I’ll admit that I used to use the Clarisonic religiously. I’m talking, I wouldn’t wash my face without it! My skin always feels amazing after using, and I noticed a huge difference in how my skin looked previously. However, I stopped using it when I ran out of brushes and didn’t have the money to buy the refills.
I recently had the opportunity to test out the Clarisonic Mia 1 ($129), and I was so excited and interested to see how my skin would react. So, let’s talk about the product itself and the claims. It’s the number on cleansing device that’s recommended by dermatologist in the U.S.* This was designed by U.S. scientists to gently cleanse 6x better than hands alone.**
The Clarisonic has a universal one spell for everyday cleansing. This is not an exfoliator, it will sonic cleanse the face. It’s waterproof so you can cleanse your face while you’re in the shower. When I’m short on time this is something that I like to do. Plus you’re saving water. After you cleanse you’ll notice soft, smooth, radiant, healthy-looking skin.
With any skincare products, it’s important to keep in mind that you’re not going to notice results overnight. When I’m reviewing skincare products and tools I want to see how it works and whether or not I’m noticing any results, good or bad.
I took part in a campaign on Influence Her to talk about the Clarisonic and how it’s helped my skin. I was sent the Mia 1 in lavender, which I absolutely love! It’s such a beautiful, subtle shade. It’s nice to have a little pop of color in my bathroom. When you order just the Clarisonic you do get a brush head with it, so I have that as well. But I was also sent two extra brushes: Acne Cleansing ($27), and Deep Pore Brush Head ($27). I have to admit, I was a little nervous to try these because I have sensitive skin so I always had the sensitive brush heads and I don’t have acne. Lastly, I was also sent the brand new Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser ($18). This is a 2% Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment.
The brush heads are really easy to change and I love that they each come with a cap so you don’t get anything on them. Plus, it’s nice for traveling. Even though I’ve used the sensitive brushes in the past, these didn’t irritate my skin at all! I really love the deep pore brush. I feel like that really got in and cleaned out my skin, really (and I mean really!) removed all the dirt, oil, and makeup from my face. Sometimes I get lazy and don’t always remove my makeup, and I feel like this is a good product to make sure all of that is removed.
It’s recommended that you change your brush heads every three months. This is something that I’ve always been good about because I don’t want to mess with my skin. If you order a Clarisonic, do it during a sale. ULTA currently has their 20% off, and Sephora will have theirs next month. If you’re able to, pick up an extra brush head or two so that you’re covered for at least half the year.
There are ingredients that I’m allergic to in the cleanser so I didn’t use that. In fact, I gave it to one of my good friends who suffer from acne and hopefully she has some amazing luck with it. I’ve had some imperfections with my skin over the years, but I’ve never had to deal with Acne.
Some people may call this a gimmick or a glorified toothbrush, but for me, it’s a holy grail. I can’t even begin to tell you how much it’s improved my skin. I won’t go back to just washing my face with my skin. For clearer, healthier looking skin, it’s worth investing in a product like the Clarisonic.
Next on my list is the foundation brush. I’ve seen it in action and I have to get my hands on it!
Want to get your hands on the Clarisonic Mia 1? Her Campus is offering you an exclusive discount! Use the code HERCAMPUS when you check out and save 15% off your purchase!! What’s even better is that they’re offering monthly payment plans upon credit approval. Please see the terms for additional information.
Has your skin improved since you started using the Clarisonic? Let me know in the comments below!
* A survey conducted with 601 dermatologists in the US — March 2015.
** Instrumental test based on makeup removal. 5 rotations of Clarisonic vs 5 rotations o manual removal.
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