Compared to my previous £10, non-light up mirror, the biggest difference here is the magnification mirror. The image is much clearer, with absolutely no distortion. On top of that, this mirror looks a lot nicer, and feels more solid (as you'd expect for the price hike). The light is quite good. Doesn't give too much glare, but helps to make areas of skin easier to examine. But, as another reviewer said, you have to put it on maximum to notice any impact.