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Clarisonic review

The Clarisonic Diaries: A (Greasy) Update!

Now that I've been using my Clarisonic ($195) for a few weeks, I think it may be time for an intervention. As dorky as this sounds, I now look forward to washing my face; the brush just leaves my skin so soft and smooth that it's hard not to get hooked.

Unfortunately, I learned a lesson the hard way. At first, I used the Clarisonic night and day, happily buzzing away dead skin. All went well at first, but within a week, my face was much shinier than usual by mid-afternoon. (And we're not talking the soft, dewy glow of youth, either.) Fortunately, after reducing my Clarisonic use to before-bedtime cleansing, my face responded well, and Exxon-Mobil is no longer harassing me to secure oil rights to my face.

A few more benefits are starting to sprout, too: My pores appear smaller because they're not so clogged, and on good days, my foundation-free skin looks healthy and fresh-faced. Plus, I went to visit my mom, and it's not just me who's crazy about Clarisonic; after using it just once, Mama Bella is dropping some heavy hints as to what she'd like for her birthday. But the question remains: Is Clarisonic worth the nearly $200 it costs? The answer to that — or my opinion, anyway — will be revealed next week.

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rocksit rocksit 2 years

I found facial cleansing brush, The same as cliarsonic. But better cost , just only 99 us dollar.

I've been using the pleasingcare brush for about 1 month, and I like it a lit. I feel my skin has fewer breakouts and a much smoother feel. I am going to get them for my daughters for Christmas!

starrchild80 starrchild80 7 years
Everyone is correct. I am a cosmetologist and part of our skills is skin care. If you have not had a facial before, you will experience breakouts. The more the area is treated, the more it will improve. I love the Clarisonic. For those of you who think it is expensive, it is well worth the money. On QVC, you can make payment installments. Last, a regular facial brush cannot compare to the Clarisonic. First, because you may press to hard and damage your skin. Second, the Clarisonic vibrates and offers different brushes (sold separately) for different skin types. You don't have to by batteries and only have to charge it once per week (charge lasts up to 20 uses).
AbigailSwPeaLily AbigailSwPeaLily 8 years
A best item and investment for overall skin health. I know I need ex foliation POWER!
BabyBearCutie BabyBearCutie 8 years
I have been searching for something to help my skin look better something i can do at night. I am on this whole makeover thing on myself. And Skin is right at the top of my list
Catryse Catryse 8 years
Yeah I want to know too. But I do agree with chiquita25 a T3 dryer is def a product to get. I love mines.
ChicaCity ChicaCity 8 years
where's the update and final verdict???
secrethoughts secrethoughts 8 years
So what's the final verdict???
shepptacular shepptacular 8 years
it seems kind of expensive...couldn't you just buy a face brush and use you're own line of skin care with it??
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I just can't spend this kind of money on something like this. Maybe one day when I have money to blow.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not sure I'd pay $200 for it...
cordata cordata 8 years
I'm thinking of trying a facial cleansing brush first ... all the clarisonic reviews sound great, but still... here's a less complimentary review:
Milly-the-ninja Milly-the-ninja 8 years
that looks so cool!im going to get it1
jdgreen02 jdgreen02 8 years
i agree with chiquita25!! savin up the pennies for the t3. doesnt a good ol' facial brush work the same? ive had the same one from shiseido and it works great!! (works best with a foaming cleanser)
spazzydana spazzydana 8 years
you supposed to switch brushes every 3 months i think. but dont take my word for it!
LAIMA007 LAIMA007 8 years
I've been using Clarisonic for 2 months now and it's great. I tried the "Wave" prior to Clarisonic and you get much better results with the if you do the math in 9 months the "Wave" will cost you the same as a Clarisonic which costs $195 and you get 3 brushes (2 in kit plus 1 free in mail after registration) while the Wave is $16 plus the cost of refills are apprx $20/month for 9 months (if you use it twice a day)...
Beauty Beauty 8 years
I'm not sure, Geek. I'll do some sleuthin'.
Tech Tech 8 years
Wow, if only I'd known about the purging sooner--I was so stressed out when I was having breakouts despite using my beloved Clarisonic also! So relieved to hear that it's normal. And also, to echo--my skin has gotten better after I dealt with the breakouts. Another that helped was switching from the sensitive brush to the normal brush. I just assumed that since I have sensitive skin, I should use that one, but it turns out that's not really necessary. My skin has felt a tad better since I switched. Bella, do you know how often you're supposed to switch brushes?
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
No thanks, with that money i'd rather buy the T3 hair dryer i've been wanting. I'll stick to my bare hands. Sound neat though.
adpalen adpalen 8 years
I just double checked and at its $350 for two of them, instead of $195 for one, so it's not like you're saving an arm and a leg...but you're not spending it either, i'm definitely going to try and convince a friend to split the cost with me!
lovelie lovelie 8 years
I agree with bella about the purging. I think it mostly depends on how congested your skin is, however, once you've finished you will really begin to see results!! Hang in there :)
adpalen adpalen 8 years
for anyone interested Nordstrom is having their semi annual sale with all the new fall clothes on sale, along with lots of great beauty deals and right now they are having a his and hers set of these clarisonics for a special deal, so if you know someone else who'd go on in buying that set with you or you just want one for yourself and ur significant other it seems like that would be a sensible way to save money and get a great product!
dukegirl dukegirl 8 years
I want one but am waiting for Bella's final report. Do you think it is purging or is it, in fact, taking away too much, so the skin is signaled to replenish oil? I second emlod10's request for info: Is anyone using Neutrogena's Wave?
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