Sponsored by PuraSonic VIVA
It is so, so easy for our skin to lose its glow factor.
Lack of sleep, stress, lack of water, air-conditioning, ageing … all these work against us when it comes to seeking out the holy grail of beauty – skin that is radiant and strong.
There are a tonne of makeup options out there to give us the illusion of faking it until we make it in the glow department – products I’m not afraid to enlist on a daily basis – but I know that a true glow starts with looking after my skin in the first place.
I’ve kept my skin protected from the sun – in an era when that wasn’t the done thing.
I implemented a skincare routine in my late teens and I’ve been consistent with that, changing products to suit my skin as required.
And I long ago realised that the best moisturisers and serums were ineffectual unless I first had a prepped and cleansed face ready for them.
When the concept of sonic facial cleansing emerged this decade, I jumped on board.
To bring you up to speed (pun very much intended), a sonic facial cleanser is one that utilises a soft, oscillating brush head to cleanse and gently exfoliate the skin – much like a sonic toothbrush does to your teeth.
This method very much works and I’m excited to let you know that there is now a new player in the sonic cleansing facial market – a player that offers this cutting-edge technology but at a more affordable price.
PuraSonic ViVA $69
Say hello to the PuraSonic ViVA and say hello to softer, brighter, glowing skin.
Well, your skin will be all that if you make using the PuraSonic ViVA a consistent part of your beauty routine.
It’s not going to add extra time on to your routine but it will be better use of your time as the skin is being more effectively gently cleansed and exfoliated.
Cleansing using PuraSonic ViVA is seven times more effective than regular cleaning.
The easiest way to incorporate PuraSonic ViVA into your skincare routine is to use it in the shower but your bathroom sink will do just fine.
- Wet the brush head.
- Apply cleanser to suit your skin (I use a gentle cream cleanser as my skin is mature and dry) to the wet brush head.
- Switch on using the left power button and then increase the speed with the right button. The slower the speed, the gentler the cleanse.
- Work it around your face. I like to start with the nose and chin area and work up and out from there.
- Don’t forget your neck and décolletage – it’s gentle enough and these areas are often overlooked when cleansing and moisturising.
Each PuraSonic ViVA (there are three colours available – Midnight, Rosa and Satin) comes with a gentle brush head but two other brush heads are available for purchase ($9.95 each).
Depending on your skin’s individual needs, you might choose the Everyday (for everyday use on normal skin) or the Deep Cleanse (for everyday use on normal or combination skin – great for large pores).
It’s recommended that brush heads be replaced every three months. Between uses, just rinse and air-dry.
What I love about cleansing using the PuraSonic ViVA is that you skin seriously feels softer after just a few uses. I love that my skin feels and looks clean but not so that it feels like all the natural oils have been stripped from it.
I need this kind of anti-ageing help. I’m not getting any younger and my skin cells no longer have their former self-renewing super powers.
A big bonus … I’ve noticed that the serum and moisturiser I use following my twice-daily cleanse are working more effectively. Hello holding back the years.
At the end of the day, I’m doing a quick makeup-cleanse first before using the PuraSonic ViVA. I cannot believe how much makeup I wasn’t getting from doing this one step alone.
Adding the PuraSonic ViVA step has been a game-changer. I see that each morning when the product I put on afterwards has had a good chance to go to work – BECAUSE my skin was actually clean.
Like adding anything to your daily beauty routine, the best results will come from consistent use. I’m the first to admit that that’s where I let myself – and my skin – down.
Something (life!) happens and my good habits go by the wayside. I determined with this one and its size will definitely help me stick to it.
What I like about this device is that it’s small and compact. It doesn’t take up a huge amount of space on my shower shelf. And it’s easy to pack for a trip away.
It also sits well in your hand and you can use for up to 60 days without having to re-charge.
PuraSonic ViVA is available at www.purabeaute.com.au and Target Australia.
‘Tis the season for gifting AND self-gifting, I always say. If you’d like to give yourself the gift of glowing skin, then PuraSonic ViVA has 20% off for all Styling You readers.
That makes the cleansing device even more affordable – $55.20 + shipping (free shipping applies on orders over $75, so my hot tip would be to add in some replacement brush heads).
Use this code at checkout: StylingYou20
This offer is only available online at PuraBeaute. It expires December 17, 2016
PuraSonic ViVA has one PuraSonic ViVA to give away to three Styling You readers. To enter, leave a comment below answering this question:
What skincare advice would you give to your 16-year-old self if you could go back and have a chat with her?
Entries open Wednesday, December 7 at 4.30am (AEST) and close Wednesday, December 16 at 5pm (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winner will be judged on originality and creativity (photos can be included and uploaded with the comment). The winner will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here.