How lucky am I to get to review the MICHAEL TODD Soniclear? I already reviewed the Charcoal Detox Cleanser (a fabulous facial cleanser if you have oily skin or are acne prone- read my full review here).
Here are the claims of the Soniclear:
"Introducing SONICLEAR, the World's First Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing System because cleaner skin begins with a cleaner brush. Powerful, yet gentle enough even for sensitive skin, Soniclear micro-massages away dirt and impurities and then protects itself from microbial contamination. Removes makeup 6x better and cleanses 2x better than with hands alone.
Fans of sonic technology range from Lady Gaga to Oprah. So for improved skin tone, reduced breakouts, better absorption of skincare products and overall better cleansing, meet SONICLEAR ~ your new favorite skin cleansing tool."
The Soniclear has 3 different speeds for the face. I really love to use the fastest speed. It is so fast that I barely touch my skin to get this nice vibrating feeling.
It also makes a beeping sound when it is time to move over to the next area. After 2 minutes the device shuts automatically off. I find that I turn it off earlier because my face feels already super clean after 1 minute. I like it quick but strong! It is your own preference! You can also do it longer but on a more gentle level- maybe if you have sensitive skin.
The Soniclear has 3 different speeds for the body brush as well (the device automatically recognizes which brush head is used). While I am a big fan of the face brush I do not really use the body brush but it is a nice add on for people who love this.
The first thing that probably comes ultimately to mind is:
"How is the Soniclear different compared to the Clarisonic?"
The one thing all Clarisonic devices and the Soniclear have in common is the speed: they all are 300+ movements/second. So no worries here!
So, I used to own the Mia (which is the smaller, travel friendly version of the Clarisonic) and here are the differences I observed:
- The Mia does not have a stand to store! This is really inconvenient and unhygienic cause you have to lay the device down which makes it harder to keep the brush head dry.
- The Mia does not have a non slip hand grip and it can get slippery while using in the shower.
- It does not come with a separate body brush.
- The Mia does not have different speeds!
- The Clarisonic brush head needS longer to dry then the Soniclear brush head (which is not hygienic).
Now the Mia 2 offers different speeds but it still lacks in all other points the Mia lacked mentioned above.
But the Soniclear has one more thing none of the Clarisonic devices have: they use a new antimicrobial product protection on their brushes which makes the brush heads longer usable.
"The secret behind SONICLEAR's germ fighting abilities is its exclusive LIFE™ antimicrobial product protection. SONICLEAR combines LIFE's patent-pending organic antimicrobial technology with another EPA registered LIFE antimicrobial to render microbes unable to reproduce and interfere with their uptake of nutrients. Safe, effective and long lasting, the antimicrobial product protection in SONICLEAR doesn't wash out or wear off so the brushes stay cleaner, fresher for longer."
This will save you again money in the long run! So instead of replacing the brush head every 3 month (Clarisonic) you only have to replace them every 6 month!
The brush heads of the Soniclear are also cheaper! (Clarisonic: $27 vs Soniclear: $20- makes $108/year for Clarisonic brush heads and $40/year for Soniclear brush heads!)
To sum it all up I made a little graphic for you. (May I please get a little applause for that because I have AGAIN a Virus on my computer and it is so slow! Took me forever! lol)
I think you don´t have to think twice on which one you should get! The Soniclear seems a no brainer!
Basically you get everything the Clarisonic+ has to offer but for the price of a Mia 2! ;-)
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