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Apr 11, 2013

Spa Sonic Skin Care System Face and Body Polisher|A Skin Cleansing Alternative That Won't Break Your Wallet

To say that I'm a true believer in good skincare is an understatement. With a smooth and healthy base, we don't need heavy makeups to boost our natural beauty, and that first step towards beautiful skin is an effective and thorough cleansing regimen.

I'm a huge fan of the cult favorite Clarisonic, and I praise it to friends and families. However, retails at over 200 bucks , I certainly saw some rolling eyes rolling eyes when announcing the hefty price tag. So, when EpiCare contacted me to test out their Spa Sonic Skin Care System Face and Body Polisher ($69.99 for 7 piece professional kit), I jumped at the opportunity.

As soon as the package arrived at my doorstep, I put it to work. Each Spa Sonic system comes with everything for a good wash from head to toe.

  • Polishing unit
  • Facial Brushes (2)
  • Body Brush
  • Facial Buffer/Sponge
  • Pumice Stone
  • Battery Pack (4 AA batteries).
The polishing unit is made with sturdy and hard materials (not the cheap plastic that we often see with drugstore brands), and with the batteries installed, this weights quite substantial and feels very strong. The slim shape allows it to be comfortably situated in my hand.
The simple installation worked like a breeze. Pop in the batteries (the unit is waterproof), twist on a brush (in a split second), and you are ready to pamper your skin. I've been using this daily for a few weeks now and had no problems with the batteries running out. 

And talking about user friendly designs, there are only 2 buttons (I for ON and 0 for OFF) on the device. They are very sensitive yet also somewhat resistant, providing a good grip and flexible control.

Spa Sonic runs its entire brush in a counterclockwise motion, which required some practices to get used to. Instead of just holding the unit steady and let those bristles do the magic, you'll want to slightly and slowly move along with it, but don't worry, you'll get the hang of it after a few tries.

I love the device but have mixed feelings for the brushes.

To be honest, I never really liked my Clarisonic body brush either. It's too weak for a strong scrub (just how I like it cool) and requires too much effort to go through my entire body. On the other hand, this giant Spa Sonic one does a decent job at exfoliation, but the brush is too large and along with strong rotational motion of the device, makes it extremely difficult to control.

My top vote would actually go to the facial brush, which works like a dream. The smaller size makes it so much easier around my nose, and the bristles are baby soft, flimsy (in a good way), and extremely gentle on the skin. This is by far one of the best facial cleansing brushes I've tried.

For the facial sponge, the idea is interesting but it ends up soaking away majority of my skincare products instead of massaging them onto the skin.

Not pictured here (because I dropped it in my toilet don't tell anyone Ah yes, I dropped it in the freaking toilet! My hands were wet, and it just slipped) is the pumice stone that works great on my feet and elbows.

The bristles on these brushes are extremely bendable, gentle, and comfortable to be used around the eyes. And after weeks with the Spa Sonic, I'm pretty pleased with the result. I didn't spot dramatic transformations but noticed an overall improvement in the condition of my face.
And for those of you who want to see a comparison with the Clarisonic.

The Spa Sonic system, without a doubt, deserves a high grade for affordable price, convenient design, silky smooth brushes, and impressive performances (for the facial brushes). I can't distinguish the differences between this and the Clarisonic. They both provide mild exfoliation and potent skin cleansing abilities. However, Spa Sonic's lower price point is much more appealing. I was even able to find this at mass retailers for various promotional prices. Even though I am a little disappointed with the body brush and facial sponge, I'm more than satisfied with the rest of this system. Spa Sonic is an excellent pick if you are searching for a good facial cleansing tool that isn't going to make a dent in your wallet.

Have you tried anything similar? And what is your favorite skin cleansing products? Let me know in the comments happy   ~ Angela       

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  1. I've only tried the Clarisonic Mia before. For anyone who is looking for a good deal of one--try Amazon. I found mine in the yellow buttercup color for $92 with shipping.

  2. Thanks for the information Chelsea. That's a really nice deal. I think a while ago, the discount was even better when Clarisonic ran their own sale, but that's over now. I have the PLUS, which I don't think is necessary. The Mia should do just a fine job too. However, for the price (even with discounts on Clarisonic), Spa Sonic is so much better. It looks like they are running a promotion in Costco for only $39.99, and to be honest, I'm thinking about getting a set for my mom because she's been eyeing my Clarisonic for a while now lol

  3. Hi Angela,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, A Pear Shaped Gal. The nail polish I have on in my "You had me at Hello" post is from NYC and the color is Uptown (242B).

    I love makeup blogs so I'm subbin'


  4. I have tried a similar one but different brand and so far I'm loving it too ^_~

  5. Janet, glad that one works for you. I'd definitely be interested to see what brand it is, and how it compares to Spa Sonic.

  6. You are very welcome Monica. Thanks for letting me know about the nail color.

  7. I still haven't tried anything like this! I stopped "exfoliating" my skin altogether quite a while ago, and I just don't think I really need it! Nowadays I use chemical peels and it works fine. I wouldn't pretend I'm not curious about similar devices, but I don't think I'll get one soon! Glad to hear you found a great budget alternative to your beloved Clarisonic!

  8. Chemical peels are quite nice as well. I'm thinking about starting my philosophy one. I also have a glycolic peel that I need to try. Ah! Too many products but just one face.

  9. I was totally one of those people rolling my eyes at the 200 price tag. I mean I could buy another kindle for that amount! However, I also have a cheapy off brand face cleansing brush(Not this brand0 and I hate it! The batteries never stay in. This one looks much easier to work with I'll have to check it out!

  10. lol Krystle, I totally know what you are talking about. I think no one I know understand why I paid so much for a face brush. I have also seen another brand (don't know if we are talking about the same one or not) of similar device, but it's made with cheap materials and doesn't look too appealing to me. Spa Sonic, on the other side, has good quality and well made. I'm actually quite shocked at first of how good it feels in my hands and how similar it is to the expansive brand.


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