YAY! Finally! Back to beauty talk!
This past week I had a friend stay with me for the New Year. During her stay she mentioned the Clarisonic System ... of course, I cannot justify such an expense so I never bothered to look into actually purchasing one. Instead I looked for a dupe after seeing so many people online express how well the Clarisonic had been working for their skin.
I don't have dramatically problematic skin but do have those annoying little bumps, clogged pores around my nose and sometimes around my jaw.
|i-Skin Pore Perfecting System|
Rather than forking out hundreds of dollars (maybe I am exaggerating a bit) for the Clarisonic I decided to do some research. Another friend had mentioned that she had seen great results in her sister's face after using the Clarisonic. I know, too many people raving about that machine aaaah! I took a nice drive over to my local Sally's Beauty Supply and found the i-Skin Pore Perfecting System for far less than the Clarisonic. Keep in mind that I have not used the Clarisonic but have read that the i-Skin cleans as well as the Clarisonic. Don't believe me? Google it!
So far it has been two whole days of using the i-Skin morning and night. I understand that I should probably use it a few days a week but my skin is not as sensitive, if anything it has helped a lot. My face feels like it has been deep cleaned. The system comes with it's own cleanser but I frankly don't care for the smell or the feel after I use it. Instead I use Cetaphil's face wash with the i-Skin system. Going forward I will be using the i-Skin only 2-3 times per week, just to avoid my skin becoming too sensitive due to everyday brushing. Although, the brush is very soft. At first I was afraid that the brush might be too harsh on my skin.
This is what I have read and researched so far:
- has a timer so you can focus on certain parts of your face at a time
- the brush is round
- system is rechargeable
- starting price to be around $119 for the Mia
- no timer, no beeping
- the brush is a tear drop shape, which I like better because I can get into those hard to reach places around my nose, the main problem areas!
- the system uses AA batteries, a plus for me since I do travel and would hate to lose my charging equipment.
- sold at Sally's Beauty Supply for $29.99
I wish I could give you a better comparison of the two products but I have not used the Clarisonic so at this point I can tell you that the i-Skin is a much less price to pay for a system that is similar to the higher end item.
If you have used both, please share your experience down below on the comments. I would really like to know if the Clarisonic is worth no coffee for 3 months.