Say hello to the new PuraSonic ViVA

Say hello to softer, brighter, glowing skin with PuraSonic ViVA

Nikki Parkinson Beauty 85 Comments

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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.

Say hello to the new PuraSonic ViVA

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.

Say hello to the new PuraSonic ViVA

  1. Wet the brush head.
  2. Apply cleanser to suit your skin (I use a gentle cream cleanser as my skin is mature and dry) to the wet brush head.
  3. Switch on using the left power button and then increase the speed with the right button. The slower the speed, the gentler the cleanse.
  4. Work it around your face. I like to start with the nose and chin area and work up and out from there.
  5. 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).

Say hello to the new PuraSonic ViVA

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.

Say hello to the new PuraSonic ViVA

Special offer

‘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

Win

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.

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  • Kelly Judge

    Has a winner been announced yet Nikki?

  • Jasmine

    Dear youthful beauty who doesn’t appreciate it,
    Lay off the makeup – you don’t need to wear all the colours at once.
    Cleanse morning and night – and not with cleanser that feels like sandpaper. Making your face feel like the Sahara Desert will not stop pesky pimples.
    Stop nicking your mum’s fancy skin care – that stuff is expensive! Actually, buy her some replacement when you can afford it. She’ll love it.
    From your crows-footed friend xo

  • Mish Young

    You were right to listen to Janine, your Grandmother’s French girlfriend – just make sure you follow her advice every single day!!!

    P.S. You should have taken ALL of the other advice that she offered you as well … but c’est la vie!

  • Janelle

    Wow any advice at all would have been better than what I got. My mother never wore makeup so never told me about cleansing or applying makeup, i had to “make it up”(yes its a pun) as I went along.. Needless to say I am sharing lots of things with my 18 year old daughter, she already applies makeup and has a better cleansing routine than me!

  • Marie Gardner

    Stop sunbaking for hours without using good sunscreen & stop using harsh drying products on blemishes as eventually both of these things will cause long term irreparable damage which i believe has happened to my skin. I even used to apply lemon juice to dry out my skin & try to fade my freckles & it was so drying! Be kind & gentle on your face as it has to last you a long time & only use pure gentle natural skincare & always slip slop & slap!

  • Audrey Wattelet

    You are beautiful, trust me you will understand just how much when your almost 40… be kind, always smile from your heart and always wear a hat and sunglasses.

  • Alison Bowman

    I would say listen to your mother and don’t squeeze your pimples!

  • Victoria

    Clean your face before bed, use eye cream if you don’t use anything else and don’t pick your spots!

  • Rachel Blaze

    My top advice is the best my mother ever gave me, don’t ever go to sleep in your makeup or without cleansing your face!

  • My message to my 16 year old self- you are beautiful the way you are, appreciate your skin because it will never be better than it is right now!

  • Kerry Vincenti

    Stay out of the sun and if you have to go into the sun use a sunscreen and be kind to your skin.

  • Jo Stubbs

    Do NOT squeeze the pimples, use sunblock on the face always, cleanse tone and moisturise morning and night. Most importantly, always, always stand up straight and tall, you might avoid the hump at the back of the neck that is so annoying in profile at 65!

  • Juanita Thorn

    I’d say …”Hey….Nita! Get the hell out of the sun! You don’t need to look brown, it might make you look healthier and more attractive now…but you wait until you’re in your 40’s….the sun’s vengeance will come back three-fold and you will be sorry”. (Email is nitatorr@gmail.com)

  • Laura S

    Be gentle! Stop using abrasive products on your sensitive skin.

  • Anna Vogrin

    I would say to myself …wear sunscreen all the time and hat to protect your skin..your older self will appreciate it!

  • Kerry Stevenson

    Thanks to Dolly Magazine my twice daily ritual of cleansing, toning and moisturising my face and neck was well in place. If only I had included my neckline – this is the area I neglected and shows the ravages of time. I have told my daughter to include this in her own skin care regime so she can wear any neckline in her 40s with confidence.

