9 October 2013

Product Review: Skin Physics Derma Sonic Power Cleansing Brush

I have always struggled with my skin breaking out, and even now where I should focus solely on anti-ageing products, it is sadly not the case with my skin, and I continuously need to take extra care looking after and cleansing my skin. And that’s where a facial cleansing brush comes in handy cleansing deep down every pore. Here are my thoughts on the *Skin Physics Derma Sonic Power Cleansing Brush;

What They Say:
"With the ability to remove up to six times more makeup than manual cleansing, the Derma Sonic uses sonic frequency to gently but effectively cleanse and buff the skin, removing build up of dead skin cells and impurities."

RRP: $119.00 – Available from Myer, Priceline or Skin Physics

What I Say:
I have to be honest and admit that I have been using a Clairsonic brush for quite some time now, so I am not new to this type of cleansing the skin. I bought the brush when I got pregnant, and could no longer use certain products due to their ingredient potentially harming my unborn child – I bought the brush, and stared using basic cleansers to save my skin from breaking out, and I have loved the results from day one.

I have heard and read several times that once you start using a facial cleansing brush your skin often starts to breakout for a little while, as it is purging all the built up dead skin cells etc, and then it slowly clears up again. But I have to say that when I started using the brush, it wasn’t the case with my skin, it just instantly got better.

And of course having used the Clairsonic brush previously, I also cannot say if this 'break out period' is the case with the Derma Sonic brush, but I guess it really comes down to the condition of the individual skin.


The Derma Sonic comes with:
  • Holder/Charging cradle for the brush
  • Derma Sonic Brush
  • Brush head for normal skin types (white)
  • Brush attachment for sensitive skin types (pink)
  • Brush head to use on the body 
  • User manual

The Derma Sonic claims to in just 60 seconds using a micro-massaging action dislodge six times more dirt, oil and makeup from the skin than ordinary cleansing – and this dirt, oil and makeup may otherwise get trapped in pores leaving skin congested, dry, dull and flakey. It also claims to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores and may improve overall skin tone and texture.


The Derma Sonic has four speed settings for the face, and two settings for the body that allow you to control the effect and feel on the skin, and it is waterproof and can be used in the shower for a super quick deep cleanse.


Derma Sonic recommends using the brush on the forehead for 20 seconds, on the nose and chin for 20 seconds and 10 seconds on each cheek as they are more sensitive and generally not as congested, and hence do not require as much and as in-depth cleansing.


So how did the Derma Sonic perform…
It is extremely easy to use, and I love that this brush has the timer built in, as it ensures that you do not over cleanse a certain area, and this is perfect if you are new to cleansing brushes, as it tells you when to move on to the next area of your face, much in the same way as some electric tooth brushes. I also love that it has four speed settings, low, normal, high and pro as well as it has two body settings, pulse and constant, so you can change depending on your skin type and requirements at the time.

And I love that you can get such a deep clean of your skin without the use of harsh chemicals. Combined with even the gentlest of cleaners, you can really feel that any excess sebum and gunk is swept from every single pore, leaving the skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth, and with a nice glow, and without any irritations at all. Following with a serum and moisturiser, both absorb more quickly than usual.

After having used the brush for several weeks, once daily as I feel that twice daily is too much for my skin - I am loving that I know every single trace of makeup is removed and the results are evident – regular use has resulted in my skin feeling less greasy and congested, and consequently less breakouts. And because my skin is less greasy, my makeup also stays put looking nicer for longer. But as for a more even skin tone and reducing the size of my pores, I have to say that I have not noticed any difference.

What I Like:
  • That it has 4 facial cleansing speed settings and two Body Cleansing settings, so there is a setting for any skin type
  • That it is waterproof and can be used in the shower
  • That it comes with three brushes in the initial kit, that is more than other brushes on the market
  • That it is well priced compared to similar brushes on the market
  • That it is readily available in Priceline and Myer
  • When fully charged, and used once daily, it lasts almost two weeks before it needs to be recharged
  • That it is an Australian brand

What I Don’t Like:
  • The actual brush is a little big and bulky, so lucky you only have to hold it in your hand for such a short time
  • Both the facial brushes come with covers to protect the bristles, but unfortunately there is no cover for the body brush
  • Apart from the red on the brush, the brush and the holder/charging cradle look almost like an identical copy of Clairsonic (Although with the improvement of additional speed settings), and I much prefer when brands establish their own designs and identity

Overall, this is a fantastic cleansing brush, and it is definitely comparable in quality to the much more expensive Clairsonic – yet the Derma Sonic has the more speed settings and as an added bonus it also comes with three brush heads as well as it is an Australian brand. So if you are in the market for a facial cleansing brush, I’d highly recommend that you check out the Derma Sonic from Skin Physics, it’s a fantastic contender and you won’t be disappointed.

*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.
Have you tried any of the products from Skin Physics? Do you use a facial cleansing brush?



  1. Ok, hands down, I need this in my life. If it doesn't give you break-outs, then it's totally up my alley.


    1. It really helps keep my skin clear, as it cleans deep down every single pore, while still being gentle, its brilliant!

  2. This sounds lovely :D I'm happy with my Olay one at the moment but this has a lot better features than the Olay!

    1. I have also tried the one from Olay, and it is a fantastic budget alternative, but yes, obviously the Derma Sonic has more features, so if you can afford the extra money, I feel it is totally worth it!

  3. Thank you so much for the tips. I am now actually relieved to know that I have been already following these tips for my skin prior to reading this article. Thank you and keep writing such profitable blog posts.


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