Clarisonic • Acne Brush Head • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
Life saver, worth every penny, I had severe painful all over my face swollen red angry acne. I purchased the acne kit, and I use it with cetaphil antibacterial bar, and it's cleared my acne in a little over a month. Now all I have is scars but it's working its magic on those too. I love it and would def recommend to anyone struggling with acne.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Before I start, I just wanted you to know what this review was about. I wrote a review a while back on the differences between the spinbrush pro (and the different models) as well as the oil of olay version of the spinbrush. In this review I am comparing and contrasting them (this was before I bought one) to figure out which one would work best for me... I hope by reading this, you will have a better understanding of your options before purchasing a spinbrush...
I was very skeptical of this brush to begin withÖ. but I finally pulled the trigger after much consultation from my dermatologist. For any of those wondering, my dermatologist herself told me 1) this brush will make a huge difference regarding the health of my skin 2) that the Oil of Olay Spinbrush is just as good as the Clarisonic. That was her honest professional medical answer... So now I will give you my opinion on each of the two models.
The brush head: the brush heads differ on a few levels and I honestly feel that the The Clarisonic brush is superior. The Clarisonic brush head is much larger, even when comparing the smallest size Clarisonic MIA model to the Oil of Olay Spinbrush. The Clarisonic also has the optionality of different removable heads, one of them specifically for sensitive skin. I use this one. The drugstore versions do not have this optionality. After trying both Clarisonic brush heads (the regular and sensitive), I prefer the sensitive. I also feel the bristles on the Clarisonic model are softer and higher quality.
Cleaning power: About equal, but different. The Clarisonic uses a sonic oscillation system while the Oil of Olay Spinbrush uses a nonsonic rotating brush. The Oil of Olay version doesnít really vibrate like the Clarisonic but just sort of spins around in circles. When using the Clarisonic you simply move it in circular motions around your face as the brush vibrates. The Spinbrush doesnít necessarily work in that fashion since its already spinning around. They do feel different in my opinion. Probably both get you to the same place but I prefer the Clarisonic. I also think its much more effortless than the cheaper Oil of Olay brush. One thing that blew me away was not only how well it worked on my face- but also the eczema and tiny red bumps on my arms, after a few scrubs- GONE!
Charging: Clarisonic charges either in a base (if you buy the larger models) or in a simple handle attachment if you buy the MIA (thatís what I have). The Oil of Olay is battery operated- and this SUCKS! I have to change the batteries every two to three times of use (depending on how long I use it, which often varies). Yes, I do have rechargeable batteries, but still can be rather frustrating changing them SO often. This is why there is such aclassic difference in price, though. You get more with the higher quality, you just have to be willing to spend more too.
Models: The Clarisonic comes in 5, yes 5, confusing models. What is the difference in all of them? Why do we need 5 models? They differ in speeds, size, battery life, attachments they come with, and warranty. They range from $119 to $225. There is the MIA (both the MIA 1 and MIA 2). This is the most compact and does not come with a charging cradle but a charging link. The classic comes with a charging cradle. And the Plus and Pro models have 3 speeds and are for the face and body. I think this is all mumbo jumbo and all you need is the MIA. You really dont need different speeds and you can use the regular brush head on your body as well. Unless you really want a standup cradle I would purchase the MIA for $119. The higher models also come with more Clarisonic skin care products. You donít need to use their products. Use your own favorite products. The Oil of Olay only has one to chose from, with no models to choose from. It is very standard and really comes with NO bells and whistles.
Body functionality: The Oil of Olay Spinbrush is very tiny, almost too tiny for the body. I think you can use the MIA Clarisonic for body even though its not marketed that way. You can really tell the difference in price here because the Clarisonic is well built, and sturdy... but the Olay version doesnt fit in your hand as nice, and its not as well built as the other models.
