The Poor Girls Alternative To The Clarisonic

As much as we hate to admit it, some of us in the blogosphere can't afford to shell out over €125 on what some consider being the Holy Grail in beauty.

I did like many drool over the Clarisonic being drawn in by many bloggers reviews and who can resist being able to choose your very own colour! I did even consider taking the plunge but in no way could I justify it. It was too much of a risk as I found more mixed reviews on the Clarisonic that I could shake a stick at.

After in depth research on alternatives, many like the Clarisonic I decided to opt for a manual version
Here it is in all its glory!

It has been around for years, good know how long! Much longer than the Clarisonic in any case.
It works in the same way as the Clarisonic dose. You pop on your chosen cleanser, pop the Facial Brush under the tap and then brush your face in a circular motion.

I did at first find the bristles hard on my skin; it feels really soft on your hands. I found that if I ran it under the hot tap for a few seconds it softened up. If you have really sensitive skin I would advise you to avoid this.

After I used it for the first time my skin felt really soft. After using it for a week I noticed that the purging stage that many talk about that they experience with the Clarisonic occurred, as it is a manual it takes longer to pass this stage.

I have been using this for over two months; I have to say my skin has really improved. I used to use it twice a day and my skin was much better than it is now, more out of laziness than anything else. My skin is a lot smoother and I don’t need to exfoliate as often either [about once a week]

I have a very simple and quick routine for using the Body Shop Facial Brush. 
I pop on my cleanser, I then run it under the hot tap for a few seconds then I spend 20 seconds on each cheek going in a circular motion, 20 seconds on my forehead, 20 seconds on my chin and neck and 10 seconds on my nose. I splash my face with cold water and pat dry.
I found the No 7 Radiance Boosting to be the best cleanser as it foams.

Now the best part. The Body Shop Facial Brush comes in at around €4/£3. I Would recommend that you change the brush every three months.

Have you tried this before? What are your thoughts? Would you try this product? 


  1. Definitely gonna have to pick one of these up! always thought they might be too rough for my skin but i'll try it for that price! Thanks for the review :D

  2. I had something similar from Sephora but found it too rough on my skin - glad it's working for you though xo

  3. @msDarkFairy88 Im glad you like the review, putting it under a hot tap really helps to soften it up.

    @fuffandfripperies i was a bit worried that it might be too rough but thankfully it wasn't

  4. I haven't thought about using something so simple like this! May need to buy one this weekend :) Thanks for the great review! x


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