this is truly amazing for getting really smooth skin. I have had mine since July 2010 after weeks of "will I or won't I??" and honestly I think in terms of skincare, it's the best money I have every spent and I have spent (wasted?) a lot of money on cleansers, scrubs, exfoliating masks.
Before I bought it, I read up a lot on it of course and before I took the plunge I did think "can I use a rotating brush on my face twice a day "so bought a sensitive head but the thing is, it doesn't rotate it just oscillates and vibrates against your skin - it is so gentle. I just use mine for 60 seconds at night with an Elemis gentle cleanser. Im 41 and don't get spots but as I have slightly oily skin I used to get those slightly bumpy pores that always show up if you look at your face side on in the car mirror (you know what I mean) and this has got rid of every last one of them. I have also noticed that it really reduces the look of pores.
If I had to describe how it makes my skin look now, its that before my skin was clear but with the odd raised bump and open pores on my cheeks, but now it looks as though I have applied a really fine layer of primer and so pores are less visible, and everything just looks smoother.
I don't use mine twice a day as I don't really need to, but if you were particularly oily or had blocked pores you could. I did experience a purge with this (nothing major) a few tiny red bumps on my forehead but ever since, nothing. I don't use mine on the body either but it did come with a brush head for this which I must try sometime.
I would recommend this to someone who has acne.
I would also recommend it to someone who wants healthier looking skin.
It helps my skin to absorb moisturizers. It cleans well, but the real benefit is with the moisturizers. Also, the body brush helped reduce some developing stretch marks.
I've been using my Clarisonic for probably 4 years and I still love it! I use it at least 1x a week and ever since I started there has been a noticeable difference. My skin is smoother and using bha, in conjunction, keeps my pores and skin clear!
I like the fact that Clarisonic has more than 1 setting, and you can attatch soft or medium brushes to it depending on your skins needs. I also like the fact that its waterproof! I use mine in the shower and I've never had any problems.
I wish it was a little less expensive, but its a GREAT product and I don't regreat purchasing it! :)
This is a great product and I can see a difference in my skin - it looks smoother and cleaner.
I didn't have such a rosy experience with the Clarisonic in the beginning though. After about 5 days of twice-a-day use, I broke out in little red bumps ALL over my face. I don't know if this was the "purge" or an allergic reaction. They weren't exactly pimples, just small bumps. I had read some other reviews of ppl who had experienced the same thing so I decided to keep using it. I started using it only once a day for 2 min and I immediately stopped using the Clarisonic cleanser that had come with the product and switched back to my usual Cetaphil. The bumps started going away and were completely gone about 8-9 days later.
After that ordeal, everything was fine and I continue to use it every night for 2 min with Cetaphil. My skin looks better than it did before I used Clarisonic, so I consider it a good purchase.
UPDATE: I have found that if I use any setting other than the LOWEST setting, I start getting those bumps again. So for sensitive skin, use the low setting. I still use it everyday and it works great. (I just wanted to see if it would make a difference if I used the medium or high setting).
I honestly don't understand how should it work so I can get results everybody else seem to be getting by using this brush....
I got it as a birthday present from my husband and was excited a lot, but then after using it for a month already - I don't see any changes at all :(
I wish the brush could at least rotate not just pulsate or vibrate.
That;s not enough for me.
Also I believe the cleanser or scrub you use plays the big part.
I initially reviewed the Clarisonic as a "2" because I had ongoing breakouts that worsened after beginning use that continued for about 3 months, but to be honest, it was MY fault due to overuse. I was using this morning and night, sometimes for 2 minutes each time; for my skin, this was way too much physical stimulation/exfoliation. I toned it down to once daily at night for one minute and have to say, my skin has never looked better. I use Philosophy's Purity Made Simple religiously with my Clarisonic. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin with scarring on my cheeks. Over time, my skin is virtually acne-free and smooth and my scars are slowly fading, it's awesome. I also have a sun spot that is slowly fading as well. Love, love, love my Clarisonic. I have the Clarisonic Plus and would def recommend the Mia version because it's cheaper and I never use the other speeds or features.
This is my first review I write. I normally just read reviews. I had to write a review about the Clarisonic because I just felt the need to tell others how GREAT! this product is.
First off, I paid for the Clarisonic with my money; I have no affiliation with the company, nor was I paid for this review.
This is just my personal and honest opinion.
I've been struggling with Adult acne for several years now. It started around age 25 and I am now 34. (Never had acne in my teens).
Nevertheless, I came across the Clarisonic while searching Videos on you tube about acne. (I notice all the videos had positive reviews)
So I begin to do my research and read a lot of reviews before investing in such an expensive product, and yes it is expensive!
I finally decided to go for it and I went on Ebay and purchased mines for $150.
About 50 bucks less than the retail price.
I've been using my Clarisonic for a few weeks now and I must say WOW!
I have never felt my face so clean and soft ever in my life. Not even after having my facials done.
The main function for this product is to CLEAN your face. Once thatís done any face product that you put on will work wonders!!!!!
I haven't had any breakouts, although I read in many reviews about people breaking out.
Guys, keep in mind that not every product works the same for everyone. As for myself, I wished I had found out about this product earlier. I still hate the fact that I paid such a high price for a brush that simply cleans your face. I notice other reviews stated that you can easily just purchase a face brush and still have the same results. That is totally false! I have tried it and the results are no where near the same as the Clarisonic.
But I must say that its been worth it for me since my face has improved sooooo much! Not much make up is needed now.
Overall I am just super happy with the results the Clarisonic has given me =)
OMG! My face went from a hot mess to tight skin, smaller pores, no breakouts, no dry patches, and just overall fabulous! I cannot rave enough about this product. I literally tried almost everything on the market to make my skin look better, and all I needed was this baby all along! I use the sensitive brush that came with the kit, along with Philosophy's Purity Made Simple cleanser. Also, love the body brush. I use it on my feet, knees, elbows, and chest. The gritty stuff that came with the kit is not too bad. I got the pink one, for the breast cancer donation. I know it is expensive, but when I add up all of the money I will be saving on the lineup of skin care products that I normally use, it is all worth it to me!
Worth every penny! I've been struggling for years with moderate adult acne & breakouts coupled with sensitive, combination, skin and eczema.
I couldn't find anything that would really, truly clean my skin without drying it. I've only had my Clarisonic for a week, but I can totally tell a difference! After I use it, my face is squeaky-clean...literally! After cleaning, I use a toner and there is no trace of makeup or dirt left at all! AMAZING.
My pores are starting to shrink, my dry spots are less pronounced, and my face has a healthy glow. My goal is to feel comfortable without makeup this summer - and the Clarisonic is going to help me meet that goal!
I am completely in LOVE with this! My skin has never been so smooth! You arent supposed to use it with a foaming cleanser, but I use the foaming cleanser from Aveda and it doesnt mess up the brush or anything. It has taken out the (i guess?) dried sebum in my pores, making my cheeks much smoother. My face always feels so clean, and my moisturizer sinks in so much better. It gets all the makeup out too. Although it is expensive, to me it is 100% worth the money. Get one!!