4 At-Home Tools That Will Transform Your Cleansing Routine


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By Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini

We’ve heard the buzz about the grime-busting gadgets, so we decided to find out if they really are more effective than good old-fashioned elbow grease.

We’ve been seeing facial cleansing brushes doing the rounds of late and what better time to brush up on your knowledge of these tools than right before spring time? Sonic cleansing devices boast multiple skin benefits, from clearing clogged pores and removing make-up to brightening dull complexions. This wave of cleansing gadgets is fast becoming more than just a fad. Here’s why you should think about adding one to your arsenal of cleaning products.

Best For: A One-Stop Shop

SORBET PORE YOUR HEART OUT FACIAL CLEANSER (R319)
Light and compact, this water- resistant cleanser will slip right into your gym bag. It has three professional brush heads: a silicone one for sensitive skin, one for cleansing and one for deep exfoliation. A USB connection makes it easy to recharge and the cleanser comes with a stand that has space for the two brushes that aren’t in use.

WHY IT’S FOR YOU:
The price – it’s perfect for beauty on a budget.

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Best For: A Deep Cleanse

CLINIQUE SONIC SYSTEM PURIFYING CLEANSING BRUSH (R1 850)
Raccoon eyes begone for good! This brush has a small-ish oval head that can easily navigate over your face. It cleanses quickly and thoroughly and the green, angled bristles are designed specifically to deep-clean the pores in your T-zone. The brush bristles are soft with rounded edges, making them perfect for sensitive skin.

WHY IT’S FOR YOU:
Guilty of sleeping with your make- up on? This one will fix the results of your bad beauty habit.

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Best For: Sensitive Skin

REMINGTON REVEAL FACIAL CLEANSING BRUSH (R1 300)
This cleanser has soft bristles that are gentle on those patches of skin that are prone to redness. The brush has a one-minute timer, which gently pulses every 20 seconds. It also has two speeds so you can find the one that suits you and your needs best. Bonus, a LED light around the brush head helps to illuminate the face so impurities can be spotted easily.

WHY IT’S FOR YOU:
You love the feeling of soft skin – but don’t know when to stop. This brush is perfect for you if you’re prone to over-doing things because the timer will help keep you in check.

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Best For: Ageing Skin

BIO-THERAPEUTIC BT-SONIC BRUSH (R2 200)
This brush has a triangular cleansing head that features silicon anti-microbial and antibacterial bristles that sweep away impurities without irritating your skin. Besides its cleansing action (the box claims only two minutes are required for a deep clean), it also helps to increase circulation and stimulates tissue regeneration and collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

WHY IT’S FOR YOU:
Water-resistant and built for everyday use, its ergonomic shape is comfortable in the hand.

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