Clarisonic Review: This Award Winning Face Brush is Worth Every Penny

As many of you know, I’m very particular about which beauty products I recommend. It’s especially important for me to use a product for an extended period of time so I can test its true effectiveness. Generally I try a product for at least a month before I give an opinion. While I have recommended the Clarisonic face brush in previous posts, I’ve never fully dedicated a entire post to it -which is actually crazy because it’s literally my favorite skin care tool ever.

I’ve been using the Clarisonic brush for about a year and a half now. Previously, I tried cheaper skincare brush versions, which were decent, but nowhere near as effective as the Clarisonic. There is one brush that is touted as the Clarisonic knock-off, called the Pretika SonicDermabrasion brush. I haven’t personally tried it, but many people seem to like it. The major difference between the Clarisonic and every other face brush out there is the pulsing sonic action. Most cheaper face brushes just spin or vibrate, but the Clarisonic uses a rapid pulsing technology that really gets deep down into the pores. Much like its life-changing sister device, the Sonicare toothbrush, (another product that I swear by -but that’s for another review!), it uses patented sonic technology that you can’t find with other products.

The Clarisonic is especially effective for people who suffer from acne, oily skin, and congested non-inflammatory pores. It deeply cleans and exfoliates pores washing away debris, dirt, makeup, and oil that would have normally been left over when washing your face by hand. You an also buy additional heads for exfoliating your entire body. So let’s get down to the pros and cons of this fantastic skincare device.


Effective: You’ll see a noticeable difference in the texture and clarity of your skin. Reduces oiliness, blackheads, congested pores, acne, dull skin, and dark spots. The deep cleaning action also allows moisturizers and treatments to penetrate more effectively.

Easy to use: It stores and charges in its stand. One charge can last a month depending on how often you use it.

High quality: The device is very sturdy and pleasant to use.

Great investment: The improvements you will see in your skin far exceed the price tag. You’ll also spend less on spa visits and facials because your skin quality will be better overall.


Expense: The only con to the Clarisonic is the price tag. The Mia unit will cost you around $150  and the Plus unit will cost around $225. The replacement heads cost about $40 for two or you can buy the generic heads which cost about $15.  Regardless, the Clarisonic is the best investment you can make in your skin and will save you money on spa treatments and facials.

Buying and Usage Tips

  • Buy your Clarisonic unit and brush heads on Amazon for the best price.
  • Your skin may be sensitive at first so ease into use. Start with once in the evening on the lowest setting and then work your way up to the higher settings and twice a day, morning and night.
  • Avoid using if your skin is irritated or burned. Allow your skin to heal first.
  • Avoid using with beaded cleansers as this can over exfoliate and irritate your skin. The Clarisonic will do a great deal of cleaning and exfoliating on its own, so it’s best to stick to a more gentle, non-drying cleanser.
  • Both the Mia and Plus versions are highly effective. The difference with the Mia vs. Plus is that the plus version has three speed settings and the Mia has two. For most people the Mia works just fine, but if you really want the extra speed setting for heavier cleaning, try the Plus.

Left: Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing for Face and Body, $225

Right: Clarisonic MIA Sonic Skin Cleansing System, $125



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Desiree Rabuse

Desiree Rabuse is a social entrepreneur and founder & CEO of StyleFox®. She's a devout bookworm, a fan of "Dad" jokes, and an apparent INTP. She loves snowboarding, philosophy, traveling, martial arts, coffee, and helping people lead healthy, happy, more efficient lives.

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