The original automatic brush cleanser was made famous non other than the Clarisonic. Clarisonic dominated this market for quite some time with other lower end brands like Neutrogena trying to emulate this success. After the vibrating BB machines became a hit last year, the Korean cosmetic industry wanted to go with that wave and introduced vibrating cleansers. They share a similar concept with the Clarisonic except that this one is just less advanced than the Clarisonic. However, as this product is not trying to compete at the luxury level but more in the mid-entry level. Coreana has a similar device, except that their brush doesn’t do a complete rotation spin but it just vibrates which is why it is less expensive compared to the Elishacoy machine.
Here is the introduction from the Wishtrend website :
Here is a mini comparison between the two :
|Price of replacement brush||$25||$22.80|
|Brush Type||5 different brush types||2 brush types|
|Brush||Less dense||Very densely packed|
|Rotation||Oscillating ( swing back and forth but not 360 degrees rotation )|| |
360 degrees rotation ( 2 options : right to left, left to right )
|Speed||1 to 2 levels depending on model||2 levels ( high and low )|
300 movements per second
|400 movements per second|
|Brush Features||Adapted to skin type||Anti micro bacterial brush, small blackhead brush|
The machine comes in a nice pink box, the machine with the brush, completed with an instructions booklet with the warranty card, a pair of batteries and a small box packed with the small blackhead brush which is purchased separately. It fits perfect in my hands and is convenient to carry around because of it’s light weight.
This brush would make quite a nice bb cream or foundation brush I think. Anybody up to trying this? Its extremely soft and densely packed and has a round tip as oppose to the flat tips of a normal brush to be able to reach effectively into pores and making cleansing more efficient. The brush is anti-bacterial and this is important as bacteria gets trapped easily on brushes. The blackhead brush on the other hand is made of a different material and it’s really tiny. Its perfect to clean the nose area as well as the chin where black and white heads are quite persistent.
Here I made a comparison between cleaning my skin with the brush as well as with without brush and later on used cotton pads soaked in cleansing oil to check if there was any remaining residues. As you can see, the results are quite obvious. The cotton pad with normal cleansing was much dirtier than the latter.
Here is a photo of my nose after using the blackhead brush cleansing
You can watch further tests done on this machine via this video below :
I used this brush daily, but I realized that it was micro-exfoliating my skin too much that it started to peel and when I checked the instructions, it was advised to be used 1-2 a week. Ooops, my mistake. If you have oily skin, you can use this more often, but those with normal to dry skin – try and stick to the 1-2 times a week.
It delivers what it promises and adds a nice routine. I know many are going to ask how is this compared to the Clarisonic. In my opinion, they both do almost the same thing but Clarisonic marketed the product better since it was tailored as a luxury beauty product – but this product is just the same. The Elishacoy has more of a dense brush, its able to rotate three hundred and sixty degrees clockwise and anticlockwise for double effectiveness. It has a 400 movements compared to the Clarisonic. It has the extra blackhead brush which I like and its really light to bring around although bulky. I like the Clarisonic for it’s convenience as I don’t have to buy a new battery each time it finishes and has a more sophisticated oscillation movement.
Should you get it ? If you have dry skin, and do a 2 step cleansing every night this shouldn’t be necessary for you. But those of you who have always wanted to try, or have greasier skin with pore problems – this might be an investment in the long run.
There’s always some promotions on the Wishtrend website for this and at times you could get a discount found all over the internet, as well as the Beauty Steal section. There is an interesting deal going on at the moment which gives you a free blackhead brush as well as a free fullsize Elishacoy cleanser. Wishtrend has a 10% discount code which is valid until the month of June but I think the Beauty Steal deal above is still more worth it. However you could use the code for the whole shop for the month of june by entering ‘OORWBMMC’