Philip’s PureRadiance Facial Cleansing System Pictures and Review + Clarisonic comparison
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If you’re an avid magazine reader then you’ve most likely seen the two-page spreads showing up in some of your favorite editorials. I’ve been a fan of the Philip’s brand for nearly 7 years and seeing the PureRadiance Facial Cleansing System piqued my interest because of the brand’s solid reputation and sonic technology. I’ve been testing this device for weeks and I really love it and what it’s done for my skin. I really like the design; it feels great in my hand and not bulky so you don’t get the feeling that cleaning our face is a chore. The wand style fits perfectly in the hand and is light weight. I also can appreciate a few more things about the design; 1) It charges with the brush head downwards so water doesn’t sit inside the head’s compartment and get funky 2) The charging station doesn’t allow the device to snap in place with the plastic cap attached so this allows proper drying. My other skin cleansing devices feel so “exposed” and naked on the counter. But I do feel like the charging station could be heavier. At times I feel like it can be tipped over easily.
The technology behind the PureRadiance Facial Cleansing System is the total opposite of Clarisonic; it does this wopping-like spins and has sonic vibrations (play the video above in slow motion). My skin feels just as clean as it did when I used my Clarisonic but my skin has been absorbing products better, the tone & texture is better, and it’s less sensitized. Although the device uses a 1 minute timer (20 second increments for each t-zone area) I tend to do another 30 seconds for my chin, neck, parameter, and nose. The circumference of the device and brush head is perfect to maneuver around your face and tight spots around the nose and mouth without feeling like you’re taking off your lips. When I feel that my skin needs extra cleansing I change the speed setting and use the exfoliating brush head once a week. I exfoliate pretty often so I don’t use that brush head as much as one would expect. I try not to incorporate too much exfoliation in my wash routine because I don’t want to sensitize my face when I do my regular routine.
1 charging stand
1 normal brush head with plastic cover
1 exfoliating brush head with plastic cover
1 satin travel bag
Size of brush head
Comes with 2 brush heads
2 speed settings
Interchangeable brush heads
Comes with a satin form fitting travel bag
Holds a long charge before it needs recharging
The charging base needs more weight
In comparison to the Clarisonic
When it comes down to rather you should get the Philip’s PureRadiance or Clarisonic, it’s going to come down to a simple matter of preference and I’m not going to sway your decision either way. The most comparable device from the collection of devices that’s been released by Clarisonic the Philip’s PureRadiance is most comparable to the Mia 2.
Both devices have 2 speed settings interchangeable brush heads, zone timers, rechargeable, and are waterproof. The technology behind both facial cleansing devices are total opposite; PureRadiance spins and has sonic vibrations, Clarisonic oscillates at a sonic frequency. They both clean better than manual cleaning which is vital to skin care health, deep pore cleansing, skin elasticity, and better absorption of topical products such as spot treatments, moisturizers, and serums.
I personally found myself naturally reaching for my PureRadiance 8 out of 10 times more than my Clarisonic Pro because it feels better in my hand; it’s lighter and not as bulky… like it was made for my hand. If you’re still undecided keep in mind that both devices retail for $149 but you can easily find the PureRadiance on sale for $125 at Bed Bath & Beyond and also be eligible for coupons and rebates for additional savings.