I bought this item at the same time as the Face Brush by Dermotologia, & they cost about the same. The packaging on the Dermotologia is sturdier, but the brushes themselves are about the same size & weight (very light-weight). Both brushes are far too soft to exfoliate in & of themselves. In other words, if you use a cleansing product on the brush that doesn't have abrasive qualities, these brushes will not provide any degree of abrasion by themselves. If you plan on putting an abrasive exfoliant on them, they will be effective in applying the exfoliant. The Dermotologia brush is made in China (isn't almost everything these days?), but at least Dermotologia advises the consumer of the country of origin. The MenScience brush has no indication of country of origin, either on the brush itself or on its packaging. The MenScience brush indicates that it "combats ingrown hairs." As soft as its bristles are, I don't see how that would be possible. Perhaps "massages ingrown hairs" would be more accurate? The Dermotologia brush has the company's logo on the brush; the MenScience brush has no markings of any sort on the brush, so seems to be of a generic variety (aren't most good companies proud to put their logos on their products?). The MenScience brush has their logo on the case, but if case & brush become separated over time, you'll be hard put to recall what company made this brush that you either like or don't like. For effectiveness as a face brush, they are equal. For packaging & other non-performance areas, the Dermotologia is superior. My recommendation is to buy whichever one you find at a cheaper price, but only if you're looking for a soft, gentle, non-abrasive brush. I will be posting this same review on the webpage for the Dermotologia brush.