73 of 79 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2011
my clarasonic mia burnt out on me...it also made me break out occasionally, so I didn't even check if it had a warranty...my friend owns a salon and told me google spa sonic...it's well under $100, so I bought it. this device rotates which actually feels nice...feels like a deep cleanse, but was not abrasive to my skin...have not broken out once and my skin feels softer. one thing is that it has no charger, but the batteries are still working well after a few weeks already
38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on February 1, 2013
I got this as a gift, so I gave it a shot. I used the body brush and the facial brush. The body brush was super awkward to use because, as others have noted, the brushes spin in a circular manner. It means when you have a large head on the product it's unruly. It didn't seem to be doing anything particularly effective. The facial brush, on the other hand, was much easier to use. But it didn't feel very effective either and indeed it actually caused my skin to break out rather drastically.
So I looked at the enclosed card.
"We are happy to offer a 30 day money back guarantee. If your new Spa Sonic unit purchased from an authorized dealer is defective in anyway, or if you are dissastified with it, log on to myspasonic.com and click on the returns tab."
Wow, what a nice guarantee! So I went to the website and created an account and "logged in"... and there is no returns tab. I looked at the site directory. There is no returns tab anywhere. I used their "contact us" form and was assured that I'd be contacted within 48 hours. It's been 5 days and I haven't heard anything. I found them on facebook and posted on the wall about the lack of a return tab. No response.
Now I have a unit that I'm uninterested in, and nothing to do with it.
This product didn't work for me, and despite the enclosed literature, there is no way for me to return it, exchange it, or otherwise do anything with it besides dispose of it.
Maybe you'll love it, but if you don't, don't expect to be able to return it.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2013
I was so excited when I received this kit as a gift! It has totally transformed my morning ritual from routine to spa-sational! I use a moisturizing cleanser with the face brush and my skin has become silky smooth. It exfoliates, while at the same time it helps my skin to absorb the product more effectively. Next, I use the body brush, again with a moisturizing cleanser, and that really wakes me up and alleviates the dry skin that normally plagues me in cold weather. The brushes are very soft, so they're not irritating. About once a week, I break out the pumice stone and smooth out my heels. Pampering myself has never been so easy. The buff puff is perfect for applying moisturizer after my shower or bath. It's truly the ideal delivery system. As someone with mature skin, this kit has been just the ticket to clearing up my acne, while at the same time reducing my wrinkles and fine lines. The original batteries that came with it lasted for 3 months of daily use. Fantastic! I can't say enough nice things about this product and I highly recommend it if you're looking for an amazing gift or a special treat for yourself!
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2013
I had been waffling about buying a Clarisonic for a few months. The good reviews were glowing, and the bad reviews were absolutely scathing. The Clarisonic was also incredibly expensive. So, waffle, waffle, read some reviews, waffle some more. Then, I came across this product in Winners, discounted to 30$. I figured I would give it a try. It was inexpensive enough that I wouldn't feel like a fool if it didn't work for me. It seemed to offer the same benefits as a Clarisonic. Clearer skin, better pores, yada yada...
So, in short, my skin is very sensitive, and prone to redness and inflammation. I usually get one hormonal cystic pustule, once a month, like clockwork, but very little acne apart from that. I have allergies that present as dermatitis on my face - which can be pretty unsightly, without lots of make up.
I wanted a product that would take off all of my make up and prescription face ointments in one go, without scrubbing too hard. I wasn't hoping for much as far as smaller pores and less wrinkles went - I just wanted, theoretically, for my face to feel okay, and look okay.
Anyway, I found it with this product! My skin felt so smooth with my first use, I couldn't believe it. I started using it daily, and then twice daily, always following with day/night appropriate moisturizers. I've had this tool since May, and my batteries are still going, which I find pretty amazing. For the first couple of months, I still got that one monthly nasty horrible cystic pimple, but it never came to a head, it just quietly reabsorbed, and I wasn't left with a red spot on my face for weeks. It lessened the duration of any and all types of acne breakouts I got. My cystic went from being a dreaded, monthly plague that lasted for minimum 2 weeks, to a little red spot once a month that lasted 4 days, and finally to nothing at all.
I find this has spoiled me for other ways of cleaning my face - no more face cloths, or cotton pads for me. I just find they don't do the same job. I've also tested them against the brush, and they come up wanting. If I try to take a full face of foundation off my old way, and then clean again with the face brush, there is almost always foundation left on my brush that the first cleaning didn't take off.
I find I go through less product now, using less face wash and moisturizer. I also am not using medicated ointments on my face anymore, which is a big money-saving bonus for me. I can't attribute that last effect to the Spa Sonic, as I moved, and eliminated an environmental allergen. I do believe that the Spa Sonic helped calm my skin while I was on it though.
I don't really use the foam or body attachments, so switching them out isn't an issue for me in the shower. I lost the pumice attachment, which is a shame, because I actually liked that one. I do use this in the shower, and it has held up to months of water exposure very well. I've dropped it more than once, and it's only fallen apart on me once. It did get wet internally, and I was worried it wouldn't work again, but it came back to life after a thorough drying like a champ. Months ago.
I do think my skin tone is better than it was months ago. I had one wrinkle laterally on my forehead, and smile lines near my mouth and eyes. The forehead wrinkle is gone, and my smile lines are nowhere near as deep as they used to be. I believe my pores are pretty dang flawless now, and I can get away with no major face make up - something that was unthinkable for me a few months ago.
I don't have a holy grail face wash or moisturizer in particular. I tend to change it up pretty often. I've used cleansing creams, gels, foaming, lathering washes, and even bar soap with this brush, all to good effect. I stick to high SPF sunscreen in the day (usually neutrogena), and usually a rich night cream.
I just bought one of these for my sister for Christmas. I was going to get her a Clarisonic, but changed my mind, as I can't personally vouch for the brand. I hope she thinks as highly of hers as I do of mine! I don't know that I would bother with a Clarisonic, now that I've been so happy with this brush.
Cheers, and sorry for the long, rambling review!
56 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2011
As obsessed as I am with fighting the signs of aging, I'm the first to try the latest creams, masques and treatments. I tried the Clarisonic at a friends house and was impressed with how great me skin felt after using it. While shopping online I discovered Spa Sonic for a fraction of the price. So I thought Id give it a try. I was delighted with the results that were identical! I travel extensively for work and Spa Sonic is a terrific way to refresh my skin after a long day of air travel. If you're looking for something to get rid of dead wintertime skin and prepare your skin to fully absorb your moisturizer, this is a case where you don't have to spend more to get more! Love it!!
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2013
My sensitive skin does look more radiant when I use the brush, but it has led to some deep cyst breakouts. If you are patient and stalk the sales, you can get a Clairisonic Mia original (not the new 2) for around seventy-five dollars on a skincare supply website. I had a facial with the Mia, and it felt completely different, more a gentle vibration than a scrubbing. I wish I had waited and paid just a little more.