About Wonder Sonic
Wonder Sonic Cleanser is a beauty device that uses powerful ultrasonic sound waves to deep clean your skin, providing you with a clearer, more even complexion, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, smaller pores, and a “huge reduction” in facial bacteria.
But compared to other options, Wonder Sonic accomplishes this without chemicals or other hard ingredients. In fact, the only ingredient you’ll use is water!
All of this works over two simple steps:
- Spray water on your face, which Wonder Sonic will instantly atomize.
- Let the Wonder Sonic paddle glide gently over your skin. As you do this, Wonder Sonic will penetrate deep into your pores and break up dirt, oil, black heads, dead skin cells, and more, and then pull them away from your face.
In addition, Wonder Sonic also uses a built-in toning feature that sends slower, deeper sonic pulses into your skin, helping to reduce lines and wrinkles and give you a younger looking face.
Whether you’re a man or a woman, Wonder Sonic’s powerful, ergonomic design allows you to clean hard to reach areas, and the company guarantees you’ll feel a difference in your skin the very first time you use it.
But once you clear away all the marketing hype, is Wonder Sonic really “a revolutionary way to deep clean your face,” or just a cheap gimmick?
To answer all your questions, we’ll start by taking a look at how these types of products work.
How Does Wonder Sonic Clean Your Skin? Is it Effective?
There weren’t any in-depth details on the Wonder Sonic website, but sonic (or ultrasonic) cleaners generally work by moving at very fast speeds, although they don’t literally use sonic sound waves. Most feature oscillating or rotating nylon brushes, while Wonder Sonic uses a unique paddle design.
Once their rapidly-moving bristles or paddles are applied to skin, sonic cleaners work to remove surface impurities, such as makeup residue and dirt stuck inside pores, while lightly exfoliating your skin.
But do these devices actually work? Here’s where things get complicated.
This is because most efficacy research has been conducted by the manufacturers themselves. And as we noted in Think that Clinical Study is Legit, this can skew the results in their favor.
To this end, Wonder Sonic’s manufacturer claims the device was involved in an independent scientific study involving 20 participants who used it over the course of four weeks. And the end, 95% of the study’s participants reported an improvement in their skin.
Unfortunately, the company doesn’t provide a link to the study’s results, so there’s no way to confirm this claim.
Despite this, some independent research has shown that ultrasonic facial cleansers can provide “cleaner skin, more thorough makeup removal, fewer blackheads and more bang for your buck on topical treatments.” But overall, “some dermatologists claim that their abilities are often overhyped.”
In general though, you can probably expect better results with sonic cleansers than simply washing your face with soap and water. But are they really as gentle as the companies claim?
Is Wonder Sonic a Gentle Cleansing Option?
Before going any further, it’s important to note that Wonder Sonic’s paddle design seems to be unique within the sonic cleanser industry. As such, it’s difficult to gauge its overall efficacy compared to other brands, or its harshness on your skin.
With this in mind, brush-based sonic cleansers are generally considered safe, although you shouldn’t use them more than once per day. Doing so could lead to “broken capillaries, excessive dryness, irritation, redness, and sensitivity.”
Many dermatologists also recommend cleaning your sonic device regularly using soap and water, alcohol, or even putting them in the microwave for a few seconds. Otherwise, bacteria buildup can occur and cause unwanted skin reactions.
Finally, after using a sonic cleanser, you might want to apply a calming cream to your face to reduce any minor redness or swelling.
Now, how much does Wonder Sonic cost?
Wonder Sonic Facial Cleanser’s Pricing
When purchasing Wonder Sonic, you’ll have two options:
- A 30-day trial for $14.95. After your trial ends, you’ll be billed three monthly installments of $33 each, bringing your total to $113.95.
- Alternately, you can choose to make a one-time payment of $113.95.
Whichever option you choose, your order will include:
- Wonder Sonic Ultrasonic Cleaning & Toning unit
- Built-in long lasting rechargeable battery
- Soft protective cap for sonic paddle
- USB power cord
- Water spray bottle
- Quick start user guide
All Wonder Sonic cleansers come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. This means that if you decide to process a return, you could lose upwards of $20 by the time you ship it back to the manufacturer!
In order to request a refund, you’ll need to call Emerson Inc’s customer service at 877-206-6763.
Wonder Sonic’s Arbitration Agreement
Many ASOTV companies automatically apply arbitration agreements to all their product purchases, which means your legal rights will be limited.
This includes becoming part of a class action lawsuit, or taking the company to court through a trial by jury.
Speaking of ASOTV companies, who makes Wonder Sonic?
Wonder Sonic’s Manufacturer & Their Online Reputation
Wonder Sonic is manufactured by Emerson, Inc (also known as E. Mishan and Sons), who makes dozens of popular As Seen on TV products, including Storytime Pets, the Big Boss product line, InStyler Ionic Ceramic, and many others.
Based on HighYa reader feedback, some customers seemed to have had positive experiences with these products, although the most common complaints appeared to revolve around the failure to work as advertised, poor quality, and difficult customer service experiences (problems processing refunds, obtaining replacement parts, and more).
From a company perspective, E Mishan and Sons had 78 closed complaints with the Better Business Bureau (as of 11/4/15), although no rating was available. Most of these referenced the same concerns noted above.
You’ve learned a lot about Wonder Sonic up to this point, so let’s wrap it up so you can make a more informed decision.
Is Wonder Sonic Worth Giving a Try?
Remember that when it comes to ultrasonic cleansers, you have a lot of options to choose from. Yes, many of these options will be more expensive, but given the manufacturer’s customer reputation, they might work better and be of higher quality than Wonder Sonic.
Granted, most of these other options use fast-spinning nylon brushes to clean your skin, versus Wonder Sonic’s paddle design. And at least from this perspective, Wonder Sonic appears to be fairly unique, although the design seems to be largely unproven.
In other words, there’s no way to know if it cleans more effectively than these other options (or at all), and if it really pull debris out of your pores versus simply removing dead cells from the surface of your skin.
Pro tip: One thing for certain, though, is that Wonder Sonic will not decrease your pore size, as this is genetically determined.
Bottom line: Wonder Sonic will probably make cleaning your face easier, although exactly how well it will do this largely remains to be seen. Based on the device’s largely unproven design and the company’s reputation for low-quality products, it’s our opinion that the results will probably nowhere near as “revolutionary” as the manufacturer makes it seem.