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Sirius Skinsonic System- reader reviewed

Reviewed by TIA Community Member May 16, 2011 3 Comments

by Laura

Thanks to the kind folks at Truth in Aging, I was recently sent a Sirius Skinsonic System ($49.95) to review for TIA readers. I have now been using my Skinsonic for about three weeks. I have found it to be a good cleansing tool with some definite pros and cons.

First of all, the Skinsonic comes with five attachments! Granted, at first I wondered if I would need or even use all of them, but I was determined to give each one a try. It was fun trying them out. The brush comes with a normal skin brush, one for sensitive skin, an exfoliation applicator (for applying scrubs and the like), a hydration applicator for applying moisturizers, and a massaging applicator. I did notice that the hydration and exfoliation applicators looked and felt exactly the same, so I wondered if perhaps there was a packing mistake. I would be curious to hear from other users if this was the case with their systems as well. My skin is sensitive, so I started out using the sensitive skin brush. After using that for a few days, I decided I wanted more exfoliation and changed to the normal skin brush.  It does a pretty good job at gently exfoliating my skin. I tried the other attachments and found the toning attachment to be my other favorite - it’s a nubby massager that I like to use with my moisturizer. It feels wonderful, like a gentle face massage. The other attachments...well I tried them, bit I found myself wondering why I was using them and ended up preferring to apply my moisturizer by hand. The Sirius handle is small and manageable, and I liked that it didn’t felt too hefty. It’s also battery operated, so no need to worry about recharging it when traveling. I think it would be a good system for someone who travels a lot and needs a compact cleansing tool for everyday use.

In comparison with other systems, I have only tried the Clarisonic (my mom uses one) a few times. I think that the Skinsonic is a good, less pricey alternative, but lacks some of the power of the Clarisonic. I felt myself wanting a little more “oomph” from the Sirius system, and it does only come with one speed. On a good note, it did tickle my nose much less than the Clarisonic! I would probably prefer the Clarisonic to the Skinsonic for the power alone if the price difference were not so huge.

The verdict? After a few weeks, my skin looks and feels smoother. I still haven’t been able to get rid of the pesky blackheads on my nose, but I’ve almost given up on getting rid of them anyway after having them since I was a teenager. I am 36 with a good deal of sun damage and fine wrinkles, and am also 32 weeks pregnant. I have seen less of the delightful pregnancy-induced breakouts since I’ve been using the Sirius, and I will continue to use it throughout my pregnancy and beyond. It’s not the most powerful system I have tried, but I like it for everyday cleansing to keep my skin looking polished and bright. Thanks, Truth in Aging, for the opportunity to try out the Sirius Skinsonic system! I now have another tool added to my arsenal of anti-aging weapons!

  • April 19, 2012

    by Marta

    Hi Connie
    I am sorry to hear about this. The product is shipped to us directly from Sirius and we then ship it to customers without opening. We will take this up with manufacturer as we take it very seriously. In the meantime, we have suspended sales of the product. Customer service will be in touch with you today to resolve this with you. Thank you, Marta

  • April 19, 2012

    by Connie

    I just rec'd my order, but I found the brushes had been used before, they are very dirty, please follow up instantly. I feel very disappointed of your company.

  • May 16, 2011

    by jc

    just wanted to comment on your blackhead situation....do you use a good bha on that area? generally a good, properly formulated bha will do wonders for clogged pores!

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