  • Kimberley H

    Wear sunscreen as often as possible. Your face will not thank you after Saturday morning tennis. Always remember to clean your face at night. You’re very pale and it’s way too obvious when pimples are around. And don’t layer on the foundation, especially in the wrong shade, there is no need to look like an oompa loompa.

  • Lynne Kuhl

    Unfortunately sunscreen was unheard of when I was 16, apart from Coppertone for tanning so I would tell my 16 year old self to keep helping myself to my Mothers Oil of Ulan (Olay) for moisturising and her Lemon Delph toner (for closing crater size pores), continue to look after your skin with whatever you have available to use!!

  • Kim

    Brush your teeth.
    Use sunscreen
    Be happy

  • Shaz Harris

    Use sunscreen! Sun is healthy, you need it like any other vitamin. Moisturise, it doesn’t have to be expensive and drink water it is free!

  • Rebecca

    Don’t touch those pimples! They will heal themselves and you don’t want the scars as a reminder of your adolescence. That, and lay off the heavy makeup. Your skin is glowing without all that foundation.

  • Kim

    Don’t procrastinate, just do it and make it a good habit.

  • Cat JB

    Dear 16 year old me, you are gorgeous just the way you are, no need to bake on the sunbed to tan. You will appreciate this advice when you’re 43! Love you and look after yourself dear, remember, a big sunhat is your best summer friend. Mwah!

  • Kylie Rogers

    Use sunscreen EVERY TIME you go in the sun!

  • Lani K

    Don’t worry too much about oily skin, when you are middle aged you will have less wrinkles than others !

  • Kristie

    Not to pick zits!!!

  • Louise

    Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen you are my wonderful friend!

  • Lesley Minter

    Use the sunblock… take off your makeup at night…. drink lots of water…. relax….

  • leanne

    Cover up when out in sun. Big floppy hat sunglasses and sunscreen add tinted uv foundation and moisturise when come home lessens your wrinkles

  • Glenys

    Cleanse and MOisturize! Never leave your make-up on when you go to bed! and be happy!

  • marypreston

    The sun is not your friend. Protect your skin now or you will pay dearly later on.

  • Karina Lee

    Lather your skin with sunscreen every day and stop sitting in the sun without a hat! No amount of skincare and anti wrinkle sreums can fix sun damaged skin.

  • Elizabeth Jensen

    Cleanse and moisturise EVERY day. Don’t pick at your face. Most definitely don’t leave the house without SPF50.

  • Lisa Bright

    My 16 year old self needs to be told to stop being lazy and just do it. That Asian skin will only get you so far and it too needs to be cleaned and moisturised. And stop stealing your mothers products because they’re too harsh for you. Suck it up and get something age appropriate. And your face doesn’t stop at your chin so do your neck and upper boobs too. Stop picking your pimples. Take your makeup off before bed. Always wear sunscreen. Drink more water. Get a decent lipgloss and stop using bonnebells just because they smell nice because you just lick it off so you can put more on and that’s chapping your lips. Gosh… 16 year old me needs lots of advice!

  • Kelly Judge

    Right, don’t be so god damn lazy. Get off your butt and start looking after you skin NOW and it will thank you in the future when age, gravity and menopause come knocking at your door…..and believe me….they’re coming girl and they will take you hostage!!
    * CLEANSE * MOISTURISE * EXFOLIATE * HYDRATE * PROTECT*
    Take my advice….don’t make me have to come back here again!!!

  • Kerry Gibb

    I would say cleanse and moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
    And I was always saying and still am to my adult girls…don’t forget your sunscreen

  • Nikki

    I would say please remove all make up before going to bed – Mascara on your face and pillow isn’t good. Hold on my mother used to tell me that!! lol listen to your mother!!!

  • Simone Daly

    Sun hat, sun glasses, sunscreen!

  • Alli @ ducks on the dam

    Sunscreen! And there is no need for layers and layers of makeup – your skin is gorgeous!

  • Angela Richardson

    I would tell my 16 year old self to use sunscreen everyday

  • Jacqueline

    Tomorrow I have the removal of three BCC’s (one being on my face) so continuously put sunscreen on, water and always cleanse with no picking!

  • Cassandra Croake

    I would tell her: your face ends at your boobs! Sunscreen is your best friend and drink nothing but water and wine! (The wine later on in life of course!)

