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Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of the Week: Cleansing Devices

Beauty Splurge vs. Steal: Clarisonic Cleansing Device

In this weekly column, I'm bringing you my favorite budget-friendly beauty products (and their high-end equivalents!) that are available online and in-store. This week, we’re chatting cleansing devices! Also make sure to check out my newly re-vamped blog, for even more beauty product reviews and tips.

Now, let’s call a spade a spade, The Clarisonic really did get the cleansing device party started quite a few years back and, since then, there have been numerous copycat devices that haven’t been so good. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Clarisonic (I own the Clarisonic Mia), but $130 is a steep price, especially if you’re not sure whether or not you will even like it. Plus, the replacement brushes cost $27 each and they need to be replaced every three months…no bueno.
Lucky for you, I’ve tried quite a few similar devices over the years and the device that’s most similar - from the shape, to the brush, to the vibrating action - is the Olay Pro-x Advanced Cleansing System, hands down.

Now, what are the benefits of even using a cleansing device as opposed to good old-fashioned hands and/or loofah? Plenty. Essentially the brush vibrates back and forth on your face (similar to an electric toothbrush!) at about 300 times per second, which thoroughly cleans out your pores and, according to Clarisonic, removes makeup six times better than traditional methods.

The Olay Pro-x Advanced Cleansing System works in a similar fashion to exfoliate dead skin (yuck!) and to deep clean, revealing healthier- and brighter-looking skin. Works for me!

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love The Clarisonic seems really great! Also love the benefits of even using a cleansing device - mostly the fact that removes makeup six times better than a regular method...
#1 tina (Homepage) on 2014-03-22 17:54 (Reply)
Clarisonic is light years better! I have both at my house - the Olay version for my kids. Clarisonic even replaced my old one (~3 yrs old) when it stopped charging. Worth the investment!
#2 Carrie on 2014-04-02 12:20 (Reply)
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