New Cleansing and Polishing Tool! Sigma is known for their makeup brush line, but they are coming out with lots of new products. This post is in no means a review, I just got this today and while opening it took these pictures for you guys. I will go over how it looks and what it's supposed to do.
When I first heard about this product, I thought Sigma was doing a cheaper knockoff of the Clarisonic (Sigma claims their version is better). I did some research on the Clarisonic and what makes it different and more effective than all these other rotating brush products is that it's 'sonic', "Clarisonic systems use a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to gently, yet thoroughly remove 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone." I've never used a Clarisonic, but I have used drugstore dupes of it, like the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvenator. Basically what this product is meant to do is be an applicator for your skincare, you place your favourite cleanser or exfoliator on the brush head and then apply it to your face. The brush head vibrates or rotates and massaging the product into your skin, exfoliating dead skin cells and exposing fresh healthy skin.
Sigma beauty website for $39 and comes in a pink plastic case, which is cute and handy for travel and keeping all the parts together. You get the cleansing and polishing tool and 3 different interchangeable brush heads. The product does not come with batteries, and requires 2 AA batteries, there are no cords or plugins needed, this is battery operated. Since it's battery operated however, it's definitely not as high-powered as something that you would plug in. You'll also get a brochure that explains how to use the product.
Would I recommend this product? I think $39 is reasonable for this product. I like the idea of having a brush to apply my skincare products, it's like the lazy person's approach! However, I will have to force myself to remember to use this since I am more likely to just use my hands to apply products. If you can't afford the Clarisonic or don't want to invest that much money in a product, perhaps this Sigma version is a viable substitute, it's worth giving a try. What do you girls think?
Update: I wouldn't recommend to use this product on your face, it's way too rough. I do use this occasionally to exfoliate my body, in the summer I used it to scrub off my self tanning products. Does not substitute a Clarisonic for me at all.