[clarisonic Mia & SIRIUSONIC] Electric Face Brush

[clarisonic Mia & SIRIUSONIC] Electric Face Brush

I wanted to say something about the two electric facial brushes I got: clarisonic & SIRIUSONIC.
I use the clarisonic for 3 weeks now and the SIRIUSONIC just a few times but I still wanna review both products.
clarisonic Mia (SONIC SKIN CLEANSING):
I purchased the clarisonic Mia which is the smallest and cheapest version of the clarisonicbrushes. It’s available in a huge range of colors – I decided to get ‘Tangerine’ which is a really pretty pastel orange. I also liked ‘Turquoise’ and ‘Island Coral’ but these colors were sold out at the time I ordered my one. I think all 3 colors are limited!!
I got the Mia for just US$95 (excluding shipping costs from the US) coz the shop offered 20% discount on their whole range. The normal price is usually US$119 for the Mia, US$195 for the Classic and US$225 for the PLUS.
The clarisonic Mia comes in a box which includes a Universal Voltage pLink Charger, a Trial Size (30ml) of the gentle hydro cleanser and a User Guide. A Sensitive Brush Head is already included, too.
I also purchased some Replacement Brush Heads as back-up (will last me for over 12 month):
2x Sensitive Skin
2x Deep Pore Cleansing
Waiting for a Acne Cleansing brush head as well but it didn’t arrive yet.
How many brush heads does clarisonic provide?
Normal Skin: Can be used for cleansing normal skin or preparing (men’s) skin for shaving.
Sensitive Skin: Gently cleanses normal to sensitive skin types.
Delicate Skin: An ultra-soft skin brush for sensitive and extra-sensitive skin.
Deep Pore Cleansing: Cleanses oily skin or skin with large pores. It gently reaches hard to reach areas of the face (like nose) and can be used daily.
Acne Cleansing: Soft and specifically designed for gentle cleansing of acne-prone skin.
Body Cleansing: A larger brush head designed for your decollete, hands, arms, elbows, feet and other areas of the body. This brush head is preferably used with the clarisonic PLUS andPRO models. It can’t be used with the Mia!!

The Replacement Brush Head costs US$25 or US$40 (TWIN-PACK).

Each brush head got a translucent cap for easier removing and attaching.
The clarisonic Mia has just 1 Speed but that’s fine for me. I use the brush 2 times a day for always 1 minute. The Mia automatically switches off after that time.
The clarisonic has a soft vibration and the inner ring of the brush head is turning/ rotating.
You should clean the brush head at least once a week with a antibacterial soap and let it air dry. Remove the brush head for doing that with the help of the cap: Press, move counterclockwise and then pull! To attach it again just press and move clockwise until you hear it snap in.
Replace the brush head every three (3) months to keep your brush clean and your skin healthy.
The SIRIUSONIC is just available in white.
It’s not very easy to find a shop who sells this Skincare System except from their official website (siriusbeauty.com) which is located in USA.
The SIRIUS brush is more favorable than the clarisonic one. It costs US$49 (excluding shipping costs) and around US$14 for the replacement brush heads (set of 2). I have to say that I got it for free coz the shop canceled my order and still shipped it. They didn’t charge my credit card!
This facial brush comes in a box and contains, beside a User Guide, a Storage Cradle and 5 different attachments:
1x Brush Head (Normal Skin)
1x Brush Head (Sensitive Skin)
1x Exfoliation (Sponge) Applicator
1x Hydration (Sponge) Applicator
1x Toning (Massage) Attachment
The Skincare System also came with a pair of batteries since it’s not rechargeable like theclarisonic.

 Removing and attaching the different attachments is very easy: just pull off and press on.
Compared with the clarisonic the SIRIUSONIC device does vibrate only. The brush heads aren’t turning/ rotating. In addition, It doesn’t switch off automatically after 1 minute.
With the same order I got 2 Replacement Brush Heads for ‘Sensitive Skin’ which are white/blue and not just white like the one which came with the device.
You should clean the attachments once a week with soap and replace them every 3 month (Brush Heads) or every 1-2 month (Sponge Applicators).
The Toning Attachment is made of plastic with 4 massage knobs. I don’t think you have to replace this one.
The SIRIUSONIC also has just 1 Speed which is enough for me. The included Storage Cradle is very useful, too.
Which one do I prefer?

