Michael Todd Soniclear Cleansing System

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When it comes to beauty brushes only one name comes to mind, but did you know that there are other fish in the sea? I recently had the opportunity to try new Michael Todd Soniclear Cleansing System features World’s first antibacterial cleansing brush, and also compared it to other non-standard sonic cleansing tools from my stash: Foreo LUNA Mini and Clinique Purifying Cleansing Brush.

How does Michael Todd Soniclear compare to Clarisonic brush alternatives Foreo LUNA Mini and Clinique Purifying Cleansing Brush? I’m sure many of you are familiar with Michael Todd, or at least heard the name, because their products were featured in lots of different subscription boxes over the past couple of years. As for me, I’m a big fan of their Pumpkin Mask – a powerful enzyme exfoliating treatment that smells like pumpkin pie. Michael Todd has proven that they can make amazing skin care products, but what about gadgets?

How does Michael Todd Soniclear compare to Clarisonic brush alternatives Foreo LUNA Mini and Clinique Purifying Cleansing Brush? Soniclear Cleansing System was designed as a universal device that provides thorough cleansing and exfoliating for face and body. The starter kit comes with one antimicrobial face brush with brush cover; one antimicrobial body brush with brush cover; charging cradle; charging cord; and the control handle itself. In case you happen to lose or break something, Michael Todd offers a variety of replacement parts and some additional accessories, like a hard shell travel case and a body brush extension.

How does Michael Todd Soniclear compare to Clarisonic brush alternatives Foreo LUNA Mini and Clinique Purifying Cleansing Brush? Sonic brushes are currently the best way to thoroughly cleanse the skin. Unlike oscillating brushes [spinning] that are basically mechanized scrubs, sonic technology helps to gently push out dirt, oil, makeup, and dead skin cells clogging the pores with speeds up to 300 pulses per second. Michael Todd Soniclear Cleansing System can be used at six different intensity settings – three for the face, and three for the body; the control handle automatically adjusts the speed based on which brush it currently has attached. Well aren’t you a smart little trinket!

How does Michael Todd Soniclear compare to Clarisonic brush alternatives Foreo LUNA Mini and Clinique Purifying Cleansing Brush? Speaking of little… actually, it is not. Soniclear brush is a weighty and hefty device; it’s larger in size than any other brush I’ve seen. This can be good in many ways, for example when getting your guy to follow a skin care routine. My husband finds it hard to hold a dainty LUNA Mini, and its round shape makes no sense to him [the cleansing pattern is not intuitive for someone who never used a tool like this before]. This thing does. It’s easy to hold in hands of all sizes, and soft rubberized handle ensures slip-free grip – a much-needed feature when using Soniclear in the shower.

How does Michael Todd Soniclear compare to Clarisonic brush alternatives Foreo LUNA Mini and Clinique Purifying Cleansing Brush? I bet you’re all wondering how Michael Todd Soniclear Cleansing System compares to other sonic brushes? Well, I’m sure there’s a load of comparisons between Soniclear and Clarisonic out there already, so I won’t be adding anything new to the table, but I wanted to show you how it fares against Foreo LUNA Mini and Clinique Purifying Cleansing Brush.

[col1]Foreo LUNA Mini

Pros:

  • compact
  • two speeds
  • waterproof
  • travel-friendly
  • suitable for the most sensitive skin
  • lasts forever when fully charged – over 400 uses
  • can be used for applying skincare
  • no need for buying brush heads
  • two year warranty

Cons:

  • the design makes it hard to reach some areas of the face [/col1]
[col2]Clinique Cleansing Brush

Pros:

  • very lightweight
  • teardrop shape of the brush head makes it easy to clean hard to reach areas around the nose
  • waterproof
  • price – it’s the cheapest of the bunch
  • two year warranty

Cons:

  • only one speed
  • one standard brush type [at the time of this review]
  • plain plastic handle easily slips out of my hand
  • green tip of the brush is too abrasive[/col2]
[col3]Michael Todd Soniclear

Pros:

