So I bought this thing. I don’t know how to explain it apart from “it’s an electric toothbrush for your face… and body”. The Vanity Planet store spin, is suppose to be an affordable version of the Clarasonic or Purasonic cleansing machines. Unfortunately I have not tried either of the two machines, so this review will discuss the pros and cons of this machine itself.
Yes I had this worry too BUT the Spin is actually battery powered! Just 4 AA batteries (not included of course – when are they ever?!) and away you go!
Retailing at USD$100, there are different colours you can choose from. After tossing up between purple, blue and strawberry pink, I decided to go with the strawberry pink. Only to realise the pink was sold out I decided to go for the blue one anyway so I could’ve just stuck with the blue in the first place.
NOTE: It’s original RRP is USD$100 but there are many vouchers floating around blogs, vlogs and Instagram that can save you a huge amount. I used a code to bring down the price to USD$30 and with USD$10.99 for shipping and handling.
It took under a week to arrive and the store provides you with UPS tracking number. On this tracker, it shows you all the movement up to sending it from the US and then it forwards onto delivery.
When I first picked up the package, I noticed that the box was a lot lighter and smaller than I had expected. The Clarasonic box was a lot bigger. I opened the box to find the machine and it’s accessories. The Spin For Perfect Skin set comes with the Spin machine, a face cleansing head, a face ex foliating head, a body ex foliating/cleansing head and a pumice stone head. The machine itself felt a little cheaper than expected. The plastic didn’t feel as thick as I had imagined and the joints were visible. I think the lightness really threw me off. But apart from that, I was pleased to see the heads it came with were of decent size.
Oh my lord. Yes. Okay so after a party, I came home, it was 1am and I was so tired and just wanted to crawl into my bed and sleep. But, of course, I had to take my makeup off. I started my usual routine – make up wipes, wash face then remove again with coconut oil until the cotton pads came out clear. I had started watching a new ep of Game of Throne (YAASSS) so I decided to bum around so I could watch it until the end. I decided to have a play around with the Spin. I clearasil-d my face and then started using the cleansing brush and oh my lord, my brush turned the colour of my foundation and the water ran brown (because I’m brown so my foundation is brown etc). I thought I had managed to get it all off but obviously not!
This machine has become a major part of my skin care routine. I love knowing that I’m able to get all the make up off my face and out of my pores before I go to bed so I dont wake up with massive pimples. Also, the exfoliating head has been getting rid of the dead skin on my face, reducing the size of scars I have on my cheek from a pimple (ew).
So I’ve told you it’s gooooooood, any cons?
Because the brushes are white, they do stain. I advise removing your make up with make up wipes and then using the machine to get rid of the remaining make up which you cannot wipe away. It works!
Overall, I am very happy with my purchase. As mentioned at the start, I have not used any other type of cleansing machine so you know what, there could be better ones! If you would like to read more about these machines (I keep calling them machines but I’m sure they have a proper name) then check out their website Vanity Planet.
Let me know if you’ve tried anything like it and your experience!