The Clarisonic skin care brush has been touted as the best new way to cleanse your face so that your skin absorbs serums and potions better. It has been likened to the Sonicare brush for teeth.
I viewed presentations of the Clarisonic system on a particular shopping channel a few different times before deciding to take the plunge and purchasing my very own pink Clarisonic system. I did scout around for the best price and was able to get the best deal at the time at skinstore.com when they offered a 20% off coupon on any one item listed on their website. When I bought the clarisonic system, there was only one version of it. Now, there are a couple different versions - the miniature traveling size and the larger size that you would leave sitting on your bathroom counter. The smaller one is more economical and operates in the same way so if you are looking to save some money take a look at that model.
Now for the review - I have mixed feelings about the Clarisonic skin care brush. My brush came with two brush heads, a charging cradle and the actual device itself which is a hand held brush tool with a replaceable brush head. There is an "on" button on the clarisonic system. You can wet the brush, put a couple drops of cleanser on it, and then press the on button and hold it next to your face - and voila - your face will feel a massaging movement. I use the brush head for sensitive skin because it is softer.
The first time I used the Clarisonic system, I was a bit nervous, because I didn't want my skin to break out or get treated too roughly. To my surprise, the brush was a lot gentler than I thought it would be. I gently used it all over my face taking care to avoid the eye area. I made sure not to use a scrubbing motion but to just allow the brush to vibrate against my face in small circular movements. After about a minute and a half, I shut it off and splashed water on my face. My face did feel smooth and clean and my moisturizer went right in at once. At first glance this product was getting a thumbs up. The next day I woke up and rushed to use my Clarisonic system again only to find that my face felt slightly raw and a bit sensitive.
I've come to the conclusion that I can't use the Clarisonic system every day on my relatively sensitive skin. I use it once or twice a week and feel good when I do use it. On the other hand, I haven't noticed any visible changes on my skin or advantages that I can tout for the Clarisonic system. Would I buy this again - probably not. Am I going to continue using it - probably. I would classify the Clarisonic system in the "nice to have just to try something different, especially since I have the extra $$" category.