The latest beauty device from Japanese label ReFa is a cleansing one that taps on sonic ion technology to rid skin of impurities.
ReFa Clear (S$360) deep cleanses with a replace-able ultra-fine, dome-shaped brush manufactured in Kumano, Japan that reaches round the contours of the face. The kumanofude glides and vibrates with sonic waves, and is charged with negative ions to exfoliate and repel debris.
The device has three speeds: a soft one for gentle morning cleansing; a stronger one for ridding residual makeup at the end of the day; and the strongest mode is for a power-cleansing session.
This gadget is also best used with the ReFa Cream Wash, which lathers well to produce a rich, cushiony, and smooth foam that gives the cleansing device a better glide on the skin. The wash also contains fruit extracts – hydrolysed prune and pear juice ferment filtrate – to soften and exfoliate dead skin.
For me, the distinguishing feature between the ReFa Clear and other sonic cleansing devices is how gentle it is on the skin. My face never feels raw, irritated or too tight even if I decide to use the strongest mode twice a day.
I also liked how one charge of the device lasts for days.
I double-cleanse my skin on days when I only wear sunscreen; and triple-cleanse after a long day with heavy make-up on. Even then, I still get clogged pores on the sides of my nose, in between my brows, and on the chin.
After using ReFa Clear for a week, the appearance of clogged pores on my skin was reduced by at least 50 per cent. Overall, my face also felt a lot smoother to the touch than if I were to exfoliate my face manually with a facial scrub.