When it comes to cleansing gadgets, you might think there's only one game in town.
But you'd be wrong. I want you to meet my new friend, the Philips PureRadiance Facial Cleansing System:
Isn't she pretty? And so sleek!
Today, I'm going to share my first impressions with you, as I unbox the product. THEN, I'll be testing this baby twice a day, every day, for the next 30 days. So keep an eye out for my results!
First, a quick overview of what it's meant to do...
What is Philips PureRadiance?
When this box crossed my desk, I was definitely intrigued. I already swear by Philips electric toothbrushes (they really are the best). If their sonic technology can do for my face what it does for my teeth, then I'm sold!
The PureRadiance device rotates and vibrates to break up dirt, dead skin cells and makeup residue on the surface of your skin.
Their claim to fame is that it's up to 10 TIMES more effective at removing dirt and makeup from your pores, compared to manual cleansing with your hands.
That means, if you use PureRadiance first, it can help increase the absorption of whatever skincare products you apply after that. So in theory, your serums, creams and essences should work even harder for you—who wouldn't want that?!
A few other things you should know:
- You can use it twice a day. (Yes, the bristles are that gentle.)
- It's suitable for all skin types.
- It only takes one minute to do your whole face.
- There are two levels of intensity: gentle and deep-cleansing.
- You can use it with your favourite cleansers.
- It works in the shower.
Unboxing Philips PureRadiance
Wanna see what's in the PureRadiance box? Watch this quick video, or keep scrolling to look at the photos:
Here's what you see when you first get it open:
The blue part then lifts up as well, revealing the device in all its glory:
Underneath that are the User Manual and Quick Start Guide:
Also a charging stand, cord and travel pouch. (Note: It is cordless and lasts up to 30 uses without charging!)
The design is super-ergonomic and feels comfortable in the palm of your hand. Note the speed setting—you push it once for mild, and again if you want to up the intensity.
The bristles are about one centimetre long, and feel silky-soft:
When the device is turned on, this head starts vibrating and twirling in a clockwise motion:
Here's how it looks when it's sitting in the stand:
Finally, this is it tucked into its cozy pouch for travel!
My First Impressions
I can't wait to get started using this! I love the PureRadiance design, which is so much slimmer than other cleansing gadgets. It won't take up much more space on the bathroom counter than an electric toothbrush. Nor will it be awkward to lug around when travelling.
When I turn it on and let the bristles vibrate/rotate against the back of my hand, it feels incredibly soft and gentle. As someone with sensitive skin, I've been wary of over-cleansing and over-exfoliating with other cleansing devices, lest I irritate myself. The way this feels, and the fact that you can use it twice a day, seems very promising!
My next steps: For the next 30 days, I'll be using Philips PureRadiance to wash my face (along with my regular cleanser), every morning and night. When the month is up, I'll be back with a full-fledged review sharing my results!
Where to buy: Visit Philips.ca for retailers.
What are YOUR first impressions of Philips PureRadiance?