A while ago I started using the Sirius Sonic Skincare System*, so I thought now would be a good time to share my thoughts. It’s marketed as a more purse-friendly rival to the Clarisonic and retails exclusively at Boots for £65.
The Sirius Sonic kit contains 5 interchangeable heads; 2 different brush heads (one normal, one sensitive), 2 sponge applicators for exfoliating and toning and 1 massage head for applying moisturiser. It’s battery operated and comes with a similar stand to the Clarisonic, meaning it’s pretty easy to store and I do like the fact that it doesn’t need charging as I am rubbish at remembering to charge things, although I realise most people prefer something rechargeable.
I’m in mixed minds about how to review this as I have read so many positive reviews, but a lot of those reviews are from people who haven’t used the Clarisonic. I’m a bit of a cleansing brush addict (I currently have four!) so I’d like to think I can offer a fairly informed review. For me, the Sirius Sonic is just a little bit too clunky which results in the cleansing itself feeling too harsh. The thing I like about the Clarisonic is that, even at the top setting with the normal brush head, it feels as though it’s being incredible gentle and kind with my skin, whereas the Sirius Sonic feels like it’s a lot more aggressive; not so aggressive that I’m left red or sore though and it’s still an adequate cleansing brush.
I found the sponge applicators a little counterproductive due to the fact that they’ll absorb a lot of product before there’s anything residual left to work into the skin. However, I did really like the massage head as the strength of the vibrations are solid enough to really work moisturiser in and leave skin feeling like it’s had a good massage. I especially like using it when I’ve had a stressful day as I tend to lock my jaw when I’m stressed and this is brilliant for releasing tension.
Where I think it’s gone wrong with the Sirius Sonic is that it’s marketed as a competitor to the Clarisonic and I would imagine this is why those who haven’t used the Clarisonic are thrilled with it as it’s a really good brush in its own right. However, having used the Clarisonic for quite some time, I don’t believe the Sirius Sonic is as good as it’s more expensive rival. Therefore, my thoughts are that if you can afford a Clarisonic then you should definitely go for it, but if you can’t justify the huge expenditure then the Sirius Sonic is a more reasonably priced cleansing brush as at the end of the day, they both achieve the exact same thing which is extra deeply cleansed skin.
Sirius Sonic is a Boots exclusive priced at £65.