Clarisonic Aria

Clarisonic Aria


18 reviews

72% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I am pretty disappointed that I wasted my money on this.
I bought a whole set for myself for my birthday, of the Clarisonic radiance.
It came with the full-size skincare line, the brush head, and of course the Mia 3/ Aria.
The color is so pretty it was a nice light dusty rose pink.
I even was able to have it engraved for free (grrr now I cannot return it!)
Of course, I was thrilled I just scored a great deal.
I have tried the radiance brush head and two knockoff brand brush heads in sensitive and delicate.

I do love that the Aria has 3 speeds and that you can change the t-timer from one minute to two for a longer wash time.
I was intrigued by the claims of the Radiance line and was excited to further clear and help even my tone out more. At first, the radiance brush felt okay and not too harsh although my others actually felt a little more gentle to the skin.

First impression, it felt softer than my Olay brush head did but only slightly.
After use, it felt rougher and more irritating to the skin.
For the price, this should have yielded some results by now and blown my Olay outta the water but sadly this will find its new home in the garbage!
I started to notice some redness that looked like irritation, later I started to get bumps on my skin some were newly caused blemishes others were just a rougher texture.
The brush felt a little scratchy to the skin and not really that great.

I gave it the benefit of the doubt, maybe my skin was doing this "purging" thing, maybe my skin just needed to become acclimated to using it....
Then I decided after a good long while that maybe I am just using it too often for my skin and need to scale back a bit.
I tried at night only, then every other night, then 2x week. I used only on the delicate setting and gently cleansed the skin. I stopped using the skincare line in case that was the was not.
After enduring the torture to my skin and having more marks and redness to now deal with I am fully over the Clarisonic and will not use this product again.
As soon as I fully stopped using this device my skin started to return to normal and looked much healthier.

After reading all the claims I thought it would be much better than it actually was.
I have used the Olay brush that spins and has a smaller head on it, with good results, and I really had high hopes for this product.
Sadly I had better results with my Olay brush or using a facial scrub than I had with this. My skin now has more discoloration and blemishes than I had before using.
Even my DIY sugar scrubs yielded better results and did not cause irritation or more blemishes.

Needless to say, the skincare line also did not help with improving skin tone at all either.
It did not even slightly help to improve any discoloration. It also caused me to break out when I tried to use it without the Clarisonic.

If I were you I would save my money. You can achieve better results for much less.
Plus the knock off brush heads I bought felt nicer, were more gentle to the skin, and the bristles did not start to fall out or mess up like they did on the Clarisonic which is far too costly to be selling something that lacks in comparison to a knock off.

Only reason I did not give this a one star rating is because I think there is worse out there.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love how it deep cleanse my skin. It definitely cleanses better than foreo. It removes blackheads in the first time use. Amazed. The t-timer doesn't stop as long as i expected, which is a good thing (I thought it stopped).
But, I find my sensitive brush is too abrasive for my normal-combination skin, it leaves dry rough patches on my upper right cheek. I
One thing i hate about this product, the battery life!! It takes FOREVER to charge, compared to my foreo.

on 9/12/2014 11:05:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I love my Aria, I have been looking forward to buying it a long time ago but its price was what prevents me, however after reading many great reviews I went for it. I dont regret it at all .. I have been using it for 2 weeks now with cetaphil cleanser and the sensitive brush head that came with it & my skin is feeling cleaner,softer, pores tightening and products absorbed a lot better.

Update *****

This is my updated review on the aria, i endes up returning the brush as small viens and broken capillaries started showing all over my face from it.
I searched online and saw that many people got the same problem from that type of exfoliation.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Green

