The best cleansing devices for every skin type

It's time to up your cleansing game

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / March 26 2024

Cleansing is without a doubt the least involved aspect of most people's skin care routines.

The simple act of washing one's face helps to purify the skin of makeup, dirt and impurities, but it also helps to prepare the skin for all the products that follow. 

So, although in most cases, selecting the right cleanser formula may be enough, if you'd like to up the ante and get the most out of your daily cleansing ritual then it might be time to try a cleansing device. 

This nifty skin care tech helps to integrate in-salon tools into your at-home skin care routine so you're able to reap the most benefits. 

Need help selecting the right cleansing device for your skin type? We've got you sorted. Keep scrolling for our recommendations in the category...

2024's Top 3 Best Cleansing Devices 

FOREO LUNA™ 3 For Sensitive Skin Smart Facial Cleansing & Firming Massage Brush, $369, Sephora
PMD Clean Pro Gold, $369, The Iconic
Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Cleanser & Massager, $30, Big W

Best for sensitive skin

FOREO LUNA™ 3 For Sensitive Skin Smart Facial Cleansing & Firming Massage Brush

from $369 at Sephora

Sensitive skin requires special consideration because it is more prone to becoming irritated by a cleansing device than any other skin type. It's for this reason that Swedish skin care brand FOREO has pulled out all the stops when creating the brand's sensitive skin friendly cleansing device. The brush boasts T-Sonic ™ pulsations with 16 different intensities, which helps to purify skin of dirt, oil and makeup residue in just one minute. The brush also has app connectivity, giving users access to pre-programmed cleansing routines.

Key features:

Gently cleanses and exfoliates
Improves skin elasticity and minimises the appearance of wrinkles and sagging
8000 T-Sonic pulsations per minute at 16 adjustable intensities
650 uses per USB charge
100 per cent waterproof
2 year warranty

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Best for dry skin

Lust Minerals Cleansing Face Massager

from $149 at Lust Minerals

In terms of dry skin, a cleansing brush should help to gently slough away dead skin cells, promote circulation and enhance radiance, which is exactly what this pick does. The ergonomic facial massaging device helps to break down bacteria, dirt and dead skin cells, and improve the absorption of other skin care products. With continued use you'll notice your skin is smoother, brighter, less puffy and you have fewer visible fine lines and wrinkles. 

Key feature:

Exfoliates and cleanses gently
Promotes circulation
Enhances radiance
Improves product absorption
Minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Smooths skin

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Best for normal skin

Dr. Naomi Clean Freak Cleansing Device

from $169 at Dr Naomi

This genius cleansing device combines LED light therapy and sonic vibration to improve the quality of skin during cleansing. Moderate cleansing and red light helps to cleanse a light face of makeup, while deep cleansing and blue light is designed to cleanse heavy makeup and oil secretion.

Key features:

3 sonic vibration intensities
LED light technology
Removes makeup and dirt

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Best for combination skin

Finishing Touch Flawless Cleanse Hydra-Vibrating Facial Brush

from $30 at Big W

This cleansing face massager helps to simultaneously purify skin and improve radiance, tone and skin firmness using two cleansing modes and two massaging modes. 

Key features:

2 cleansing modes
2 massaging modes
Suitable for all skin types
Rechargeable and waterproof
Hygienic silicone head

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Best for oily skin

PMD Beauty Clean Pro Gold

from $369 at The Iconic

This cleansing brush boasts ActiveWarmth™ heat therapy and a 24K gold plated massager, which can be used to aid in product absorption, reduce inflammation, increase hydration and improve elasticity. With regular use one can minimise the appearance of blackheads and reduce excess oil production.

Key features:

ActiveWarmth™ heat therapy
24K gold plated anti-inflammatory massager
Improves product absorption
Reduces inflammation
Increases hydration
Improves elasticity
Minimises blackheads and oil production

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Best budget-friendly

Manicare Precision Cleansing Wand

From $15.99 at Adore Beauty

Unlike its battery operated alternatives, this cleansing wand comes powered by you. The manual power of this wand offers a unique cleansing opportunity. With a dual-sided brush (and hygienic silicone bristles), the wand is able to get deep into your pores, cleansing away impurities. And in case you want to get into those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies (always a good idea when it comes to cleansing), this wand comes with a small precision brush on the side. It’s a win win!

Key features:
Manual cleansing function
Dual-ended wand
Multi-sided design
Includes presion bristles 
Ultra-hygienic silicone 

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Main image credit: @camimendes

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).