  • Tippie123

    Create a good habit by cleansing and moisturising morning and night. Wear sunscreen and laugh often!

  • Joanne

    Wear sunscreen , cleanse tone and moisturise twice daily and drink plenty of water.

  • Kathie Cussen

    I would tell my 16 year old self sunblock sunblock sunblock!

  • Mellisa Siender

    Stay out of the sun and don’t pick your face !

  • Sonja Haworth

    To me at 16 (don’t roll your eyes!) – please use a gentle cleanser day and night, please use moisturiser, and you look just beautiful without the caked-on makeup, less is more!

  • Jayne Griggs

    Hello 16 year old Jayne’ you may not think wearing sunglasses and a hat in the sun will make any difference but believe me you will save yourself a lot of suffering, you won’t get the Pterygium (sun cancer) on your eye or the melanoma on your ear. Don’t lay in the sun with coconut oil on, you will save yourself the two operations on your leg to rid yourself of the melanoma. So, most of all I want you to be sun safe and look after yourself! Have fun and enjoy yourself, there is a wonderful loving caring man coming your way who loves you more than anything else in the world, you will know when it is him.

  • Christine

    Oh definitely take off the makeup before bed after a huge night out drinking alcohol, being amongst smokers ( mind you this was in the 60’s when I was “16” ) – and drink loads of water every day!!

  • chrissie fitz

    Sun protection is worth the time and effort. Do it!!!

  • Don’t get sunburnt. Ever! x

  • Alison Donnellan

    Use Moisturiser… Everyday!

  • Roma Smith

    To my 16 year old self….don’t take your youth and skin for granted, look after your skin from an early age. Clean, moisturise, use sun cream, drink plenty of water! Love yourself. Love me xo

  • Lee Harris

    Dear 16 year old me, keep doing what your doing…it will be worth it when you’re in your forties. And stop feeling inadequate around your tanned friends, you are never going to tan so be kind to yourself! You are so worth it!

  • Regina Steel

    Sunscreen, sunscreen and just a wee bit more on the back of your hands. I worshipped the sun as a 16 year old now I worship my determologist when the biopsies comes back negative. Cleanse and moisturise every night don’t be lazy. Thanks Nikki great competition

  • Georgie

    A healthy glow is not achieved by sun and baby oil! :-/

  • Katypotaty

    What a great size for a sonic cleanser!
    I would give my 16 year old self the ol’ ‘Between 11 & 3, stay under a tree’ shade talk. And more importantly, I would give my mother a razz for slathering me with Reef oil from such a young age, and never demonstrating any sun safety to me! I’ve heard that about 50% of your lifetime sun exposure is likely to happen before the age of 18, so I just wish I could turn back time!

  • Neats

    Squeezing zits is so satisfying, but really not cool (or at all helpful). Also, if 50 year old me could remind 40 year old me that late night television is not helping the bags under my eyes.

  • Jennifer Shaideen

    Dear 16 year old Jennifer, this is a short poem for you:
    You worry too much about your pale, freckled skin,
    (You also worry that you are not very thin).
    Treat and spoil your skin with a great deal of care,
    And don’t forget to extend that to your hair.
    Always remember to slip, slop and slap,
    And please celebrate your beauty with a loud cheer and clap.
    Take care of your skin, both inside and out,
    You are beautiful, please don’t have a doubt.

  • Teresa Casasola

    I would tell my 16 yr old self to stop squeezing pimples, and go to a dermatologist to get that cystic acne treated!
    Your skin does need products to protect it. Don’t listen to your father who tells you it is all a waste of money.
    Warm salty water doesn’t cure everything.

  • Tracy Martens

    Stop using cheap crappy makeup!

  • Brissie girl

    I’d tell her so much. Don’t pick, don’t use all those harsh scrubs, don’t wear all that foundation to try and cover it up! And stop sunbathing covered in baby oil every lunchtime at school. And that lemon juice in your hair? Nope.

  • Atlanta Bell

    Your skin is your largest organ- if you really want to get rid of that acne your going to have to moderate alchohol and sugar! If you only do one thing, make sure you wear sunscreen every day even if it’s cloudy!

