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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 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

83%

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 (22), Beauty expert (9), Skin care professional (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (36), Normal (16), 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.

Reviewed by 92 customers

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3.0

Would not shut off

By Lou

from Pensacola, FL

describe yourself Minimalist

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

        Although this brush works great, I hardly used it because I have facials and didn't need it that much. I did use it the other night in the shower and the darned thing wouldn't shut off. Finally just left it on the counter to drain the battery. I placed it in the charger the next morning and it wouldn't charge. Throwing it away.

        So, works great but doesn't last long.

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
         
        4.0

        Works like the more expensive version!

        By SunnieInOh

        from Ohio

        describe yourself Midrange Shopper

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight
        • Safe
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

            This works as well as its expensive and highly advertized alternative. The only thing I can find that isn't great is the recharging. I've found that you have to really play with the unit to get it to touch both metal charging contacts on the base unit or it won't charge correctly. I spend a lot of time wiggling it to make it sit correctly in the base. Also, I've learned to carefully tissue off the bottom of the device as wel as the contact points on the charger which does help. It holds a charge well when you figure out how to place it in the charging unit properly. I will be saying I'd recommend it to someone, but I would also mention the charging difficulty.

             
            5.0

            Great product!

            By Bon

            from The Villages, Fl

            describe yourself Midrange Shopper

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Functional
            • Lightweight
            • Safe
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Residential

              Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

              I use it twice a day, even right in the shower. It cleans my face great and leaves my skin soft and oil free. I love this little machine! Easy to take in a travel bag too!

               
              1.0

              BRUSH IS TOOO ROUGH FOR EVERYDAY USE!!!

              By Vane2687

              from Miami, FL

              describe yourself Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Irritates skin
                • Noisy unit
                • Rough brushhead
                • Scratches Surfaces

                Best Uses

                • Once a week exfoliation

                Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

                I bought this unit because I was looking for a cheap alternative to the famous clarisonic since many people have mentioned that this is a dupe. WRONG THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT EVEN COMPARED TO A CLARISONIC. To begin with, the brush on this unit is too rough and I dont have sensitive skin but this brushhead left my cheeks irriated, red,sore and peeling for 3 days and it was only my 2nd time using it. Not only that but it is so noisy that it gets annoying after a while. Also this brush feel like it is just scrubbing your face and not actually deep cleaning the pores. After this bad experience with the Pretika I wanted the clarisonic even more so I went out and finally forked out the $ to buy the real thing and all I can say is WOW what a difference. The brushhead was much softer, I felt it actually cleaning my face and not just sandblasting my face, it is much quieter and gentle. IMO the Pretika would be good just for exfoliation once a week but for everyday deep clean save your $$$ and buy the clarisonic cause this is just a cheap plastic imitation.

                 
                5.0

                Best skincare product I've used

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                See all my reviews

                Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

                I've used the same one daily for two and a half years now and it still works great. Don't use it *in* the shower (I bought one for my friend who did this and it broke), but if you use it at the sink, it will last just fine. It by far has cleared my skin more than anything else I've used, better than any cleanser or cream. I now even get compliments on my skin, which was never the case before I began using this. Really love it. I thought I'd buy a Clarisonic once it broke, but since it's still going strong after all this time, I'll definitely stick with the Pretika in the future. Recommend it to anyone!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great product for the price

                By sunnyinflorida

                from Jacksonville, FL

                describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                    Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

                    I have very oily, congested skin. I have used other sonic technology cleaning tools and they are all great! But the price on this one is fantastic. One thing though, make sure you wipe off any wetness from the metal recharging conductors on the bottom of the handle before you set it back on the recharging base. It will rust if you don't.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Oily

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    didn't last long

                    By Nikki

                    from Dulac, Louisiana

                    Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

                    Great price for product. I was so happy to find this product and not pay the two hundred dollars for the other brand like my mother did. But it didn't last, it just quit working. You get what you pay for.

                     
                    5.0

                    Love It

                    By Needs Another

                    from Decorah, IA

                    describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

                      I ordered this for myself and never got the chance to use it. My daughter (age 21) took it and I haven't seen it since. She is a college biology major planning to work in dermatology. She said her face has never felt cleaner and has had no problems with the machine or its performance. She has never had a facial brush before so has nothing to compare it to, but really enjoys this one.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Combination

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      What a waste of money!

                      By LadyCat

                      from NC

                      describe yourself Minimalist

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Not Effective

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

                          I might as well have shredded the [$] dollars and called it a day. The battery won't hold a charge. I let it charge for 36 hours before I used it too.The 30 seconds it ran, the brush barely vibrated and any slight pressure on my face gave it a breakdown. If I hadn't thrown away the box etc (my big mistake) I would return it.

                          • Skin Type:
                          • Combination

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          works great

                          By jla

                          from Maine

                          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Softens Skin

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Use
                            • Enlarged Pores
                            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                            • Redness/ Blotchiness
                            • Uneven Skin Tone

                            Comments about Pretika Sonic Dermabrasion Facial Brush, 1 ea:

                            Read directions before using. Be careful to use the slower speed at first. Brushes feel soft but feel hard when using...

                            • Skin Type:
                            • Combination

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