Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Noteworthy: A Clarisonic Drugstore Dupe!!

Conair True Glow
Finally! A sonic skincare brush that looks, feels and works identically (if not better) to the Clarisonic, but for half the price!! Big beauty and skin trends usually end up eventually being copied by less expensive drugstore brands. Sometimes these less expensive dupes are also less quality. Not always, but I would say usually.  However...the day we have all been dreaming of is here. There is a drugstore dupe for the Clarisonic Mia2 sonic skincare brush. It is half the price and just as good. It is the Conair True Glow Cleaning Skin Beauty Treatment. For anyone who has wanted to try or purchase a sonic skincare brush, but the price was holding you back, your answer is here!

Clarisonic Mia2

Sonic brushes have been all the rage since Clarisonic invented theirs, and several brands from Clinique to Olay have made their own versions, but so far none of them could compare.That is, until now. This brush looks, sounds, feels, and works just like the Clarisonic Mia2 , but it is half the price. AND, it actually has some features I like better. The Clarisonic ($149) has 2 speeds and a pulsing timer for 60 seconds. The Conair ($80) has 3 speeds for even more options, and actually pulses every 10 seconds, 6 times, for a total of 60 seconds. I actually like that better because you can clean 6 zones of your face equally for 10 seconds each, unlike with the Clarisonic where it seems like you can still be on the spot you started when the 60 seconds is up. Both come with almost identical two-prong chargers, but the Conair has a charging stand that it sits in, which I really like because it stands upright when you're not using it. I like it because it can dry better being upright, and it probably stays cleaner standing up than just laying on the counter like the Clarisonic. The Conair also comes with two brush heads unlike the one that comes with the Clarisonic.

Conair Sensitive Brush Head
Clarisonic Sensitive Brush Head
Speaking of brush heads, not only is the Conair brush half the price at $79.99, compared to $149 for the Clarisonic, but the brush heads are almost half the price too. You can purchase either Normal or Sensitive brush heads for the Conair, at $8.39 and $14.99. These are the only two options, unlike Clarisonic which offers several brush heads, but each at a whopping $27.00. Replacing your brush head regularly is important, and if they get overused and too worn, they can actually start to irritate your skin. The cost of the brush heads alone would be good reason to choose the Conair, regardless of the initial cost savings on the brush. 

These sonic brushes are all the rage for a reason, they do feel amazing and leave your face feeling noticeably softer and cleaner. I use mine three times a week, and even in the first week noticed that my skin felt softer. I talk about my dry skin and flaky patches frequently, but this has really helped. I noticed much less flaky, dry skin even in just the first week. I also have very sensitive skin, and this has not bothered it at all. Usually any harsh abrasive or physical exfoliant can really irritate certain spots on my face, but this has not bothered my skin at all, only improved it!

Bottom line, I would recommend a sonic brush to any skincare junkie, and the one to buy is the Conair True Glow Cleaning Skin Beauty Treatment.

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