There are so many facial brushes on the market right now – those that promise to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, unclog your pores, exfoliate like nothing else, you get the idea. I’ve tried a few of them over the years and found out they’re not all created equally. I wanted to share some insight in case you’re in the market for one.

Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System $22.99 – This might be the OG face brush, at least for me! I got one a loooooong time ago and was really happy with it. Again this was years back and I didn’t really have anything to compare it to but I felt like it did a great job with exfoliating and getting my skin super clean. What I didn’t like was how often I was having to replace the brush pads. I think each pack only came with a few so I’d have to stock up because you need to change them after every use.

Clarisonic Mia 2 $169 – This one is probably the most popular of the brushes and for good reason. I got one for my birthday years ago and used it a few times a week in the shower. I definitely could see a positive change in my skin but hated how much I had to charge it. Often I’d go to use it and find it completely dead – this was after only using it maybe one time before. Again I really liked it but I felt like it needed to spend too much time on the charger. Over time you do need to change out the brush top and they make a lot of different ones to choose from. This one is my favorite.

Clarisonic Mia Fit $219 – I love how cute and compact this one is, it definitely doesn’t add too much unwanted clutter to your bathroom. However at over $200 it is the most pricey and I didn’t find its features all that different from the regular sized Clarisonic. If you travel a lot and want a brush to take with you on the road this might be for you, otherwise go with the regular Mia.

Ulta Cleansing Brush System $25 – This brush is great for two things: 1. removing makeup and 2. applying a heavy moisturizer. If you’re looking for a fairly basic brush for those reasons go with this one, otherwise invest in a better option.

Dynamic Duo Face Brush $16 – The most affordable option is this little powerhouse. This one is totally manual so you can work into your skin as much or as little as you like. I liked it for removing makeup and it does an okay job exfoliating but other than that it’s nothing fancy.

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Overall my favorite is the Clarisonic Mia 2 and think it’s the best all around option despite the charging time it needs. Let me know if you’ve tried an amazing one I’m missing!