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EXCITING new review: Sigma Cleansing and Polishing Tool

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.

The handy case with two extra detachable brush heads
Leaflet showing the three choices of brush heads

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:

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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 🙂

20 thoughts on “EXCITING new review: Sigma Cleansing and Polishing Tool”

    1. Hi there, yeah its really handy cause you can swap the brushes depending on your skin type..or for days when you need a really good exfoliation. It doesn’t actually state if it’s waterproof or not but I have brought it into the shower and it still works great…so I guess it must be! Hope that helps…

    1. Hi there! Yeah i’m a sucker for a bargain. The Clarisonic has been on my wishlist for aaaages but I honestly couldnt bring myself to fork out that much money for it. When I found out about this Sigma version, I jumped at buying it and I think i’m happy to stick with it! It’s cheap and cheerful and does the job! 🙂 Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  1. OMG, thank you for this review! I’ve always wanted a Clarisonic but just could not shell out that kind of money. I found a web site that sells the sigma in the U.S. I can’t wait to try this out!

    1. Hi there! Oh yay! I seriously do recommend it! It’s actually already really helped my skin and I’ve only used it for just over 2weeks. In my opinion, I don’t see the need to fork out so much money for something, when theres a cheaper alternative that does a pretty darn good job! Really glad you liked this review. Thanks for your comment! Also, please dont hesitate to ask any questions about this product, i tried to cover everything but I’m sure I left something out! 🙂 xx

  2. Wow, Kate!.. Awesome review.. I can’t wait to buy it.. probably I will treat myself to this Sigma product for my bday :).. Thank you for reviewing this!

    1. Hi there! Thank you so much! and yes, I definitely think you should get this… it’s so great! And no problem at all, just hope it helped! let me know if you have anymore questions about it!:) xx

    1. Hi there! You are so very very welcome! I know exactly how you feel… i’ve been looking for an alternative to the expensive Clarisonic for aaaages. so when I found this, I just have to rave about it! Thanks so much for your comment! 🙂

  3. I haven’t tried this brush, but I do own the Clarisonic and love it! I know it’s expensive and normally, I would never have spent so much on any one product or tool, but after trying many different manual and battery powered brushes that would work for awhile or are too harsh, I just decided to go for it and buy a Clarisonic. I’m super glad I did because it’s very gentle, but works effectively and also has good quality brushes and is rechargeable and waterproof.

    1. Hi there! Oh I totally agree with you, I’ve heard loads of good things about it and i’m sure it is actually worth the money! I just couldn’t justify paying that much for it..ha maybe one day! Loving the Sigma cleansing and polishing tool so far..but maybe one day ill be able to buy the clarisonic to try it out! Thanks for the comment! 🙂

  4. You should wash your face twice if you have makeup on, once before using brush to remove the makeup, then use the brush. Otherwise you’re basically cramming makeup deeper into your pores by scrubbing with the brush. Which is why you broke out. 😁

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