Introduced in 2004 by Pacific Laboratories and bought in December 2011 by L’Oreal, Clarisonic is one of the most popular facial cleansing brushes on the market… it is also one of the most expensive.
If you are like me, you may want to try one of these brushes out- but not to the tune of almost $200. So, we here at Brown Sista have compiled a list of brushes that reportedly have Clarisonic’s cleansing prowess, but not its steep price tag.
First up is Sephora’s ULTIMATE DUAL EXFOLIATING FACE BRUSH. This brush gets high marks from everyone I know who has used it, including motivational speaker and health and beauty expert Shanel Cooper Sykes. At only $18 the brush’s extra soft bristles exfoliate, while the silicone padded side deeply cleanses pores while invigorating the skin.
Next up we have the OLAY PRO-X. Like Clarisonic, the Pro-X is electronic and will require you to replace the brushes every few months. At a modest $25 (at CVS) for the cleansing system and $7 for replacement brushes, the Pro-X is a great alternative if you want an oscillating brush that does all the work for you… and at a reasonable price.
For those of you with really sensitive skin and a sensitive pocketbook to match, you can’t go wrong with Sephora’s FACE COMPLEXION BRUSH. At an economically priced $6, you won’t feel too bad if you don’t like it.
And remember, these picks are just a few of the ones some of the sistas here at Brown Sista have tried and liked. Feel free to add your own in the comment section below.
FYI: To really save a buck, check out store bought brands which are usually copycat versions of more expensive items, but at a bit more reasonable price. CVS’s FACIAL CLEANSING POWER BRUSH is a perfect example.