I bought the Aria with the five free samples and the Luxe Cashmere head for $199. I courted the Mia, Mia 2 and the radiance package before deciding that this limited edition gift set was the one for me. I bought it at Sephora after the Christmas rush.
It has a nice, heavy feel to it and three levels of sonic frequency.
The key to understanding WHY this brush is different and better than the Olay or Pretika is because it uses sound vibrations that move the bristles and penetrate the skin to loosen debris and dirt.
I use the Aria twice a day on my combo skin. I also use it for the two minute cycle both morning and night.
The Cashmere brush head has extra-long, gentle bristles that bend if pressed too firmly into the skin. I think this helps with over-exfoliation and allows me to use it twice a day without irritation.
I can say that without a doubt, my skin looks 5 years younger in the last few weeks. I use my usual skincare, I remove my makeup with Albolene on my hands and I tissue that off, then follow with a Korean foaming cleanser from Missha, applied directly to the brush and massaged gently with the Aria for two minutes.
In the morning I use just the foaming cleanser and the Aria.
I switch up the frequency of the cleansing vibrations, based on what my skin needs at the moment; level 1 in the a.m., level 2 or 3 at night, depending on how much pollution or makeup I need to cleanse out.
My pores are basically empty at this point, there are a few lingering blackheads on the tip of my nose here and there. My skin is supple and moist, due to the increased absorption of my favorite serums, creams and masks.
Sometimes I will use a few drops of the Algenist Microalgae Oil at night to seal in moisture. I often use Hada Labo patted into my face and neck and find that I only require a few drops now.
I rotate among three creams at night, a Ceramide and snow water one from Korea, a Hyoyoung Traditional Chinese Herbal Cream and Olay Microsculpting unscented.
On the eyes, I am super gentle, cleansing only around the orbital bone for several seconds and following up with a Gold Roller Ball Serum from Korea or a Laniege or Amore Pacific gel cream.
I wear a CC or BB cream with SPF 33. I only need a light layer to mask my pores now!
I ordered a four-pack of brushes to try. I used a $25 coupon combined with a $10 off sale, then a 10% code and a free shipping code! I ended up spending just $12.60 per brush!
To get the $25 off coupon, all you need to do is register your product online at the clarisonic website!
I would recommend this product to anyone looking to take off a few years and make their products work exceptionally well! I feel as if I am saving money by having my skincare actually WORK!

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on 9/6/2014 12:15:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Clarisonics are not cheap, and it's quite the investment. I've been contemplating purchasing this for about a year now, and when I saw that they were having a roadshow at Midvalley, I knew I was ready to make a purchase.
I got a great offer that came with Biotherm deluxe samples and a complimentary facial at the Biotherm spa!

I have tried a ton of products to help me with my hyperpigmentation and acne scars, but none have come close to the effectiveness of the Clarisonic. I'm currently using the Sensitive brush head that came with the Aria, twice a day for more thnn a week now.

When I first used it, I had my normal everyday makeup on, and had done a first cleansing with Biore's oil-in-cotton make up wipes (which are quite heavy duty). After cleansing with the Clarisonic, I couldn't believe how dirty the brush head was! When I normally cleanse with my hands, you can't see any of the make up residue! I really could not get over it!

A few days in - my skin was looking brighter and smoother, and when I did my morning and evening skincare routines, they were getting absorbed faster, instead of just sitting on top of the skin. I wish I had bought this alot sooner!

At the end of the day, what's the point of spending a ton of money of great skincare, when you haven't even cleansed properly?

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on 4/29/2015 11:40:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I cannot emphasise this enough, this product is a god send. I had small bumps on my forehead that would not got. I guess at the time that I first started getting them, I didn't have a skincare regime and was lucky if I cleansed my skin.

Now, I had a much stricter skincare regime. At first, I started using the Foreo Luna as I thought it was smaller and easier for travelling and the bristles were silicone so it was easier to clean. After using it for a month or so, I saw no difference whatsoever.

I already had the Clarisonic but hadn't used it. I was shopping once and saw the Clarisonic deep pore set. This contains a deep pore brush head, a daily face wash and a clay mask. I decided to buy it and give it a go.

At first, I didn't notice a difference at all but then I heard about the purging stage. I continued to use it though as I saw how much makeup this removed. I was using wipes to take off my makeup and then I would go over with this. The brush would be ORANGE from foundation!

