Sunday, May 23, 2010

Is the Clarisonic Worth It?

Have you heard the deafening buzz around the CLARISONIC? If you are a beauty buff, you’ve not only heard it but probably own one yourself. Well I am late to the party on this one as the closest thing I’ve tried to it was quite a few years ago from the DermaNew line and I don’t even remember what I wrote about it! Anyway, the Clarisonic was created by the same people that created the Sonicare toothbrush and they claim the bristles moves back and forth at 300 time per second removes 6 times more makeup, dirt and makeup then  by simply using your hands or a wash cloth. But contrary to the super positive reviews, I had quite a reaction upon first using it. 



After about 6 days of using it in a row, I developed some bumps on the left side of my face along the hair line and then 3 more bumps that turned into blemishes under my right eye. At first I didn’t think much of them and maybe thought it was the hair products I had been using but could it have been from using this? Maybe this Clarisonic brought these impurities to the skin quicker than usual? They seemed to take a long time to heal so instead of aggravating them, I laid off the Clarisonic for about a week. And come to find when talking to a few people about it, this reaction also happened to Alison w/Bare Escentuals when she first started using it! But I'm happy to report that my skin is back to normal and I can now use the Clarisonic full time again.

I usually use a skin care product for 5 or 6 weeks to see how it works but with this Clarisonic, I’ve only used it for almost 4 weeks straight and I can say it for sure makes my skin smoother and it helps products absorb better (they claim 60% more).

A few things worth mentioning - they don't recommend using foaming cleansers, they sell replacement brush heads for the machine, which should be replaced every few months, depending on how often you use it (replacement brushes run $25 each). And this may be a major thing for some people and a small detail to others but it’s worth mentioning – this gadget knows how to hold its charge. Just fully charge for 24-hours and it will last you weeks. Read more about the different types they offer @

So will this one end up in the Hall of Fame? Only time will tell!


Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided to for review purposes.




Hey There,

Thanks for sharing about your Clarisonic experience- we are glad those little bumps (which do happen to some people in the very beginning) have cleared up and you are now enjoying smoother skin and improved product absorption!

Thanks again for sharing and happy cleansing!

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