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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