Clarisonic classic

4.0

19 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

A very expensive mistake for my skin! I'm 57 and have hyper-pigmentation/melasma that was pretty much under control until I used the Clarasonic. I've learned over the years since being diagnosed in my late 30's the worst thing I can do is irritate my skin which includes getting a tan and any sort of manual exfoliation or rubbing. So I've religiously used a high spf sunscreen daily including the winter months and always wear a hat if I'm going to be outside gardening, at the beach, on the deck, hiking, etc. A lot of people look at me like I'm crazy to be on vacation and have a hat on at the beach but if I had to live my life over I would have started wearing a hat outside in my teens and I never would have tanned my face at all.

So why I thought I could use the Clarasonic without negative consequences is beyond me. Even with the sensitive brush head, after just a few days my skin started to get dark and uneven in color. Women with melasma know what mean when I say my face looked dirty. The Clarasonic, even though immensely popular is a big no-no for me. In order to exfoliate and keep my skin looking refined I need to use glycolic acid or one of the many other AHA's available.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My Clarisonic. I have a love/hate relationship with this brush. I purchased it years ago and keep trying to love it so I can justify the price. It makes me break out regardless of which brush head I use (I have tried the normal, sensitive and delicate). This time, I am trying to last 2 months of 3x/week use with it and fingers crossed I don't have horrible purging. It does exfoliate wonderfully and it is easy to use and clean. Brush heads are easy to find online and at Sephora. I recently purchased the Olay knock off for travel and for my tween and there is no comparison. If I can get over the purging hump, I hope this will be a regular use item for me (finally!). I am currently using it with CeraVe foaming cleanser

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This product is incredibly overrated. I was stoked to try it and shelled out the big bucks. All it did was irritate my skin and make it break out. Used it continuously thinking my skin was just purging and needed to adjust but then I just couldn't be bothered. What a waste of money.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Meh. I've had the classic model for about four years. I've tried every brush head including the deep pore and acne brush heads. I don't use my Clarisonic very much, it's not that I don't like it it's just... I don't love it. I've offered it to my mother because I'd hate to sell it at a flea market or yard sale because honestly, that's how much it's worth in physical reality. In theory, the Clarisonic is a brilliant idea. In practise however, it's too tricky to use confidently, everyday or even a few times a week.
I will wait for my local Sephora to get the cashmere brush head in stock. If by then I find the Clarisonic still too irritating, as it can be presently, I'll give it away to my mother.
Bottom line: It is not worth over $200.

***Update*** Stil don't love this stupid thing. I hate that I spent so much money on it. I can't *give* it away. It irritates my skin so bad, no matter how gentle the brush or the pressure I use. recently I was in a Drugstore looking at some cream blush and as I passed by the Clarisonic display I complained a little that it was a waste of money. The young woman assisting me said "really? I use mine 2x a day, everyday" it was then I looked at her skin in profile as she leaned over the underlit makeup display and the pores on her face were HUGE. Her skin was so dehydrated and leathery looking. I asked what she used with it, it was a very gentle gel cleanser that would not cause the sort of over exfoliated look her skin had. I don't know if she knew how bad her skin looked, as there was no acne. Just very poor skin quality.
I have decided the Clarisonic is a cash grab, and useless. After seeing that girls poor abused skin...and I recognized it as I'd seen it on myself when I was *really* trying to love this brush. It's deleterious to skin health, and a waste of space and money. DONT BUY IT.
***UPDATE-3 years later. Please, do not buy this. I tried to use it again after it sat and collected dust for 3 years. Using the delicate brushhead which I had used in the past gave me terrible redness and broke vessels. Now I've owned this thing for nearly 5 yrs, and Im confident I know how to use it. It just *sucks*

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I purchased a bundle package on QVC a few years ago that included this and some bliss skincare. I used the clarisonic for a couple weeks but really wasn't impressed with it or what it was supposed to be doing for my skin.

I hated how large the brush head was. I felt like I couldn't really get into the tough-to-reach places on my face, like around my nose and in between my eyes.

I eventually returned this and purchased the Olay Pro-X instead (which I'm absolutely in love with).

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

For those of you who have an ultrasonic toothbrush and love the way your teeth feel after using it, the Clarisonic brush does this for your face.

It's an investment that benefits you every time you use it.

NOTE that the Clarisonic comes with a "Sensitive" brush head. I had some issues when I first began using it (slight redness and skin sensitivity on my normal to resistant skin). I shortened the cycle time, cut back from 2x/day to once a day (at night), and purchased the Delicate brush head. Using it in this manner has worked beautifully.

If you're like me and read the instructions and then either put them out of sight (or throw them away!) you might want to try to remember the direction from the Clarisonic booklet that encourages users to unscrew the brush head every so often to clean in the recessed area under the brush bristles. Once you forget to do this and some time goes by and then you DO remember to do it...one look at the gunk under your brush will be reminder enough to keep a more vigilant brush cleaning schedule. (I do my little cleaning routine very time I clean my bathroom now.)

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: I read in a beauty magazine that there is a difference between the Clarisonic and the less expensive facial brush cleansing systmes many other companies have come out with. The article claimed the Clarisonic was a superior product in that it had a very specific number of brush rotations per second that, compared to other devices on the market, delivered the most optimal outcome - both in how clean the skin was and in what condition the skin was immediately after cleansing and over time.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I have been using the Clarisonic Classic for 1 week so far. In 1 week I have seen a tremendous difference in my skin. The texture is so smooth, even my husband commented on that, My pores just look so clean, resulting in a brighter look. I use the Clarisonic in the shower and follow with moisturizer. My moisturizer has been absorbed better into my skin, as well. I am so pleased with this product so far and will remark if things change. But as for right now, i have never been so happy with my skin!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Simple genetic math...
When I DON'T use this at least once daily, I look like my grandmother eventually.
When I DO use this at least once daily, my 17 year-old daughter and I are confused for sisters. (Please allow me to reiterate: WHEN I USE THIS REGULARLY, MY LIFE IS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS LIKE MY GRANDMOTHER'S, and I view this as an *extreme* positive.)

Guess how I use this? :)

It took an unfortunate period of time for this to become a habit (because I am very, very lazy), but it HAS, and I am NOT letting this one go...


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is the best. I got the deluxe system & I use the body buffer to get rid of pesky self tanner, when patches like to hang on, but the rest has worn off.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

I've had this for a few years and sometimes I'll totally forget to use it for months at a time. When I do remember to use it again consistently I find my face to be much smoother and overall clarity to be better. The brush itself is of high quality and I love the charging stand. This is a must for those with acne, oily skin, or large skin pores.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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