Heard about Clarisonic, but still not sure what it is or what it does?
Read on for the low down on what has been described as the Holy Grail of skincare.
(If you know all about them and have landed here for the ‘facial brush face off’ scroll down past the video.)
Think of the Clarisonic cleansing system not as a frightening skincare equivalent of the Curl Secret, but an amazing advanced way to cleanse the skin.
Like an electric toothbrush for your skin, the facial brush micro-massages your skin to loosen and remove dirt, oil, and makeup.
Sound a little scary? It’s not. It’s been clinically proven to cleanse the skin six times better than with hands alone and it’s gentle enough to use every day.
(I use mine 2-3 times a week, depending on how many times I’ve remembered to take my makeup off *cough*)
How do you use it?
First remove eye makeup by hand, and apply cleanser (it comes with one, which has more of a gel-like consistency than you’re probably used to) directly to moistened skin or to a damp brush head.
Select the speed and follow the timer prompts (20 seconds on the forehead, 20 seconds on the nose and chin, and 10 seconds per cheek) while moving the brush head in small circular motions. The key is to not push it down hard on your face. It automatically shuts off after the cleansing cycle. Then rinse skin thoroughly to remove cleanser.
I don’t know a beauty editor who doesn’t swear by the gadget, and if you’ve heard some of the hype about the Clarisonic, you’ll know that fans report having uber-clean, glowing skin, fewer breakouts, and softness comparable to a baby’s bottom even after the first use.
If your usual ‘cleansing system’ consists of facial cleansing wipe at the end of the day, should you invest in one?
The entry level Clarisonic, the Mia brush, starts at $139 (you can get it online around $119 excluding shipping) and isn’t exactly cheap. So we’ve faced it off against the other facial cleansing brushes that have hit the market.