FUSS-FREE CLEANS­ING

This elec­tronic cleans­ing de­vice is not only sleek and con­ve­nient, but also great at re­mov­ing dirt in a gen­tle way.

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I will ad­mit this: I am a lazy per­son when it comes to skin­care. I leave my house ev­ery day with a full face of makeup and re­turn home each evening only to lie on the couch for hours be­fore re­mov­ing my makeup. My cleans­ing rou­tine in­volves me grab­bing a cou­ple of cot­ton pads and ca­su­ally go­ing through the mo­tion of makeup re­moval. This is fol­lowed by a quick five-sec­ond wash with my fa­cial cleanser. As a re­sult, my very blem­ished and trou­bled com­plex­ion called for an in­ter­ven­tion, which is why I de­cided to give ReFa Clear, ReFa’s lat­est cleans­ing de­vice, a shot.

I was pleas­antly sur­prised to find that the ReFa Clear is sleek and light­weight. It is con­ve­nient to bring along on your trav­els with­out adding much weight to your bag­gage. It has a sin­gle but­ton and comes with a sep­a­rate charg­ing stand. A six-hour charge was re­quired to fully charge the de­vice on my first use. THE CLEANSE Af­ter re­mov­ing my makeup, I lath­ered a foam-based face wash into fluff y foam and spread it over my wet face. As the ReFa Clear only comes with one but­ton, it is used to power it­self on and off as well as to ac­ti­vate each of the three cleans­ing modes. The three modes are soft, clean and deep. The soft mode is rec­om­mended for first time users and morn­ings, the clean mode for when you need a deeper cleanse af­ter a long day out and fi­nally the deep mode, for the oc­ca­sional ex­fo­li­at­ing or un­clog­ging of pores your skin needs. The soft mode should suf­fice on a daily ba­sis as it is able to of­fer a deep cleanse in the gen­tlest way pos­si­ble.

I started off with the soft mode and slid it gen­tly across my cheeks and T-zone. De­spite the vi­bra­tions, the bris­tles of the brush felt ex­tremely gen­tle on my skin. It was so soft and com­fort­able that I started to won­der whether it could re­ally of­fer a deep cleanse as it promised. Af­ter a minute, the de­vice au­to­mat­i­cally pow­ered off - a func­tion that en­sures your skin will not be dam­aged by overuse. De­spite it be­ing so gen­tle, it made my skin feel as if I just used a deep cleans­ing mask. My pores felt free from grime and dirt and it left my face feel­ing fresh.

Later that evening, I tried the clean mode. It was al­most as gen­tle as the soft mode. I loved how the bris­tles of the brush felt against my skin. In fact, it was rather ther­a­peu­tic - like a mas­sage for my face. I later found out that the bris­tle tips come from a renowned Ja­pa­nese brush man­u­fac­turer. The ul­tra-thin bris­tles are meant to reach ev­ery inch of your skin. The de­vice is also com­pletely water­proof, mak­ing it great for days where I want to cleanse my face in the shower.

The deep cleanse mode felt slightly harsher, but even so, the bris­tles did not prick my skin at all. As this mode vi­brates at a higher fre­quency, it au­to­mat­i­cally pow­ers off af­ter 30 sec­onds and is rec­om­mended to be used only once a week.

The ReFa Clear makes use of 3D Sonic Mo­tion that works hor­i­zon­tally and ver­ti­cally in mi­cro-move­ments to reach deep into your skin - some­thing wash­ing your face by hand can­not achieve. THE VER­DICT Af­ter a week of us­ing ReFa Clear, I am of­fi­cially a con­vert. I have never looked for­ward to cleans­ing the way I do now. In fact, I find my­self re­mov­ing my makeup and us­ing the ReFa Clear the mo­ment I get home. It is su­per sat­is­fy­ing to watch the bris­tles work their way around my skin. And it never fails to leave my skin feel­ing all clean and prepped ev­ery morn­ing and evening.

It is also worth men­tion­ing that ever since I started us­ing ReFa clear, I stopped get­ting the usual pim­ple break­outs I get when­ever my pe­riod is com­ing. Hooray for my suc­cess­ful in­ter­ven­tion!

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