A while ago I bought a Spa Sonic when it was one of the Target Daily Deals. The Spa Sonic is a knock-off of the Clarisonic Mia. I chose the Spa Sonic because it was significantly cheaper and also because I have a daughter named Mia and I refuse to own an appliance that shares a name with my eldest child. I used it for a couple of days and it has lived under my sink ever since. A ringing endorsement, no? However, I recently hauled it out to give it another try, and here's what I think of it.
The large scrubber that you are supposed to use to exfoliate your whole body in the shower hurts like the dickens. Seriously, unless you have a much thicker skin than I do you should just throw that one away straight out of the box.
The small scrubber you use with your face wash was a revelation the first time I used it. When I rinsed I thought my skin had never been so fresh and clean and dewy! And that result has never been repeated. It works ok, although it splatters a whole lot, and the brush gets a little prickly after not many uses.
The soft pad for applying moisturizer though, here we have a winner. This is the one thing I have started using daily and I really like it. I seem to use less moisturizer but it feels like it is really getting worked into my skin and there is very little of that lotiony wetness left at the end.
So, I don't know that I would rush right out and spend the money again, and this may be one of those situations where you go top of the line or go home, but your mileage may very.
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