Clarisionic Dupe? Sirius Skin Sonic Review

Disclaimer: I purchased this item myself

So about a month and a bit ago I was buying some props for some upcoming videos on Amazon and I saw this advert for a brush which looked like the famous Clarisonic.

Now, if you don’t know what the Clarisonic is it is a brush which is meant to:

  • Removes 6x more makeup than manual cleansing
  • Leaves skin feeling and looking smoother
  • Cleanses so well that products absorb better
  • Gentle enough for twice daily use
  • Helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Helps reduce the appearance of visible pores
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Now here is the thing….the Clarisonic cost’s a whopping £179-£150 depending on which version you buy. Not cheap!

So when I saw this other company (Sirius Skin Sonic) had a similar brush for a fraction of the price (£43 including postage) I was intrigued.

Before I bought it I did a fair bit of research, checking out blogs and online reviews to see what people’s opinion of it was. The overwhelming response seemed to be that people (some of whom had used the Clarisonic in the past) loved it and thought it worked just as well.

Decided to risk it and bough it.

I figured that even if it didn’t work I could review it, and if it did work hopefully it would transform my skin.

After buying it it took around a month and a week to arrive. Seeing as it was from the US I’m not that surprised to took so long, but I won’t lie, when if finally did arrive I was hopping around like a kid in a candy shop. I think the postman thinks I’m mad now…

It came with the handle, five different brush heads and a holder. Unlike the Clarisonic you need to use batteries for this one instead of re-charging it.

Some people wont like that, personally I prefer it that way. I hate it when the battery is flat and you have to wait for it to re-charge instead of just slipping in  a pair of new batteries.

How does it work?

For those of you who are not aware how the Clarisonic works what it essentialy dose is is vibrates, bouncing the rubbish out and off your skin instead of roughly scrubbing your skin. Because of this it is much more gentle than other skin cleaning systems, and is able to deep clean the skin more effectively.

It feels like a little brush massaging your skin, it doesn’t rub the skin at all. But you have to be careful not to get too relaxed and over clean your skin because it’s so relaxing.

Skinsonic Skincare System includes:

Sonic Device . Brush Head for Normal Skin . Brush Head for Sensitive Skin . Exfoliation Applicator . Hydration Applicator . Toning Attachment . Storage Cradle . 2 Duracell Batteries

Sounds a bid sad but I really liked the fact that I could just take the Sonic Device out and turn it on, batteries already in, up and running instantly.

Something else which surprised me was how easy it was to put on and take off the brush heads. It literally just snaps on and off. It doesn’t wobble around when it’s on, just “click” on “click” off. Easy.

So far I’m happy, but I will be trying it out for the next two/three weeks, taking pictures each week to see if there is an improvement in my skin. I really hope it works, I’ve struggled for years with blackheads and if this get’s rid of them I will be over the moon!

…and now to shatter any illusions my subscribers/readers have of my “perfect” skin. Ahhhh….lighting and makeup…the difference you make :)


  1. says

    Ohh now I am intrigued! I’m really looking forward to the next review and your opinions about the Skinsonic, it sounds fantastic and it could definitely be a perfect Christmas present for my sister (and myself ahah). Thank you so much Klaire :)
    Oh and don’t worry about your skin, it’s so hard to have a perfect complexion. I wonder whether the Skinsonic might be the solution…

  2. says

    Thanks for the review :) Can’t wait to see what you think of it in a couple of weeks. I’ve been wanting one of those for such a long time, because i really suffer from my bad skin. :)

  3. Bijou says

    hey klaire,
    can you tell me how this brush feels on your skin? is it a rubbing sensation, or a vibration. i heard alot about clarisonic, but i am not sure if my skin can use it. a cheaper alternative looks nice, but it has to be rly gentle. i have dry sensitive skin. i cant use most regular peelings cuz it stays red for hours!



  4. says

    You have great skin missus! I loved this post as I’ve been dying to try something like the Clarisonic, and had been considering the Sigma Cleansing & Polishing tool, but this might be better :)

  5. says

    Oh, sounds like it’d work well! Hope it works out well, I’ll be looking forward to your updates on this thing!

    Your skin still looks quite nice :3

  6. says

    But it is not the same as the Cleansing & Polishing Tool to Sigma? But in Sigma only costs 39$
    Either way this looks better. Thanks for another good review.

  7. says

    I’ve also been thinking about purchasing the Clarisonic or Skinsonic but there are so many mixed reviews! Even with the Clarisonic… many glowing reviews but also some which mentions it causing massive break outs even though its been used to the proper instruction so I’m a bit wary of investing in either.

    Apparently the Clarisonic oscillates and the Sirius Skinsonic only vibrates which is a big difference.

    Hope it works out for you and I’ll also be looking forward to your updates!

  8. says

    Thanks for the review !

    Hope it will work well !

    I’ve seen that Sigma also have a dupe of the clarisonic, do you know if it is good ?

  9. says

    I am looking forward to this. I have wanted a Clarisonic since I heard of them but, since I can buy a damned x-box 360 for that price, I’ve never gone for it. I’ll be happy to know there is a cheaper alternative that works just as well.

  10. says

    I am SO excited for your reviews in the upcoming weeks on how well this works!! I’m a huge skin care fanatic and I’ve always been baffled at the price of the Clairsonic (I generally don’t even pay much for cleaners, I’m a DIY person) but I would love this, especially if it would help clear up my black heads!! Looking forward to the future posts!!