Now that I've received and tried the product, it's time for me to review it. And this is the review I'm not too happy to post. You'll see why. But first, let's take a look at what Sigma says about it.
''Say goodbye to dull and uneven skin. With the new Sigma Beauty Cleansing & Polishing Tool you can polish your skin to be perfectly smooth and flawless before and after your makeup application. The Sigma Beauty Cleansing and Polishing Tool comes with 3 brush heads carefully designed to exfoliate and polish your skin. This multi-purpose tool is guaranteed to change and improve your makeup routine.''
Sigma Cleansing and Polishing Tool package (comes in a plastic box) and it includes:
* electric brush tool
* 3 polishing brush heads
* 2 rotation speeds
* water resistant (NOT water proof)
* power source: 2-AA batteries (not included)
Three exclusive brush heads:
Where to buy? Sigma online store.
*takes a deep breath* Let's start.
As I said before, I was really excited to try this tool. It seemed like something from a dream that will make my skin so shiny, smooth and perfect. Well, it's nothing like that. And I should have known better. When I was thinking about this review and how exactly to write it, I just had to check other people reviews, just to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong with this tool. But it's not me. It's this tool. Other people seem to like it and I was watching a review on YouTube and thinking - this is bullshit. I'd never lie to you, just to get your money via affiliate program and I'm not doing it now. I'm not saying the other people are lying, but it's not all that. I'm gonna be open about it and say it: I honestly dislike this product. I don't wanna sound like a spoiled brat who's not satisfied with anything, so I'm gonna give you some reasons as well. Don't worry about that.
Yeah, the Cleansing & Polishing Tool comes in a nice pink box and once you open it, you can see a nice pink-ish plastic box with the tool and brush heads. You can't get me on your side with just being pink and cute, that's for sure. So I wanna try the product, 'cause that's what it's all about. I try to open the plastic box, but it's refusing ... and when I manage to open it, there goes my mani. Great! It isn't any easier to get the brush heads out of the packaging as well. You have to ''Toffifee'' them out of it and it's not a pretty thing to see.
That sealed the deal between me and the packaging - it's useless. And if you're planning on taking this thingie with you on a trip, it will take a lot of space. But you can't really just take the tool with one brush, 'cause there's no case for it and the brush head will have no protection. Gotta take it all or nothing, unless you decide to buy a special, smaller case for it.
The use of the product itself was an interesting experience. I almost gave up before trying it out, because I couldn't remove the brush head - you gotta be brutal with it. I could describe the whole fiasco of trying it out for the first time, but we all know the first time can be embarrassing. So I'll just skip to the important part: it was working (yay!) - as in moving, but it made my skin look awfuly red and it hurts in some places. Those brushes are just too harsh for my skin (and I have a normal skin, not sensitive). And I mean all of them, from firm one to the soft one.
Here are my pros and cons, but as you can see... all the pros are actually also cons at the same time.
+ Very easy to work with (how could it not be, it only has one button for all three: start/stop, speed 1 and speed 2).
+ The set contains three different brush heads for different skin types (but they're all too harsh for my normal skin).
+ Price. It's not as expensive as other similar tools (but I wouldn't go too far and compare it to Clarisonic), but still too expensive for something that will make your skin look like it's burned.
- The plastic box which the set comes in is hard to open.
- The plastic box with the set is too big for traveling and there's no smaller travel friendly case for the tool.
- Not waterproof (which would make me very uncomfortable to use it in the shower).
- Speed regulation. I wish there were two buttons for that, so I don't have to press speed 2 before turning the tool off. It makes the water and soap splash around like crazy. Yes, it's quite a messy tool.
- Price. A good facial peel can do the same job without injuring your skin.
- It looses power soon. You'll need a lot of batteries for this baby.
- The brush head are too harsh for my skin (even the soft one).
- It looks and feels even cheaper than it is.
- Brush heads gather bacteria and that means you'll spend a lot of time cleaning the heads + you'll have to replace them sooner or later, which leads us to the next con:
- Sigma doesn't offer any changeable brush heads yet.
Do I recommend it? There's NO WAY I'd recommend anyone to buy this. You can try it if you want and who knows, maybe you'll like it like so many other girls, but this just isn't for me. My skin is inflamed as I type this and I can't see the reason to use this ever again. I'm so disappointed in this product and to be completely honest I'm disappointed in Sigma as well. I heard so many good things about them and their products and now I believe it's all because of their smart affiliate and incentive program. I do have the need to be nicer when I get stuff for free, but I'd never lie because I didn't have to pay for a product. That's just not me. I'm not sure I'll stay in this Sigma program and I don't know if I should do a giveaway of this product at all. What do you think? Anyone wanna try it out? Let me know.
*The tool was sent to me by the company.
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