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Quite comparable in quality and longevity to brand-name heads!
on January 9, 2014
I received a Clarisonic Mia 2 as a birthday present from my mom about a year ago, and as much as I loved it, I stopped using it a few months ago when I couldn't afford more replacement heads. When I found these, they certainly looked like they were worth a shot, probably my only hope.
The packaging was a bit of a mess, I'll admit. The caps don't fit onto the brushes unless they're attached to the device, so half of the bristles were crushed under the caps, making weird indentations from where it wasn't poking out of the holes. The bristles also seemed quite a bit softer, which I assumed would seriously hinder quality of cleansing and longevity. I grew further anxious and annoyed when I first tried to put the head on my Clarisonic and it didn't seem to fit. However, after a minute of twisting and turning, it finally clicked in. The fit isn't completely perfect, causing some extra noise when using the device, but the bristle rotation is just as good as the original brand-name heads. Within one use, the formerly crushed bristles straightened themselves out (albeit slightly frizzy).
My biggest concern was longevity. These really did seem to cleanse just as well, but considering the brand-name heads are $20 each and last 3 months, for this to be an actual deal I knew I needed to get at least a month and a half out of them (math is fun!). I'm happy to say that two months later, I'm definitely going to get at least another two weeks out of this thing. Though I'd switched between the brand-name acne and pore heads and preferred the acne model, I actually like these a lot more than I liked either of those models (still have to try their acne head, I initially avoided it because of a greater number of negative reviews in regards to the fit).
So, although these may sound a little funny in your device, they work just as well and last just about as long, meaning there's not much reason to not give them a try! I personally wouldn't have been able to continue use of this pretty much life-changing device without these generic heads, and would have likely continued getting them even if they didn't work quite as well (as long as they lasted just long enough to not be more expensive in the long-run), so I'm very happy to see that they really do just as good of a job!