So, now you're here...I'll get on with it. My long overdue post on the Clarisonic Plus skin care brush….
Just over a month ago I was sent this famous facial cleansing brush to try out. Reviews of the waterproof hand held vibrating (ooo-er!) cleansing brush have been doing the rounds on YouTube and Blogger so I wasn't alone in being offered the chance to try this nifty little gadget. But I wanted to give it a good few weeks of use before I shared my opinions.
The Clarisonic's essentially a large electric toothbrush for the face. And although at first glance it looks pretty frightening, it's pretty good at its job of fully removing make-up (up to six times more than traditional cleansing!), dead skin cells and general everyday grime from your face. In short, it's a really good, effortless exfoliator.
Here's what Clarisonic have to say:
"The essential first step in your daily skin care ritual, Clarisonic is a professional-calibre brush that uses a gentle sonic micro massage action to cleanse deeply. Clarisonic gently clears pores without harsh abrasion or chemicals, cleansing so effectively that skin care products absorb better. Clinical results include 6 times more make-up removed than manual cleansing, reduced appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and improved skin tone."
The Clarisonic Plus kit includes:
* Cordless Clarisonic PLUS
* Universal Charging Cradle UK
* Sensitive Brush Head
* Body Brush Head
* 30ml trial sizes of Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Gentle Hydro Cleanser and Nourishing Care Cleanser
* 60ml trial size Refining Skin Polish
The Clarisonic Plus (centre) with the attachable body brush and various facial and body cleansers
Is the Clarisonic Plus worth its hefty £175 price tag? Mmmm. I've definitely noticed a difference in my skin; it's clearer, much less dry and altogether more glowy. I doubt this can be achieved with exfoliating facial washes alone, but whether you think this product is worth the wonga is entirely due to how you feel about your skin.
I suffer from nasty hormonal break outs occasionally and, in truth, I was scared stiff about using this. I'd read countless reviews about it causing break outs, particularly in the first couple of weeks of use. I wasn't wrong to be worried and after a couple of days' use blemishes started to pop up. After this initial outbreak, however, my skin has been noticeably better and this product has literally done wonders for occasional dry patches. I also found that it lived up to its claim of absorbing skin care products better - and my evening moisturiser sank into my skin like a dream.
But if you're lucky enough to have normal skin (or double lucky you, excellent skin!), you could do worse than get one of those £5 scrublets fellow bloggers are raving about and a really good exfoliator.
Overall, I've been impressed with the Clarisonic Plus - which can also be used on the body. I've been using it on and off for over four weeks now and I doubt I will go back to manual exfolation. Would I have spent £175 on it had I just read others' reviews? Probably not, but I'll carry on using it in the hope that my skin improves further. It's certainly smoother, less dry and less blemish prone, so that's good enough for me.
Has anyone else tried this product? What do you think?
FTC Disclaimer: I was sent this product to review. I didn't get paid, neither am I affiliated with the brand.
All my opinions are honest and my own.
Apologies for the flurry of reviews lately. Normal service will resume soon, I promise!