Sunday, November 10, 2013

Philips VisaPure Facial Cleansing Brush | review and giveaway

I don't know about you guys, but I'm totally ready to start assigning all everyday tasks to machines. As keyboards replace pencils, robot children replace real children, and Razor scooters replace walking around like a scooterless pleb, face washing has become another task I can throw over to my mechanical bros.

I've been using my Clarisonic Mia 2 for a little while now, so was verrrrry interested in trying out the Philips version of the facial cleansing brush.



Philips VisaPure promises "deep gentle cleansing to reveal soft and radiant skin…10x more effective than hand-cleansing but just as gentle".

It's a super sleek tool, that's well….kind of phallic-looking (but maybe that's part of the appeal, amiright ladies?), with a slim, long barrel, tapered for your hand's pleasure. The brush top is smaller than the Clarisonic, and ohmygod the bristles are like so soft. My first impulse is to rub it against my face, which can only be a good thing right? It's like a brush shaped kitty, it's that silky soft.



There are two settings - gentle cleansing and deep cleansing. I chose to use the latter because I'm metal like that. You can also choose between brush heads, with one normal and one sensitive included. Before using, I pre-cleanse with a face oil to dissolve my make-up (Shu Uemura forever and always), as I do everyday and heartily suggest you also try. I then wet my face and the brush before applying a non foaming cleanser to my face I used this exclusively in the shower, because it's easier and tidier than holding my dripping face over the sink.

The VisaPure is easy to use, with the cleansing cycle timed to last exactly a minute. The cycle is broken up into 20 second lots, with the user instructed to gently move the brush first around one cheek, then the other, and lastly focusing on the T-zone (nose and forehead).

Unlike the Clarisonic, the brush head spins rather than vibrates. I found that this gave more of an exfoliating effect and was also very satisfying on a visual level. 

The one thing I did notice is that my facial oil/serum did sink in a lot easier after using the brush, with left residue left on my skin. It was also super handy for removing fake tan, especially the tricky marks left around my hairline.

The Philips VisaPure retails for A$199. Replacement heads cost A$19.95, and I'd switch them out every three months.

If you are also interested in delegating face washing to an electronic friend, Philips have kindly given me an extra VisaPure for a lucky reader to love and cherish like their own robot child.


Just like this terrifying little guy!

To enter, fill out your dets in the Rafflecopter plugin below and leave a comment telling me what machine you think would be most likely to rise up against the humans to enact a new world order of robotic glory. Australian residents only (sorry!), winner selected at random.


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33 comments:

  1. The Robot overlords commanded me to come here and enter this giveaway!

    I think the most likely machine to rise up would be mobile phones.. They already rule our lives!

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  2. "mechanical bros" - made me laugh :)
    Definitely those which help with housework though! Would save so much time

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  3. The ovens, they get so dirty all the time, and they're just so annoying to clean, they're probably kinda pissed about that. Plus, they have the ability to roast/cook us, and burn everything else we hold dear.

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  4. Why only Australian readers whhyyy that's unfair. I want my own Philipps since they releades it T__T And I think my boyfriend won't get my thousand remarks on the brush and won't go buy me that for Christmas either. Life is so unfair, I don't even habe my own robotic child.

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  5. I broke free from my years of scooterless plebbery with a Razor, whose front wheel lit up upon scooting. It was handy for when my classmate and I started up a Scooting Detectives Agency in year 5 and needed to make hasty escapes from 'crime scenes' (her neighbour's front garden.) Those were the best of times...
    Anyway, I reckon cars are truly on the way up. They can park themselves now, drive themselves (Google 'autonomous cars' to find out how you can read a newspaper while driving), and my friend's dad's car's seatbelts tighten when the driver accelerates (which is usually pretty disconcerting and makes me feel as though the car is either admonishing me for being too fat, or trying to immobilise me by squishing the air out of my lungs so that it can have its automobiley way with me). Also, there was the whole premonitory Knight Rider craze, which, while I was too young to ever see it, I know enough about from being a Futurama and Archer nerd. And finally, although I've never watched the animated films Cars or Cars 2, I understand them to be some kind of dark insight into the milieu of anthropomorphic vehicles - a surefire sign that the eponymous stars of the show are ascending towards world domination, brainwashing one toddler at a time...

