Thursday, May 29, 2014

Banished to the Beauty Graveyard: Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation

Yeah, that’s right… I’m the jackass who shelled out $199 for the CLARISONIC Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation…  You know you were tempted to buy it when you saw it at Sephora, but of course you probably saw it was $199 and intelligently put it back on the shelf.

Okay, so here was my rationalization:

1) Clarisonic has cred (or at least they did before this debacle)!  Their CLARISONIC Sonic Skin Cleansing System ($199) is considered revolutionary for deep cleansing skin and reducing pore size. And, Clarisonic’s Opal Sonic Infusion System Kit ($185) is by far the most effective product I’ve ever used to battle under eye puffiness. I use it twice a day  — first with eye gel in the morning and then with an anti-aging eye cream at night.  My eyes definitely look brighter more rested since I started using the Opal.

2) I’m never happy with my pedicures. I get home and feel like the bottoms of my feet are still rough. Who wouldn’t want a fun little contraption to finish the job?

3) I had a bunch of Sephora credit, so in my mind, I wasn’t actually buying it with real money.

So what does $199 buy you? From their website:

Transform your toes with CLARISONIC® Pedi sonic foot transformation, a system proven to smooth, soften and hydrate rough, dry heels and toes so you’re sandal ready in no time at all. The precision engineered device gives you a professional quality buff with at home ease.

Set includes:

– Pedi handle
– Pedi Wet/Dry buffing brush head
– Pedi disc
– Pedi boost (1 oz.)
– Pedi buff (6 oz.)
– Pedi balm (3.5 oz

How to use: Charge for 24 hours before first use and between uses. Every day, scrub away set-in debris and smooth dry, rough skin with the Wet/Dry Buffing brush head and Pedi-Buff. Follow with the Pedi-Balm to hydrate and protect smoothed feet. Twice a week, use the Pedi Smoothing disc on dry feet before your daily buff followed by the Pedi-Boost for total foot renewal and additional skin softening. Seal with the Pedi-Balm.

Okay, so it’s nice that the kit includes a scrub, peel, a balm and two different brush heads, but you’ll notice in the instructions above  the words “every day” and “twice a week”. Who the fuck has the time for all that?  I certainly don’t. Even if I did and I religiously spent 15-20 minutes a day essentially giving my feet a facial, it still wouldn’t be worth the money. I tried using the dry disk head more than once and it barely did anything. The wet/dry buffing head is a joke. A wet wash cloth could have easily done the job.

This product was beyond a disappointment.  And, with that I cast it into the ugly depths of the beauty graveyard… Where all useless beauty products go to die.


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4 Responses to “Banished to the Beauty Graveyard: Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation”

  1. May 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm, MM Curator said:

    YES! I had the same experience. I thought this would be great since I love the Clarisonic for my face, but the Pedi-sonic sucked. I agree – even if you did put in the time commitment it still wouldn’t have done a good job…the wet/dry head and scrub accomplish ZERO and the dry buffing head does next to nothing. I get far better results using those cheap, disposable buffing strips you get at Sally’s Beauty Supply. Such a disappointment and waste of money!


  2. June 03, 2014 at 12:23 am, Cat Lady said:

    Hi Janna
    I am so glad you reviewed this!
    Wow what a disappointment
    I was going to get one! I think its just better to have our husbands rub our feet?


  3. June 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm, Tracy said:

    Hi Janna,
    You look into a sexy little pedicure device called the “Foot Buffer”. They are sold by a woman named Christine from Boston. It looks like a mini hair dryer, but instead of the opening where the hot air comes out is a round cap that spins like a dremel tool. The kit includes little round discs that you peel off the back and place on the round cap. There are different grits. I personally buy sandpaper sheets from Home Depot ranging from fine to really coarse grits (depending how jacked the clients feet are) and a hole puncher from Michael’s Crafts that matches the diameter of the plastic disc on the buffer. So much cheaper! I swear my clients leave a 1/2 inch shorter from removing all of the dead skin. There is a dial control to prevent burning the skin next to the on/ off switch. This little “happy feet” device is only $99.00 and if you take good care of it, will last a long time.


    • June 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm, janna said:

      Ooh! I’ll have to try! Thank you SO much!!


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