I never thought I’d see the day where I found a possible replacement for my beloved Clarisonic. I loved it so much in fact that I wrote about it here and here. And I’m not saying I don’t love my Clarisonic anymore … I’m just saying I haven’t used it in about a month. Now I know what you might be thinking, that I’ve decided I don’t give a darn about my face being exfoliated. You are wrong my friends, very wrong.
I care very strongly about my face being exfoliated, as I talked about recently earlier this week, and I’ve spent the past few weeks exploring a new facial cleansing tool. Meet my new BFF, Skin Authority and their 3-in-1 Skin Cleansing System. I’m going to be completely honest with you guys for a second, because honesty is my jam. When I first recieved this product in the mail, I wasn’t expecting much. I thought to myself, “Kristin, you already have a Clarisonic and you love it. What were you thinking when you agreed to test out this product for review? You can’t possibly love anything the same way you love your Clarisonic.” I know, I didn’t go into this test with the best mindset. But bear with me.
So I unwrapped the product, turned on the tap and got ready to give my 3-in-1 its first test drive. It was weird and I stopped halfway through. Everything felt so wrong compared to what I was used to. The brush head was smaller, the speed was a bit slower and their was no built-in timer. How can I be trusted to wash my face if I have to count on my own?! Counting is hard, people! I thought to myself, “You were so smart and right, Kristin. This product is weird and you will never use it again. Clarisonic 4 lyfe!” I was a real Debby Downer, but bear with me for one more paragraph.
After my not-so-successful test run I realized I wasn’t giving Skin Authority a fair shot. I needed to go into the test with an open mind, so I placed it in my shower with the goal to use it for a week before making up my mind. I’m not sure what exactly changed after that (other than me deciding to not be such a Negative Nancy), but the second go around was MUCH better. The second time around, the 3-in-1 and I just clicked. From then on out, we were on the same page.
As the name would suggest, this cleansing system has three interchangeable heads: the bristle brush head (for daily cleansing), the honeycomb brush head (for exfoliation) and the conical sponge brush head (for target area cleansing). To be honest, since it’s my jam, I actually haven’t really used any of the heads other than the bristle brush head. I know, I know. I tried the other two heads briefly, but I’ve seen such great results with the bristle brush head so I didn’t feel the need. I’m sure there will come a time (re: another polar vortex) where I need more intense cleansing/exfoliation, and when that time comes, I’ll give the alternative heads a shot.
I love how gentle this cleansing system is. The bristles are much softer than the Clarisonic bristles, which would be especially ideal for people with sensitive skin. The only thing I don’t love about the cleansing system is the lack of built-in timer. Is it really sad that I just want the cleansing system to count out the appropriate amount of cleansing time for me? It just makes it so much easier.
Now the bit that I think will sell a lot of you on purchasing the Skin Authority 3-in-1 Cleansing System over the Clarisonic … the price. The Clarisonic retails for about $180 (depending on the model) while the Skin Authority tool retails for $59. Yes, you read that right. The Clarisonic is THREE times more expensive. Granted, it’s much easier to find the Clarisonic as they are sold loads of places, but if you don’t mind waiting for your Skin Authority to ship, it’s worth the price savings.
So if you can’t tell by now, I’ll sum up the moral of this post for you here. I thought I would hate the Skin Authority. I was wrong – I love it. It’s amazing and well worth the $60. If you’re in the market or know someone who is in the market for a skin cleansing system, definitely consider (or tell them to consider) this 3-in-1.
How do you keep your skin exfoliated and glowing?
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