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Squeaky and clean—that’s exactly how I like my face to feel. Before the PMD Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device (or PMD Clean for short) came into my life, I struggled with getting that satisfaction solely from cleansers, no matter the formula. I found gel creams to be ineffective, chemical exfoliants too stripping, and other brush heads way too harsh. Even introducing the trusted double cleanse step didn’t work for me! I was about to throw in the figurative skin care towel, but everything changed when I came across the PMD Clean—and saw that it had more than 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon.
To give you a little background on my skin type, I have a combination of drier patches on my cheeks and an oily forehead, nose, and chin. While I wouldn‘t say that I have the most sensitive skin, I do get occasional breakouts, blackheads, and flare-ups if I go too hard when layering products. Hence why I love the feeling of a deep cleanse that manages to be refreshing and nonirritating.
I tried a few facial cleansing brushes with nylon bristles in the past and was left with stressed-out skin and a side of major disappointment. What makes the PMD Clean a game changer is its soft silicone bristles that vibrate thousands of times per minute. The result is a gentle massage that feels like a pitter-patter on the skin—rather than an aggressive spinning or abrasive up-and-down motion. There are two vibrating cleansing modes (a “gentle” and an “intense”) and two pulsating massage modes (likewise, a “gentle” and an “intense”). Of course, you can opt for no mechanics at all and brush your face in the “off“ state with whatever pressure you’d like to apply.
In the mornings and at night I rinse my face, add my gel cleanser directly to the brush, wet it, and set it to the intense vibration. From there I cleanse for no less than 60 seconds and rinse both my face and the brush once I’m done. After patting down dry, I move on to the rest of my routine. I knew the PMD Clean was the missing piece in my arsenal when I was able to safely use it as a daily exfoliator without causing a reaction. Cha-ching.
Apart from the obvious cleansing abilities, its gentle nature isn’t all that makes it a winner in my book. Before landing on the PMD Clean, I found that regular brushes didn’t always fully dry after using them, leading to moldy and even smelly gadgets with bacteria lurking in the bristles. The hygienic silicone is both water-resistant and odor-resistant, meaning this bad boy is a more sanitary option that will outlast its flimsier nylon counterparts. (I’d rather not have to replace my tools frequently, thank you very much!)
If a little vibration is all it takes to get rid of my skin’s impurities, reduce the appearance of blackheads, and leave my skin feeling like a baby’s bottom, I have no complaints.