After hearing all about the Clarisonic, and reading some pretty flattering reviews online, I decided to test drive the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System myself and report back to my readers on how well it works.
According to the site: "The Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth skin." so I tell all my friends that it's basically a sonic toothbrush for your face (and it basically is).
Here's how I ranked it:
- Pores: ♥♥♥♥
- Makeup Removal/Cleansing: ♥♥♥♥♥
- Included Skin Products: ♥
- Battery Life: ♥♥♥♥
- Overall: ♥♥♥♥
I got the Clarisonic Plus system (pictured below) which comes with a facial brush head, a body brush head, multiple speeds, and an array of different cleansers to use with the system. A word of advice for my readers: the skin products that come with the Clarisonic are awful. They gave me red bumps, dried out my skin, and were just overall ineffective. Throw them away. That being said, the Clarisonic works wonders when used with the right products (I use the mild fragrance free neutrogena liquid cleanser). It reduces pores and acne, makes the skin softer, and gives you an overall glowing look.
It's a bit more expensive, but I'd suggest going with the plus system as opposed to the Mia. The plus comes with the body brush which is great for getting your body ready for swimsuit season, and has multiple speeds for different skin sensitivities. It's also waterproof so you can use it in the shower or bath.
Overall a great tool that's worth the investment if you're interested in taking good care of your skin. You can get the Clarisonic at most department stores and beauty shops such as Nordstrom and Sephora.