Clarisonic Pro Skincare Brush

4.3

924 reviews

81% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

bliss beauty trio


Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I've had mine for about four years now. I used it religiously at first day and night with various cleansers and brushes. Does it clean? Yes. What else does it do? Absolutely nothing.
My experience:
I started out with the normal brush head. I started to break out like crazy. I never had an acne problem back in my teen years. In fact, I don't think I ever got a zit at all. I'm very prone to clogged pores though because I'm very oily. Even now at 38, I still have very oily skin. I switched to the acne brush with no difference. I moved on to the deep pore brush which made my skin a lot worse. I then switched frequency. I originally was doing two full cycles at once 2x a day. I figure, my skin is bad so it needed the extra scrubbing. I realized that wasn't helping. I switched to one full cycle once a day. I switched to every other day. Still, no difference in skin. I went the opposite direction in brushes and started to switch to the more gentle brushes. The delicate brush 2x a week seemed to be the best routine for me. But, I got lazy and ran out of brushes and it just sat in my room for a couple of years unused.
Recent experience:
I made the decision before Christmas to give the Clarisonic one last ditch effort before I call it quits. I got the sensitive brush head to use with my favorite AM cleanser. I had a well thought out plan on how to use this again. I knew the cleanser I was using wasn't going to cause issues. I also planned on using this only 3x a week in the mornings with using a sensitive head brush. I made sure to start this routine with clear skin. Same ol' song and dance. Frustrated as hell! After using this for one week (3x max) my skin started to break out again and my cheeks were started to get red again. I'm prone to redness in my skin and my AM cleanser was fixing that issue (contains retinol). The Clarisonic destroyed the positive results I was getting with the cleanser.
End result:
I gave it my all! I have to let it go. Let it go! Let it go!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I owned a Clarisonic for over a year before throwing it into the trash. So yes, I definitely had enough time to decide if I truly love or hate this product.

I hated it. Clarisonics are in my opinion, overhyped and overpriced. During this time period I tried several knock offs just to compare. A much cheaper version (Olay) performed just as well. However that's not why I am giving this product 1 lippie. If it was just overpriced and I loved it, I'd still give it 5 lippies.

Clarisonic is getting 1 lippie due to the damage it did to my skin. I learned the hard way that I *do* have thin, sensitive skin. And that manual exfoliation is NOT suited for my skintype. I honestly believe the Clarisonic is responsible for a lot of the broken capillaries that arrived on my pizzaface back in 2011.

I find chemical exfoliators (IE glycolic acid) to be much more effective at evenly exfoliating sun damage off. Clarisonic did nothing to get rid of my freckles... yet alpha hydroxy acids erased them ALL.

My last big beef with this product is the fact that it can potentially damage/distrupt your skin's protective barrier. When that is compromised, you are at a higher risk for breaking out due to bacteria. So if any of you are noticing a huge break out while using a Clarisonic, that very well may be the culprit.

The bottom line: only use the Clarisonic if you have thick, tough skin. If you are prone to broken capillaries run away. I find using an oil cleanser removes EVERYTHING from my face without needing to use any type of skin brush.

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Edited to add: The only oil that doesn't break my acne-prone skin out is Jojoba.

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Love this product very much. I use it to clean my face once a day. More then one day didn't use it I will very uncomfortable with my skin.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Black

TLDR: the clarisonic is a really expensive reminder to exfoliate.

I was sold on the hype after hearing how glowing your skin gets from using and I got this for my birthday last year. 1 year later my thoughts are mixed.

Pros: does a decent job physically exfoliating. The timer is nice so you know to move around your face.
Cons: Price, brush head softness, noticeable results.

I think the die hard converts to the Clarisonic are those who didn't regularly exfoliate previous to purchasing one. I have rosacea combined with very dry temples and oily/blackhead prone t-zone. Previous to purchase, I used a $1 face brush from the dollar store combined with the Amore Pacific treatment enzyme peel (APtep) ~ 2-4x a week. I also used olay regenerist microderm abrasion + peel every 2 weeks. I switched to the occasional addition of the APtep with the Clarisonic solely around the same frequency, after my Olay ran out.

Skin changes: there was only a slight reduction in the milia close to my mouth. Texture remained unchanged. I didn't notice any reduction in blackheads, which was my main motivation for purchasing this. :( There is a softness to your skin after you finish, but it may be due to the blood rushing to my face. In my old routine, I got the same feeling after using the microderm abrasion kit combined with a bit of a longer face massage.

Noticeable things about the product: The brush heads felt much rougher on my skin than my cheapie face brush, and my rosacea didn't loooove it. It wasn't too much but I never wanted to go to using the clarisonic every day. Because I didn't use it everyday, I don't know if that's why I never had and purging irritation. I also never used the standard heads, only the sensitive. It looks pretty on my shelf, and tbh, it kept screaming at me to use it, since it costs $300 freaking dollars. I wish the battery lasted longer (a single charge didn't get me through a 3 week vacation w/no charger).

