Facial/complexion brushes - good for oily, acne-prone skin?

I'm intrigued with the Clarisonic but can't quite bring myself to fork over $200 for it. I've looked into the Dove SkinVitalizer and Neutrogena Wave but I REALLY don't like how they have their own cleansers. I'm wondering if a good ol' face/complexion brush would do the same job?
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I was wondering the same thing. I'm going to look for one when I'm out and about. After reading many, many reviews on the Clarisonic I am no longer intrigued with it. Even the good reviews aren't all that convincing that this product has HG potential and for $200 I'd expect that. I also saw this presented on QVC or HSN, forget which, and it seemed to me that the key selling point is that you just can't get your face clean enough by hand. I disagree. With the right cleanser and a thorough rinse, I'm confident that my face is clean.
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I'm intrigued with the Clarisonic but can't quite bring myself to fork over $200 for it. I've looked into the Dove SkinVitalizer and Neutrogena Wave but I REALLY don't like how they have their own cleansers. I'm wondering if a good ol' face/complexion brush would do the same job?
Originally Posted by helloitsio

All of these products vibrate rather than scrub the skin, so in that way they are very different than a complexion brush.

I find the Dove and Neutragena products requiring their own cleansing pads to be offputting. I don't know the ingredients, but I suspect they are full of detergents I'd rather not use on my face.

I haven't used the other 2 machines, so I can't say what they're like, but the Clarisonic is an awesome machine...VERY well made, and you can use your own cleanser. I love mine...have had it for about 3 years. LOVE it.
I use one of these . It works fine for me...
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I use one of these . It works fine for me...
Originally Posted by Willow6886
Which do you use, Willow? The Clarisonic or a complexion brush?
3a/medium texture/normal porosity
I use one of these . It works fine for me...
Originally Posted by Willow6886
Which do you use, Willow? The Clarisonic or a complexion brush?
Originally Posted by hmkenny
What a dork! I suppose it would help if I included the link, huh?

Here: http://www.amazon.com/Tide-Stainbrus...1807380&sr=8-4
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i bumped the clarisonic thread. i love it. it's great for my skin. i was reading in dr. denese's skin care book that for oily skin you've got to use chemicals (i.e. salicylic acid and/or peels) and at home microdermabrasion for good skin.....w/ oily skin you have to loosen the gunk that gets trapped and that's the best way. i'm trying to be better about this. i use my clarisonic then follow with a peel or salicylic acid (i use paula's choice liquid).
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I've been using my clarisonic for a couple of months - it's wonderful. I still use the most gentle brush head. I use it each morning and it helps to get rid of any peelies from my retin-a treatment at night.
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i bumped the clarisonic thread. i love it. it's great for my skin. i was reading in dr. denese's skin care book that for oily skin you've got to use chemicals (i.e. salicylic acid and/or peels) and at home microdermabrasion for good skin.....w/ oily skin you have to loosen the gunk that gets trapped and that's the best way. i'm trying to be better about this. i use my clarisonic then follow with a peel or salicylic acid (i use paula's choice liquid).
Originally Posted by luvmylocs

That's true. Many (most?) oily-skinned folks have a problem with exfoliation. Our dead cells are "sticky" and don't shed well on their own. That's why we're more prone to acne, because those unshed cells hand around collecting dirt and bacteria, causing pimples. Those dead cells often look like dry patches of flakey skin, which is why some people complain that they are oily with dry patches and label themselves "combination" skin and often use the wrong products trying to moisturize the flakes, which exacerbates the oil and exfoliation problem even further.

Even though I use chemical exfoliation (SA and other acids), having clogged pores is a constant problem. I have to be vigilent to keep them clear. I think the Clarisonic really helps get the gunk out of my pores that my other products have loosened.
I use one of these . It works fine for me...
Originally Posted by Willow6886
Which do you use, Willow? The Clarisonic or a complexion brush?
Originally Posted by hmkenny
What a dork! I suppose it would help if I included the link, huh?

Here: http://www.amazon.com/Tide-Stainbrus...1807380&sr=8-4
Originally Posted by Willow6886

LOL...you use a Tide Stainbrush on your face?!?!? I hope you've at least substituted a different cleanser to use with it.

Which do you use, Willow? The Clarisonic or a complexion brush?
Originally Posted by hmkenny
What a dork! I suppose it would help if I included the link, huh?

Here: http://www.amazon.com/Tide-Stainbrus...1807380&sr=8-4
Originally Posted by Willow6886

LOL...you use a Tide Stainbrush on your face?!?!? I hope you've at least substituted a different cleanser to use with it.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Yup - I do!

You mean I shouldn't be using the Tide?
If you focus on the negative not only is that what you'll see, that's what you'll be.

What a dork! I suppose it would help if I included the link, huh?

Here: http://www.amazon.com/Tide-Stainbrus...1807380&sr=8-4
Originally Posted by Willow6886

LOL...you use a Tide Stainbrush on your face?!?!? I hope you've at least substituted a different cleanser to use with it.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Yup - I do!

You mean I shouldn't be using the Tide?
Originally Posted by Willow6886
Hey! I have one of those! But I suppose I shouldn't use it on my face if I've already used it on my clothes?
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the Neutrogena Wave thing is useless - too much soap on the pads and doesn't really CLEAN.

i just use a soft-bristle skin brush like the ones from The Body Shop to wash my face.
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Thanks for the replies. I've been following the clear skin regimen after my skin started freaking out on me a few months ago. Now I'm using a soap-free cleanser, BP, a lactic acid moisturizer and SA in the morning. I just bought a complexion brush from Ulta by Earth Therapeutics that had pretty decent reviews on MUA. Hopefully this can work until I swallow my reluctance to buy the Clarisonic.
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QVC has it for $195 + shipping and tax. It comes with 3 type of brush heads where as other stores sell the clarisonic with 2 type of brush heads.

Not sure if it is still on backorder.
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What a dork! I suppose it would help if I included the link, huh?

Here: http://www.amazon.com/Tide-Stainbrus...1807380&sr=8-4
Originally Posted by Willow6886
LOL...you use a Tide Stainbrush on your face?!?!? I hope you've at least substituted a different cleanser to use with it.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Yup - I do!

You mean I shouldn't be using the Tide?
Originally Posted by Willow6886
Hi Willow,
How soft is the brush?
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I'm really liking the Earth Therapeutics facial brush. It's really gentle and makes my face feel more clean. At $2.99 I'd definitely buy more!
2 b/c :: slight protein sensitivity :: med/coarse texture :: normal porosity

Location: SoCal
http://public.fotki.com/Helloitsio/
http://skinandhairjunkie.wordpress.com/
LOL...you use a Tide Stainbrush on your face?!?!? I hope you've at least substituted a different cleanser to use with it.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Yup - I do!

You mean I shouldn't be using the Tide?
Originally Posted by Willow6886
Hi Willow,
How soft is the brush?
Originally Posted by VTmom
It's pretty soft fortunately, because I have a tendency to be a bit heavy handed. It is safe for fabrics, so I figured it wouldn't be too scratch for my skin. I don't have particularly sensitive skin though.
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