Kathleen Facial Sonic Cleansing Device Review*

I’ve always wanted to try an electronic face cleanser but, if I’m being totally honest, I’ve always been scared to spend that much money on something I’m not sure I’d use all the time! Plus the fact that some of them look downright scary with overly complicated instructions and they recommend that you should buy the company’s own brand special cleanser to use with it (which always costs a lot!) and then some just look remarkably like “intimate massagers”!

So when Kathleen got in touch and asked if I wanted to try out their facial sonic cleansing device (try saying that after a few drinks), I decided to put it to the test.

I’ll be honest, I was a little hesitant about trying it out because my rosacea has vastly improved since I changed contraceptive and I didn’t really want my face to go back to looking blotchy and red all the time! But hey, in for a penny, in for a pound right?

About the device:

The cleansing device is small and compact so it’s easy to store in the bathroom or take away on holiday with you. It comes with a USB charger and the charging port has a waterproof cover! There are three different cleansing zones; one for general, one for precision (on the front) and one for deep cleansing (on the back).

The cleansing device is made from silicone (so it’s easy to clean) and you can change the speed settings for the sonic pulsations depending on whether you want a light or deep cleanse; which is perfect for sensitive skin!

How to use:

For a complete novice like me, the instructions were clear and easy to follow (once you’ve charged the device for 10 hours before the first use):

  • Wet your skin and the cleansing device (making sure the charging port cover is securely on).
  • Apply blobs of your normal cleanser to the key areas of your face (I’ve been using the Garnier SkinActive nourishing botanical cleansing milk with honey flower.)
  • Then cleanse each part of your face for 15 seconds; start with your chin and cheek using upward circle strokes, then switch to the other cheek. For the nose glide up and down each side, then finally cleanse the forehead starting from the centre and working your way out to your hairline!

The results:

I’ve found that my skin has been feeling incredibly soft and fresh after using the Kathleen facial sonic cleansing device and, thankfully, it hasn’t flared up my rosacea at all. I’ve also noticed that any blemishes I’ve had, have pretty much disappeared the next day! I use the cleansing device every evening to get rid of all the day’s grime and dirt and I find that it’s a really lovely way to wind down after a long, hard day 🙂

Anything else you need to know:

  • Don’t use it to take your makeup off. I attempted this once and managed to get wet foundation all over my nice clean top!! I take my makeup off first using the Garnier cleansing milk with cotton pads, then use the cleansing device afterwards so I know I’ve definitely cleaned my face thoroughly.
  • Don’t use it on or around your eyes!
  • It’s usually on sale for £49 on the Kathleen website, but there’s currently 20% off, making it £39.20 (correct at the time of publishing)

Do you use an electronic facial cleanser? If not, would you be tempted? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x

*This product was kindly sent to me for consideration to review but views, and occasional dirty face, are all my own.

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  1. I really want to get a silicon one because I have the magnitone and find the brush is horrible to keep clean and stop it smelly manky.


    1. Thank you lovely, it doesn’t always feel that way though!! And yeah, it’s definitely pricey, but I’d never go back to cotton wool now!! xx

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