Looking to boost your skincare regime with sonic cleansing? Wondering which system is best and wanting some bang for your buck?
Looking to boost your skincare regime with sonic cleansing? Wondering which system is best and wanting some bang for your buck? You’ve come to the right spot: today, we’ve got the low-down on two of the most popular brands, Clarisonic and Foreo.
A bit of background: sonic systems were developed by dermatologists in the 1990s as an alternative to traditional, superficial cleansing. The special frequencies penetrate the skin at a deeper level, not only cleaning but reducing dry patches, blemishes and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Why should I get a Clarisonic instead of a Foreo?
At 300 rotations per section, Clarisonic is the strongest of sonic cleansers. Although it comes with its own mini cleanser, the Clarisonic can be utilised with any product – be it gel, foam or oil.
James Ho from Clarisonic says that regardless of what brand of cleanser is used, most people see a difference in their complexion within a week or two of using the Clarisonic.
“It improves the efficacy of your skincare, by providing better absorption. We’re the original sonic cleanser and customers consistently get results.”
He recommends use twice daily and says it’s imperative brushes be changed every three months.
Best of all, Clarisonic is waterproof and comes with a great warranty -the Mia 2, for example, is covered for two years.
What makes Foreo different to Clarisonic
Like the Clarisonic, these are available in four different varieties – original, mini, men’s and luxe.
The LUNA utilises transdermal pulsations (up to 8,000 a minute!) to help drive out dirt, oil and makeup residue on the dermal layer.
It uses silicone touch-points, rather than bristled brushes, which promise to be more hygienic due to their ability to resist bacteria build-up. They also don’t need to be replaced!
As well as being waterproof, the LUNA guarantees a minimum of 300 uses per single charge and comes with a quality warranty.