during a products, they don’t demeanour like any other brand’s products out there.”

Launched in 2013, a company’s signature product, a Luna, a silicone facial brush that uses 8,000 T-sonic (transdermal-sonic) vibrations per notation to clean a skin, was combined to “disrupt” a facial clarification brush market. Now, a association is looking to do a same with skin caring by rising a possess line of cleansers this month. “The creation with a cleansers is that they are T-sonic activated — they unequivocally come to life with a device,” says Wang. “The daytime cleaner will go from a morning yogurt hardness to a foam. Nighttime goes from jelly to milk. Men’s goes from dim blue to transparent.”

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The Foreo Luna, $199.

The Foreo Luna, $199.

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Foreo Daily Revitalizing Gel Cleanser for Men, $30.

Foreo Daily Revitalizing Gel Cleanser for Men, $30.

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A product arrangement setup during Foreo’s bureau in San Francisco.

A product arrangement setup during Foreo’s bureau in San Francisco.

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Foreo Issa toothbrushes.

Foreo Issa toothbrushes.

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Foreo Celestial Melting Gel Night Cleanser, $36.

Foreo Celestial Melting Gel Night Cleanser, $36.

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Foreo Issa toothbrush, $199.

Foreo Issa toothbrush, $199.

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The Foreo Luna Skincare Brush on arrangement during Foreo’s bureau in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.

The Foreo Luna Skincare Brush on arrangement during Foreo’s bureau in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.

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Brushing adult on skin caring with line of facial cleansers

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Making a customarily paltry product like facial cleaner sound sparkling is what Foreo does best: The Issa, a all-silicone toothbrush, uses a same T-sonic technology, comes in a rainbow of colors and usually needs to be charged for an hour for 4 to 6 months of use. Because a nonporous silicone creates a toothbrush “ultra hygienic” (according to a company, it carries 10,000 fewer germ than customary toothbrushes), we usually have to reinstate a brush conduct once a year.

Earlier this year, Foreo announced that it is building Moda, a device that can give a 30-second makeup focus by mixing 3D copy and facial-scanning record with an integrated smartphone app. If that isn’t “Fifth Element” enough, Wang says a company’s Sweden incubator, a Foreo Institute, has come adult with a devise to palliate a universe appetite predicament by, basically, brightening a moon.

While Wang’s colleagues in Stockholm might be elucidate a world’s appetite crisis, here in San Francisco he is operative on expanding a company’s U.S. footprint. The code is carried in Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York and Sephora stores, and a association skeleton to grow a U.S. domicile from roughly a dozen employees, to 70 to 80 within a subsequent year and a half — that means it’s looking for a some-more permanent home in a Bay Area.

“We looked during utterly a few places when we motionless to build a U.S. headquarters,” says Wang. “Even yet we are a beauty brand, we usually felt like a enlightenment in San Francisco and Silicon Valley fit a association enlightenment and a form of people we wanted to sinecure most some-more than New York or L.A. We tend to sinecure young, passionate, intelligent people who are unequivocally perplexing to make an impact by a work they are doing.”

While Wang was shy when it came to articulate about a company’s subsequent large launch, he reliable that a Foreo Institute is operative on it.

“We’re always looking for a subsequent large thing. We wish to make certain we have an impact. We wish to make certain it’s a disproportion maker.”

Janna Mandell is a Bay Area freelance writer. E-mail: style@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @beautybinge

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