REVISITED | MINISO Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush Review

April 03, 2017

The year was 2014. In Dubai particularly. A heated debate was going on in my mind while shopping.

"Come on, take that Clarisonic Mia with you in the counter." A compelling voice said.

"Oh no, the price tag would break your wallet. It's not reasonable, Jolly." Another voice resonated.

I walked slowly into the counter, with the most expensive "beauty tool" I was about to have. And then it hit me. My visa card wasn't in my purse. I left it where I was staying. I was brokenhearted to say the least.

But alas, things happen for a good reason because when I got to where I was staying, I started to cringe on my behavior that day. Surely, spending $160+ for a cleansing brush was no joke. And that very day, I moved on from my ultimate crush- the Clarisonic, I wasn't that broken hearted but that tiny regret was there. 

  Now, fast forward to 2016. Miniso finally came to the Philippines and only had an eye to their  Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush which is said to be close dupe of the Clarisonic sans the hefty tag price. The Miniso Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush retails for less than Php 1,000.00 if I remember it right.

The Good
With a good pricing point, Miniso wins in this category. Its affordability is a good marketing strategy especially if one isn't sold into spending tons of money in a good facial brush. What I notice after three (3) months  of using it, my skin has improved. Pores on my cheeks near the nose area seem to be behaving properly and could be attributed to religiously using it. To achieve clearer skin, exfoliation really helps and I believe in this. I read that by scrubbing our skin in the right way, somehow "injur" the top most layer, then in turn makeup for it with a fresher layer of skin. Okay- I am not a dermatologist but similar to that effect, if you know what I mean.

I sure avoid touching my face a lot but whenever I use it, can't help it. My fave cleansers to use it with are my Nuxe cleansers. They are the bomb!

The Bad
Be careful though- don't scrub for too long as too much exfoliation can do more damage than good. If you notice some redness perhaps you are overdoing it. I would suggest to use it alternately (like every other day). It is also not rechargeable and instead uses double A batteries. If this is important to you, then this brush isn't for you. The brush isn't as soft as the Clarisonic's according to one who commented in my IG but this is expected considering the price difference. However, can't deny it's a good alternative.

Overall, very impressive especially I didn't have to break my wallet with this one. For now, I am sticking with Miniso till I can spend my buck for Clarisonic without that long term guilt inside me. Don't get me wrong, I knew it is very effective, just that yeah- priorities!


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