Do I really need to spend $119 on a brush to wash my face? No. You donít need to. But it will get your skin cleaner and you will likely see improvement- like I have after using for just a few days. The brush removes significantly more dirt, oil and makeup than manual cleansing. Both brushes will help to loosen impurities from your pores alot more effectively than your fingertips rubbing soap on your face. However, this does not eliminate the need to exfoliate on a regular basis. The simple fact is that results from either brush are going to be better than not using one at all. The Oil of Olay clearly provides more value at $30. Although I cannot say for sure, it doesnít feel as though it will last for years and years like the Clarisonic does. The Spinbrush is a bit flimsier in your hands than the Clarisonic. I have had my MIA for about a year now and I love it. I would recommend it to every woman really. Especially those women who are obsessed with new facial products, those who keep their skin a top priority and also those who have needs and maintenance when it comes to keeping their skin glowing. If you have dry skin, if you suffer from serious acne or a few blemishes, if you have large pores- this brush will be a godsend. Like I stated earlier, I saw results within DAYS of using this. Keeping in mind, I was using the Nutregena Wave beforehand, which I thought was just the greatest thing... NOT. It doesnt stand a chance against my Clarisonic, not even close. Plus I got sick of spending money on those expensive pads that you needed to attach. I dont have that problem with this- I can use any product i want, and can change them anytime I want. Well worth every penny ladies! Honestly! <
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
I have acne prone and dry skin that gets oily throughout the day so I thought I should give the acne brush head a try. I don't have a lot of cystic acne but I do get a few breakouts. I'd say I have light to moderate acne. My acne has subsided over the years but it never really went away. So far, I noticed that using the acne brush head diminished my acne faster than the sensitive brush head did. I do like this better than the sensitive brush for that matter. I have no problems with this brush. I didn't even go through a purging stage. However, if you have severe cystic acne and use medications, I suggest you not use a clarisonic. Just go to a dermatologist first.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I use this brush with the Mia2 and so far, I think it works well. My skin feels softer and my pores seem cleaner. I'm using it with the acne cleanser once a day. The brush is very gentle.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've been using my clarisonic since 2008. I've used Normal and Sensitive in the past. After using Normal for so long the Acne brush head seemed TOO soft on my face. But I quickly became accustomed to it. The bristles on the Acne brush head are longer than it's sister brush heads thus make it softer. My only complaint is that it sheds a bit when you use it and I've never had that issue with any of the heads. Perhaps it's bc the bristles are longer? Acne brush head I use almost every day once day at night. I switch it up with the Deep Cleansing (blue) brush head when i was an intense clean. I would suggest not using your clarisonic daily bc too much exfoliation is bad for you. If you exfoliate too much you'll noticed your forehead becoming shiny like a bowling bowl and it's not greasy. It simply indicates that you're over exfoliating. Try doing it every other day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
HELP NEEDED PLEASE...
I dont know what to think about this item, it got me very confused...
A professional Aesthetician at the Canyon Ranch Spa of Las Vegas recommended it to me because I sometimes have hormonal breakouts around the Jawline area. But I do not have Acne. my skin at that time was combination dehydrated with some pores on my nose and dullness on my forehead
She said that brush is more gentle than the delicate one. OK. I followed her professional recommendations even after a just so so over priced facial but this brush make me break out on my cheeks and irritate my skin every single time I use it.
I never used any type of chemical on my skin before and stopped using my Clarisonic.
I really want to use my Clarisonic tho, but is it the right brush for me?
Is this reaction normal?
Should i switch to a different brush head? which one?
Any recommendation or advice please?!!
Also after stopping using the Clarisonic, I recently started to use the Kate Somerville Exfoliant once or twice a week which I LOVE very very much.
Every advices are welcome, Thank you for reading!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite brush head. I have large pores, very oily skin, and my skin's not really sensitive at all. On someone with drier or sensitive skin this is probably a bit much, but for me it's great, as long as I use a gentler cleanser (I use Cetaphil). If I use something with salicylic acid more than a couple times a week, this starts to dry out my skin. it's great at removing makeup- even just washing my skin once with this brush head and Cetaphil removes all my makeup, even when I wear Estee Lauder Double Wear or Revlon Colorstay foundations. The Normal and Sensitive brush heads don't do that for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So I bought this because my friends who have always had clear skin use it and reccomended this to me. I had been breaking out non stop for months even after using expensive oil free products and being meticulous about my skin care routine. I bought this didn't even get a chance to use it: The acne specialist I started seeing who now cleared up my skin forbade me to use it. So I returned it and got my money back. Her advice helped me get clear skin: Remove any beauty products and makeup with frgrance or dyes.Stop eating peanuts (other nuts are ok), No Milk, Only Sea Salt. Only use Unscented and Dye- Free detergents. All this is alot cheaper than Clarisonic.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've gone through three of the deep cleansing heads before I switched to this one. I have oily skin with large pores that is breakout prone both blackheads, whiteheads and huge cysts. With the deep cleansing head my skin was getting aggravated. I used it twice a day and it was too much. I tried switching it to once a day and it was still too much. I think it made me break out more.
