* 10 effective alternatives to the Clarisonic Mia 2
* Devices for clearer skin and better product absorption
* Includes multi-attachment models at gentle prices
The Clarisonic face cleansing brush was inspired by the Sonicare toothbrush, the top-seller of its category in 2001. Available since 2004, the Clarisonic brush utilizes much of the same technology as its forebearer, such as sonic vibrations and zero-damage brushes. Only instead of using it on your teeth, you use it on your skin. These features help promote tighter pores and allow for better skin care absorption.
The Clarisonic rose to popularity after Oprah featured it on her show, and top beauty publications lavished it with awards. To date, Clarisonic’s most popular model has been the Mia 2, a compact version of the original. As the device’s popularity crested, competitors began offering more affordable alternatives to the original.
Here, we’ve found 10 alternatives to the Clarisonic cleansing brush that are just as effective — and even easier on the wallet.
1. FOREO LUNA 2 Facial Cleansing Brush
The FOREO Luna has been giving Clarisonic a run for its money for a while now, and for good reason. In just two minutes, it gently removes 99.5% of dirt, dead skin cells and blackheads with sonic technology, all while minimizing the appearance of pores. It only takes three days to see results and your skin will be brighter and softer. Plus, you don’t have to worry about any gross buildup on the brush, since the quick-drying silicone resists bacteria.
2. SHISEIDO Cleansing Massage Brush
When you’re looking to give your foaming facial cleanser a boost, reach for this brush. The gentle massage it delivers will help you clean better and deeper. The soft, tapered bristles and silicone cushions make it safe for sensitive skin, while the curved handle provides ergonomic ease.
Buy: SHISEIDO Cleansing Massage Brush $33.50
3. PMD Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device
BEST FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
Designed to work on any skin type, whether you’re dry, oily, normal or combination, this will get your complexion squeaky clean and glowing. The 7,000 vibrations per minute work to break down dirt and oil from deep within the pores, helping treat and prevent acne. It also leaves skin looking firm, lifted and toned.Buy: PMD Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device $99.00
4. Mary Kay Skinvigorate Sonic Skin Care System
BEST BONUS FEATURES
Have 60 seconds to spare? Then you might want to spend it using this brush that’ll deliver seriously smooth and clean skin. Compared to cleansing with your hands, it removes four times more dirt, oil, pollutants and impurities. You can customize it to meet your needs, since it has three speeds: gentle, standard and power. Another bonus: Thanks to the Mary Kay Skinvigorate Sonic Facial Massage Head, this sonic skin care system does more than just cleanse. Snap it on and use it with your go-to serum for an extra dose of self-care.
5. Olay Prox Advanced Facial Cleansing Brush System
If you’re looking to turn back the clock, this is the brush for you. Olay recommends using your favorite anti-aging moisturizer immediately afterward, since it’s designed to help your skin soak up its hydration and perks. Featuring two speeds, the rotating brush deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates, giving your skin’s texture a smoothing refresh. The system comes with the Facial Cleansing Brush, Cleansing Brush Head, Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser and two AA batteries, giving you plenty of bang for your buck.
Buy: Olay Prox Advanced Facial Cleansing Brush System $19.00
6. Cleansing by Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
Like everything else Clinique does, a lot of science went into this brush, so you know it works. Developed by dermatologists to work for all skin types, the brush is gentle enough for sensitive skin. The tapered head shape lets you get into tough to reach spots, like around your nose, where sebum and dead skin can easily build up. To make sure you won’t overdo it, the brush has a 30-second timer, which is shorter than most other cleansing brushes.Buy: Cleansing by Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush $49.00
7. EterBeauty Cleansing Brush
This complete face and body cleansing system comes equipped with a waterproof two-speed motor and five different brush attachments for a full range of exfoliation cleaning. The sponge and soft-brush options are ideal for a gentle wash, while a stiffer brush and pumice can be used for a deeper clean or rough skin removal.
8. SOLO Mio for Him
BEST FOR GUYS
This gentle cleansing brush is designed especially for men’s skin, working to give the pores a deep clean and prevent breakouts without causing irritation. Like the other options on list, this vibrating brush will help cleanse skin, keep pores tight and give an overall glowing look to his face.
9. Fancii 6-in-1 Electric Facial Cleansing Brush
Offering the most extensive range of attachments of our selections, Fancii’s electric cleansing brush gives you six ways to clean and exfoliate. There are three options for the face, including a silicone bristled brush and a nubby massager, plus choices of foam, pumice and body brush.
10. OKACHI GLIYA Electric Rotating Facial Cleansing Brush
360-degree rotation delivers a deep clean that’s on par with more expensive models. It comes with two zero-damage brush heads — one for normal skin and one for sensitive skin. It’s a great option for those with combination skin, or when you just need a gentler clean.