You all know that I tend to be a bit of a lazy girl when it comes to personal grooming. I like to keep my beauty regimen as quick and easy as possible. In order to do that, I need the best skin possible, so good skincare is always a priority for me.
For the longest time I have been thinking of buying and writing about an electronic Ion Cleanser, so when I was offered the chance to try out the new Hitachi HadaCrie Cool, I jumped at the opportunity. Today I like to explain some more about this Ion cleanser and give you my review. If you have had any experience with an ion cleanser, I’d love to receive your feedback as well.
What is an Ion facial cleanser?
An ion facial cleanser pulls out dirt using ion power. When the head of the cleanser is applied onto the skin, negative-ionized dirt (stains, dead skin, makeup) which is trapped in the pores of the skin will be pulled out through the effect of the positive electric current.
The more effective removal of dirt results in smaller pores and cleaner skin with less black and white heads.
Not only can the HadaCrie Cool, cleanse your skin, it can moisturize it as well.
Instead of the positive electric current, it uses the negative settings this time which penetrates the lotion deed into your skin. This means your moisturizer will go into your skin deeper and moisture retention will last longer. Since dry skin is the cause of a lot of skin issues like wrinkles, blothes and acne, the more moisture that can be retained deep into the skin, the better.
What is so special about this particular machine is that it also helps you improve the direct appearance of your skin. It has a cooling function that minimises your pores instantly, resulting in a more toned and healthy looking skin. This mimics the effect that can be obtained by more traditional methods like icing.
So how does the HadaCrie Cool work?
To go through the whole process from cleansing to cooling, you follow 4 steps:
- First you apply the Cleansing mode. Recommended time is 5 min.
- Then you select the Micro-Pat mode which optimises you skin for the moisturizing ingredient in the next step. 5 min recommended.
- Apply your moisturizer onto the pad and apply to your skin in the Moisturizing mode. 5 minutes again.
- Finally, select the Cool Aesthetic mode to cool your skin and minimize your pores. 3 minutes.
Of course you don’t have to go through the whole process every time. You can just pick and choose your modes and select those that you have time for. You can also make the time shorter, as the HadaCrie Cool will just stop working whenever you want it to.
Seeing it in action
I created a little video to show you how it all works. Have a look.
So what is my final verdict?
The HadaCrie is very easy to use and I find it very thorough in both cleansing and mosturizing. I find that my skin feels fresher, more hydrated and looks more radiant after I have completed the 4 step process. Of course, I have only been using it for 2 weeks, so cannot say anything about its long-term effects, but I will definitely make it a part of my skincare regimen.
The only downside I found thus far is that you need to be near to a powerpoint to use the HadaCrie Cool. Perhaps in future versions it would be nice to have a chargeable version.
Please note though that Hitachi does have smaller versions of this Ion Cleanser, the FaceCrie, which are chargeable and last for 5 hours. However, that version only includes the cleansing mode, so you will miss out on the moisturising and cooling functions.
The HadaCrie Cool comes in an easy-to-take bag and includes one flacon of toner.
For more information on this product and others in this range you can check out the Hitachi product page. For those in Singapore the HadaCrie Cool is currently available at Gain City Marina Square & Changi City Point and Parisilk 46 East Coast Road #01-01 East Gate. You can order it online here.
Have you ever tried an ion cleanser and moisturizer before and what has been your experience?
P.S.: upon request I posted an update on my experience with the Hitachi Ion Cleanser here
Disclosure: I was given the HadaCrie Cool for review at my request. All opinions in this article are 100% mine.