After using my latest facial brush to within an inch of its life, I was on the look out for a suitable replacement. I've been a faithful user of facial brushes for years now and although it's quite likely that I'm gonna purchase a Clarisonic if
Santa, my parents choose to ignore the blatant hints I've been dropping over the past few days, being the bargain hunter that I am, I wanted to exhaust all other options first.
So whilst browing Sephora.com a couple of weeks ago, trying to decide what to waste my money on next, I came across the Precision Pore Cleansing Pad - described as a flexible, silicone pad which helps to gently exfoliate the skin and clean pores, the rave reviews on Sephora.com got me pretty excited. I just had to buy this, it sounded too good to be true and even better, it only cost $5!
A day later, it was mine. In hindsight, I wish it wasn't.
First of all, I don't need to own a Clarisonic in order to know that the reviewer who likened this TO the Clarisonic was talking out of their lipglossed a**!
Since returning from New York my skin has been a total nightmare. A long haul flight combined with a weeks worth of late nights and early starts has left me looking ravaged. My skin is the driest it's been in forever and I'm currently sporting a delightful rash on my forehead caused by lord knows what (perhaps the change in climate, I dunno). I was hoping this would offer it some much needed exfoliation without aggravating it further. How wrong was I ...
This is nothing more than a piece of rubber with bristles that fails to cleanse my skin properly. Its performance is further hindered by the awkward handle which is difficult to grasp with a firm grip once it gets wet. I'm at a loss as to why this has been rated so highly by Sephora customers. It swirled my cleanser around my face pathetically, failing to lift dirt or dead skin cells and basically did nothing to enhance my cleansing experience.
Do yourself a favour the next time you're in Sephora and spot this, don't pick it up! There's a reason why it's so cheap.
Has anybody else tried this?