This brush head is plush and exfoliates and massages my face without taking off my entire face! It helps to remove my makeup. I didn't have any trouble moving the brush across my face like the other users mentioned.
I will be buying this brush head from now on.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I say no I'm not buying it for now because I only use that brush head once or twice a week. I find the long bristles a little hard as well but I'm using Retin so it could be that too. I did have breakouts as well but I do find it helps you pop the pimple you know the kind that cannot be ignored. Otherwise I don't pop I try to be good. I use the sensitive brush regularly and like that a lot better.
I do find though if you use it for a deep cleanse when you really need it, it does unclog my pores quite nicely that's why it get's 3 lippie's. Otherwise I would not repurchase till I need it which, won't be for a while because it is more a once in a while deep clean in my opinion.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
The acne brush head has the extra long bristles to make it gentle but they make it challenging to really exfoliate. It sort of dragged long and the bristle length made it harder to make the little circles the product guide advises you to make.
The deep pore brush head was so much more effective for me & I don't have the "thick, oily skin with large pores" skin type that they say the brush head is for. I have sensitive skin and it is pretty thin as well but I had great results.
However, if you have very reactive skin with whiteheads or cysts then I think this is probably the only brush head you could use and not cause infection/worsening.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
I had acne (yeah, had, not anymore yay) it was enough plushy and soft. It felt great on the skin, I didnt feel like it scratches or whatever.
I had irritated skin when using clarisonic anyway, even with the delicate brush so Its not this brush fault.
I like it, I use it once-twice a week and Im perfectly happy with it :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I was suffering from minor breakouts from time to time... but after using this brush head with the cleaner that came from the same line, my skin has become more stable!
I find the bristles on the brush to be longer and therefore when used on the face, it gives a more gentle exfoliation which is more suitable for acne prone skin which tends to be sensitive prone!
i use it morning and night now and it's really a gentle cleansing head to use~ highly recommend this brush head if you have sensitive and acne prone skin! i own the sensitive head too and this is a heaven product compared to it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really like this brush head in comparison to the sensitive and deep clean head. The sensitive brush head was good, but nothing spectacular. The deep clean one is way too harsh for my liking, it ruined my skin. This one is a keeper. I am not 100% sure whether the bristles are softer than the sensitive one. But from my observation, the only difference is the bristles are longer, which makes it great to reach the bridge of the nose. I don't know. My skin feels really comfortable when I use it, it feels like I was having a face massage. It feels really gentle and soft. My face feels softer and it glows. I think i'll be sticking to this from now on.
I also want to add on top, I am prone to clog pores, but I only get occasional acne. So I can't speak for people with bad acne skin, whether this will work for them better or not.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Seeing as how I have acne, I decided to try this brush head with my Mia. Now, when I first started using my Mia, I did get the initial breakout which cleared up quick & my sensitive or delicate brush heads have been fine with my skin ever since. Once I changed to this brush head, the breaking out started. At first I thought, maybe its cleaning better than the other brush heads I've used & I figured it would clear up in a few days. NOPE! The acne just kept coming. Big painful pimples. I honestly didn't think it was because of the brush head, but I had to see. I stopped using this brush head for a few days to see if it was the reason & I stopped breaking out. I then decided about a week later to give it another chance & there it went again. The big painful pimples came back. I don't know why this brush head would break me out especially since it suppose to be for acne but I do know that it did not work for me. It caused more acne than it helped. I will continue to use my delicate & sensitive brush heads.