By Sheila Arkee
Exfoliation is one of my favorite things. Whether done with chemicals or with brushes, sponges or scrubs, I believe regular exfoliation is the key to soft, smooth, and clear skin. Which is why I jumped at the chance to try the Spa Sonic Skin Care System, a seven piece mechanical brush kit.
The company claims that Spa Sonic is “tested comparable to the leading sonic skin care system” and uses “Clear Complexion Technology” to gently exfoliate and cleanse skin. However, unlike the Clarisonic, the Spa Sonic doesn’t actually use sonic waves. What makes this took run is a motor and rotating brushes and so it’s not a lower priced dupe for the Clarisonic brushes. I find the Spa Sonic most comparable to the Olay ProX brush, which I happen to like a lot. In fact, the Spa Sonic looks a whole lot like a larger, sturdier version of the Olay brush.
Even the brush heads look the same.
There are a few distinguishing features between the Spa Sonic and Olay ProX brush, one of which is the power. While the Olay brush offers two speeds, the Spa Sonic brush has one speed which seems a little more intense than either speed of the Olay. While the Clarisonic brush is rechargable, the Olay ProX brush uses two batteries, and the Spa Sonic uses 4. For those of you who have struggles to open the battery case of an Olay ProX (raising hand), I can report that the Spa Sonic is much easier to open! Both brushes are waterproof, which is fantastic.
I’ve been using the Spa Sonic Skin Care System for the past two weeks, and I have to say that it is a very good physical exfoliator. The Spa Sonic’s interchangeable heads are easy to replace and make having smooth skin from head to toe extremely easy. My favorite brush is the Large Body Brush. Just add soap and quickly run it over your skin for a gentle cleanse that doesn’t hurt one bit. I have to admit I like using this on my face, as well.
Also included in the kit are two facial brushes, a sponge attachment, and a pumice attachment. If you need replacements, they’re available on Myspasonic.com.
The pumice can be used on heels, knees and elbows, and I recommend using it on wet skin. I find that this actually works pretty well my heels but doesn’t take care of the really rough areas on my feet as well as I’d hoped.
The sponge is pretty nifty and can be used with moisturizer, or masks to more effectively distribute the product. I have been using this to spread a thin layer with my masks and love it!
The verdict? The Spa Sonic Skin Care System will give you silky smooth skin and won’t break the bank. But don’t consider it a direct dupe for a Clairsonic. The exact Spa Sonic kit that I reviewed here is availabe for $39.99 at Walgreens right now (reduced from $64.99) until May 18th and that’s a pretty great deal. You can also find the Spa Sonic Skin Care System at Costco, Walmart, Target, and Amazon.com.