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Clarisonic Reviews From BellaSugar

The Clarisonic Diaries: In Which Things Go Too Far

I debated long and hard with this installment of the Clarisonic diaries. There's been a Clarisonic-buying trend at Sugar headquarters, and we all unanimously agree that it's improving our skin. When we congregate before meetings, we talk about our deep and abiding love for the gadget's pore-shrinking, skin-softening capabilities. I've even named mine Claire for short. Our cultlike devotion to this gadget is a little out of control.

Speaking of "out of control," this is where things get personal. Since Claire is waterproof, you can take her into the shower. It wasn't long before I realized that a little sonic cleansing on the neck and décolletage makes that skin so smooth and soft. This morning, as I was cleansing, I thought, "Ooh, my clavicle skin is as soft as a baby's bottom." Then I thought of Babyassface, and then — I think you know where this is going. If you dare,


I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but yes, dear reader, it's true: I Clarisonic-ed my bum. OK, so really, it's more the back half of my hips than the actual bottom, but I did it just the same. And it made my skin SO soft that now I wish for a larger, body-exfoliating super 'Sonic to more efficiently remove the dead skin from my body. It might be time for an intervention.

rocksit rocksit 2 years

I have combination skin and wanted to buy this from to help out some of my problem areas. When I use it regularly I notice a big difference in my skin.

My husband has oily skin with regularly breakouts. However, using the Brush has improved his skin dramatically. He no longer gets huge breakouts and overall his skin just looks a whole lot better.

Originally, I did not want to buy this because I thought it was a little bit expensive however I love it and wish i would have bought it sooner. It is easy to use and a perfect addition to your morning or evening shower routine.

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants to improve their skin.

tglynn tglynn 8 years
Clarisonic came out with a new model and a bigger brush head for the body "Spot Therapy Brush Head"
dkarnitsky dkarnitsky 8 years
I adore my clarisonic- but now you've given me some good new ideas!!!
ep24 ep24 8 years
just bought this instead of getting a $150 facial... so excited! :)
Lteefaw Lteefaw 8 years
If you can't afford (or simply don't want to) to spend $180 on the Clarisonic brush thats sold in many retail shop try Ebay. That's were I got mine from and it only cost me about $100. I've been using it for about 6-8 months and I love it. I only use it at night or in the shower. Also, I've very surprised at how many ppl said that the brush worsen their acne. I didn't have that problem
kimsy kimsy 8 years
I am sure the Clarisonic is awesome; however, I couldn't swing the investment right now, so I bought a Pretika for $50 on Amazon and I love it. It comes with a couple of little tubes of treatment stuff, but I just wash my face each night with Cetaphil and leave it on my face, then go to town with the Pretika. Highly recommend for people who want the Clarisonic experience without the steep price tag.
belezamenina belezamenina 8 years
i LOVE my Clarisonic. i use it on my feet - it is the ONLY thing that can keep them super clean. i live in LA - and wear sandals all the time. Clarisonic is the key. it's great for my face too - especially if my skin feels grimy.
BabydollJustina BabydollJustina 8 years
Thanks for your input merfie23, it is very helpful :)
merfie23 merfie23 8 years
Ohh also make sure you use antibacterial soap after each use if you are acne prone.
merfie23 merfie23 8 years
I love the Clairsonic! I got mine about 3 weeks ago and last week I had the worst breakout. I called our rep (I work at a spa that carries the Clairsonic)and she said it is very normal to break out at first b/c it is bringing future breakouts to the surface all at once. We have all heard "it get's worse before it get's better" but I wanted to be sure. She did say this is not recommended for people w/ severe cystic acne as it may spread the breakouts. Also some people may need to ease into the use of this brush, once a day or every other etc... So the breakout lasted 4 miserable days and now I'm on the other side of it. My skin feels so soft w/fewer clogged pores. my esthetician was amazed that even with this terrible breakout, my pores were clean. This is coming from someone who has given me facial for 4 years. I have tried EVERYTHING for my skin and I really like this tool. I have heard of people getting a really good deal on ebay.
BabydollJustina BabydollJustina 8 years
Gsteinhauser's review is exactly what I was afraid of. I've read plenty of reviews on sephora and many of them claim that this brush made their breakouts worse. Now I have breakout prone skin, and the last thing I ever want to do is exacerbate my skin! I use a small manual face brush to help remove the make up from my skin and it works just fine. I was considering buying this brush for a while, but chances are I probably won't since clear skin is something I work hard at achieving and I don't want to ruin it.
hellokitty7227 hellokitty7227 8 years
no worry, i read on their site that its ok to use it on body :)
gsteinhauser gsteinhauser 8 years
For everyone who's pinching pennies but is still desperately wants one of these, don't bother. I just returned my Clarisonic and here's why. Yes it makes your skin smooth. Yes your pores will look slightly smaller. Yes your skin will feel soft. No, it did not make me have less breakouts. In fact, I have more now. And before anyone says you have to use it for 3 weeks befor eyou see real results, I've been using it for 7 weeks. Why not spend $25 every three months on a really great exfoliating mask (I recommend one by Arbonne) and use it once a week to get the exact same results for less. Once you pay $200 for the device, which is nothing more then an overgrown toothbrush, you need to replace the bristles every 3 months, which is $25. So really, in the first year you wont be spending $200 on it, you'll be spending $275, and $100 every subsequent year. I think that the clarisonic would be great for someone who doesn't regularly take good care of their skin, but would if they got an overpriced tool to remind them to do so. For everyone else, just take the time to make sure all of your makeup is off, do a mask once a week to deep clean, and read the directions on your products to make sure you're using them as effectively as possible.
haribobear haribobear 9 years
LOL wish I could afford this one. Maybe we should have another giveaway for Clarisonic...
Lavinie Lavinie 9 years
omg thank you so much for the reviews - i've been going back and forth if i should spend the money on this.. .and now i'm in! and thanks for that link to the review efahey - that was a great product review...
yui1004 yui1004 9 years
why cant products be like $20 so that everyone can afford!!!
dani-v dani-v 9 years
well now i just have to have one!
sophiek sophiek 9 years
I LOVE my Clarisonic! I bought it from QVC about 6 months ago. I have rough elbows and knees, so I save the brush head to a new one for my face, and then clean the old one with Clinique make-up brush cleaner and use the old one for my knees and elbows. Now I'm going to try my bum!
Cuppitycake Cuppitycake 9 years
This was hilarous! I would have done the same in the shower...on my bum. I get a rough patch right where my leg starts from my jeans! Anyway, I think I will try this gadget! Although...I still will go to my Microderm appts.....nothing beats that glow!
littleblonde littleblonde 9 years
I am seriously considering to buy one of these. I use ProActiv as my cleanser, which has exfoliater in it. Can I still use this with the clarisonic brush, or would the exfoliater in the cleanser be too much since the brush exfoliates as well? I wouldn't really consider changing my cleanser for use of the brush so I was just wondering if it works ok with different cleansers. Thanks!
j4mom j4mom 9 years
SOLD! Thanks, that was the best!
candace87 candace87 9 years
I want one!
Kaori Kaori 9 years
Lmao xDD I did the same thing, Bella :p If the brush head were bigger, I'd do my whole body all the time.
JustBekky JustBekky 9 years
We were all thinking it anyway. XD
kahribar kahribar 9 years
Ok, time to start saving those pennies, sounds like a must have!
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