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An_207938 posted:
There are sonic cleansing brushes advertised on tv that claim they clean your face even better than regular cleansing by hands. Are they really as effective as they say? Or is using a sonic cleansing brush overkill for something as simple as face washing?
Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Anon_161963,

That's a good question. I can't see myself personally spending a lot of money on a cleansing brush but some people do like them. I have oily skin and I recently bought a battery operated brush gizmo that's waterproof at the drugstore and it cost under $30 dollars. I have used it for a week or so and I would give it good marks since I can use it in the shower to clean my face. The brush comes off for extra cleaning too.

If you are going to spend money on those sonic type units I would suggest buying it from a retailer with a good return policy just in case you don't like it or want to return it.

Has anyone else tried these kinds of brush cleansers?

- Annie
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Anon_161963 replied to Annie_WebMD_Staff's response:
I have been using a sonic cleansing brush for the past month and I have to say it is quite nice. I got a slight discount on it so I didn't pay full retail. I have no idea how it does compared to the drugstore brushes that are cheaper but have been happy with the results. My skin, though it was not problematic prior to use of this brush, has been looking nice for the most part. With continuous use I am less likely to break out EXCEPT for stress induced blemishes (that might be from hormones instead of bacteria clogging pores not really sure). I haven't been as adamant about using it everyday just because I forget to but am optimistic about results as I add it in my routine.

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