Free shipping on all orders over $39

Sirius Infusonic- reviewed and rejected

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
Reviewed by admin February 29, 2012 3 Comments
The Sirius Infusonic sonic infusion device ($129) will not be available until Mar 14, 2012; however, I have been testing a prototype for a few weeks. Normally, testing a prototype would be exciting, but I admit I was frustrated by the lack of available information. Moreover, the information I was given was conflicting, to say the least. Generally, I can size up a product relatively quickly by reviewing the ingredients list, but testing a device is altogether different. The Infusonic claims to use ultrasound technology to infuse skin, achieving “deeper penetration of products.” That’s quite a lofty assertion as there are essentially very few ways to achieve transdermal delivery to skin. The epidermis (outermost layer of skin) has a protective barrier that selectively allows certain substances to permeate skin. Most cosmetic-use ingredients are “macromolecular” or too large to diffuse into skin.

The Infusonic supposedly uses the same technology as the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System. In fact, I was given the Sept 2010 clinical efficacy study on the Clarisonic Opal as support for the Infusonic. That’s unfortunate because Marta found the Clarisonic Opal to be monumentally unintelligent. Even more regrettable, upon subsequent review of the Clarisonic Opal study, I discarded it because the Opal and the Infusonic employ completely different frequencies, rendering the devices incomparable.

In esthetics, professional ultrasound equipment is used to penetrate products and for cellulite reduction. However, a certain frequency is required in order to use sonic waves for effective product penetration. According to the most recent update (June 2011) to ultrasound technology studies, “low‐frequency ultrasound is significantly more potent in enhancing skin permeability (1-3 MHz).” I was told the Infusonic operates at 6 MHz frequency, which is double the effective threshold of 1 to 3 MHz.

Furthermore, I have found nearly identical devices to the Infusonic all over the web making completely different claims to the devices’ abilities. There is the Ultrasonic facial beauty machine, which uses “photon therapy.” And there are a couple of varieties of the device on Amazon.com that indicate the device uses 5 MHz frequency and claims to be a face lifter of sorts. Science aside, my own use of the device wasn’t exactly successful. I was told that that the Infusonic can be used with any serum, cream, lotion or moisturizer. However, any time I used a heavy type of cream with the Infusonic, there was usually product residue left on the skin, indicating that the product hadn’t properly absorbed.

Does the Infusonic enable sonic infusion? I siriusly doubt it.
  • April 30, 2012

    by let me stay anon

    Awesome! Thanks!

  • April 29, 2012

    by Marta

    Yes, we'll be happy to have another tester set up. I'm also interested to see how this works.

  • April 29, 2012

    by let me stay anon

    Are you gonna review the final version of this? They had SIGNIFICANT bumps along the road in regards to release date. Maybe they improved it. It does 5 million pulses a second, better than any finger tapping could do, that's why I want to see a rereview if it really stills sucks or not.

You are leaving a comment on below...

My review

Reviewing >

7+8=
-or- Cancel my review
* Required Fields
truth in aging's five best

Truth In Aging's Five Best

The very best to choose from for your skin concerns.

Read More

truth in aging videos

Truth In Aging Videos

Helpful how-tos and reviews from Marta and friends.

Watch Now

meet our contributors

Meet Our Contributors

The TIA community consists of our trusted reviewers.

Meet Them

be inspired

Be Inspired

Inspiring thoughts and women who are aging gracefully.

Read More

  Loading...