I was RIDE or DIE for my Clarisonic for YEARS . I remember working in ULTA & wanting one so bad! Then I finally got one for Christmas. This was about 5 years ago & I have used the Clarisonic off & on ever since then. I want to compare the Clarisonic to the ZOE to explore the differences.
What I love about my Clarisonic
How deep clean my skin felt
Exfoliation I got from using
The timed sections
What I didn't love about the Clarisonic
Replacing the heads $$$
Charging it ALL the time
Harboring of bacteria
Skin often burned after use
This brings me to the Zoe. When I first discovered the Zoe I was like yes, this is exactly what I didn't know I was looking for. Its made from a highly durable medical grade antimicrobial silicone & literally is designed to not harbor bacteria. Which I feel should be everyones number one priority when looking for a skin care brush. Something I definitely did not think about 5 years ago.
What I love about Zoe
cleanses & massages
applies skin care products - penetrating deeper into the skin than apply with hands
no replacement heads needed
300 uses on a single charge (not even joking, the best charge life ever)
easy to travel with in nano fiber pouch
shape of Zoe, gets closer to eyes & around nose very well - patented shape
What I don't love about Zoe
color selection of the Zoe is not very big
as of right now that is my only complaint - I will keep you updated if any thing changes
What made me change?
Using the Clarisonic for so long & through esthetician school made me question aspects of the Clarisonic. First off the replaceable heads can harbor bacteria, which is why they should be replaced regularly, but this is a HUGE downfall with anyone trying to get rid of acne, because bacteria will cause acne. (Not to mention replacing the heads can get expensive) Since the oscillating heads are a porous nylon material it takes the bristles longer to dry & can cause bacteria to grow. I have never had very much trouble with acne, but my skin wasn't where I wanted it to be with the Clarisonic. So I started looking to other skin care professionals in the industry to see what they were using & sure enough the answer was Zoe.
As if that wasn't enough reason to consider a new brush, remember the burning I mentioned earlier, that is from the brush causing abrasions to my face. Once an abrasion is created that leaves room for the bacteria from bristles to settle in causing acne or clogged pores. This just gives me anxiety thinking about all the bacteria!
Five years ago Clarisonic was the best brush on the market & they definitely had a monopoly, but as time goes on technology & improvements are made in every industry, including the beauty industry. The QYK Sonic Zoe in my opinion blows every other hand held cleaning brush of out of the water today. Consumers are getting more and more educated about their skincare products & this is no exception. QYK Sonic Zoe is the future & 100% where my loyalty is now.