Happy New Year everybody! It feels nice not having a hangover on the first day of the year (for once). I hope you all had great nights last night, whatever you chose to do.
So anyway, back to beauty business. I've wanted to try the Clarisonic Plus for a good while now, and by my own admission, I initially slated it as being nothing more than "a glorified face brush". However, after reading endless reviews which sang its praises, I figured there had to be an element of truth to some of them and changed my mind. In fact it was this review by Resha, which made me do a complete 360 and then the splits!
Not entertaining the idea of forking out £175 on this plastic contraption, I scoured Ebay for months looking at listings which I deemed were a suitable asking price and was all set to take the plunge a week before Christmas, when I was offered and sent one for review at the 11th hour. Now if that wasn't the Beauty Gods at work, I dunno what was, but I fully intend to get the most out of my 'last min Christmas present'!
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A quick read of its features and it's clear that the Clarisonic Plus promises a lot. A professional calibre brush that uses a gentle oscillating micro-massage action to cleanse deeply which claims to:
*Remove six times more make up than manual cleansing
*Be twice as effective as manual cleansing
*Allow skin care products to absorb into the skin better
*Reduce appearance of pores, fine lines and improve skin tone
The Clarisonic Plus comes with three speeds for the face, plus a Body mode for cleansing areas of the body which need a little attention i.e elbows.
It comes with a sensitive brush head and a larger, body brush head. Clarisonic also offer facial brush heads for different skin types.
It also comes with trial-size Clarisonic branded skincare, but I'll be using my own.
So today is THE day that I shall embark on my Clarisonic Journey and see whether it lives up to all the fanatical hype, or whether it is indeed "a glorified face brush". Initially I was only going to use it in the evenings, but after doing some research, it makes sense to utilise it to the best of its ability, so I'll endeavour to use it both morning and night.
What I'm really looking to achieve from using the Clarisonic is super-smooth, brighter skin and hopefully see a big difference in the way my skincare works for me. Clarisonic claim that vitamin C absorption increases by 61% - THIS is what I'm keeping my fingers crossed for and I have just the product to put this claim to the test!
Ok, it's 3pm in the UK. Time to fling my toosh in the shower and put this baby to work! I'll post an update next Sunday!
For more info: http://clarisonic.com/uk/