As you all know, I love my Clarisonic. I think it's great and it has done wonders for my skin. I had been wanting one for awhile and received it as a Christmas gift this past December from my mother. I thought that awesome because they run for around $200 on their website. When I first got mine, a Clarisonic Mia II, I saw in the manual that brushes should be replaced quarterly (every three months), but I didn't think much about it. It wasn't until I had gotten to the three month mark that I actually started to really think about it. Brush heads cost $25 on their website. I'd be paying $100 a year just to use this brush--what kind of a gift is that, Mom? So, I decided to extend it longer than a three months, just because I am cheap. My bristles didn't look bad, and I thought three months was kind of soon. Sure, bacteria builds up, but keep in mind that you are supposed to wash it once a week, so how bad could it be?
When May rolled around, I decided that I probably should get a new brush head. I had been using it every other day since Christmas and it was starting to look a little worn (like how toothbrush heads get). However I didn't want to shell out the $25. I was on Amazon in the middle of the month when I decided to search for brushes on a whim. And lo and behold, I found generic ones for half price! You can even buy two for less than $25! It was like Clarisonic Christmas! I purchased the Acne Cleansing head (the lime green one) for around $12 or so, and it came with free two-day shipping since I'm an Amazon Student member (which is like Amazon Prime for poor college kids). I was a little nervous that perhaps the brush wouldn't fit (I didn't know if each model had a different type of brush it could use) but it worked out with no problems! I would still do your best to research if the brush heads will work on your model (I hear there's a Clarisonic Plus out now), but overall I think this is a much better alternative to spending full price for them at Sephora or on the main website.
|The bristles are a little slanted since I put it on its side to dry. Oops!|
It arrived on time and packaged safely in a box. I don't know who is selling these brushes for half price, but I really don't care. I'm super excited that I don't have to spend $100 a year on brush heads anymore!
I just wanted to put this out there, because I'm sure others are bummed about spending so much money. I hope you all had a Happy Fourth of July, and for those of you not in America, I hope you had a wonderful yesterday! :)
Do you use a cleansing brush to wash your face? If so, which one? I've yet to hear about a good cheap alternative and I would love to know if you use one!
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