Being a delicate soul at heart*, sonic cleansing brushes and I don’t always get along. I used A N Other brand’s “sonic” brush for a few months until I realised it was giving me chronic redness and broken veins than vowed no more. I’ve had a Clinique Sonic System for a while now, but in the house move a few months ago, the base unit charger and the handset had somehow become separated and neither has been seen in about six months as a result. Clinique kindly replaced my unit recently though, and I’m reminded that I do like this particular face cleansing brush a great deal.
Priced at £72, which whilst still pricey, but actually around half the price of A N Other brush, I find this simple to use, even with an oil-based cleanser rather than the “soap” Clinique recommend, and, with the Extra Gentle Cleansing Head (the white and grey brush on the unit above – the green and white brush head also pictured is the regular), this is a great addition to my skincare routine.
Sonic brushes promise to make your face cleaner than any other cleansing system, and thereby make your skin more receptive to anything you apply to it after using the brush. Now, having sensitive skin, I must admit that I do not (and will not) use this on a daily basis, but I do use it two or three nights a week, usually on the nights that I am not using a retinol-based product. The brush heads have a dual-bristle function, the slightly shorter coloured bristles at the top are for areas that need a bit more cleansing “oomph”, such as around the nose, and the chin, and you just tilt the brush slightly over those areas so the firmer bristles can get to work, and just tilt it back so the rest of your face gets a good, gentle clean too. The brush works in 30 second bursts, there’s no awkward requirement of tricky button-press combinations to remember in order to get the cleanse you require, if you need longer, just press the button again …
An ideal Christmas gift for the sonic-brush virgin, or someone who needs a more thorough cleanse than a flannel can manage. Clinique have a number of Sonic System gift sets this year that come with some funky cases, I’m tempted to buy MrLippie one.
* I can hear you laughing from here, you know
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