The Clarisonic Plus
I don’t know why it took me so long to jump on the sonic cleanser band wagon. Perhaps it was the price tag or just laziness, but I’m glad I finally got one. I’ve been using the Clarisonic Plus system ($225) for about eight months, which includes an extra brush head for the body that puts loofahs and exfoliating gloves to shame. Their other models like the Mia are just for the face. I like that it’s waterproof so you can take it into the shower with you; most days I just leave it in there. It came really handy this summer for that mandatory pre-scrub before applying self-tanner. Side note: the St. Tropez line is my top pick of the summer! It provides a believable, deep brown bronze. No Oompa Loompa orange.
As for the face brush, I used it once a week in the beginning but have since upped my usage to about three times a week. It beeps at intervals telling you to switch from forehead to cheek. I go a little longer on my forehead which tends to get greasy as the day wears on. The sonic brush does a stellar job at removing sticky sunscreen and heavy makeup! I found that it also helps de-puff my face after a night of getting little sleep. That said, I can’t say for certain whether it has made a significant difference in my complexion, yet, because I also get monthly peels and microdermabrasion done. But one thing I do know for sure is that my Clarisonic has definitely earned a perma-spot on my bathroom counter next to my other essential sonic brush…
I wanted to see if any of my friends and colleagues, who are not beauty bloggers, used the Clarisonic. Surprisingly, a lot of them did (even a guy). Check out their responses here.
If you’re looking for a comparison of the Clarisonic against all the other cheaper sonic cleansers on the market, swing by over to the popular beauty blog “15 Minute Beauty”. In this post, Christine (a US-based paediatrician and beauty fanatic) has a quick informative video that shows the difference between the movement of each brand’s brush head. It matters!