Effective cleansing is important for good skincare. The removal of dirt, oil and dead skin cells boosts hydration levels and enhances absorption of products that follow, thereby contributing to healthy skin. Start with Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap, $38 (150ml). Oil-free and non-acnegenic, it has a creamy consistency that transforms into a gentle foam, helping to reveal smoother and clearer skin.

But don’t just rely on your fingers to do all that work. With the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush, $149, you’ll get to enjoy a massage-like experience as the bristles glide over your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. From April 9, the brush will also come in a limited edition design of bright green or purple polka dots. 

Available at Clinique counters.