Gladys Chung checks out the latest product breakthroughs in the industry.
From $225, available at Sephora stores from September
Why it is a breakthrough: This Swiss-made gadget is the first of its kind. Other sonic cleansing devices in the market come in the form of brushes and do not have a function that is solely for massaging the face with sonic vibrations.
How it works: Shaped like an oval bar of soap, this multi-purpose ergonomic gadget taps on T Sonic Technology, or transdermal sonic pulsations (up to 8,000 per minute), to cleanse and massage the face.
There are two sides to the gadget - a tapered and flat side has soft silicon bristles of two different sizes that pulsate to get rid of surface impurities.
Vibrations are delivered through the other rounded and ridged side to relax facial tension (great for knotted brows and a tired neck) and firm the skin.
The device is made with hypoallergenic silicone and comes with eight speed options.
It is available in four versions for different skin types: normal, ultra-sensitive, combination and men. There is also a mini version and a luxe one with an 18-karat gold base.
Our only gripe: the device can be charged only with an international plug adaptor.