Imagine walking through your neighborhood one morning and someone stops you. Instead of receiving an unwanted remark about your appearance, or a stranger pointing out the stain on the seat of your favorite jeans that you didn’t realize was there, this person gives you one of the most flattering compliments yet. “Your skin looks great!”
Okay, so maybe there is a one in a million chances of this ever happening to you, but let’s be honest. We all want to have impressive skin that has people asking us about our facial cleansing regime. We want to not wear makeup or our expensive acne creams for a week without breaking out like we were back in high school. Lucky for you, there is a skin scare solution in one, show-stopping package.
Meet the Clarisonic Cleansing Brush. Clarisonic is a company founded in 2004 that created an all-in-one, ultra-cleansing, dermatologist-approved electric face cleansing brush. It’s an advanced combination of everything you are looking for in a face cleansing regime.
- Has a gentle oscillating brush head
- Offers compact, lightweight, and free standing designs
The results you will get from this product:
Designed to gently deep clean your pores, the Clarisonic Cleansing Brushes targets your entire face to battle acne and aging to make your skin healthier. On Clarisonic’s official website, they happily boast about the successes of their products with results of clinical studies.
It’s 6 times better than your typical face washing, is proven to be safe on your skin if used twice daily, and more than 90 percent of consumers who participated in these clinical studies have reported softer, more radiant skin after a week of use.
For quality reviews and testimonials for a Clarisonic product, I headed to the online store for Clarisonic’s approved retailer and popular cosmetics store chain, Ulta.
This review points out the good, the bad, and the hard to reach for the Clarisonic Mia 1. It answers all the questions I had and highlights their successes in getting healthier skin when using the product. This review has it all. Mention of a slow, yet visible progression of better skin? Check. A side note featuring the discussion of cleansers they used with the product? Double check. The author of this review details the difficulty of cleaning the product and lack of features they wish were a part of the product (e.g. a built-in timer) makes this review one of the best reviews you can find before you buy.
Due to the astonishingly high price of Clarisonic products, there are a plethora of knock-offs and Amazon has plenty of secondary suppliers willing to cut the price. However, I recommend, as well as Clarisonic, buying it straight from the source or from one of Clarisonic’s approved retailers to avoid scams. Major makeup brands, for instance, often file lawsuits against knock-off brands rebranding their products and causing harm to their reputation and, of course, to the consumers who purchased the off-brand items. No one likes to find out the hard way that a fake Clarisonic Cleansing Brush causes permanent damage to their skin.
If you choose to buy your Clarisonic at a local, approved retailer, then read reviews of the location before you buy from them. Maybe the location closest to your house or workplace are always out of stock, or maybe they only carry one brand.
Lastly, wherever you purchase your new Clarisonic, follow the instructions exactly for the best results.
Pair your Clarisonic with a Clarisonic cleanser for the best results. However, ask any verified Clarisonic retailers in your area to see if they can recommend another product to pair with it as well.
Start by taking the “Find Your Clarisonic” quiz on the Clarisonic website to better assess your current skin needs and choose the Clarisonic that fits you best. There are currently 4 types of cleansing brushes that Clarisonic offers. The most sought after Mia Facial Cleansing Brush (styles 1 and 2), the more portable and compact specific Mia FIT Cleansing Brush, the fit-for-a-man Alpha FIT Facial Cleansing Brush, and the action packed, age rejuvenating SMART Profile Uplift Anti-Aging Massage and Cleansing Brush. All kits come with a Universal Voltage Charger and all but the Mia 1 comes with a cleanser sample.
The Mia 1 and Mia 2 styles are the most basic of all the brushes. The Mia 1 is equipped with one speed and features the Radiance Brush Head while the Mia 2 has two speed options, comes with the Sensitive Brush Head, and is travel-friendly.
The Mia FIT Cleansing Brush is equipped with two speeds, the Radiance Brush Head, a wall plug adapter, and its petite model makes it extremely portable. The Alpha FIT Facial Cleansing Brush, also petite and portable, is equipped with the Men’s Daily Cleanse Brush Head, and features the two speeds “Clean Shaven” and “Bearded”.
The SMART Profile Uplift Anti-Aging Massage and Cleansing Brush comes with five speed options. Five! This Clarisonic Cleansing Brush is for treating your least favorite aging parts on your face and neckline with the added bonus of massaging your skin while it cleanses. Besides the standard Delicate and Universal speeds, this cleansing brush boasts Powerful, Professional and Body Mode (massage specific), and Turbo Mode.
If you’re tired of spending hundreds of dollars every few months on your skincare regime, then it might be the right time to take the leap and purchase a Clarisonic Cleansing Brush. It’s gentle on your skin, provides a portable deep cleanse for your pores, and it stumps your 10-step skincare process.
I have combination skin (oily forehead and chin with dry cheeks and jawline) and not one cleanser helps me keep my skin from breaking out. I have become the master of a multi cleanser regime, and it’s exhausting.
However, buying a Clarisonic would be a pricey investment. And I don’t know about you, but I’d like to try before I buy. After reading the reviews, I would recommend starting out with the classic Mia 1 Facial Cleansing Brush, which is $129 before taxes, because speed options may mean nothing to you right now. Don’t commit to a more advanced Clarisonic Cleansing Brush unless you have had previous experience with electric cleansing brushes.