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Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush 1 ea

 
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Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea
 
4.1

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (48)
  • Lightweight (46)
  • Soothes skin (23)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Deep cleans (3)

Cons

  • Not effective (6)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (67)
  • Enlarged pores (49)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (41)
  • Uneven skin tone (39)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (47), Survivalist / minimalist (21), Beauty expert (9), Skin care professional (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (36), Normal (15), Oily (15), Dry (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

High Quality Performance at a Low Price

First off, I will get this out of the way: I have nothing negative to say about this purchase. This is a great appliance and I am very pleased w/its performance (so...Read complete review

First off, I will get this out of the way: I have nothing negative to say about this purchase. This is a great appliance and I am very pleased w/its performance (so far) and am so glad I finally decided to buy a sonic-facial cleanser.

After months and months of putting off my purchase of Pretika's far more expensive competitor (I'm really into brand names-shoot me), and then a couple more months of putting off my purchase of Pretika's competitor's less-expensive, but still pricey, smaller/travel-version, I finally decided to purchase the Pretika. The decision was made while shopping for replacement brush-heads: compared to its pricier doppelganger, for HALF the price of a package of its competitor's replacement brushes, you'll get TWICE as many replacement brushes for the Pretika (they snap-on), which is very important in terms of performance and sanitary reasons.

Mind you, I've only used it 2x day for a week or so, but I can already tell that this relatively small investment will stand the test of time if cared for per instructions. Both warantees for the Pretika and its competitor are the same, so I figured IF this one busts, I can buy another THREE Pretika's and still have spent less money than on ONE of its competitor, which will be highly unlikely at the rate of its performance so far.

I haven't changed my cleansing routine in terms of products used. The only thing that's changed is that the amount of product used/needed post-sonic-cleansing is less than w/cleansing by hand b/c the skin does indeed accept/absorb products more efficiently, just like the appliance promises. I've been using it to apply my PTR Oxygen Detox Masque and the difference between applying by hand and applying w/sonic-brush is amazing. I use far less product (which is great b/c it's expensive) and it actually "works" - before, I didn't really notice a difference. After I rinse, and apply my moiturizers, they all just sink/melt into my skin so easily...it really makes me wonder how much gunk was blocking the way such that I had to massage all my moisturizers into my skin.

I've always felt positive that I'd age gracefully. This gadget will certainly help me along the way.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not great quality

When I first purchased this product because of someof the great reviews, I was excited to try it out. The price is great and the reviews were fair. It was harsh on the...Read complete review

When I first purchased this product because of someof the great reviews, I was excited to try it out. The price is great and the reviews were fair. It was harsh on the skin. If you have sensitive skin, I would suggest using this once or once every other day. One last very upsetting thing is after using this product for 1 wk, it stopped working efficiently. it would only turn on for 4-5 seconds and a time and stop. I dont think its water proof either because the little metal piece that allows it to charge at the bottom of the brush is now rusty. I gave up and purchased the clarisonic face brush instead. It was pricey, about $150 but worth it. It's great at cleansing and very gentle enough to use twice a day.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

the bristles were brown!

By Renny

from Paktika Province, Afghanistan

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Gets dirt deep down
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Brush is a bit harsh
  • Face gets red
  • Skin burns at first

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Uneven Skin Tone

Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

I'm in the Army and currently deployed to Afghanistan. As I'm sure you can imagine, my skin sure takes a beating. The elements here go from extreme heat to extreme cold, sandstorms on a weekly basis, along with the most polluted air I've ever been in. I ordered the Pretika as an alternative to the Clarisonic, in hopes that it would help improve the look at feel of my skin. I was a little disappointed at first. The brush was very rough on my skin and the dry patches would come off and my face would bleed. After about a week, my face got used to the brush and now it feels fine on my skin. My face has cleared up a little and definitely glows more. I also can't believe how much dirt it cleans out of my pores; the brush will be tinted brown when I'm done using it - and I don't even wear makeup! Overall, I am satisfied with this product and I would purchase it again. If it can help my skin, in Afghanistan, I think it can help just about anyone's skin.

