I have been faithfully using my Clarisonic for four years now and can honestly say it has dramatically changed my skin for the better.
As with everything, along comes a new generation–a new and improved version, something better, enhanced, superior.
Introducing the Skinsonic Skincare System from Sirius Beauty ($49.99). I’ve been testing and loving this every day for about two weeks now. It performs just as well as the Clarisonic for 1/3 the price. The Sirius Skinsonic Skincare System utilizes the same power of sonic technology to provide gentle cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and toning in order to reveal fresh and radiant skin.
Skinsonic cleansing brushes are two times more effective than manual cleansing, and remove six times more makeup than traditional cleansing. The Skinsonic system includes brushes for normal as well as for sensitive skin, and is safe even for skin affected by conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea and acne. The exfoliation applicator gently buffs and polishes away excess debris and dead skin cells to reveal younger and glowing skin beneath and provides eight times more exfoliation than manual scrubbing. Experience the full benefit of serums and moisturizers with a 50% greater absorption of nutrients with Skinsonic hydration applicators. Lift, sculpt, and tone facial muscles with Skinsonic toning applicators to rejuvenate sagging skin. Use the Skinsonic Skincare System with your favorite serums, moisturizers and scrubs to dramatically increase the efficacy of your current skincare routine.
The only difference between the Clarisonic and the Skinsonic is that the Skinsonic uses batteries. I suppose you can view that as a negative or a positive–I view it as a positive because I have had two Clarisonic’s in those four years and when it craps out-it’s gone. You can replace the batteries in the Skinsonic and have it forever–or at least a long, long time. The Skinsonic is waterproof so it can stay in the shower ready to go. Oh oops, another difference is that the Skinsonic doesn’t have a timer, but truthfully, I never used that function on my Clarisonic so it doesn’t matter to me.
I think I actually feel the sonic sensation more with Skinsonic vs the Clarisonic. My initial reaction to the hydration and exfoliation pads was extremely skeptical–I thought they would just waste product and be ineffective. However, like Mikey says–“Try it you’ll like it!” I’ve been using the hydration pad every night for the same two weeks and I love it! I dip it in my night cream, place on my face and turn on the Skinsonic. After applying cream manually on one side of my face and using the Skinsonic hydrator pad on the other, it was evident the Skinsonic side penetrated deeper. I also tried the exfoliator pad with my YBF Prep Microdermabrasion Scrub and got the same results without any irritation.
As far as the toning head, I haven’t used it a lot, but it feels fab! I like to lay in bed and watch TV as I use it–it relaxes me. I can’t speak to the efficacy as I haven’t used it enough.
The Sirius Skinsonic Skincare System retails for $49.95 and comes with all four brush heads; regular, sensitive, hydration and exfoliation. Replacements heads can be found on the website and run $14.95 for a set of two, exfoliation and hydration heads are $14.95 for a set of four. The Skinsonic come with a 60-day money-back guarantee and a one year warranty.
If you’ve been wanting to try the Clarisonic but your budget doesn’t allow, try the Sirius Skinsonic Skincare System, the results are the same at 1/3 the price with a 60-day money back guarantee so what have you got to lose? If I could gift each one of you with a Skinsonic, I would–it’s that good.
Prime Beauty Grade: A