For the last month there has been a suspicious vibrating sound coming from my bathroom. And no, it’s not ‘that’. (Get your mind out of the gutter!)
Face polishers were a big hit on the blogosphere over the past year, but I really couldn’t figure out how they justified all the hype. I mean, why add another gadget to my beauty routine when I’m perfectly capable of washing my face with my own hands? But time and time again a rave review would popup in my reader; so, when I was offered the chance to review one for myself, I decided to see what all the fuss was about.
The SpaSonic is marketed as a budget-friendly alternative to the Clarisonic. With almost all of the functionality of the beauty blogger favourite, the SpaSonic seems to live up to its claim. The one feature it lacks, compared to the Clarisonic, is an automated timer that tells you when to switch and start scrubbing another part of your face. However, you could just set an interval timer on your phone to get the same effect – or kick it lazy girl style like me, and just trust your intuition.
What it lacks in annoying beeping, the SpaSonic makes up for in handy accessories. In addition to the classic face brush attachment, there’s a larger body brush, a softer brush for applying lotion, and a pumice stone attachment. It was that last feature that sold me on a lifelong relationship with my SpaSonic. My feet have never been so smooth without a pedicure and it sure beats scrubbing away at them in the shower.
Looking at comparison reviews of the two products, some bloggers note that the SpaSonic spins slower than their go-to Clarisonic. However, I found the speed provided a gentle exfoliation and was able to clean deep into my pores without aggravating my sensitive skin.
With glowing skin and silky feet, I’m now sold on the merits of gadget-enhanced face washing. And if you happen come over to my house, you won’t have to worry about all that buzzing coming from the bathroom.