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Reader Review of the Day: Clarisonic

As you know, I am a big fan of my Clarisonic, even putting it in places where the sun don't shine. And judging by the number of glowing reviews from readers, they're loving it, too. Reader Lovelie says it's all about finding the right cleanser:

I will admit that I had some problems with the Clarisonic when I first got it. I was using a really harsh cleanser with it and ended up overstimulating my skin and breaking out . . . BADLY! For the last few years, I have been plagued with blackheads under the skin but no acne. Well after using the Clarisonic with my MdForte cleanser, I had acne. It was terrible. So I stopped using it for a while, let my skin heal, and switched cleansers to a gentler cleanser, Philosophy Purity. Well, this was the magic combination, because my skin has clarified itself to a point that it hasn't been in years. Stubborn blackheads that wouldn't BUDGE pre-Clarisonic made their way to the surface where eventually they just popped out. My conclusion is that you have to pick the right cleanser to go along with this.

For the record, I agree; using a glycolic cleanser with Clarisonic was a bit much, but a gentle cleanser worked wonders. BTW, it's the last day of our $500 gift certificate giveaway from Benefit. To enter, check out the rules — and be sure to write three reviews today to qualify for the contest. Just head over to Product Reviews and get going. Good luck!

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rocksit rocksit 2 years

Such a difference using the clarisonic! My skin feels extremely smooth after each use and feels very clean. It's crazy that I've only been using it for the past three weeks and have seen such a change in my skins overall appearance.

But friend buy sonic cleansing brush from .. The same effect , very good cost ..

kaheenalu5 kaheenalu5 7 years
I bought a cheap facial brush and used it with a foaming cleanser and it didn't make a difference. I just bought the clairisonic that comes with the Murad serum. Has anyone tried the clairsonic foam cleanser that comes with it?
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years Here's a very good Clarisonic dupe for $30. Sun Body Polisher from Beauty Choice.
oni1 oni1 8 years
will totally try the brush idea before splurging. thanks!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I was going to recommend the same thing as angel. It works just as well. I've always thought the Clarisonic was a huge waste of money.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
any other cheap suggestions are appreciated, lol!
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
thanks for the recommendation angel! i am going to give this a shot. i don't have the cash for a clarisonic right now, but definitely want the results. :)
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I really want a clarisonic. Been wanting one since last year. Told hubby I wanted it for Mother's Day but he forgot and I didn't bring it up again because I felt so guilty for asking for it since it's such an expensive luxury item. but I may need to rethink this again.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
Try Philosophy Purity and a regular $3 skin brush (mine is from Sephora) before you get the clarisonic. As soon as I started with my cheapy skin brush, my skin changed drastically! Super clear, luminous, and smooth!
Jello-Wanabe Jello-Wanabe 8 years
I almost caved in and bought it last week. I have great skin but all the hype made me want one. After much concideration I figured I'd keep the money and splurge on a pair of killer heels for spring/summer instead. My La Mer cleansers do a great job so I am just going to stick to my regiment.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
I love my clarisonic...I also use purity at night with it and have had wonderful results!
nicole815 nicole815 8 years
I really need to try this!
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
i just got one for my birthday last week (in part due to bella's recommendation -- thanks for the tip!), and i already see a difference in my skin's texture. love it.
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