Beauty Essential: Clarisonic
Everyone you ever meet who has used a Clarisonic will swear by it. They’ll rave about it and tell you that they don’t go a day without using it. Even people with sensitive skin, acne and rosacea will tell you that it works for them. The celebs are all loving it too – Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore and Gisele Bundchen are all reportedly fans.
What is it, you ask? And why does everyone love it so much?
Here’s the deal – the Clarisonic is a small, handheld skin-cleansing device. It’s electronic and it’s waterproof. In theory, it’s a bit like an electronic toothbrush in that it has tiny bristles on its brush head that vibrate. But unlike an electronic toothbrush, it is soft and gentle on skin. It uses a micro-massage action to provide your skin with a very thorough cleanse.
So thorough, in fact, that this nifty little device can remove 6 times more makeup than you can by manually cleansing your skin. Why is that so good? Well, it means that your skin ends up smoother, softer, the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced. It also means that your serums and skincare products are better absorbed, because the skin is cleaner and doesn't have any hidden makeup residue. What's the point of spending lots of money on skincare if it just sits on top of the skin, not being absorbed the way it should for maximum benefit. So in turn, these products become more effective. Pretty good, huh?
I have to admit, I was pretty blown away the first time I used mine. I have noticed a big difference in how clean and how soft my skin feels. You don’t need any special cleansers to go with your Clarisonic; I am using my regular one. Just stay away from scrubs and stick to non-abrasive cleaners.
And – get this – it only takes a minute. Literally. The Clarisonic has an in-built one-minute timer, so even those super time-poor amongst us can incorporate this easily into our daily shower routine.
The range includes Clarisonic Mia, $139.00 and Clarisonic Plus, $265.00. For more info, head to Adore Beauty, Myer or David Jones.