The way you have to clean your skin is with both brushes the same: wet your face & the brush head, add some cleansing foam and clean your face in circular motions:

forehead (20 sec.), nose/chin (20 sec.), cheeks (10 sec. each).
Both brushes are waterproof, so you can use them in your shower (don’t throw them in water, though).

I like the clarisonic Mia a lot more than the SIRIUSONIC which I use currently only when I recharge the Mia. Unfortunately, I don’t really see an improvement of my skin yet. After cleansing my skin looks sleek and some pores seem to be smaller but that’s all atm. I still get breakouts, blackheads, oily skin and dry patches. Of course I will continue using both facial brushes and hope it will work on my skin soon.
I haven’t tried all attachments of the SIRIUSONIC yet. Just the Sensitive Skin Brush and theExfoliation (Sponge) Applicator. The Sponge Applicator is kinda weird, though. I don’t really know how to use it, so it always seems to ‘absorb’ the products only. The Peeling works better when I use my hands for that.

Review: Do You Need the New Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head?

Review: Do You Need the New Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head?

I was just shy of breaking into two months with my Clarisonic Brush Head when I noticed they had a brand new Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head!

Dammit. I had a month to go with my current head plus this particularly head was for oily skin and larger pores neither of which I have. What’s a girl to do?

What a conundrum!

I purchased it.

I never claimed I have willpower.


The Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head promises to deep clean pores specifically those that are in hard to reach areas such as your nose.

Clarisonic suggests incorporating this into your routine when you’re having particularly oily days or in need of a deeper clean plus it’s gentle enough to use daily if you’re prone to oily skin and larger pores.

Wasteful purchase for me as I have drier skin and smaller pores but tempted I was because I thought I’d make use of it on days that I wanted an overall deeper clean.

Visually the brush isn’t any different from a normal brush head. The bristles aren’t any longer, there isn’t anything larger about the brush, you cannot visually see anything different about the brush.

Physically, I felt like the brush was considerably softer than any other brushes I tried from Clarisonic and the bristles were considerably less dense. It was an overall softer brush that was very pleasant to use since it glided so nicely on my face but honestly it wasn’t a major change from my normal brush head.

I was excited to try it also because of the “hard to reach area” promise but…well…it does seem to navigate around my nose nicely but the change is so subtle here you probably won’t even notice it being any majorly different from your old brush head.

After using it a few weeks I haven’t experienced any great change in my face outside of the way it normally looks after using my regular brush head. At first I limited myself to using it twice a week and just recently I decided to hell with it, might as well use it daily since I was about ready to toss my old brush head anyway!

Overall, you don’t NEED the new brush head but if you’re going into a new head purchase anyway, well, why not get this one? But don’t rush into a purchase if you don’t already need a new head!

But I honestly didn’t experience any major changes in the performance of the brush or seen any interesting results after use.

Anyone with oily skin and larger pores try it?

Did you experience some incredible results?

Do share!

Read more: http://www.musingsofamuse.com/2011/06/review-do-you-need-the-new-clarisonic-deep-pore-cleansing-brush-head.html#ixzz3icY7IgpQ

REVIEW: The No7 Cleansing Brush!

REVIEW: The No7 Cleansing Brush!


Hey guys,

Happy Thursday – how has your week been?

Mine has been hectic… hope you all tuned into my Ireland AM slot which was on TV3 yesterday? I had such a great morning out there with the stunning models and the presenters. I am really loving presenting my favourite fashion looks to you guys on TV, so I hope you are enjoying it too! I will be doing a full blog post about yesterday on Ireland AM, so I wont ramble on as right now…. I am here to talk about the No7 Cleansing brush!

When I posted a picture of my new No7 Cleansing brush to my Facebook page – lots of you guys wanted a review and so here it is!!

My Review:

The No7 Cleansing rush is designed to gently exfoliate and deeply cleanse the skin, removing more dirt, oil and make-up than manual cleansing alone. When I fist bought this cleansing brush, I was so excited to use it becuase I love a really deep cleanse and a good exfoliation.

I have Normal – Dehydrated skin so I am prone to little dehydrated skin patches on my face where my makeup can lodge and I HATE when that happens. I generally get these small dehydrated patches either side of the bride of my nose and a dehydrated look on my forehead. When my skin is lacking that glow and I feel like I need a good exfoliation, I usually get stuck in with either a chemical exfoliater or one with graduals in it to ensure it removes the dead skin cells from the surface of my face.

