Clinique is the latest brand to launch a facial cleansing brush, or a Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush to be precise. Available from today at John Lewis, it will be at Clinique counters nationwide from 29 August.
The design is clean and simple, more basic than that of the Clarisonic Aria, which may be a plus point to some. There is just one setting: on or off, though the small section of green bristles at the top are more coarse than the white, designed for tackling clogged pores.
The white bristles feel very soft against my skin and should be used without pressure for 1 minute max (it switches off after 30 seconds). The handle vibrates quite strongly, but the bristle movement is very gentle. Although I’ve only had a chance to test it briefly, the results are promising, with “97% of users agreeing that the brush gently cleansed skin” and “94% agreeing that skin looked clearer and more radiant.”
More affordable than some other brushes on the market, this one comes in at £79 (less than half the price of Clarisonic Aria at £155) and replacement brush heads cost £20. The brush is easily charged via the base stand and a USB.
Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush £79, exclusive to John Lewis from midnight tonight (Thursday 31 July).