Ladies and Gentlemen…
I’M BACK (from wherever I was?) with a new and exciting review.. and by exciting, I really mean exciting! Over two weeks ago now, I purchased the Sigma Cleansing and Polishing Tool off a relatively new website (to me) Cloud10beauty. (www.cloud10beauty.com)… which I shall be writing about in the near future..cause I laaaaave it so much.<3
Anyway.. yes, I’ve heard from a few little blogger birdies that this Sigma Cleansing and polishing tool is meant to be a pretty good dupe for the Clarisonic.. which is nearly 5 times the price! (yeah,..perty damn expensive). Because I don’t have a rich old husband to buy me pretty and expensive things like the Clarisonic and because I like a good beauty bargain.. I decided to try out this Sigma Cleansing and Polishing Tool and see for myself what all the hype is about.
It comes with 3 different detachable brushes.. each increasing in density. I use the “softest” brush for my face as I have insanely sensitive skin… but I would however, recomend that everybody uses this brush for their first few uses.. just so your skin can get used to it. In the manual, it says that the other brushes can be used for body exfoliation.. again, because of my sensitivity, I’ve only tried this with the medium sized brush all over my body and I used the most dense brush (very briefly) on my elbows and knees. I just want to say that this was, my routine… which I found to work best on my skin. Of course, you are free to use the brushes as you wish and alternate them in any way that suits you.
How to use it: I’ve been using it for just about 2 weeks now, morning and night. I use it with my everyday cleanser, the Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleansing Gel. You literally lather up your face with the cleanser of choice and then work this bad boy all around your face in circular motions. There’s no ideal time period to do this for but I usually do two good laps of my face, making sure i get to all the nooks and crannys. I then follow with a generous lathering of moisturiser and I’m good to go!
Like all products, it does of course, have its pros and cons:
- Leaves skin feeling really really soft and polished
- Comes in a handy sized case–easy for travelling
- Runs by batteries: also handy for travelling and when you are on the go.
- 3 detachable brushes.. gives you the choice on how powerful you would like the ex foliation to be
- It’s a multi-purpose product: can be used on both face and body
- 2 speed settings.. again gives you the choice on how intense the ex foliation will be
- completely cleans my skin and removes all traces of my make-up
- The price..completely affordable..especially in comparison with the Clarisonic.
- Can be very very messy
- Can be quite harsh on your skin at first… first time I used it my skin was left a little red.. but this stopped after a few uses
- I broke-out a little bit in the first week of using this tool… But i’ve heard that this is normal as its your brushes way of clearing out all the badness from your pores.
Because Sigma products are hard to come by in Ireland, I purchased mine online at http://www.cloud10beauty.com/ for only 39.95 yo yos! For anybody interested here’s the direct to the product on this site where you can buy NOW! http://www.cloud10beauty.com/sigma-cleansing-polishing-tool.html
Now, because I don’t own/have used the Clarisonic.. I cannot state which is better, My judgement rests only on my experience with the Sigma one. However, in my opinion.. if the Sigma one works well, does the job and is a hellova lot cheaper.. why not just go with the cheaper one?
If any of you out there, has tried both the Clarisonic and the Sigma cleansing and polishing tool…could you please tell me which one is better…and if the Clarisonic is worth the price?
For now anyway, I’m very very content with my little Sigma.
Well that’s all for now folks. Hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any products youd like me to review please let me know, and I shall do my best. Hope all of you had a really lovely Easter. I’m currently harvesting a substantial chocolate food baby!
OH and just a quick note: For anybody who is interested in entering my Giveaway to win some No.7 goodies.. make sure you enter now at this link https://atinysliceofkate.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/ohmahgawd-another-giveaway/ as it ends tomorrow! Good luck to everybody! 🙂
Thank y’all for reading and until next time Byeeeee! Kx 🙂