7 Piece Professional Kit
“Bring the spa home.” – Spa Sonic
PRICE DETAILS: ($49.97 – $84.99) for 7 piece set ($$$)
AVAILABLE AT: Target, Walmart, Walgreens and CVS
PRESENTATION: Waterproof base and battery cap with (2) small brushes, (1) large brush, (1) facial sponge, (1) pumice attachment. (4) Four AA batteries are also included.
SKIN TYPE: All Skin Types
KEY FEATURES: Gently exfoliates, cleanses and smooths the entire face and body. Also tightens pores, reduces appearance of fine lines, promotes absorption of skin care products and can be used with your favorite products. (Source: Product packaging)
WARRANTY: 30 Day Money Back Guarantee from manufacturer (must be purchased from authorized dealer).
QUICK REVIEW: If you haven’t tried a Clarisonic and need a more affordable option, Spa Sonic can offer a deeper clean (than hands and cleanser alone). However, you must use the device properly and with care.
Spa Sonic is a waterproof, rotating brush device that comes with (2) small brush heads for facial cleansing, a large brush for the body, facial sponge for treatment application and pumice attachment for exfoliating the feet and elbows.
the EXPECTATIONS: Since I was asked to compare the Spa Sonic to the Clarisonic (I have the Mia 2) my expectations were based on my Clarisonic experiences – which were excellent [READ CLARISONIC REVIEW]. The Clarisonic offers over 300 motions a second, 5 different facial brush heads, a T-Timer (not available on older Clarisonic models) that indicates when to change position, powers off when 1 minute cleansing time is done and lots of different color options (which doesn’t make a difference but is a nice perk). Since the Spa Sonic Skin Care System didn’t offer these benefits – it was at a big disadvantage to start.
the REVIEW: So I decided to look at the device and judge it on its own merits. When I took the device out of the box, my husband leaned over and said it looked like a drill. LOL. Okay. Yet, in a way, he was right. The mechanism in the Spa Sonic is a medium speed, one-way rotation. Regardless of which attachment you’re using, you need to barely touch the skin or it will pull on the skin.
SMALL BRUSH (2 included with kit): This attachment is for facial cleansing. The bristles are soft but not densely packed. I tried applying my gel cleanser directly to the brush and discovered that this method of application made the cleanser sink to the bottom of the bristles, making it hard to get a good lather. Using the Small Brush AFTER applying cleanser to the skin worked better. I used the Spa Sonic for 20 seconds on my forehead, 20 seconds on my t-zone and chin and 10 seconds each on my cheeks (this is how the T-Timer works) with slow circular motions. My skin felt cleaner, smoother and was not irritated after use.
LARGE BRUSH: This attachment is for body cleansing. I will probably use this brush the most. It worked really well at applying shaving cream and exfoliating legs and upper arms. The brush is a little too soft (but I use a Japanese HARD scrub towel to shower with) and the one-way mechanism makes it awkward to use at certain angles. Still, its a great option to use in place of traditional scrubs and leaves skin super soft. This is great to use before applying self-tanner.
FACIAL BUFFER: What is essentially a facial cosmetic sponge attachment can be used to apply moisturizer and “erase fine lines and dark spots”. I’m not sure how this would erase fine lines and dark spots – and I didn’t like how it felt when used to apply skin care. However, it did work well at applying cream to my feet after using the Pumice Stone (below) and for buffing away self tanner on feet and knees.
PUMICE STONE: The only place I would use this is on my feet. It was difficult to get the right pressure without losing control of the unit (that one-way mechanism!) – and I’m not sure I like the idea of using the same device on my face and feet. After using this a few times, my heels were much smoother and less dry.
As a facial brush, the Spa Sonic cannot hold a candle to the Clarisonic – and marketing it as a comparable device, in my opinion, is a mistake. On its own, the Spa Sonic is more effective at cleansing the face than hands/cleanser alone. While I will not be using the Spa Sonic on my face (I own a Clarisonic) – I will be using the Large Brush on my legs and upper arms, Small Brush to clean my nails and feet, Pumice Stone to buff my heels and the Facial Buffer to smooth out self tanner.
That said, this is a good choice for those that would like to try a facial cleansing device without spending a lot of money. The Spa Sonic is better than most of the cheaper facial brushes on the market and gives you several different brush options that you can customize to best fit your skin care needs and routine.
SPA SONIC PRODUCT DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Spa Sonic Skin Care System Face and Body Polisher is a waterproof device which is ideal for use in the shower, bath and sink. It operates with 4 attachments: a big brush for the body, small brush for the face, pumice for rough areas and a facial sponge for microdermabrasion. The Spa Sonic’s dermal penetrating action promotes rapid absorption of skin care products.
The Spa Sonic tested comparably to the Clarisonic® Plus Skin Care System in an independent study conducted by the leading consumer testing laboratory. The Spa Sonic has been exclusively sold in the finest Spas and Salons all over North America until now! The Spa Sonic is now offered to the general public, which allows you to “Bring the Spa Home” and treat yourself to a Salon level experience. (Source: Spa Sonic)
OPERATION: Requires (4) AA Batteries (Included).
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