I've been curious about the Clarisonic Mia for a long time now, but I'm very hesitant to jump on this bandwagon mainly because of the price. I'm not convinced about spending more than $150 for something that might not work for me. Furthermore, it's not an electronic that has a sure outcome, unlike the epilator. And so I looked for alternatives.
The Clarisonic Mia claims to:
- Removes makeup six times better than traditional methods
- Clears pores and reduces the appearance of pore size
- Cleanses so thoroughly that skincare products absorb better
- Creates noticeably healthier looking skin
I found the Sephora Face Complexion Brush ($5 USD, $7 CAD)
Its purpose is for cleansing the face and neck by gently exfoliating dead skin cells, leaving face fresh, clean, and soft. It gently massages and invigorates skin.
Sounds like a much better deal to me. I also found a very similar brush by Quo (the cosmetic line by Shopper Drug Mart) selling for $7 CAD also. I figured I'll be able to save $143+ just by moving my arm instead of using an electronic device for exfoliating. I was sold by the fact that I can achieve similar, if not the same result just with a fraction of the price. Before I actually went to Sephora to purchase the brush, I hit up The Body Shop to browse around and I found the following.
The Body Shop Round Handle Facial Brush ($3 CAD)
It serves to get a more radiant complexion with a soft-bristle face brush that gently loosens dead skin cells and impurities while stimulating circulation.
I tried it tonight with my Philosophy Purity Cleanser and they work perfectly together. I think the brush works well with cleansers that have similar texture as the Purity cleanser such as the Cetaphil cleanser. My skin definitely feels softer and cleaner after usage. I recommend checking this out at $3 a piece at The Body Shop! For a few more dollars, you can get the Sephora one with a handle. For me, not having a handle doesn't bug me that much. I just couldn't persuade myself to spend another $4 just for a handle lol. (Yes I'm frugal like that -_-)
By the way, remember to check out my giveaway for a set of Hello Kitty eyeliners if you haven't already :)