Despite all the information you hear about how a 10-step cleansing and skincare routine truly works wonders, we’ve all had those nights where you barely have enough energy to splash some water on your face, let alone a dozen products. Clinique’s newest cleansing brush is my secret lazy-girl’s guide to getting great skin, especially on Sunday nights where I’m trying to soak in whatever’s left of the weekend (rather than spend an hour primping in the bathroom).
Though cleansing brushes aren’t a new to the skincare scene, the Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush has a thinner shape, softer bristles and easier grip than what we’ve seen before. To use it, all you do is remove your makeup, apply a cleanser to a moistened brush head and massage in circular motions for 30-45 seconds all over your face. I conveniently do all of this during a commercial break—with still plenty of time to spare to get back to my favorite show.
The super-soft bristles are what really makes this tool so special: the white ones cleanse large areas like the cheeks and the green bristles are a little more firm so they remove dirt and oil in clog-prone areas like the T-zone and hairline. It’s crazy-soft and gentle, which is perfect for sensitive skin. Plus, the brush head has antimicrobial technology that keeps the bristles clean on its own. Saving time, effort and my skin? Sounds like a no-brainer.
Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush, $89.50, clinique.com