A clear, healthy complexion is easy to achieve when you have the right tools on hand. There’s a lot that goes into keeping your complexion in tip top shape including drinking lots of water, eating nutrient rich food, moisturizing and keeping your skin clean. All of which are easier said than done. If I had a dollar for every time I said I was going to exercise and eat better I’d be a millionaire by now. I just can’t seem to give up my precious pizza and various other junk foods but I always try to put my best food forward when it comes to keep my skin hydrated and clean. Which is only half the battle but a darn good start when carbs are your best friends. Gotta start somewhere right?
Eventually, I do plan on eating better and exercising more often but in the meantime I’ve been relying on my Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush to keep my skin clean and clear. I don’t recommend taking short cuts when it comes to being healthy. But the Clinique Sonic Brush will help you cut a few corners when it comes to achieving a clear, glowing complexion.
The Clinique Sonic Brush is a portable battery operated cleansing brush system that’s similar to the Clarisonic but a bit different. The Clarisonic offers fluid force and oscillating technology while the Clinique Sonic System uses sonic movement with 2 bristle types to gently deep cleanse skin for a smooth, refreshed complexion.
Like the Clarisonic, the Clinique Sonic System Brush doesn’t necessarily exfoliate the skin but it does help to promote a smoother, clearer complexion since it’s getting all the gunk out of your pores much more effectively than using your hands alone. The Clinique Sonic System Brush comes with the Purifying Cleansing Brush Head which features 2 types of bristles: long, soft white bristles to use on your cheeks and around your mouth; and shorter, more stiff green bristles to tackle your t-zone.
As with most technology, reading the instructions is important because you can end up using a device all wrong and ruin the experience. That’s exactly what I did when I used the Clinique Sonic Brush System for the first time. I used the entire brush head all over my face and practically ignored the buzzing signals. Needles to say, I still liked it after my first time but my face was feeling a little sore and I was sure there was no way I’d be using this thing every night. Then I read the instructions and it all clicked. Silly me!
Before turning on the Clinique Sonic Brush, you have wet your face, wet the brush and then apply your cleanser to the brush or your face. I did that. What I didn’t do was follow the targeted zones and cleansing times. When I did, it made all the difference in my skin and I ended up absolutely loving the Clinique Sonic Brush. The cheeks and mouth area is where you’re supposed to start. Gently massage the brush onto your skin at an angle using the softer, white bristles on one side until you feel the buzz and it shuts off. Then move to other cheek. After the second buzz, you move on to your t-zone and use the stiffer green bristles to really break down that stubborn dirt, oil and makeup. Then you’re done!
When I used the Clinique Sonic Brush the correct way, my skin didn’t feel sore or rough at all afterwards. instead, it felt extremely soft, very clean and breathable. I could literally feel the air breezing by my skin when I toweled off. It was amazing! When I followed up with my toner, I noticed that there were 0 traces of dirt or makeup left behind which proves the Clinique Sonic Brush really provides a deep down clean. I also realized that my serum, eye cream and moisturizers absorbed so much better and faster allowing me to use less product each time yet see better results.
I haven’t used my old Clarisonic in years so I can’t really compare the two until I break out my new Mia 2. Yay! However, I can assure you that if you’re looking for a more affordable alternative to the Clarisonic you’d probably love the Clinique Sonic Brush. The technologies may be different but you’ll certainly enjoy a cleaner, smoother and healthier complexion at just 90 bucks with the Clinique Sonic Brush. Head to your local Clinique counter for a demo!