Some might call them gimmicky, bu I happen to love beauty gadgets. Okay, there are definitely some on the market that don't live up to their claims, and are indeed gimmicky, but there are also some really great ones that make you question how you ever lived without them. From my experience, Michael Todd knows the great kind. I added the Michael Todd Soniclea Petite to my skincare routine a month (or so...) ago and have been loving it.I'm getting ahead of myself though, so read on for my thoughts.
"Cleaner Skin Begins With A Cleaner Brush®. Soniclear is the world’s first sonic skin cleansing system to incorporate antimicrobial protection into its brushes to guard against the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria. The antimicrobial used in the soniclear is registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is considered so unique its use in the Soniclear is the subject of a pending patent. With antimicrobial product protection, the brushes of your Soniclear Petite stay cleaner, fresher longer and will not require replacement as often as unprotected brushes."
The Soniclear Petite is, as you might have guessed, a smaller version of the Michael Todd Soniclear Elite cleansing brush. The smaller size is not only cute, but also better suited to those who don't have a lot of bathroom space, or who plan to travel with their device. The device comes with a USB charger, which can be charged by your computer (so handy!) and includes a stand that the cord feeds through to make the process neat and easy.
The device is fully waterproof, so you can hop in the shower and get your cleanse on safely. It's a total time saver. While most brushes have some sort of timer, or indication system so you know when you've cleansed long enough, the Soniclear Petite features a timer that beeps every 20 seconds to let you know it's time to move on to another section of your face. What sets the Soniclear Petite apart from similar brushes is the speed settings. The Soniclear petite has three speeds allowing you to customize your routine depending on your needs.The brush heads are also not your average. Like all Michael Todd cleansing brushes, the Soniclear Petite brush is treated with an exclusive LIFE antimicrobial protection (a patent-pending organic antimicrobial technology) that fights germs keeping the brush fresher and cleaner longer. The brushes last up to six months and the LIFE protection doesn't wash out or wear off.
I've used sonic cleansing brushes in the past (the Clarisonic Mia, to be exact), and really liked the results, but over time got away from using it as frequently. Why exactly, I can't say for certain, but since adding the Soniclear Petite to my routine, I feel like it will be something I won't be so quick to give up. It cleanses skin thoroughly while being exfoliating (but not too harsh) and the three speeds allow you to adapt to your skin's ever changing needs with ease. Since using this regularly my skin has been brighter looking (it gets dull easily) and smoother and generally just that much better. I've found my usual monthly breakout (you know the kind) was less intense and cleared quicker.
Overall, I'm really pleased with the Soniclear Petite. Yes, it's an investment for most people, but it does retail for less than most of the similar cleansing brushes available and the replacement heads not only last longer, but are also cheaper. Are you a fan of cleansing brushes? Have you tried this one?