Monday, August 9, 2010
Favorite Purchase: Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System
Last Christmas, my in-laws gave us a set of Sonicare electric toothbrushes. They work FAR better than traditional manual toothbrushes. My teeth feel as if I had gone to the dentist afterwards. I was so impressed that it convinced me to purchase the highly rated Clarisonic Mia.
If you follow any beauty blogs, I'm sure you've already heard about this brush. You should feel a difference from the very first use, eliminate any need for toner after washing your face, allows more effective absorption of all your skincare products, create a glowing effect, and the list goes on and on. In other words, get ready to have the best skin you've ever had since your toddler years! I even read from one woman that she loves her Clarisonic brush more than her dishwasher!
The first time you use it, you will realize that you have never truly washed your face... UNTIL NOW. The brush will be a light BROWN. eewww...
Just use this with your regular face wash and results should be apparent after just a few uses!
There are several different models. Mia, Classic, Pro, and Plus. Mia is a single speed. Classic is two speed but most owners only use one speed (the same speed offered on the Mia). Pro and Plus can not only be used on the face but also the body. But considering how lazy I am (probably will not have the time to use it on my body), I chose the Mia! Also, if you purchase a pink brush, a portion of your proceeds benefits breast cancer research. This is the one I picked because of this reason, and I'm hoping that the pink will deter my husband from ever trying my face brush. Get your own!!!
In the past, I've purchased the Pretika SonicDermabrasion. This brush feels very different than the Clarisonic Mia, and somehow my skin does not feel as clean using this. But, it is a cheap alternative and does do a good job exfoliating the face. The brush is quite a bit harder/rougher than the Clarisonic and the movement is more "bumpy", if that makes sense.
If you can lay down the dough ($135 and upwards), I'd highly recommend getting the Clarisonic brush over any other electric face brush. I've realized over time that some things really are worth their HIGH prices. I'm very frugal with my money, and I don't buy things without heavy research. I even research my $5 lipstick purchases! I figure things take up room and cost money; better to buy things carefully!
I bought mine from Dermstore as it was the best price. They will give you an automatic 10% off for setting an account with them and adding the item you want into your favorites before you purchase! Shipping is free and no tax on the Clarisonic facial brushes from Dermstore. OH! And, for a limited time, you get a free one year subscription to Vogue with any order.
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