CLARISONIC: Review & Tips.

OVERVIEW:

Clarisonic cleansing devices are an investment piece in a skincare collection, they are pricey, as an initial outlay, but are intended to be a long term skincare aid. I had heard of Clarisonic before, and had always been curious about the products, and if they were worth the initial outlay. There are a variety of products in the Clarisonic range, and have more entry level products, building up to their most expensive and most elaborate products.

Since using Clarisonic I can unequivocally say that my skin has improved so much for the better, and that using the Clarisonic Mia 2, Mia Fit, Smart Profile and currently the Clarisonic Smart Profile, my skin has become less textured, brighter, more luminous and more deeply cleansed than ever before. I will discuss my tips, tricks, pro’s and con’s for using a Clarisonic Cleansing device. While I understand that the initial outlay for one of these devices is quite an expense, but coming out of Christmas and the New Year, it is something that I highly recommend as I really feel that if used correctly, that it can positively benefit anyone’s skin and skincare regime.

BASICS:

Price range: $175-$349AUD.

Number of devices: 6.

Number of different brush heads: 8.

Stockists: Clarisonic Online, Sephora’s internationally, David Jones, Mecca Cosmetica, Myer, Nordstrom, Harrods, Feel Unique, Debenhams, etc. A full list of stockists can be found on the Clarisonic website.

Types of cleansers that can be used in conjunction: Any cleanser (gel, foam, oils, etc) aside from balm cleansers.

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MYTHS:

It spin’s?: No! It does not spin, it gently cradle rocks back and forth, not disturbing the skin, pulling or tugging.

It exfoliates?: No! All Clarisonic devices deeply cleanse, no exfoliation, and are not to be used with an exfoliator, aside from the body attachment on the Smart Profile.

It uses batteries?: No! Clarisonic devices are rechargeable, making them relatively waste free, and more environmentally friendly.

Is it waterproof?: Yes! Clarisonic devices are all completely waterproof, and can be washed under the skin, used in the shower, always convenient.

 

MY SKIN:

My skin is a complicated explanation, it has been on a journey, and has always been a source of insecurity for myself as it it with many people. While I have never struggled with acne or blemishes, I have always had dark prominent freckles on my face and arms, which has always made me uncomfortable. I have also had intense redness and become easily flushed, this sparked my love of foundation, as I once used makeup to cover up my skin, now I’m learning to treat my skin, rather than hide it.

My skin type is complicated as well, I was once intensely oily, but since improving my skincare regime, my skin has now become a normal – combination type, with a mixture of oily and dehydrated. I also have rough texturing on my lower cheeks and jaw line, which is intensely dehydrated. I have found a great improvement in my oil levels, redness and especially my rough texture on my cheeks.

MY EXPERIENCE:

I have thoroughly enjoyed my four months of using two separate Clarisonic devices and have had only a positive experience. I know a majority of users experience a ‘purge’ stage and struggle with abnormal breakouts, due to toxins being released from the skin with a far deeper cleanse being achieved when using a Clarisonic device in comparison to hand washing. I did not personally experience this period, for two reasons I believe, firstly I do not typically experience break outs, aside from hormonal breakouts, and secondly because of the high volume of water I drink daily, which in my experience is the best skincare treatment.

I have been using the ‘Cashmere’ brush head, which is so kind and gentle on my skin that I feel it also helped in regards to avoiding the purging stage for my skin.

I have found that my skin has never truly felt as clean as when I use my Clarisonic device, every time I was when just using my hands, I just do not feel like my skin is quite as clean. I love that the Clarisonic is waterproof and I personally often use mine in the shower. I find that using the Clarisonic has drastically improved my skin, and even has helped improve my confidence in my skin, and not wearing makeup.

 

TIPS:

  • Use the ‘cashmere’ or ‘delicate’ brush head when first starting, these brush heads are the softest, and will irritate the skin the least, build up to using a stronger brush head.
  • Drink lots of water, this is a general tip from me,  but will help minimise the purging stage for your skin, and will improve the overall radiance and look of your skin.
  • Maybe consider purchasing one between yourself and a family member or a house mate, and buy separate brush heads, which will keep things sanitary, but save on initial outlay costs.
  • I personally find that gel cleansers work best with Clarisonic brush heads, for example my favourite cleansers are the Skinstitut ‘Gentle Cleanser’ and the Skinstitut ‘L-Lactic Cleanser’, both are gel based and do not strip the skin of natural oils, but remove every trace of makeup!
  • Don’t be afraid to give Clarisonic a try, it may seem expensive, but I truly love mine.

 

FINALE:

I cannot stress enough that this blog post is not sponsored, I am not required to create this post, and I have no obligation to positively review Clarisonic or any of their products. While I was gifted my Clarisonic devices, I completely stand by my review of Clarisonic devices and their results, I have thoroughly enjoyed using my Clarisonic and have gifted one of mine to a girlfriend who loves hers as well! There are really no down sides to a Clarisonic in my eyes, aside from the price point, which I understand does often turn people off their products. While I see the hesitation, but maybe look into Lay-By options or even AfterPay, if buying outright is a little intimidating, because I really recommend them as a Christmas gift or an investment in your own skin.

 

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