Review: Philips VisaPure Advanced is a facial cleansing and massage tool that comes with three interchangeable heads – a cleansing brush, a rotating massage head and a rounded ceramic tip for the eye area. The versatility of the device makes it a great addition to a skincare routine. Not only does it help to exfoliate your skin, but it also provides a gentle and relaxing facial massage.
The different attachments pop easily onto the sleek handheld device, which needs to be charged every few weeks. The handle recognises each attachment and automatically switches to different levels of rotation and vibration. The cleansing brush, which has 17,000 ultrafine bristles, rotates 250 times a minute to remove make-up residue, dead skin cells and dirt that can clog pores.
The minute-long cleansing routine covers both sides of the face and the forehead. The intuitive device pauses every 20 seconds to indicate that you should move to the next facial zone. Not only was it a breeze to use, but I found that the brush left my skin feeling smoother and cleaner than when I used just an exfoliating facial wash.
The rotating massage attachment rotates and taps gently along the skin. This is supposed to encourage blood circulation and relax facial muscles. I used the attachment after applying a serum and moisturiser. It not only massaged and made my face feel refreshed, but also seemed to help in the absorption of the skincare products I applied.
The last attachment is a smooth rounded head, whose nano-vibrations are supposed to give tired eyes a boost. The short massage programme lasted only 30 seconds and I felt this attachment was not as effective as the others. My eyes felt slightly more awake after I used it in the morning, but I think this was because of how cold the ceramic coating of the head was, rather the massaging vibrations of the device.
On the whole, the VisaPure Advanced delivers on its promise to cleanse, massage and keep the face feeling refreshed.