As part of the Beauty Directory Expert Panel I get the opportunity to try out some fabulous new products, and this month I was lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to trial the new PuraSonic – a new sonic facial cleansing brush.
Facial Cleansing brushes aren’t new to the market, but until recently consumers haven’t really had much of a selection to choose from – with a few major brands dominating the market. I was flipping through the weekend paper and saw one for $190! I was excited to try PuraSonic as I thought it is great that there are some more affordable options hitting shelves and I wanted to see how the PuraSonic stacked up.
I have been using the PuraSonic facial cleansing brush for just over a month – I began using it twice a day, however found I still got good results using it just at night. I have definitely noticed a change to my skin, not only does it feel beautiful and smooth but I have also suffered from random little breakouts much less than usual. My skin is also not as dry as It has been, and I attribute this is part to the actual cleansing done by the PuraSonic, but also my serums and moisturisers absorbing better into the skin. I have been using the PuraSonic mostly with the Dermalogica Ultra Calming Cleanser, but any cleanser, or just water will also do the trick.
There are three speed options on PuraSonic, but I didn’t really find the need to use anything other than the slowest setting. I also tended to prefer the gentle brush head over the normal one included in the pack – even though I don’t consider my skin to be overly sensitive – but this is just a matter of preference.
As I mentioned earlier, the PuraSonic is an affordable alternative to brands such as Clarisonic. The full PuraSonic kit retails at $99 and includes a charger, stand, two brush heads (one for sensitive, one for dry skin), instructions and a 1 year warranty. The current comparable offering from Clarisonic retails at $190, and their replacement brushes are $35 compared to PuraSonic’s which are $20. Now I have used a Clarisonic before, up until about a year ago when my original Clarisonic Mia died, and I really struggled to find a difference between these two, and it might be something that comes down to durability but other than that, I can hardly tell the difference between the quality and results of the two.