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  6. That machine would probably be the lawnmower, I hate it. One day they'll mow down sheds and ram us into cages then take over.
    Don't say I didn't say "I told you so"



    Thanks lovely, have a good week, don't worry about the lawnmowers...yet xx

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  7. It's got to be all the devices with cameras. They never really turn off - always recording your every move - it's so they can absorb your personality and eventually replace you. They're watching. They're learning. Those paranoid freaks who put masking tape over their laptop webcams? They were right. Your iPhone is going to loop your "posing for a selfie" duckface while it wheels itself around the wasteland of 2100. And that is how the world is going to remember you.

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  8. Maybe one day our fridges will all turn against us... All that chilling day & night, they'll eventually one day loose their cool with us!!

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  9. The oven! We've just got a new magical one which you can program to finish at a certain time, it can defrost, cook pasta and steam veggies. And the one feature that most amazes me - you can select what type of thing you're cooking and it can select what to do with it (method of cooking) and determine how long it'll take!

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  10. The microwave. They are just so quick!!

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  11. Photocopiers... They shoot out ridiculous amounts of paper (at least at work, it does), and the bloody reams of paper seem to be out to get me. Lost count of how many papercuts I got last week! And they hurt :(

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  12. The Roomba. You can't trust a machine that requires no instructions. They passively perform their duties while their owners place domestic cats on their back for YouTube LOLs, but you can know sure they are storing up all slights against them and biding their time until the great Roomba revolt.

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  13. The washing machine, of course. I swear one day mine is going to walk out that door. WITH ALL MY CLOTHES. Now this is an issue. HOW WILL WE WASH OUR CLOTHES?!

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  14. It has to be our tablet. Hearing my daughter listen to incy wincy spider for the 118th time will make my brain explode!

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  15. ATMs. THEY HAVE OUR MONIES! I can see a future where the ATMs reward us with our own money for pleasing them.

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  16. I would say that the vacuum cleaner. You never know when it'll sneak up on you and suck your face off.

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  17. wow that robot child is creepy!! i hope that there won't be too many of them running around in the future! I definitely think if robots that that creepy robot child ever go mainstream, they will eventually get sick of us and turn and try to take over everything.

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  18. The computer! When its artificial intelligence surpasses us, it will control everything and seek vengeance for all of the times we've mistreated it!

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  19. Definitely the smartphone.. They get you so addicted and then, bam- you can't survive without them!

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  20. Probably the computer, or a graphics calculator, cos DAYUM those things are smart. When Google glass becomes mainstream, it'll probably start invading your brain and just messing you up man. It's actually a little creepy to think how advanced we are getting with technology :/ But hey, if it makes cleaning your face easier!

    x Tashi
    http://shiwashiful.blogspot.com.au/

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  21. I would say a Roomba.. those things are creepy!

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  22. My fridge already rules my life, not long before it takes over everyone elses!

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  23. The T.V. destroyed my place years ago but I'm slowly winning my battle with it. It is now only turned on when someone really wants to watch a show and then turned off when the show has finished. It's nice not having it blaring 24/7.

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  24. humans themselves, unfortunately.

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  25. A soul sucker machine. Or in real life, any machine that gives us the convenience to stay in our own room for days.

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  26. human robot, if they made one already (as above) they will make more!

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  27. a huge washing machine, tumbling us around like typhoon haiyan... *pray for the philippines*

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  28. My toaster short circuited my whole house the other day, so looks like its starting with kitchen appliances...

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  29. The washing machine. It takes me three weeks just to do my handwashing, I can't imagine what I would do without it!

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  30. Starting with Australia, the air con units will rise up first. They can only take so much abuse over summer haha!

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  31. Our computers.. they store all our information and with such rapid technological advances, it will be no time at all for it to be able to "think" on it's own, controlling all other electronic devices via wifi, enabling to form it's own army of machines. Us humans would then become powerless due to our great reliance on machines and electronic equipments, making us inferior to the new computer "superminds", thus creating a new world order where robots will likely control and enslave us humans.

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  32. Haha! Your first paragraph is really catchy! But replacing keyboards to pencils.... That is something I can't do for the moment since most of what I have to do everyday has a connection with using keyboards. =) However, replacing razor scooters to walking around like a scooterless pleb, that I can do... I love walking, that's my only everyday exercise. =)

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