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Got the results I wanted without spending a lot!
on May 14, 2013
Like another reviewer, I got my Skin Sonic through a Groupon Goods Deal... I figured for twenty bucks, even if it didn't work well on my skin, I could at least use it to scrub the algae off the sides of my aquarium :P. But after using it for about 5 months now I can say that I'm really happy with my skin!
Before, I considered my skin pretty average, maybe worse than average since I always seemed to have a pimple or two, and lots of dry areas. I started out using the sensitive brush head, but then switched over to the regular one once my face got used to the feeling (that took about a week). I think the regular brush head exfoliates a little better. After the first month of using the Skin Sonic, it effectively got rid of all the dead skin and my face absorbed my moisturizer much better. After about 3 months my acne finally seemed to go away and I have only had very very minor blemishes since then, although it hasn't been that long so I'm still waiting to see.
-got rid of my dry skin patches
-skin is super soft and smooth now!
-no more pimples, except for occasionally a tiny one
-no more blackheads
-AA battery operated (some might see this as a PRO, however)
-replacement brush heads only available at a few places online
-design of the handle and the on/off switch is not the best...I have to be careful not to let it slip out of my hands and sometimes it takes me a few tries to move the switch
Overall, I've never owned a Clarisonic so I can't compare the two, but for what I paid for this one, it is definitely doing everything I expected it to!
For reference, I use this 2-3 times a week with just a drugstore brand cream cleanser with salicylic acid (like the Neutrogena pink grapefruit one), nothing fancy. I only use the regular brush now and haven't tried the other extra ones since a lot of reviews said they're pretty useless. I also rarely wear makeup since now my skin looks pretty good without any!
UPDATE: I've been using this brush for about a year now and am happy to report that my skin is better than ever. I also have yet to change the batteries, surprisingly. I've started using a grapeseed/argan oil blend to moisturize my face right after washing with the Skinsonic (my skin seems to absorb it better than the Aveeno lotion I was using) and this combo has been doing wonders for my skin - smaller pores, no dry flaky areas, and a healthy glow without being greasy. I always prefer to invest in products that make my actual skin better instead of covering up what's wrong with it, so this Skinsonic brush has been perfect for that!