I just recently had my first facial. The esthetician highly recommended using a sponge to wash your face, as opposed to your hands, when removing make-up products. Taking that tidbit of information into consideration, I decided to purchase the Olay ProX Clarisonic @ my local drug store. It was on sale for only $25, which is an incredible deal when compared to $119 @ clarisonic.com. I happen to think my cheap, little guy does a fabulous job and I would highly recommend it! My face feels clean and refreshed after each wash. And it's gentle enough for 2x daily use. Sooo worth the investment.