Skincare

Clarisonic Vs Spin For Perfect Skin

Battle of the facial cleansing brushes…

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What is an electronic/sonic facial cleansing brush?

Designed to clean the skin 6x deeper using vibrations or spinning motions to reveal smoother, softer and clearer skin.

Why I recommend buying one?

For someone like me who wears makeup on a day to day basis, I want my skin as clean as possible before I go to bed at night. I don’t want makeup and impurities from the environment to clog my pores. I basically want to keep my skin looking its best for as long as possible.

The purpose of a tool like this is to really deep clean the skin and draw out the impurities. It also helps your skincare products to absorb better into your skin. I really do feel that my skincare products work better on my skin since I started using facial brushes and deep cleaning my skin.

How often I use it?

Every other night. I use it once a day, every few days. Not more than 3-4 times a week because it can be too abrasive for the skin and damage capillaries. I was using it every day, once a day and it was fine for me but I have learnt that over exfoliating can actually damage the skin and defeat the purpose of the tool. So once every few days is perfect and recently that is what I have been doing.

What cleanser do I use?

I dislike the cleansers that Clarisonic make. They just don’t work for me personally. I always swear by the Philosophy Purity cleanser. It has been my holy grail for years and that is what I use to second cleanse. I feel like a second cleanse is essential and really removes all the makeup and dead skin.

The Clarisonic:

I bought the Clarisonic Mia a few years ago from FeelUnique and at the time I paid about £150, I can’t remember the exact price because it was a long time ago and they now have newer versions. That is a lot of money for a beauty item and it comes with 1 brush head that needs to be replaced every 3 months. You can buy different types of brush heads for it but I always repurchased the sensitive one for £21. So that’s an additional £21 being spent on top of the £150 every 2-3 months. I didn’t mind spending the money on brush heads only because of hygiene reasons.

The Clarisonic comes with a charger and is waterproof. The best thing for me is the fact that it’s waterproof and I would use it in the shower without worrying about getting it wet. After a about a year of using it I found that my Clarisonic wouldn’t stay charged, I would charge it, use it maybe about 3 times and it was dead again. I would constantly forget to recharge it and that meant I wouldn’t use it consistently!

If I would stop using the Clarisonic my skin would break out, it wasn’t smooth and just looked extremely dull! So I noticed what it did for me straight away and why I knew consistency is key with a product like this!

I got fed up with constantly having to leave it on charge and started searching for something similar instead and that’s when I came across Spin For Perfect Skin by Vanity Planet.

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Spin For Perfect Skin:

I kept seeing this brush all over my Instagram feed! I didn’t want to fall for the hype because most of the people raving about it were on the company’s PR List. But I decided to have a look at their website as they were having a sale and I was shocked by the $30 price tag (£20.10!!!) a FRACTION of the price of the Clarisonic and it also comes with 3 brush heads and a pumice stone attachment head!

I ordered it without thinking twice because I desperately wanted to try something else. And let me tell you I am not disappointed!

It arrived within a week from the US. Shipping to the UK and total cost me around $40! I have been using it for around 2 weeks now and haven’t even regretted neglecting my Clarisonic. Let me tell you why…

From the first use I noticed my skin looking a lot more radiant and smooth. My makeup applied 10x better on the smoother surface of my skin. I am not breaking out AT ALL (with both the Clarisonic and Spin For Perfect Skin I notice that when I stop using it, my skin will break out easily but if I stick with it, I get close to no breakouts!) The same thing happened with my Clarisonic, so I do not see a difference in results from both tools.

The Spin For Perfect Skin brush requires 4x AA batteries which I don’t find is a con, I prefer it to charging because when it dies I can just replace the batteries straight away. I’ve bought myself a draw full of AA batteries so I am prepared and this way I’ll stay consistent!

The brush spins opposed to the Clarisonic brush that just vibrates, for some reason I prefer the spinning motion. That’s just personal preference.

My only con for this brush is that it is not waterproof and I am being really careful when using it to avoid water getting inside where the batteries are!

Comparison:

Clarisonic:

  • around £150
  • replacement heads cost £21 (every 2-3 months)
  • has to be charged and this can cause inconsistency in use
  • the biggest pro for me with the Clarisonic is that it’s waterproof
  • vibrates, doesn’t spin
  • brush size is great for the face
  • doesn’t come with other attachments for the body and feet
  • prevents breakouts and keeps my skin clear, clean and smooth
  • helps with flawless makeup application
  • shorter and bulkier than the spin for perfect skin brush

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Spin for perfect skin:

  • £40 including shipping to the UK
  • replacement heads come in a bundle of 4 for $45 – cheaper with coupon codes!
  • prevents breakouts and keeps my skin clear, clean and smooth
  • helps with flawless makeup application
  • requires 4x AA batteries
  • is slimmer and lighter than the Clarisonic
  • doesn’t come with a brush head cap like the Clarisonic

Overall, I do prefer the Spin for Perfect Skin brush as it deliveries the SAME results as the Clarisonic minus the price tag! I also prefer it because it comes with various brush heads for the face, body and feet! My only cons are that it isn’t waterproof and that it doesn’t come with a cap.

If you are thinking to buy a facial cleaning brush I honestly recommend you do, it has changed my skin for the better!

Please also note that everyone’s skin is different. I would suggest you try it once a week, then twice but no more than 3x a week (max 4x) this again depends on your skin and how much makeup you wear. I wear a lot almost everyday because my work environment so I have to deep clean at least 3 times a week. So just keep in mind your skin and habits. 

Thank you for reading. 

R x

 

 

 

 

 

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