I have been using this for two months now and all the bumps are gone! I can't say that it is all down to this as i also started using Neostrata gel plus and lotion plus (see reviews separately) but I hardly ever use them anymore and my skin is still clear.

on 8/12/2014 4:01:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

For Valentines Day, I decided to buy myself a gift in honor of my love for me! Who am I kidding!!! This was on sale and figured it was now or never based on how much a normal unit goes for!! So I jumped on it and bought myself a Clarisonic Aria that included Josie Maran products with it for Valentines Day!

Before buying my Clarisonic, I did some serious research on it. While it is proven that with electric powered hand handled facial devices, your skin does get cleaner and your makeup washes off better. Nonetheless, even with all these great advantages, the price tag for one of these sweet puppies is still out there and not within everyone's reach. Nonetheless, I don't regret it one bit. I was using before an electric brush from DDF which is basically the same one Olay carries. While this brush did work wonders on my face especially the sides of my nose, it didn't leave my face as clean as the Clarisonic has. My face not only feels clean but is very soft to the touch. The funny thing about this brush is that it doesn't spin but vibrates so it does take some getting use to. However I can see the different with a spinning head and a vibrating head and the big changes this device made to my skin.

However with all that being said, lets get something straight. I also use AHA, BHA, Vitamin C and Retinol every night. So my face is soft, clean and clear due to all these products and the Clarisonic combined. Remember it takes more then just a facial hand held device to give you beautiful clear skin. You also need to use products to clear your face and diet is key as well.

While I will not lie, this unit cost me $225 CDN with taxes and all, however I would not give it up for the world. It does a great job at removing any left over makeup and helping to clean out my pores so that my facial products can sink in properly. I would recommend a Clarisonic to anyone who can afford one. Also keep in mind, Clarisonic has older model units that do the same job for cheaper. Before the newer models came out, the older ones were still rocking it out the park.

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on 4/11/2014 11:24:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this for a few months and I love it. it's really brought an improvement to my skin. I had acne on my forehead as a teenager, but it cleared up by the time I was in my 20s... and then for some reason, in my 30's it came back with a VENGENCE. like, im saying, much more horrible than during my teenage years. it was all over my cheeks, chin and neck, and it was embarrassing to go out in public. in my early 30's I even went on Accutane, and although it cleared up my acne, it did terrible things for my hair and my nails. It cleared up my skin for 2 years... but my acne came BACK and I still had bad hair and nails!!! I tried some of the most expensive cleansers out there (Cle de peau, Sisley etc... they're like near $80 for a small bottle!!) and nothing was getting rid of my acne!!!

Desperate, I decided to get the Clarisonic. I bought it off ebay for an amazing deal. I had a terrible, terrible purging phase - so bad, like, about 3 dime sized pimples on my chin, along with many smaller ones. The GOOD thing was that although it broke me out, the clarisonic also seemed to get RID of my breakouts faster. usually if I had a big dime sized zit, it would take a couple weeks for me to get rid of it... it only took one week and the big zits were gone (although the really big one left a pretty dark scar). after the purging stage, I haven't had any more breakouts!! I still have acne scars, but they've faded quite a bit since using the clarisonic.


Unforunately after using it for a few months, my acne came back, as it did with Accutane, and all the other high end remedies I've tried. My acne is hormonal... maybe there is no cure :(

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on 1/4/2014 4:56:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Luvit i got it 2 weeks ago my skin looks amazing and glowing. Only the fact that my expencive face cream is actually being absorve by my clean skin and not by my dead skin is a win win!! but it does more than that i had white heads around my nose not any more my face looks smooth also my make up looks ten times better!

on 6/14/2014 2:06:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

this product really is an investment.
there's nothing really like it.

for the longest time, i didn't want to buy this product because i simply did not believe in it. i've done everything i could do for my face: do an oil cleanse then foam cleanse once a day. twice a week i would exfoliate and do a facial mask. even with my strict facial regime, i'd constantly break out. i would switch products yet my face never really looked clean.

now i can't stop touching my face. it's soft and my pores are clearing up.
i use my clarisonic every day with luxe brush.

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