Yes, you might well ask! Meet the Philips Visapure – the next contender for ultimate facial cleansing. I really do like it – it seems gentler somehow than Clarisonic which it its obvious competitor but no less efficient at leaving your face feeling really, really clean.
It also has a timer on it so you can’t be lazy – although it must be said I have a toothbrush with a timer that I take absolutely no notice of at all. But, there’s no doubt it ramps up your cleansing. I used it with a gel cleanser, although I am pretty sure it will tackle balms as well and comes with two brush heads; one for sensitive and one for normal. Replacement heads cost £7.99 each which I think is quite reasonable (when Clarisonic replacements cost about £21).
Philips say it is ten times more efficient than manual cleansing; certainly after use my skin felt really, really clean and fresh, but I like the micro-circulation aspect as well. If you’ve used a Clarisonic, I think the main difference you will find is that the brush heads are very, very soft – they rotate and vibrate. The thing about all cleansing devices is that they do make you pay attention to cleaning your skin – if you’re anything like me, cleansing varies wildly from very thorough to completely slap-dash – and this is where cleansing gadgets come into their own if you slot them into your beauty routine. Handily, the Visapure can also be used in the shower.
If you’re up for the £150 initial out-lay, I’d highly recommend this. It’s launching in Boots in February.
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Very good blog and great reviews, can you use clarisonic with a balm? I would like to try it with the Oskia Perfect cleanser
I’ve used Clarisonic with a balm.. it’s more difficult to clean the head but other than that it is fine.
I was lucky enough to try this for them as a trial really liked it ,shame had to give it back
well the colour is very pretty, but I agree its very… suspect!
If I didn’t already have the Clarisonic, I would be tempted by this, especially as the replacement heads are more reasonably priced.
I was part of the early focus group for this, at LEAST a good couple of years ago. (Man, they took their time!) I remember it being awkward to grip and that long handle will hit the mirror if you are too close. I also remember saying it looks like a vibrator and I’d be embarrassed for it to fall out of my luggage!
The more I use it the more it is starting to sound like someone playing a didjeridoo! It’s got a weird noise undertone.. not unpleasant but odd.