Some of you may have already heard: Clarisonic has quietly left Singapore. Yes, this means that you can no longer find their iconic range of cleansing devices here anymore. Clarisonic may have left but it doesn’t mean we don’t have any other options for cleansing devices. There are actually plenty of options around – in fact, two new ones have just been launched in Singapore. Here are alternatives to the Clarisonic cleansing devices that you can consider:
1. ReFa CLEAR
You may have already known ReFa as a beauty device brand, most famous for rollers that help you create V-shaped facial contours. The Japanese brand has now ventured into the cleansing device space with the launch of ReFa CLEAR. There are many outstanding features in this new cleansing device. First, it is equipped with 3D Sonic Ion Technology, a technology that hasn’t been seen in other cleansing devices before them. There are two components to this technology: 3D micro-movement (as opposed to 2D sound vibration methods) that helps to target the crevices of skin more effectively, and being negatively charged so that it can repel dirt that’s deeply embedded in pores (which are made of negative ions) and remove them easily. On top of these, ReFa CLEAR uses high quality Kumanofude brush bristles. This refers to a form of brush-making craft by Japanese artisans, and is known to be ultra-fine and gentle so that there is no frictional damage done to your skin.
ReFa CLEAR retails at SGD360 and is available in Takashimaya, TANGS, Robinsons The Heeren and Robinsons Raffles City, as well as all Sephora stores. You can also get the ReFa Cream Wash (SGD70 for 150g) to complement the device.
2. YA-MAN Circle Peeling Pro
YA-MAN, a leading brand for beauty devices that has made its name in Japan, is finally in Singapore. It kicked off its launch here with five of its star products, which includes the YA-MAN Circle Peeling Pro. This cleansing device uses advanced ultrasonic micro-vibrations and deliver three key functions in one device. In the “Peeling Mode”, the Circle Peeling Pro whirs at 90,000 times per second to help gently exfoliate dead skin cells. Its “Pore Mode” has an ion-cleansing function to lift dirt from deep within pores. Finally, the “Tightening Mode” helps stimulate skin so pores look tauter, and skin looks healthy and rejuvenated.
YA-MAN Circle Peeling Pro retails at SGD259 and is currently available at Tangs @ Tang Plaza. The brand will be available at Takashimaya S.C., Isetan Scotts, and Robinsons stores at a later date.
3. Foreo LUNA 2
Fans of Foreo love that the bristles of this cleansing device is made with silicone, making it easier to clean and faster to dry, hence more hygienic. It also means that there’s no need to change brush heads, unlike most of the cleansing devices out there. The LUNA 2, in particular, is popular because of the T-Sonic technology used in its facial cleansing brush and an anti-ageing system that’s designed to eliminate blemishes and target at signs of ageing at the same time. There are four variants for you to choose from to suit your skin concerns: Combination Skin, Normal Skin, Oily Skin, and Sensitive Skin.
Bonus: Foreo LUNA 2 has won the “Best Cleansing Device” award at the Daily Vanity Beauty Awards, which gives you more reason to try it!
Foreo LUNA 2 retails at SGD319 at their online store, but they have offered 20% off this price to Daily Vanity readers to celebrate their win. Remember to insert the promo code “DAVA20” when you check out.
4. IUIGA Sonic Silicone Facial Cleansing Device
Similar to the one from Foreo, this is made with an anti-bacterial silicone that dries quickly. The IUIGA cleansing device vibrates up to 8,000 times a minute to deeply but gently cleanse your pores. It comes with six intensity settings so you can customise the experience according to your preference. Besides the cleansing function, it also has a side that’s specially made for massaging, which vibrates at 4,500 times per minute. The massaging tool is designed to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as help skin look firmer.
IUIGA Sonic Silicone Facial Cleansing Device retails at SGD23.90 and is available at IUIGA.
5. Philips Visapure SC5275 Facial Care
This sleek device from Philips has both gentle and deep cleansing settings that you can adjust as you reach different areas of your face, making it a great option for those with combination skin to care for their complexion. It also offers both rotational and vibrational movements to give your skin a thorough cleanse. And can we just take a moment to appreciate its gorgeous colour?
Philips Visapure SC5275 Facial Care retails at SGD229 and is available at electronics stores like Best Denki.
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