This year for Christmas, the only item I have on my list is a Clarisonic. In case your not familiar with it, Clarisonic is a professional style cleansing brush that deeply cleans your skin. It consists of a rechargeable electric handle unit, and removable brush head(s), which use a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to cleanse the skin.
Why is this so impressive? Use of the Clarisonic not only cleanses the skin, but also helps reduce dry patches, blemishes, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Facial products are also absorbed better, getting the most out of your pricey creams and serums.
The system is a tad pricey, starting at $149 for the travel size model and almost $200 for the original model.
However, Olay has released a similar product called the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System. At $30, it’s a cheaper alternative to the Clarisonic and promises to be just as effective.
If Santa doesn’t deliver the Clarisonic this year for Christmas, I’ll be checking out Olay’s version and promise to share the results!
**UPDATE*** I tried both systems, and the Clarasonic won hands down. The biggest difference is that the Clarasonic is easier to maneuver during use. The Pro X had a spinning brush attachment, while the Clarasonic’s actual brush bristles are what moves, making it super easy to use. The Pro X was all over the place. Also the quality in brush attachments made a big difference. The Clarasonic’s was softer and felt better against the skin, while the Pro X felt harsh.
If you’re tight on money, I’m sure the Pro X is better than nothing. However I suggest you save up for a better overall experience with the Clarasonice!