I have a confession to make. Ever since I saw the Clarisonic on QVC for the first time, I became borderline obsessed with wanting the product. I would literally rush home from work on the nights I knew the product would be shown, and sit in awe as models demonstrated how the rotating brush thoroughly cleanses, revealing smooth, healthy looking skin. I suffer from dry skin patches and extremely large pores, so as far as I was concerned, this tool was a necessity for my skincare regimen. I’ve been hesitant about purchasing the product for the last two years, because of the $200+ price tag. But, recently, I decided that if I’m willing pay well over $100 at the spa, I might as well invest in a product that will allow me to bring the spa home. So, when Sephora sent out a 15% off coupon via e-mail, I decided to purchase the Mia2™ Sonic Skin Cleansing with Sephora Collection Instant Moisturizer. I already use the Sephora moisturizer (which, by the way, is amazing!), so that’s why I selected this particular set, but there are others you can choose from. I’ve been using my Clarisonic for about two weeks now and here are my thoughts so far:
- My skin has never felt so soft. I noticed this after the first time I used it. The dry patches I mentioned above were gone after the first use.
- My makeup goes on smoother. Before, when I would apply foundation, sometimes the color would get stuck on flakes of dry skin, making the foundation visible.
- My skin is clearer. I think this is because the brush cleans deep down into pores, allowing the products you use to sink into your skin and work more efficiently.
- It beeps to signal when you should move onto another part of your face. If it wasn’t for this, I would spend at least a minute just on my nose, trying to get rid of the huge pores that reside there. Over-exfoliating is not good for your skin, so move on when the brush tells you to.
- It’s very lightweight and portable – I was able to take it with me to my overseas vacation, and it comes with a cute little travel case.
- When you first get the Clarisonic, you must charge it for a full 24 hours. And, it really does take 24 hours to charge. The anticipation of wanting to use my new tool was intensified by this process, but I’m glad I waited it out.
- My Clarisonic came pre-timed to shut off in one minute. I suppose one minute is all you need when washing your face with a brush that rotates 300 times per second, but I would like it to figure out how to remove the pre-timed setting so I can have enough time to get down to my neck.
Have any of you tried the Clarisonic?