  • Skin Type:
  • Dry

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

not good

By MCK

from Beaver , OK

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

      This brush really falls short. I bought this to replace my clarisonic that my grandchild "misplaced" for me . THis brush does nothing more than make a buzzing sound, I wasted [$]

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great little brush!

      By Happy Girl

      from Lansing, MI

      describe yourself Minimalist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

        This is a great little brush! It holds a charge for serveral uses without going back into the charger which makes it eay to take on short travel trips. I use mine almost daily. I've had mine for serveral weeks and can already see and feel the improvement in my skin.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent!

        By Shopper555

        from Sayreville, NJ

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Cordless
        • Lightweight
        • Rechargeable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

            Love this. I am buying my second one. I had one for two years. It keeps skin beautifully clean, I had had dry, acne-prone skin. This solved it. For about 1/3 the cost of others on the market, and all the bells and whistles, this is the one to buy. I like that it's rechargeable, I don't like using lots of batteries. I did make the mistake of continually setting it back in the charger cradle sopping, dripping wet, which eventually led to the charge connector corroding, which was not readily fixable. But that was after years of use. I am buying another, and with this one I'll set the brush on a dry washcloth to drip-dry before placing it back in cradle. It holds a charge for several uses, so it does not always have to sit in cradle. Highly reccommend.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lovet this product!

            By Jodi

            from Reading, PA

            describe yourself Skin Care Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Deep cleans
            • Lightweight
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

            • Brush could be softer

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

            This makes my skin feel soft and smooth, and helps my products penetrate better!

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Clearer skin for me!

            By Faithfulmommy

            from Virginia

            describe yourself Beauty Conscious

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

                I've had this for a couple years now. It's still going strong for me. I had tucked it away for a few months and forgot about it. My adult acne was getting worse and worse! I've been switching around different cleansers and then finally got my Pretika back out. The acne is improving - regardless of which cleanser I'm using. It seems to do a better job of getting the daily junk off my face so that it can heal.

                I use it at my sink so it's not difficult for me to keep it dry. I've never submersed it in water and I keep the contacts clean.

                I actually am looking for the replacement heads and I don't see them here on this site. Bummer because I need a new one!

                • Skin Type:
                • Oily

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Worked great, at first

                By Mott

                from New York, NY

                describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores

                  Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

                  well I bought this with high hopes. And after the 2nd week of use I was LOVING it. It cleaned my face thouroughly and I felt like my makeup went on smoother and nicer after using it. But now I have had it for over a month and the battery dies a lot quicker ( even though it claims to be waterproof) and I feel as if the bristles hurt more and more. Maybe it is time to change the head but it has only been a month and I do not want to purchase over 12 heads every year and change them every month. That would be pricey. If you have the money I would say buy the Clarisonic, but if you want something inexpensive to give a try and see how you like it then I would recommend it.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Oily

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Smooth

                  Pros

                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

                    Works great my skin is really smooth after. Still have to use a washcloth after to rinse soap off. Takes more time than I thought.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Normal

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    A decent product

                    By Van

                    from Boston, MA

                    describe yourself Minimalist

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Softens Skin
                    • Soothes Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Enlarged Pores

                      Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

                      This product works well for me. I have had acne for a long time and I noticed when I used the Pretika Sonic that my skin does feel a lot more soft and smooth after. The product does not help with my old acne scars or red marks from 4 years back. If you are looking to JUST clean your skin, this is the right product for you. I would still recommend going to the spa at least every four months if you have a budget (:

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Normal

                      Comment on this review

                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By Nancy

                      from Colorado

                      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Affordable
                      • Easy to use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reduces pores
                      • Softens Skin

                      Cons

                      • None yet

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Enlarged Pores
                      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                      Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

                      I like the timer feature, as it takes the guessing away. My skin was a little sensitive the first few times, but now it feels invigorating. The cost is quite a bit less than the Clarisonic, and seems to work just as well, so I didn't feel the necessity to purchase the more expensive product.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Normal

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