  • Johanne Taylor

    Take that sunscreen you’re putting on your face, down your neck and onto your decolletage every day. For some unknown reason I seemed to always acts as if there was some sort o line that ended at my chin for daily sun protection.

  • Martin Wypych

    Baby oil and skin and sun are probably not the best combo.
    Brandivino cannot and will not ever be tasty mixed with ANYTHING.
    Also… Adam Ant is probably not worth worshipping!
    Cheers! Fiona Wypych.

  • Wear sunscreen Every.Single.Time ( I said EVERY time) you are in the sun ….if you don’t you will find yourself paying for the plastic surgeon and dermatologist’s latest cars when you get to your late forties

  • Kelly

    Enjoy your youthful glow now but please for your 40+ self use sunscreen every day.

  • Atlanta Bell

    Your skin is your largest organ, so if you’re not looking after yourself it’s the first place to show it. If you really want to get rid of that acne, you’re going to need to moderate sugar and alchohol, and get regular excersise. If you only do one thing, make sure you wear sunscreen every day, even if it’s cloudy!

  • Tamsin Walker

    Never start the habit of picking at your face. Once you start it is SO hard to train yourself to stop. Keep those dam fingers away!!!

  • Sharon Reberger

    I would tell myself use that sunscreen
    Not only would it help with sunspots but also slow the ageing process a bit more.

  • Gem

    You’re lucky that your skin loves the sun (like your mum)
    But, years of baking (and boozing) will make it dry so please try…
    To drink more water each day than you’d drink wine on a night out.
    You need to wear natural sunscreen, on your face, all the time, without doubt.
    Ignore the bumps, please don’t pick them,
    They’ll disappear if you resist them.
    Cleanse and moisturise every night,
    Yesterday’s make up and mascara cause more issues than panda fright.
    For extra points and better dreams…
    Invest in a fantastic eye cream.
    Whenever you can, wear clean skin…
    You don’t need the full face of cake-up days to already begin.
    Healthy food and lots of water are your skins best friend!
    Take care of it now instead of playing collagen catchup as your 30’s come to an end.
    Xx
    (Seriously, I’m 40 in 8 weeks…enjoy 16 and try to love the smile lines your lucky life creates!)

  • Sunscreen! Always wear sunscreen! And water. Definitely drink more water.

  • Michelle Ross

    Definitely be sun safe…your 47 year old self will love you for it

  • Jenny Lantry

    Jen, love your skin like you love the sun & protect it with SPF & a great hat when outdoors!! Your 48 year old self will love ya work!!

  • Sue Gordon

    I would tell her to stand tall and proud. To love her body, to stay happy, be honest and follow her dreams.

  • Amanda Carr

    Always take off your makeup before you go to bed and moisturise, no matter how tired you are. ❤️

  • Danita Mcmurray

    Beauty starts from the inside out so nourish your body with the right foods, then be sure to follow up with a beauty routine which equally nourishes your skin on the outside

  • AngieB

    Get out of the bloody sun! And stop being a prat and listen to your mother.

  • WaggaWagga

    I would tell my 16 year old self to take note of the slip slop slap message. Your older self will thank you for years to come.
    I would also tell my 16 year old self to love the skin you are in, something that Styling You has really reinforced in me. Thanks Nikki x

  • Courtney

    I would tell my know it all 16 year old self that routine matters (clean that face both morning & night), drink that damn 2L of water a day and SPF 30+ is in fact your friend not your timely enemy.

  • Susan greenwell

    Always listen to mum. Cleanse every morning & night and don’t forget to wear moisturizer with an SPF !

  • Jodie

    I would tell my 16 year old self to keep her skin hydrated. It’s so important!

  • Cath Reilly

    Develop a wardrobe of stunning stylish hats to protect your skin and own the hat look by travelling the world to add to your hat collection.

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    I would tell my 16 year old self not to lay in the sun and sunbake she was a naughty Lisa and liked to sunbake on weekends but thankfully she didn’t do it for too many years and had A Mum who taught her about skincare!
    Great competition Nikki Xx