Spa Sonic Skin Care System vs Clarisonic

2014-02-17

Spa Sonic Skin Care System Pictures and Review
Spa Sonic Skin Care System Pictures and Review

Spa Sonic Skin Care System Pictures and Review

Spa Sonic Skin Care System Pictures and Review

  Spa Sonic Skin Care System Pictures and Review Spa Sonic Skin Care System Pictures and Review Spa Sonic Skin Care System Pictures and Review

Features

Spa Sonic

Clarisonic Mia First

Includes attachments or brush heads

Price (lowest)

Timer

Multiple Speed Options

Rechargeable

Waterproof/ Water Resistant

Color Options

Vibration

Circular Spins

Osculating Movements

 

Once I weighed all of the pros & cons of both the Spa Sonic Skin Care System ($85-$35) and Clarisonic Mia First Kit ($99), it is nearly neck-and-neck.  I’m honestly not surprised.  I’ve been using the Spa Sonic for several months and have been using my Clarisonic Pro for almost 5 years.  Please note: For comparison purposes only I used the Mia First Kit.

There were a lot of things I like about the Spa Sonic.  Let’s start with the obvious; it’s a fraction of the price of the Clarisonic.  For around $35 (the lowest price was seen at Wal-mart.com) you get the device, 2 facial brush heads, 1 pumice stone head, 1 buffer brush, 1 body brush, and 4 AA batteries.  The firmness of the facial brush head is equivalent to a sensitive to normal brush head.  When used my skin got really clean just and it was just as good as the Clarisonic.  One concern of mine is that the brush rotates.  Competitors often warn that prolonged use of electronic cleansing brushes taunt the skin and can cause wrinkles.  I’m not true how true this is but it is something to really consider.  Just a side note– I was warned not to use face scrubs with walnut shell powder because it causes micro tears in the skin and I’ve never looked back.

This device also has 1 universal speed setting which in my opinion does not matter in this case since the brush head is great for sensitive to normal skin.  Since this device does not have a timer (which if you’ve been using yours hands you already have a mental timer) you have be mindful of over cleansing.

The sponge/ buffer is okay; I particularly like to use it with my Freeman Pineapple Mask and other cream facial treatments and masks.  But I can deal without it.  I was disappointmented with the body brush because it wasn’t as firm as I would have liked it.  I also stripped the brush head attachment just a bit because I was applying too much pressure. But I do want to point out that you can only use the Clarisonic body brush head with the Clarisonic Plus or Clarisonic Pro (upwards of $225 for those devices).  Yes, it’s levels to this.

One of the most important factor to consider is your personal skin type.  If you have really sensitive skin and you’re prone to redness, you should ask yourself if you need a gentler brush head (something the Spa Sonic doesn’t offer at this time but Clarisonic does) and if you need a slower speed setting (both devices only have one universal speed but the Clarisonic has other models that have lower and higher speed setting).  For example, my skin is tough and stubborn… cell turnover is slow.  A single speed setting suits me just fine– I can even go to a higher speed if given the option but it isn’t necessary for daily use along with regular exfoliation.

Overall, it is a device I would recommend but not without addressing a few concerns– it’s still one of the best valued sets on the market.

 

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