Friday, 26 November 2010

Clarisonic - Initial Thoughts

My Clarisonic arrived a couple of days ago and I have never been so excited about trying out a beauty product. Although I have only had three days use so far, I am so impressed with the results that I wanted to share them with you.

Originally I was very dubious about a glorified sonic toothbrush for the face, and I felt that my cleansing routine was pretty good, having used muslin clothes since I was a teenager. Having seen yet another glowing blogger review on the Clarinsonic, I felt it was worth a trial and as I got it off QVC, it was risk free.

Firstly, it was very easy to use and took just a minute to cleanse my whole face, a lot less time than it takes me to complete my usual Eve Lom routine. Rather than the look of my skin, the main thing I noticed was the feel of it. It was better than if I had used one of my regular exfoliators, beautifully smooth. This improvement in texture seemed to help my makeup apply better.

The second dramatic improvement was better absorption of my skincare. I have posted before about how I find it increasingly difficult to get a good neck cream that doesn't start to flake off after about half an hour. Some moisturisers also have this effect, especially when I try to use a serum underneath. After using the Clarisonic just once, any skincare products I used just sunk in like magic, even the Decleor neck cream that I had previously dismissed.

I think it is too early to say whether the Clarisonic has had or will have a visible effect on the appearance of my skin, I am suffering with acne and I think to cure that is too much to ask from any gadget. If my skin continues to feel smooth and my products continue to work how they are meant to, then I will feel that £150 is a reasonable price to pay for this. In fact, the only downside of my whole Clarisonic experience so far is that when it arrived I had to leave it for 24 hours to charge, I am not a patient person!

For those of you that have already been converted to the Clarisonic, I have a couple of questions. Do you use the Clarisonic cleansers or do you find it works just as well with other brands? How does the body attachment work, more specifically does it help get rid of those annoying red bumps on the back of your arms? Can you use the ordinary Clarisonic on the body or do you need the upgraded model?


  1. I don't like the Clarisonic cleansers that much. I think the best thing is to stick with your current cleanser and see how your skin reacts. Then you can try the Clarisonic later if you feel like it but give your skin a chance to be used to the machine for a few weeks first.

  2. Thanks for the advice Marcia. I had automatically used the Clarisonic cleanser that came with it but I might try it with my Liz Earle or a Decleor cleanser for a few weeks. The Clarisonic cleanser did seem to make my skin feel a little tight so I ended up using Caudalie Cleansing water afterwards. Using my normal cleanser might avoid that problem.

  3. We are glad you are pleased so far with the results of your Clarisonic! We love to hear our customer's feedback and appreciate the nice review. The Clarisonic Plus comes with a body brush that is different than the brush for your face. We hope this answers your question and enjoy your Clarisonic!