I am not going to comment on the "cleaning' ability of this product, as I use a makeup remover and face wash and have never seen makeup residue on the brush heads.

I am hesitant to recommend it, but I guess it's an expensive way to help you form an exfoliation habit, since I think most people don't remember to. I think if you regularly exfoliate in any way a few times a week, it'll give you similar results. And I think my previous chemical/physical switchup was way better for my pores than just using the clarisonic alone.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is actually a pretty good device, but it never ended up becoming a mainstay in my daily routine. I purchased mine almost four years ago after my skin care professional recommended it so enthusiastically I felt like I would be crazy to not get one :/.

(In my defense, the dude is 50+ but *easily* looks mid-30s, so when he sincerely recommends something that he uses himself (and he was definitely sincere!), it's hard not to fall for the pitch, especially since he's so ethical he's talked me out of purchasing stuff on multiple occasions, or at least made me try a sample first.)

On that note, if you decide to splurge for the pro version, you'll get an extra two years on the warranty if purchased through a professional skin care service provider, but it doesn't cost any more than it would if purchased elsewhere. That actually came in incredibly handy when my first one turned out to have an issue with the recharger (wouldn't charge unless the battery was fully depleted, which apparently isn't how it's supposed to work). Mentioned it on a visit with my skin guy over a year later and he said it was still under warranty and was able to replace it with a version that was even better! (Came with a back/body extension head, which the original didn't have.)

Anyway, I used my Clarisonic Pro off and on for over a year and was actually very satisfied with the results. It does a great job of cleansing/exfoliating, no complaints there. It just got to be a PITA after awhile with the need for periodic recharging (annoying when you live in a shoebox with a limited number of available outlets!) and the replacement heads are pretty expensive (mine kept getting moldy but that's probably an issue with my bathroom/humidity and not the device itself. Just saying'!).

If I'm to be perfectly honest, I just got....bored with it. That, and I'm not a fan of the kinds of cleansers that work well with a Clarisonic. I don't like soapy stuff on my face (I NEVER wash with soapy products otherwise).

My ideal cleansing routine is a physical exfoliator from a tube. Once a day, only in the shower. Product ennui isn't an issue because I can always try a new exfoliant when I get bored with the current one. That has been my routine since I was a teen and I'm now 38. It works for me. The Clarisonic was an interesting experiment, truly works well, and I would recommend it (or other similar devices that do the same thing) to other people.

Me, I'm cheap and lazy, with the attention span of a gnat, and I'm okay with that. My skin is pretty happy too.

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've been using this for over 2 years now and I'm still loving it. Makes my skin look radiant and no acne! Love this and would recommend for sure.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This made my skin go haywire. I was told it can cause purging without irritation. The purging should clear up after about 4 month of use. I first had the original mia now the pro. The mia is easier to control not top heavy like the pro. The pro comes with a dock charging stand and a body brush with extended stick. It give you more time to wash that about it. The charge life is not long enough it last about 10 times use. The body function time is not long enough. After about 6 months the charge did not stay had to charge it everyday. 9 months it just complete died would not charge or turn on. I had to sent it back to Clarisonic and they send me a new one. I have tried all the brushes even the cashmere. The cashmere bushes are horrible the bristles are too long soft and not enough bristles. The other ones are too hard irritating.
Con/Problems. This over stimulated my skin cause the worse breakouts from whiteheads worse cystic pimples and under the skin bumps that did not clear up after 4 months. In addition my skin become red flaky peeling cheek red and raw. The complexion red and dull. Made my skin worse then what I had. I even used it less but still same problems. I stop using for a couple months and used again same problems.
I clean the brush heads with antibacterial soap and let them fully dry even change the heads out every 3 months still same problems. Too irritating and damaging to the skin. A rubber cleansing pad with tiny nubs works better without irritation or over stimulating the skin only cost around $6.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

love it!


on

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I loooove this product ..it has. changed my life and outward appearance!


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have been using my clarisonic for 4 months now. I purchased it in hopes of getting rid of blackheads on my nose and areas of flakey skin. My previous cleansing routine was using my hands and any soap I would come by (sometimes Clinique or a dove bar or apricot scrub). After 4 months of clarisonic I still have flakey skin and the blackheads have never been worse.. I even purchased the deep pore brush. Since using, I have had so many small breakouts in places there never have been before. I've always had clear skin.. Not anymore thanks to this tool.
I keep using it in hopes it will do something beneficial and because I feel like I have to due to how much money I spent on it!
If youre looking to get rid of blackheads do NOT purchase this! Waste of money :(


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