Vanity Planet Ultimate Skin Spa System Full Review

Vanity Planet Ultimate Skin Spa System Full Review
More than 2 years has passed since I furiously scribbled and typed out this post, reviewing the Spin For Perfect Skin exfoliation brush. It’s been so bloody long, that not only have they updated that brush, but they’ve even come out with a new one! Well, when you’re onto a good thing, why not eh? Oh, and yes, I come bearing a discount code for this brush too! God I love discounts that never expire… Let’s go!

I’ve always loved my Spin Brush, especially because it’s still going! And it’s still part of my skincare routine. I took it with me to Japan, and I brought it back with me to Australia! It’s sure done the rounds (pun intended!) But after a couple of years, you can start to feel that urge to upgrade. And if a company can make one winning product, you want to know: can they do a repeat performance?

After testing out the “new and improved” Spin Brush (my words, not theirs) that comes in the form of the Vanity Planet Ultimate Skin Spa brush, I say… yep! Not a massive, uncontrollable ‘yep’, but I give it at least a moderately-sized Facebook thumbs up.

So let’s have a closer look at what you get when you order one of these little beauties:

vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review

vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review

vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review
vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review

Straight up, there’s a few obvious differences between these brushes, with the first being it comes in it’s own slick little case. HALLELUJAH! One of the major hassles one had to contend with when it came to the Spin Brush, is that there was no-where to put all the bits and bobs you got in the box! All those itty bitty brush heads would just float around your draws, getting dirty and sometimes forgotten. So I gotta give props to Vanity Planet for delivering the new Skin Spa in a tidy, sleek box, where everything has its place. It’s hygienic, it’s simple, it works.

Another surprising improvement they’ve made is to the over-all design of the device. It still spins as opposed to oscillating like the Clarisonic does, but like I said in my original review – I prefer this method for my sensitive skin. But they have made some key changes!

vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review

vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review

vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review

1. There are now two speeds instead of one. This gives greater user control, which to me, is always a major plus. You control how fast the device goes, and therefore how much exfoliation occurs to the skin. For those of us with highly sensitive skin, this is a blessing!

2. The device is smaller, and shaped to fit more snuggly in your hand. Perhaps this is to help with over-all package design too, so everything fits nice and neat in the box. But due to this being aimed at those only concerned with facial exfoliation (I’ll get back to this point in a minute…), it’s brilliant.

3. The device is lighter. Even with batteries, it is 60 grams lighter than the Spin Brush. Creating a lighter brush that still ticks all the right boxes is smart. It feels comfortable, it’s easier, and again it gives you greater control.

vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review

vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review

Now before I get stuck into a few things I dislike about this product (hence why it gets a moderately-sized thumbs up instead of a gigantic one), there is an additional brush head I wanted to briefly chat about.
vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review
vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review
vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review
The Ultimate Skin Spa has 2 regular bristle heads for sensitive and normal skin types, and these are pretty standard. But what sets this brush set apart from the pack is the silicone brush head. Personally, I’d never seen one of these before! What’s the deal with this? Well, it’s designed to deliver a deeper clean. The ‘bristles’ are short, flexible and soft, but aim to remove more debris, dirt and pore-clogging makeup than ever before. And if you’re someone who loves to buff in their foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, contour and finish it all off with a spritz of “this-will-never-budge” spray, then you could very well need this silicone brush head in your life. I found it to be gentle, yet hard working! My skin felt soft and certainly clean after using it. Loves that! It’s also more hygienic than traditional bristle brush heads, it’s easier to clean and here’s a massive plus – it lasts longer. Success!

So while most of this is all good news, of course, there’s a few things that I feel could be further tweaked to perfection with this brush.

vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review

vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review

Please excuse my well-loved Spin Brush head!

First, while the brush heads click on easily like they do with the Spin brush, and they feel secure, they definitely have more of a ‘wiggle’ to them. With the original Spin Brush, once a head was clicked on, it felt sturdy and solid. But with the Ultimate Skin Spa, you can easily wiggle the head back and forth. I’m not sure why this is, or if it’s a good or bad thing. I don’t feel like the head will wiggle off during use, as they are difficult to pull off once attached. But it just seems a bit strange!

vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review

Second, and maybe this is why the brush heads wiggle… the male pin used to connect the brush head is smaller, and will only fit the Ultimate Skin Spa brush heads. This is probably one way they managed to shrink the device, but it also means you are unable to connect any other brush heads from Vanity planet, such as those from the Spin Brush. So if you loved that enlarged Spin Brush body brush head… too bad.
vanity planet ultimate skin spa brush review
Comparison of brush head sizes: Ultimate Skin Spa, Spin Brush (sensitive), Spin Brush (body)

Which brings me to the final ‘negative’ point: this is solely a facial brush set. Which, really, isn’t much of a negative. However, I am prone to getting body acne, so having a larger brush head option is perfect for my needs! With this more compact set, that doesn’t exist. I could still use the brushes on my chest and back, but it’s clear that this isn’t designed for that purpose, while at least the Spin Brush gave you that option. Ah well, I guess the old Spin Brush will continue to live in my shower, while the Skin Spa will live in the bathroom draw for night time cleansing!

One of the key deciding factors for anyone wanting to purchase a motorised cleansing brush to beef up their skincare routine is price. So here we go with the nitty-gritty!

The Spin For Perfect Skin brush is hands-down a bargain. Usually retailing at $100, you can get it for 70% off using this link with the discount code ‘JSKIN2SPIN’. In addition, if you wanted to purchase more brush heads in the future, you can get 50% off the price by using the discount code ‘J2REPLACE’ at check-out.

But what about the Ultimate Skin Spa?! Okay okay, yes, you can also get this solid upgraded exfoliation brush for a discounted price too. For 70% off the Ultimate Skin Spa brush, use this link to get it at that heavily reduced rate.

THESE DISCOUNT CODES AND LINKS DO NOT EXPIRE! Which is incredible!

“So wait, I just spent 10 minutes reading all this and now you’re flogging it? Are you being sponsored or something?!” No. I’m not. I am not getting paid for this post. But I am an affiliate! And I don’t take that lightly. I was on the fence a few years ago when I was first approached to do a review, but after literally years of using Vanity Planet’s products and chatting with them (and to the same person mind you! How many companies can say they have had the same PR for years? Speaks volumes to me!) I feel happy to share these codes and information with you.

Hopefully you will love and enjoy the Ultimate Skin Spa brush as much as I know I will for many years to come! Let me know what you think in the comments. Catch ya next time!

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