Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush – Clinique


After I used this cleansing brush for 4 months it started to malfunction, it didn’t charge properly and the worst thing: it turned on by itself which was really, really annoying and scary at night. When I mailed the Clinique customers service they told me to send the product to their headquarters and I’ll receive a new one, great. Exactly after 4 months this brush started to show problems too so I decided to contact Clinique again, they didn’t have the brushes in stock anymore but oddly, they sent me $118 as a compensation for the brush. So with the money I bought a Philips SC5275/10 VisaPure cleansing brush and to be honest, I think it works better and it was only $104 ??

(I still have the ‘malfunctioning’ Clinique brush including two new, regular brush heads at home so if you’re interesting in the brush heads, contact me!)


What product am I going to review?

I am going the review the Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush by Clinique. I had been looking for a good, affordable cleansing brush since the most famous one (Clarisonic) was quite expensive. But eventually, they all work the same, right?

How does it work?

Easy, just make the brush wet and put some liquid soap / face gel on it. Press the button (there’s only one button) and rub the brush in circular motions on your face. Make sure to use it on your forehead, nose and chin. The brush automatically turns off after 30 seconds so just press the button to turn it on again.

Where did I buy it?

I bought this brush at the Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok.

How much did it cost me?

At Siam Paragon I could get it for 4200 Baht, but because of the tourist discount I bought it for 3600 Baht (€95).  I also got an extra brush head (€20).


Well, all I can say is that I really love this brush. You can use it with any soap, face gel, face wash and even scrubs. It leaves your skin smooth, bright AND not oily or shiny at all.

Warnings, tips & tricks:

  • If you charge the brush for the first time, charge it for 24 hours, even though the green light is on already. That way you’ll get the most out of your brush.
  • Make sure you’ve already removed your (harsh) make-up, this could damage the brush head.
  • There’s no need to apply pressure on the brush, it will do it’s work itself.
  • Rinse your brush head after each use, it’s better if you let it dry naturally. I noticed that drying the brush head with a towel will damage the brush.
  • If you’re planning on buying this brush, make sure to buy it on the Clinique site because you’ll often get discount and it’s much cheaper than in the shops.

Flaw: The only thing I didn’t really like is that the brush doesn’t come with a plug, it’s only a holder (charger) with a USB-plug. But you can’t connect it to the socket. I’m currently charging it with my phone plug which, I know, isn’t good for the brush nor my phone.