Clarisonic Review- Is it worth the hype?
I was genetically blessed, with good skin (Thanks mom). Most of my life, my skin has given me very few difficulties, minus that one Homecoming picture from high school. But in the last few years, I’ve noticed that my skin is really changing. We won’t go into my misspent youth or how flippantly I took my good skin for granted, but I’m seeing a lot more dryness now and even some redness that I haven’t ever encountered before.
I was adding these things to the ever growing list of “Awesome Things About Aging” and was preparing myself to just suck it up and deal with it, when I decided to buy a Clarisonic facial brush. I saw a great skin care post by Amanda over at The Bellezza Corner, that included some high praise for the Clarisonic. Amanda has breathtakingly beautiful skin, so I figured she just might know what she is talking about. I took the plunge.
*Amanda also convinced me to try Egyptian Magic for my dry-as-toast skin and I am currently giving it a good trial run! More on that later*
I purchased the Mia 1, which is their lowest priced cleansing brush, and currently retails at $129. The Mia 1 arrived well packaged, with a charger and one cleansing brush head. (First Aid Beauty Cleanser purchased separately.)
One of the interesting things about the brush on the Clarisonic, is that it doesn’t spin around in a circular motion. The individual brushes sort of vibrate (spin?) back and forth,which creates a very gentle, almost massaging feel on your skin when you use it. I keep mine, plugged into the charger at my bathroom vanity. The Clarisonic is also completely waterproof, so it can be used in the shower as well.
I haven’t used the wide range of Clarisonic cleansers, so I can’t speak to those, but I am loving the pictured facial cleansing lotion by First Aid Beauty. It is a rich, airy cream that cleans gently. I realized that a lot of the dryness I was experiencing was due to using products that were stripping away the natural oils from my face (which apparently- I need!). This product cleans gently, and is safe for sensitive skin. It retails for $20 and while it is not specifically formulated to be used with the Clarisonic, I am completely in love with my results and will repurchase.
I had used another, less expensive, facial cleansing brush in the past, but I saw no difference between using the brush and just using a wash cloth.
After one use of the Clarisonic brush, I could see a difference.
There was no redness and my skin looked clean and healthy, with a brighter appearance. The benefits have continued with use and all the redness I was experiencing is gone.
I seriously love this brush. I use it by dampening the brush as well as my skin, and then placing the cleanser on my face. I use the Clarisonic in the motion across my face that is recommended in the directions. It has an automatic shut off to prevent over- exfoliation. When I’m finished, I rinse the brush, give it a quick wipe with a witch hazel pad and then another quick rinse, and then I take the brush off to let it air dry.
In short: I love it and won’t be without it. Its a game changer for me and I’m thrilled with my purchase! It does exactly what you want it to do; it is convenient to use, gently cleanses your skin and leaves your face looking brighter than before, with benefits that seem to continue with use.
* Use the link below and get $25 off and be sure to go through EBATES to get an additional 4% cash back on top!*
Do you use the Clarisonic? What do you think? How are you upping your skin care regime in 2017? Let me know!
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