27 July 2014

Clinique's Take on The Clarisonic

Just as the whole cleansing brush concept fad had calmed down within the skincare world, Clinique bring their latest, and debut at that, innovation device to the table. Deemed a 'skin changer' and designed to work in synergy with their original 3-Step product routine, the Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush is unlike anything the brand has brought out before - so much so, they even roped in help from a Swiss toothbrush manufacturer with sonic techno knowledge, yes really. With that said, here's it's report card...

Gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skins and soft enough to use twice daily, the oval shape, sonic movements and two fibre types deliver deep yet efficient cleansing, contouring to the face and nuzzling in to those hard-to-reach places. The angled top third consists of denser, firmer, shorter green bristles for T-Zone concentrated cleansing, the dome tipped fibres loosening dirt-clogged pores, then the white, softer bristles make up the most part for a gentle cheek exfoliation. I kick off my usual skincare routine with a first cleanse, both morning and to be sure my evening face is makeup free, before pairing dampened bristles with a pump of Clinique’s Mild Liquid Facial Soap, getting to work on the circular massaging movements. A once-daily 30 second cleanse is recommended for starters, building up to a 60 second cleanse twice a day - one press of the button lasts half a minute, so I go in for the forehead, nose and chin first of all, before another click, moving onto the more sensitive sections, steering clear of the delicate under-eye area.

The results? After religious cleanses, and gritting my teeth through a slight purging stage  (FYI, nothing as bad as the Clarisonic - what do you expect? We're bringing all the bad stuff to the surface) I've seen a clearer, healthier complexion; things are looking and feeling smoother, more radiant, pores not so prominent and final step skincare absorbs so much quicker. The best bit? It’s waterproof meaning it’s safe for in-shower cleanses and size wise, though it sits in a chunky hub of its own, with a 3 hour charge-life and a detachable USB cable, it’s completely travel friendly.  I popped up my mini review for the John Lewis Beauty Hub right here if you fancy seeing it in action. There isn't too much of a wait - the Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush  will be exclusively available from John Lewis from 1st August going for £79.00 - almost half the price of its rival tool. Step aside, Clarisonic, step aside...


  1. I haven't used the clarisonic yet but it would be a lie if I said I don't want to! The price is a deterrent of course! May be I'll wait for a few more years before I invest in something like this, I definitely can survive without it till then :p


  2. Looks great! I love my foreo luna but definitely will recommend it on to other's that want a more budget friendly option! x

    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

  3. I can't decide if these brushes are something I want to invest in. I just don't know if I can justify that much money on a face brush, even though I've heard such great results...

    Kate xo // www.beautybabbles.com

  4. Cathy Olivieri Schatzberg27 July 2014 at 15:33

    I am very intrigued by this as I didn't care for the Clarisonic,too pricey and abrasive for my sensitive skin.What do you think of that liquid soap too? How do you look so pretty while cleansing,I don't.lol xoCathy

  5. Agreed! It's super pricey - not something that you necessarily need in your skincare routine, but if you're feeling a bit spendy then it's maybe worth looking into :-)

  6. Ooo I've heard great things about those - but yes, this is the most purse friendly I've come across :-)

  7. The results are great, if you're persistent! Not a necessary skincare routine member but if you're heavily into your skincare then I'd say go for it :-)

  8. I found it too abrasive also Cathy! I'm on the fence with the Liquid Soap - I've been using it as they're designed to work together but I'd still go with balms/creams over gels any day! I haven't yet picked up a PM from you - where did you send it? SO glad the sunglasses reached you and you're in 😍 They're the best pair I've ever had!

  9. Cathy Olivieri Schatzberg28 July 2014 at 00:52

    Hi Jessica,
    I sent the PM via YT where is says send message. I sent it some time ago,the day the glasses arrived. I wanted you to know that they came.They are so nice and I am enjoying them immensely. Thanks for the tip on the clinique soap,I find gels drying.

  10. ChristineIversen12 August 2014 at 12:56

    I really want to try this, heard so many great things about it :-)

    Christine, x


  11. I am really intrigued by these face brushes as I think they can be great for your skin but they are all quite costly...this one does sound good :) x

    Brenda | www.brendabusybee.blogspot.com


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