Using my Clarisonic - 1 Week In

Well I've been using the Clarisonic for just over a week now, so thought I'd do a quick update post.

I currently use this in the morning with my one of my current cleansers of choice and again in the evening. I find it easier to wet my face and initially rub the cleanser over my skin first, before continuing to cleanse with the Clarisonic. Although it beeps to let me know when to move onto the next part of my face, I move on when I'm ready and ignore its beeping, sometimes cleansing 'twice'. It died on me Saturday morning, but at least now I know that I can get seven days use before I need to recharge it. I left it on charge Saturday morning and it was ready to go again by the time I was back home in the evening.

What has come as the biggest surprise is just how gentle this feels on my skin. I had expected it to feel more powerful and to feel more pressure, but it's so gentle that I often wonder if it's cleaning my face properly. I've since purchased the normal brush head to compare the way it feels versus the sensitive head - as I've read that for many, this gives a better cleanse. I received my dispatch email this evening so hopefully that should be here soon. To be honest, I do find the sensitive head too gentle for my liking and I'd have more confidence in the device if I could 'feel it' a little more against my skin.

Despite my hesitance, what's impressed me most so far is the excess dirt it removes from my face after I've wiped what I believe to be my make up thoroughly off with face wipes. After using say, three face wipes, I'm shocked to see the filth that still comes away on the brush. It's alarming to think that I've slept with so make up still on my skin, after what I've always considered to be a deep cleanse!

I've also broken out around my chin and right by my ears (random) - not massively, but considering I'd only just managed to get rid of the breakout that occurred as a result of my festive gluttony, I know this latest outbreak is connected to my new skincare device. I was prepared for the possibility of my skin breaking out after my intial use of the Clarisonic, so this hasn't come as a huge shock to me. I've done some research and realise that this breakout may also be down to my moisturiser's absorbing a lot quicker. Both my day and night moisturiser are quite rich and as of this evening I'll be using less product to see if that helps. 

For the record, the rest of my face feels very soft, but after a week's usage I've not noticed any significant change in pore size or distinct brightness to my skin as yet.

The Clarisonic challenge continues ...

11 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Ruth (A Model Recommends) said...

I had weird outbreaks too! Thinking maybe it's just places that have never previously been cleaned so well? Scary thought!

B said...

It took some time for the Clarisonic to really show its powers for me too. But its a comin'!

Sami said...

I've never tried the Clarisonic but have the Nutrasonic (pretty sure they're the same thing...!) Haven't tried it yet as my skin can be quite sensitive... but your post has reassured me! :-) xx

VexintheCity said...

@Ruth - Hmmm! I've just had a thought what may be causing the slight breakout under my ears - my phone at work!! Yuck, that's getting a good wipe down tomorrow!!

VexintheCity said...

@B - I hope so :-)

@Sami - Try it, and document it on your blog.

Karleigh said...

Gah I'm going to have to get one.

Laura @ Sawan-Heaven said...

I have had fantastic results with Renee Rouleau's skincare line, and I remember her review of the clarisonic from a little while ago. This may explain some of the breaking out:

http://blog.reneerouleau.com/2010/01/is-the-clarisonic-brush-harmful-or-helpful-to-the-skin/

Computergirl said...

My clarisonic brok m out but its just the deep set dirt bing jigged around and ultimately rmoved. Stick with it! :) Most good cleasners break people out but ultimatly lav you with better skin :) xx

Fashion Limbo said...

all very interesting, the post and the comments. I have quite the "troubled" skin and I'm considering getting one of these. Keep posting the updates if you can, they are an extremely useful read :)

thoughts running through my head.... said...

Interesting!! I am watching out for your reviews hun-I could be tempted!

Becky said...

I'm definitely considering getting one of these, maybe the Mia when it gets released here? So looking forward to reading your further thoughts...

 

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