Poresonic is a facial brush with a vibrating head that’s claimed to deeply cleanse your face, remove dead skin and makeup residue, and rejuvenate your skin. In order to accomplish this, Poresonic’s hypoallergenic Taklon bristles vibrate at 10,000 RPM, and is can even be used it in the shower with all your favorite skin products.
Poresonic is sold by National Express, a direct marketing company based in Norwalk, CT. As of August 2014, National Express is accredited by the BBB and has an A+ rating, due to prompt response and resolution of 134 complaints in the last 3 years. According to the BBB, this complaint volume is small relative to the company’s size.
Understanding the Poresonic
Poresonic is a handheld device that looks to be a little larger than a razor. Instead of a blade, however, its face has a soft Taklon bristle brush, which is claimed to be perfect for even the most sensitive skin.
Poresonic is said to vibrate its brush head at 10,000 sonic RPMs, which is claimed to help deeply cleanse the pores and skin. To show you how this works, the website and infomercial use two oranges covered in a dark foundation-type makeup.
With one orange, they attempt to remove the makeup base by washing it by hand using water, while the other uses the Poresonic vibrating brush. With the Poresonic, the porous orange skin appears completely clean, while the hand-washed one still has residue. They add it won’t irritate your face and you can use it with your existing skincare products or lotions.
Poresonic appears to be battery-powered, although there is no battery or replacement information listed (customer service could not be reached for clarification).
Poresonic Pricing and Returns
Poresonic costs $19.95 plus $6.95 S&H for a total of $26.90, which includes 2 removable bristle brushes.
Poresonic offers a 90-day money-back guarantee, minus S&H. They also offer a “lifetime replacement” of the bristle brushes, but you have to pay shipping/handling, which translates to $5.95 for two brushes.
Bottom Line: Is Poresonic a Scam?
Poresonic may indeed vibrate and cleanse your skin as promised, and we do like the 90-day guarantee and the “free” replacement brushes. However, there are a few things we think you should be aware of before purchasing.
- This product appears to be based on Pore Sonic, a popular makeup remover brush sold by Pobling, based in North Korea.
- There appear to be many knock-offs in the marketplace.
- Pobling’s Pore Sonic does have lots of positive reviews in blogs, but it’s hard to tell if they are paid endorsements.
- National Express had no phone number listed for customer service, only an email.
- There is no battery information for Poresonic as to size, replacement, or life.
- Since it is an “As Seen On TV” product, it may disappoint in terms of quality.
Let us know what you think. Did you buy Poresonic? Was it as great as they say, or do you wish you bought one from Pobling? Let us know below by sharing your review!