I have a new addition to my skincare regime, replacing my Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush (that I reviewed here). I have been loving the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush (£79 from Boots) recently, so wanted to share a review of it with you.
Different from the Mary Kay brush which cleans via a rotating brush head, the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush cleans through sonic pulses i.e. vibrations. The Clinique brush is much better and definitely worth the extra money. It’s dermatologically-engineered and in its design there are two types of bristles on the tilted brush head- the green ones are designed to be used for 15 seconds in an up and down motion on your t-zone, and the white ones should be used in circular motions on the rest of your face for 15 seconds. Once you press in the button to turn it on, it will stop after 15 seconds so you don’t have to time it yourself. Clinique recommend that you begin by doing this once daily, then build up to 30 seconds on each area twice daily. If you want to see a video showing you how to use it, you can see that here.
The bristles are quite firm, but very pleasant and gentle to use. The sonic pulses the device generates provide a really deep cleanse, and with all the polution in the environment and all the cosmetics we put on our faces, our skin needs this deeper level of cleansing. It leaves my skin feeling very soft and very clean after each use- you will definitely see and feel a huge difference when you try this compared to your usual method of washing your face.
The device comes with a handy upright stand (which is more hygenic than leaving it lying flat after each use), plastic brush head cover and charger. It does only come with one brush head though, which you will need to replace after 3-6 months depending on how many times a day you use it. You can buy seperate brush heads from your local Clinique counter or online for around £17 each.
Clinique recommend their Foaming Sonic Facial Soap (£16.50) for use with the brush and I was trying this out too, but didn’t really like it. It’s gentle and scentless, but I found it quite drying on my skin even although its ingredients aren’t particularly stripping. I prefer to use a micellar water gel cleanser like the two that I reviewed here from La Roche Posay and Vichy.
Have you been thinking about getting a cleansing brush?
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