Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far and that your enjoying a nice relaxed Sunday? First of all I just wanted to point out I've had a cheeky little blog make-over, which was totally spontaneous. I had no real idea I wanted to do it, but yesterday morning I took to google in hope that I would find a way to refresh my little old blog in time for spring. I'm so happy with my Pipdig design and a huge thanks to Phil who made sure my design was completed within a day. I would totally recommend the service, so check out their link if your in need of a refresh too. Anyway.. A little while ago I made a complete impulse purchase, which the next day I regretted.. It wasn’t anything to do with the product at all, but it was more the fact it was quite expensive and I just didn’t need it ( I well and truly gave into the hype ) I’m sure quite a few of you have heard about Michael Todd and his Soniclear, which is a competitor or the well loved Clarasonic. When I seen Fleur De Forces review on the soniclear I was really impressed and have always trusted her judgement! A few weeks later after not being able to shake the Michael Todd Soniclear from my beauty brain.. I made the purchase! The only reason I regret the purchase is because I’m lucky enough not to have troublesome skin, so on reflection perhaps spending over £100 on a product designed to improve your skins clarity was a bit of a silly idea? I'm sure your thinking if it was a mistake, why didn't you send it back? I did consider sending it back, but the postage back to the USA worked out to be pretty expensive, as well as a returns charge from Michael Todd. I decided to keep the Michael Todd Soniclear and wanted to write an initial thoughts post, as well as a more detailed review after a few months worth of use. I hope you enjoy this review and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below. If you would like to get in contact a little quicker, then you can also use my social media icons to the right hand side. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)
Michael Todd Soniclear Initial Thoughts
I have never been drawn to Clarasonic and I don't really know why, as they are so popular within the beauty industry. I found myself watching Fleur De Force and her review on the Soniclear left me intrigued for quite a few weeks, until I finally bit the bullet and make the purchase. After doing my research I found out that the Soniclear pretty much offered the same and in some cases more than the Clarasonic for a much better price. With 20% discount, which was site wide at the time I ended up paying £106 (I also purchased the recommended cleanser) I believe with the discount the Soniclear by itself was around £96, but without discount its priced at £120, which is around the same price as the Clarasonic Mia, but Clarasonic's price range can go up to around £200 depending on the cleansing system you choose.
I decided to opt for the 'Floral' pattern, which I'm so happy with! It looks gorgeous on my dressing table. I like that Michael Todd offer a nice variety of colours, as if your like me I quite like having something a little personal and suited to my taste. I was also really impressed that you get a body brush head inclusive of the price, which is something I don't think comes as standard with the Clarasonic. So, you might be thinking what are the key differences between this and the Clarasonic, so I did my research to try and help you lovelies in case you were thinking of making the purchase too! The most impressive fact I found out was that the Soniclear actually had the same features as the Clarasonic Plus, which is the most expensive from the range. It also has six speeds in comparison to the five that the Clarasonic Plus offers. Another pretty cool feature is the Antimicrobial protection, which is patented by Michael Todd.. this means that your brush head won't go all gross and make-upy, which means that overall you would probably save quite a lot on brush heads. I believe a soniclear brush head can last a year, which is pretty impressive! The soniclear also has a great anti-slip system, which makes using the soniclear a lot easier.. especially in the shower/bath.
After just over a week of use I don't regret the purchase anymore and I'm quite happily using it daily to remove all the dirt and make-up off my face after a busy day at work. I have also been using the Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser with the soniclear and so far I really like it. However, I want to do a more in-depth review after a few months of use, as I find skincare products need a lot longer to test drive than make-up related products. However, my skin is looking super clear, smoother and noticely brighter too, which are all good signs to me. I just couldn't resist showing you how pretty it looks haha!
I have never used Clarasonic before, so I would love to hear your thoughts.. do you think Clarasonic is better, or have you tried and tested the Sonicelar? I would also love to hear your thoughts on my new blog layout too :)
Find out more about the differences between the Clarasonic and Soniclear here
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