I am always on the look out for cheap alternatives to amazing products! I have been a fan of the Clarisonic for over a year now. I have the Clarisonic Mia, and I enjoy using it on a daily basis. For the last month however, I have been trying a new 'dupe' for the Clarisonic. I know, I know thank me later..... risking my skin in order to find you a dupe that is more than half the price!
With such a great product comes the hefty price tag. For most young people, and young adults £150 is just too much to spend on a product that some would view as a luxury. I decided to find an alternative, with similar results for a much more reasonable price tag, which leads me to the review of the Tresonics skin care system.
The Tresonics skin care system is available in both the US and UK from QVC for the amazing price of £32.50. It comes with 4 interchangeable heads. One for sensitive skin, one for normal skin, a facial massager, and a foam attachment, to use in conjunction with your moisturiser to allow deeper penetration. My advice would be to ignore the massager and foam attachment, as they are useless! The brushes however are not! They are so similar to the Clarisonic brushes and require changing every 90 days, the same as the clarisonic. I would recommend that you begin with the sensitive and after 90 days change to the normal, as your skill will have become accustomed to the Tresonic.
The results that I have experienced over the last month have been no different. My skin remained soft, subtle and most importantly spot free! I have felt no difference between the two products. The only negative thing I have to say about the Tresonic is the fact the it is not rechargeable! I would suggest getting some rechargeable batteries and charging them on a regular basis, so you get the full power of the sonic technology. I think that the effort it took to create a cradle for storage could have been better spent adding a charger. However for 30 squidders I'm prepared to let that slide. There is only one intensity setting on the Tresonic, and no timer. I can't say that I have missed the luxury of this, as estimating 20 seconds for forehead, and chin and 10 seconds for each cheek is not rocket science. The replacement heads are also half the price, at £9.71. I know that for sometime they were out of stock, but QVC seem to have corrected this issue.
If you are looking for a sonic facial brush and don't have the dosh for a Clarisonic, this is a brilliant dupe. I would go as far as to say that this is more than a dupe, rather a product with results that speak for themselves.
Until next time.....