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When I was thinking about purchasing a Clarisonic I did my research, however I still could not get myself to pay the price and that is why I have decided to go with the Olaz Regenerist brush instead. For a year or so I though the brush is the best thing ever and I really couldn´t understand why anyone would pay five times the price for a brush if they could get the Olaz one for about 30€. Boy was I wrong. Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages to this brush and I wanted to show a few main reasons why I think you should definitely invest your money in the Clarisonic one.
– affordable (about 30€)
– the replaceable heads only cost a couple of €
– easier to hold in your hand
– charges with batteries (easier to travel with)
– two speed settings
– takes up less space
– easier to replace the head
– you have to keep track of the time yourself
– no protective plastic for the head (which makes the head a great bacteria magnet)
– feels like you are polishing your face, not cleansing it
– available in only one color
– does not come with a protective case for traveling
Clarisonic Mia 2
– comes in many different colors and prints
– takes up space when charging since it has to lay flat
– harder to replace the head
Overall, I do believe Clarisonic Mia 2 is worth the price and the hype although I am aware it is not in everyone´s budget. The Olaz brush is great for someone who is just starting out with skincare and it gets you used to a routine if you start out with it. However, I do believe Clarisonic is worth saving up a bit of your money you would use for makeup since you know that all good makeup looks have to have a good base. I do believe that using the Clarisonic for the last couple of months in combination with Vichy Normaderm products helped my acne tremendously and I have noticed my black heads being way less visible and I haven´t noticed any new ones forming. I do have to warn you to not be turned of by face brushes if you break out in the first week or so since the break outs that will appear are only the ones that would come to the surface on their own, but within a couple of weeks. After the initial / potential break out period you are sure to be left with clearer, softer skin with less imperfections.
Have you tried any of the mentioned face brushes? What do you think? Is there any other brush you swear by?
P.S. I do apologize there are no photos of the Olaz brush or a side by side photo comparison it is just (to be completely honest) that I never felt the need to take the Olaz brush with me to Nova Gorica since trying and falling in love with the Clarisonic and thus I did not get the chance snap some shots.