Last week when I looked in the mirror, I noticed my skin was looking tired and dehydrated and I needed a good exfoliation. I just happened to be in Boots later that day when I came across the No7 Cleansing Brush. I have heard so many people RAVING about the Clarisonic and you guys have been asking me for my thoughts on brush cleaning and so I decided to buy it for a review.

The Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush is compact, easy to handle and comes with two speed settings. It’s battery operated which makes it different to the Clarisonic straight away becuase as far as I know the Clarisonic is rechargeable.  I personally think a battery-operated device is more user friendly and it 100% suits me better as I a bit lazy in the charging dept, ie: my camera battery. I just think it’s hassle having to charge things.. batteries are way easier and they do they job just as well.


Using it:

I always exfoliate my face in the shower, I think you can get a better exfoliation done when you are under water rather than it going everywhere leaning over a sink. Now, the thing about this cleansing brush is, it’s water resistant, but NOT waterproof, so what I did was I turned the shower head away while I used it and it worked a treat.

When I turned on the device I noticed straight away that the head was spinning very fast and so I opted for the lighter speed. I applied some of my foaming Neostrata cleanser to my face and then I began running over my skin in light circular motions with the cleansing brush. The first thing I noticed was it’s quite harsh, now not harsh in a bad way but if you have any sensitivity I wouldn’t be opting to use this cleansing brush… it stats on the box anyway.

I focused in on the dehydrated areas of my face – along the sides of the nose, my forehead and the chin area  – where I get my monthly break outs when that time of the month rolls around. I made sure to skip the eye area as the skin is WAAAAY to delicate and thin for a movement as invasive as this.

When I was finished using the cleansing brush – my skin felt 100% clean and deeply exfoliated – the two results I was after. After my shower, I applied my hydrating serum from Kinvara and my Clarins night cream to my face and my skin instantly felt smoother and less rough where the dehydrated patches were. The real test was going to be the following morning when I applied my foundation to see if the foundation lodged again on the dry areas of my face and if my skin still looked tired and dull.

The following day after I applied my foundation and my skin was glowing! The rough patches were completely gone and I had no makeup lodging on the dehydrated patches.


My Overall Opinion

SO there is some good and bad news here.

For my skin type normal to dehydrated with sensitive cheeks – I would 100% ONLY use this cleansing brush as a deep cleanse and great exfoliation – this wouldn’t be an ideal device for my skin on a daily basis. It would be too invasive for me. For someone with oily skin, it could be great for you,  but I would also be careful not to over do it  – a deep exfoliation activates our sebaceous glands causing them to produce more oil, which is the last thing an oily skin needs.

So is it a daily cleansing technique? No…. BUT it is an AMAZING deep cleanse and exfoliation routine to do twice a month! If your skin is lacking ‘that glow’ or you feel your skin is tired looking, a blast of this little guy and you are back on track!!

On another skin care note, I did recored a full YouTube video the other night all about my skin care routine but I’m not happy with it at all and so I want to record it again. Sorry :( I am a perfectionist in that way and so you have to bear with me on this one :)


How to Use

For Best Results:

1) Remove any eye make-up

2) Apply your cleanser as normally instructed, leaving your cleanser generously covering your forehead, cheeks and chin

3) Wet the brush head and press the power button. The Cleansing Brush offers a choice of 2 speeds. Pressing the power button twice will increase the brush speed and will offer a deeper clean.

4) Gently massage your face with small circular movements focusing on your forehead, cheeks and chin for about 30 seconds

5) Wash away cleanser with warm water

Dependent on use Boots recommend that you replace your brush head every 3-4 months to ensure the brushes performance is maintained. Replacement brush heads are available to purchase in store.

Hazards and Cautions

I do not recommend you use this product if you have very dry or sensitive skin.

Be careful of your hairline so as to not catch your hair in the device and take extra care around the eye area.

You can buy the No7 Cleansing Brush from Boots fro €33!

Happy Cleansing!!

– See more at: http://sosueme.ie/sues-reviews/the-hair-and-beauty-room-sues-reviews/review-no7-cleansing-brush/#sthash.odmIw5pe.dpuf