If there is one beauty trend that I am confident will never go out of style it is ‘taking care of your skin.’ Everybody wants clear skin. That’s nothing to be ashamed of! You just want to put your best foot (or face) forward. When I was a teenager, I did not care about my skin at all. Half the time I went to bed with makeup on and woke up the next day looking like I just came home from a KISS concert. It wasn’t until college that I really began to take interest in my skin. Today, I am a hugggge skincare lover. I will try anything and everything if it promises some amazeball skincare claims.
Now that I am older I definitely have drier skin and don’t get nearly the amount of breakouts that I used to. However, it’s always that one week a month that a breakout occurs and lingers well past its welcome. That’s when I breakout the drying solutions, face cleansers, and face masks like you couldn’t believe! It’s a full on battle station in my bathroom. Since I started doing weekly masks I have noticed a tremendous difference during that week. Also, washing my face in the morning and at night have really changed my skin. You only get one skin so you better make sure you take care of it!
The Michael Todd Soniclear Petite ($89) has been a game changer. This little system gets down deep and clears out 6x more gunk than washing your face with just your hands! It removes dirt, oil, perspiration, and makeup. What allows for this intense but yet gentle clean? The sonic movements from the brush head—up to 300 movements per second! The brush head does not spin or vibrate but instead the sonic waves help to move the bristles. How I like to think of it is like a tiny little massager cleansing system.
I have super sensitive skin. When I first got this system I was a little skeptical because I didn’t know what to expect in terms of softness of the bristles or how gentle it would be on my skin. Holy macaroni, it is so gentle! The bristles do not irritate my skin at all. They’re short and compact so it allows for easy reach in all the tiny creases around the nose. Using this system will seriously clean out your pores as well as gently exfoliate the skin in the process. The directions say you can use it up to twice a day or for everyday cleansing. I personally use it every other night and still have seen fantastic results. The brush comes with three different speed settings according to your preference/skin type. Also, there is a built in ‘beep’ system that signals you to move to the next area on your face for cleansing. The product is waterproof and one charge has up to 2 hours of consecutive battery life.
Okay, so by now you’re probably thinking, “but how is this different from the Clarisonic that everyone knows and most love?” Girl, I got you. What is the best and main difference of the Soniclear Petite? The revolutionary antimicrobial brush head! It stays fresher and clean longer due to the antimicrobial protection within the bristles. This helps to fight against bacteria harboring in the bristles as well as protection against stains and odors. You can wash it multiple times without having to worry about that “protection” washing off. To me, this is huge! Personally, I wouldn’t want to spend a ton on a cleansing system and then have to replace the heads every month or two. The Soniclear Petite brush head can last upward of 6 months! YESSS, HONEYY! Also, due to the intensity of the sonic movements, it allows for your facial moisturizer application after using this product to penetrate deeper in to the skin.
As I’ve said in previous posts about my nightly skincare routine and love affair with makeup removers, I am not a big lover of using face cleansers at night. Something about going to bed with wet sleeves reaaally skeeves me out. With this little guy, I wet the bristles and then apply the cleanser directly on top of them. I then move the brush around my face in circular motions. The ‘beep’ for when you’re supposed to move to the next area takes care of all the guess work for you and the sonic movements clear everything out. All you have to do is hold it! I can do that. When you’re done cleansing just rinse your face with water and you’re done! AND no wet sleeves!! WOO!
What comes in the box:
- The cleanser with the antimicrobial brush head and top
- USB charger
- Drying Stand
- Warranty: 3 years against any defects
- Original Antimicrobial Brush Head $18 –this is the one that actually comes with the system. I haven’t felt the need to switch to the sensitive skin brush head.
- Delicate Sensitive Skin Antimicrobial Brush Head $18
Where to buy:
Overall, this system is definitely worth the price! You only need to buy the system once and then replace your brush heads maybe twice a year depending on your usage. I love it! I think if you have more acne prone skin you will definitely see a tremendous turnaround. Your skin is worth the investment!
*All opinions are 100% my own