Feels like facial-brush wars this Fall! A Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush and a Philips Pure Radiance Sonic Facial Cleansing System are going head-to-head with Clarisonic for space on your bathroom counter. And both are waving at your wallet with competitive price tags up to $150. Let's see about the Philips Pure Radiance brush first.
philips pure radiance sonic facial cleansing system: what
Yep, again, I know what you're thinking! Go ahead, say it! Philips already knows exactly what we think of the shape of the Philips Pure Radiance Sonic Facial Cleansing System. *grin*
For the short video below, I asked Jennifer Ingram from Philips Canada to tell us about the Pure Radiance cleansing brush. She threw in a demo on a raw egg. Btw, the unit is known as VisaPure in Europe -- "visa" as in visage, rather than "VISA card."
philips pure radiance sonic facial cleansing system: why
Can't watch the video right now? The Philips Pure Radiance why-buy-this info is as follows:
- cleansing 10 times more effective than just washing your face with your hands (use with any gel or cream cleanser)
- smoother, clearer, more radiant skin with once-daily use
- the mechanics combine sonic vibration with a brush that rotates (the Clarisonic brush oscillates rather than rotates)
- two speeds: gentle cleansing and deep cleansing
- a one-minute cycle with mini-pauses to indicate time to move to the next facial zone
- 30 one-minute sessions with one charge
- a drying stand/charging station into which the brush fits bristles down, no plastic cap required
- three brush options include one for normal skin, one for sensitive (pink centre), and one for exfoliation (grey centre stripe)
- the brushes are quite soft, with bristles cut straight across (the Clarisonic brush bristles have rounded tips)
- a plastic travel cap and soft zippered case for just the unit
Come September in Canada, you'll find the Philips Pure Radiance Sonic Facial Cleansing System ($149.99) wherever Philips products (such as the insane DiamondClean power toothbrush) are sold; replacement brushes are $19.99 each. Only the pink unit will be here at first; a pale blue just launched in the US, so we'll see it in Spring. Visit philips.com for more info.
So, whatcha think so far?