I bought the DQUIP Facial Cleaner for R99 at Dischem almost a year ago (current selling price is R105). It is a battery-operated facial cleaner with a soft silicon brush which gently cleanses your face with a rotating head.
Description: The device is water resistant and has a small stand to keep it upright. The description on the box says that the soft silicon brush removes dirt and superficial dead skin cells. There are two speed settings, low for mild cleansing and high for deep cleansing.
My thoughts: The DQUIP facial cleaner is a holy grail beauty tool in my everyday routine. I try to use it every day; at night when cleansing my face. When I skip this step to save some time, I definitely miss the effect by the time that I get into bed.
Cleansing: The soft silicone brush head gently cleanses my face without causing any irritation or additional redness. It also does not leave you with a tight feeling. You can use it by applying your facial cleanser directly on the silicone brush head, or you can apply cleanser to your face and then cleansing with the device. My routine is as follow:
- I remove my eye makeup with makeup remover,
- Then I do a pre-cleanse with Vichy’s micellar oil, and
- Finally I wash my face with my normal cleanser. After first rubbing the cleanser into my skin, I will come in with the DQUIP facial cleaner for a 1-2 minute cleanse.
The reason I do it like this is because I don’t want to rotate makeup dirt all over my face. By the time I use the DQUIP, my face is clean from makeup and there’s only cleanser left to work with.
Exfoliation: I’m inclined to say that this device does not really exfoliate; I think it’s too gentle for that. The soft silicone bristles do not push “into” your skin, they give away and the device stops rotating when you press too hard (which is a very good thing). My skin is too sensitive and inclined to redness to exfoliate daily, but I can use this cleaner every day with no hassles.
I have used facial cleansing brushes before for exfoliation (not the Clarisonic) which left my skin temporarily red and sensitive. The DQUIP cleaner doesn’t do that at all. On the contrary, it feels like the bristles are massaging your face. After a two minute cleanse, I can feel the increase in blood circulation on my face. Similar to the tingling sensation that you get when you had a fast walk or a run for the first time in a long while.
Cleaning the device: This is a no-brainer which takes a total of 6 seconds. The silicone bristles clean very easily, no scrubbing or rubbing necessary. You can take any soap you like, or even your facial cleanser if you’re not stingy with it (I know I am, I use normal hand wash soap 🙂 ). Give the bristles a rub with the soap and then rinse it. The top green part where the bristles are comes of easily and is completely pliable, it bends without being damaged. (I forgot to take a photograph of that, sowee 🙁 ). I also like that one rub on your hand towel dries the bristles completely, so there’s no part that stays wet for hours on end with the risk of attracting bacteria.
Conclusion: I am inclined to admit that this has to be one of my favourite beauty buys ever. Not just because it’s so good, but because it is very good value for money.
I will buy the DQUIP Facial Cleaner over and over again if need be. I’ve had it for almost a year (since August 2015) and have not needed to exchange the batteries yet (I use good batteries though, haha). I think I will even pay R300/R400 for this device, I’m really very impressed by it.
Afterthought: Although I don’t own one yet, I am longing for a Clarisonic and/or a Foreo Luna, two other facial cleansing devices. So I cannot comment if the DQUIP Facial Cleaner is a dupe for the Clarisonic or the Luna, because I haven’t used either. But comparing their prices, it’s a bit difficult to believe that a R100 device could be a perfect duplicate in all functionality of a R3000 device.
I would love to know if anyone have used both and can compare the two, what are the differences in functionality and ultimately, the results?
Have you used the DQUIP Facial Cleaner from Dischem? Is it something that you would consider? Let me know what you think!