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This is rather interesting! So Clinique has launched its own Clarisonic! And what do we all think about that then? And how is it different? Here’s the lowdown on the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush!
So to start off, this is all about ‘safe and gentle’. The Clarisonic gets quite a bit of stick for being too abrasive and causing even more sensitivity on already sensitive skin. The Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush, which has been 5 years in development, has been created to be more gentle, more targeted and easier to use with 5 pending patents.
Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush Features
It has an oval shape that was designed to enable targeted cleansing for the harder to reach parts of the face like around the nose, hairline and chin. Also there are 2 different types of bristles:
- pale green angled area has shorter, firmer bristles suited to areas that are prone to greater oil production, eg. the t-zone
- white bristles are softer and more yielding for the larger, more delicate areas of the face that produce less oil
- ergonomic handle for easy grip and also allows the brush to dry flat
- waterproof for use in the shower
- auto shut off after 30 seconds which is the recommended time for use at first, building up to 1 minute
- 3 hour battery life
Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush – My 1st Use
It is designed for use with the Clinique 3 Step system, however, last night I used it with one of my favourite cleansers, the Oskia Renaissance Gel Cleanser and it worked beautifully. I held it lightly over my skin, without applying any pressure and let the sonic vibrations get to work, loosening impurities and oil.
It definitely feels softer than the Clarisonic and it left my skin super smooth and clean and my serum sank in like a dream. Clinique recommend building up to using it twice per day although I think I’ll save it for evenings when I need a deeper cleanse, or even as part of a weekly facial. I’ll see how it goes!
The Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush is available exclusively now from John Lewis and it goes nationwide from 29th August 2014. It costs £79 with replacement brush head at £20 each.
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