It’s no secret that I’m an avid Clarisonic Mia fan, it’s fantastic for loosening debris on the face while cleansing for a deeper clean than a washcloth can provide. But sometimes a Clarisonic just isn’t in the budget—at $149, it’s definitely not a cheap date. Affordable alternatives are popping up everywhere, and I’ve been testing out the Sirius SkinSonic to see if it fits the bill.
The SkinSonic is a battery-powered facial cleansing system with five interchangeable heads; there are brushes for normal and sensitive skin, a hydration applicator, an exfoliation applicator, and a massage applicator. While I didn’t notice much of a benefit from the other applicators with the products I’m using, the brush was pretty effective. This isn’t a perfect Clarisonic dupe, you’ll see they still have their differences.
There’s no doubt that the SkinSonic is powerful and affordable, and from a consumer standpoint—it might even seem as effective. I lack the ability to test it in a way that can show how much debris it removes versus the Clarisonic, but according to Sirius, the SkinSonic removes six times more makeup than traditional cleansing. As far as performance I can see and feel, I find it to be in the ballpark of the Clarisonic—but you’ll give up a few conveniences in exchange for a lower price point. If a Clarisonic is out of your reach, I think SkinSonic is an affordable alternative for a similar result.
Availability: siriusbeauty.com, $49.95