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.
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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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