Electric Face Cleansing Brushes – Hit or Miss?

It was about three years ago when EVERY youtuber and blogger raved about electric face cleansing brushes (including statements like „This brush changed my life“ ;)). At that time many of them were sponsored by the companies so I wanted to try how they ACTUALLY worked.
When I was younger, I had pretty bad skin, on one side because of hormonal reasons (screw you, puberty!), on the other side because I just didn’t clean my face properly in the evening (when I think about how many times I applied my makeup in the evening to safe time the next morning..oh my :D). So since then, I’m into everything that claims to clean my face really well. But at the same time I was hesitant to use something that I doubted would be very gentle on my sometimes rather sensitive skin.

I’ve owned the Clarisonic Mia 1 for about three years and recently got the Vitagoods Spin for Perfect Skin as well. Nowadays lots and lots of brands sell these brushes, the options are endess (Clinique, Philips, Braun and many more).

  • Clarisonic Mia 1: This is kind of the daddy of all cleansing brushes. You can get several different types (different in size, some with one speed, some with two, three..) and once you own your brush there are different brush heads that you can buy seperately (a sensitive one, a deep pore cleansing one, a delicate one, one for the body, etc) which I honestly think are a waste of money. The whole brush has the perfect size, is easy to charge (it comes with a charger, so no need for batteries) and I’ve never had a problem in 3 years of using it.
    Prize: 99 dollars (can’t find it in Switzerland; the Clarisonic Mia 2 that has two different speeds retails for 189.00 CHF)


  • Vitagoods Spin for Perfect Skin: The biggest difference to the Clarisonic is that this one comes with four brush heads, one for the face, an exfoliating brush, one for more rough areas like elbows and feet and a big one for your body. It doesn’t come with a charger, you need to buy batteries. If I had to chose I’d prefer the Clarisonic, as the bristles of the Vitagoods brushes are a bit rougher and so harsher on the skin (especially the one for the body). But overall the effect is pretty equal. I’ve only had this one for two months, so I can’t say anything about its maintenance yet.
    Prize: 99 dollars (+ batteries)

DSC01240Conlusion after 3 years of use:

  • I use it every three days in the evening, sometimes less, depending on how my skin feels (not more often, would be too harsh on my skin)
  • I don’t ever use it on areas that are sensitive or on active breakouts
  • Important: Deep clean your brush head regularely!
  • When using it sporadically, it helps to exfoliate my skin and as a result to keep it soft and smooth
  • But I feel like when you really take your time cleaning your face with a good cleanser EVERY evening, when you use an exfoliator every now and then – you can clean your skin perfectly by using your hands, without spending your money on an electric cleansing brush. So in my opinion, these brushes are a Hit but nothing that will change your life 🙂

Thank you for reading,

Sabine 🙂

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