  • comes with both face and body brushes
  • waterproof
  • six speeds
  • unique antibacterial technology
  • non-slip handle
  • visual charge indicator
  • suitable for sensitive skin
  • easy to hold and use
  • two year warranty

Cons:

  • bulky
  • one standard brush type [at the time of this review] [/col3]

How does Michael Todd Soniclear compare to Clarisonic brush alternatives Foreo LUNA Mini and Clinique Purifying Cleansing Brush? THE VERDICT: Out of the three, Michael Todd Soniclear is the brush I use most often in my own skincare routine, followed by Foreo LUNA. I almost never use my Clinique brush anymore, because Soniclear has all the same features and much more. If you are trying to make a decision between this one and any of the Clarisonics, I say go for Michael Todd. It just looks and feels better, and easily trumps other brushes that I’ve tried as far as performance goes; although I still prefer Luna for traveling. Even though Soniclear only has one brush to choose from, on the lowest speed that basic generic brush is gentler on the skin than Clarisonic’s sensitive attachment, so my skin isn’t red or tight afterward.

PURCHASE: $149 USD at Michael Todd, Birchbox [use your points and discounts!].

What about you, ladies, do you have a sonic cleansing brush? What do you like/dislike about it? Let me know in the comments below!


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  • I have a Clarisonic Mia! I really love how clean these kind of brushes get your face!

    • Right? I didn’t think these brushes were a necessity until I bought my first one, and now it’s an essential step in my skincare routine.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Love my Soniclear! I have to try their cleanser some day too

    • Glad to hear you love it, too, Allison! It’s a great brush, and definitely not “another Clarisonic knock off”. Their system really feels unique and complex, even though they look similar 🙂

  • I’ve only used cheapie spin brushes before the Soniclear, and I like it a lot. Blows the spin brushes out of the water! I want the handle attachment. I’ve always wanted to try the Luna, but maybe now I don’t need to…

    • Right? Sonic cleansing is gentler than spinning brushes, and makes the skin feel so nice and soft! If you had a choice between Luna and Soniclear, I’d definitely pick Soniclear.

  • I’ve not used anything like this – I never got deep enough into a routine before!

    • It’s one of those things that you didn’t know you needed until you start using them. I only started using a brush like this 3 years ago, and can’t imagine my routine without one anymore.

  • I would love to try this one out. I didn’t care for the Clarisonic.

    • I thought Clarisonic was just okay, between that and Luna I’d choose the latter.

  • This would be wonderful for the body. I worry about the size, tho… I do love my Clarisonic for the face

    • It’s certainly bulkier than any other brush I’ve seen, but I feel like it’s gentler than Clarisonic.

  • Michael Todd is awesome 🙂

    • Right? I like their skin care products, too!

  • marciaf

    I still haven’t used the body brush but the face brush is great. It’s what’s on my counter right now.

    • Glad to hear that you are also liking Soniclear system, it replaced my other brushes, except for Luna, which I still use for traveling.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Great comparison. I will buy this once my Clarisonic breaks

    • Glad you found this comparison helpful. I was excited to see that Soniclear is not just another cheaply made Clarisonic dupe, but a really high quality cleansing system.

  • I can’t wait to give this a try! It looks promising!

    • Can’t wait to read about your experience!

  • BTBAshley

    This sonic brush is definitely on my beauty tools wish list. Sounds like it’s better than the Clarisonic.

    • In my opinion, it is better indeed, although I know some people are devoted to their Clarisonics.

  • I have the Soniclear as well, and I love it!

    • It’s a great system, you can tell Michael Todd put a lot of research into it.

  • cindyprimebeauty

    I love the Soniclear as well and use it much more than my Luna or Clarisonic.

    • Likewise! Luna used to be my most used brush, but Soniclear took over and is still my favorite.

  • I’ve been trying a Luna dupe so I really want to try this as well!

    • How are you liking that Luna dupe? I think it’s a clever idea to have an all-silicone brush, so you never have to replace those brush heads. That’s one reason why I can’t part with mine; and it’s also good for traveling.