Author: msalliance

Clarisonic Sonic cleanser: my first impressions

I was sent the Clarisonic in order to see for myself whether what I had been reading was true: would it cleanse my face and miraculously rid me of the T-zone blackheads I’ve struggled with since before my teenage years? I was sent a trial model, which consisted of just the handheld cleansing unit, the charging cradle and a white, “sensitive,” facial brush. I have used the machine now for a couple of days morning and night with my current cleanser from N. Perricone. Normally I only wash my face in the shower every morning and cleanse and remove make up properly at night. I am using a two minute cleansing setting, with 40 seconds for my forehead; 40 seconds for nose and chin and 20 seconds each on the cheeks. I am using the middle speed, which makes my nose buzz rather uncomfortably. I could never be a trumpeter. The first impression was that the machine made my skin feel squeaky clean, analogous to the difference between using and manual toothbrush and an electric toothbrush. Hardly essential, sure, but one recommended for a good thorough clean by my dentist. And I’d never go back to a manual toothbrush again. It just does not feel clean to me. So it is with the Clarisonic. I have read, however, that the Clarisonic renders ones face too clean and causes breakouts...

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