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Clarisonic Skincare Brush Review

Clarisonic Brush
The Clarisonic Skin Care Brush promised to deliver amazing results – glowing and healthy skin because it is able to clean deep using a brush that oscillates at about 300 movements per second which helps to loosen dirt and oil within pores. The other major advantage of the Clarisonic facial brush is that it is programmed to cleanse your skin for two minutes and does so in sections – so that your skin is truly, deeply clean. A deep cleaning that is impossible to obtain via manual cleansing. According to their website the Clarisonic’s benefits included all of the following:

  • More than 2X as effective as manual cleansing
  • Leaves skin feeling and looking smoother
  • Increases product absorption
  • Gentle enough for use twice daily
  • Reduces oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Reduces the appearance of visible pores
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Gentle enough for Rosacea, Acne and Seborrhea

Of course at almost $200 for the clarisonic brush kit it had better promise and DELIVER a heck of a lot. Being plagued with congested pores on my nose, chin and those fat little areas known as the "apples" of the cheeks – I wanted to use a product that was effective and would save me money in the long run. Money that I was spending at a high-priced Aesthecian (at a cosmetic surgeons face clinic).

I purchased the Clarisonic Skincare Brush in July 2006 and started using the brush as soon as it was delivered into my anxiously awaiting hands. I’ve been disappointed quite a bit in the past by products that promised a lot and delivered little to nothing. My biggest disappointments came from products I paid a lot for – so whenever I purchase a high-ticket luxury skincare item I am leery that it will really work.

I immediately set about testing. The Clarisonic brush comes with a gentle cleanser that actually is quite nice. I followed the instructions utilizing the brush for normal skin ( the clarisonic comes with two replaceable brushes; one for sensitive skin and the other for regular skin) and the Clarisonic brand cleanser. I really liked how the brush massaged my skin – it felt very nice and comforting similar to the massage I was used to receiving at my Aesthecian’s clinic. When I got to the nose portion of the brushing I only did one side so that I could compare a la before and after. I did the same for the chin area. After finishing the clarisonic brush facial I rinsed my skin and it felt unbelievably soft – which I credit to the cleanser since it was non-soap based and it was loaded with humectants.

After five days of use I noticed a major difference on the side that was cleaned with the Clarisonic versus the side I just cleansed normally. Even with my glycolic skin care routine I had more blackheads on the side not treated by the Clarisonic. The side treated by the clarisonic looked deeply cleaned. I also noticed that my acne and wrinkle creams seemed to sink better into the clarisonic cleansed sections and I believe that is what helps the creams and medications be more effective.

I do have to add a cautionary note here to those suffering from severe acne or open lesions – this product is not for you. It will exacerbate your acne. I used the Clarisonic on a cystic acne lesion and it made the blemish worse and a few others popped up to join it. I am not sure why or how it happened but now I only use the clarisonic on areas of my skin that do not have any active lesions. I would recommend getting your severe acne under control before using a facial brush. If you only have occasional blemishes or like me the once a month acne bump terrors as well as congested skin with blackheads, clogged pores and dry crinkly skin then you should give the Clarisonic a try – your skin will be better in very little time.

Clarisonic Skin Care Brush available at DERMAdoctor.com

Ms. Distressed Derma rates this product: :)

Disclaimer: All opinions and reviews at DistressedDerma.com are based on my experience. Your experiences may vary. This is not a medical opinion and unless explicitly stated all products reviewed have been purchased by distressedderma.com (aka ms. distressedderma).

Submitted by Ms. distressedDERMA on Monday, 24 August 2009

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