Sunday, 27 September 2015

The Clarisonic: The Best Facial I’ve Had!

*Warning, this selfie contains coldsores and spots*

Despite what my fiancé thinks, this is NOT an oversized toothbrush for the face! It's the next generation of Sonic Cleansing, the Smart Profile from Clarisonic*

What's Sonic Cleansing all about?

Apologies if you're already in the know, but I've seen these gadgets and gizmos about and never really understood what they do. In their most basic form, they're electronic face brushes that vibrate and rotate to give a deep, deep clean. The Clarisonic Smart Profile is the Rolls Royce of the Sonic Cleansing World. It has a patented oscillation movement that moves the brush head back and forth between 200-300 times a second, yep a SECOND. The powerful turbo and smart, yet gentle brush heads clean skin and remove make up 11 times better than hands/cloths alone. In a nutshell, it’s the most deep cleaning cleanse you’ll ever experience… at home.

What's makes the Smart profile, smart?

Aside from the fact it's faster, cleans deeper and has an incredible battery life, the smart profile does all the work for you. Stick the head on and it knows exactly what to do - speed, frequency, cleansing time, it's all done for you, all you have to do it move it around the face when it beeps. Simples. Plus it's the first one that can be used on the body too. A total face and body skin pampering experience if you will. Read all the technical deats here.

My experience

I can honestly say from the first go, I noticed results. My face looked squeaky clean – you know that glowing, almost shiny look? I GOT THAT! I also looked more tanned, which I put down to the fact it buffs away really dead/dull skin to reveal true radiance. During the first week I did notice a few "detox pimples", but that's testament to the Clarisonic's deep cleaning powers bring out the nasty toxins, better out than in am I right? After two weeks of using this every other day I feel like I've had a skin transformation. My favourite base, bareMinerals Complexion rescue,  keeps my skin well hydrated and glowy, but lately it's been seriously lacking that lit from within luminosity. There's been a dullness that no amount of make up can conceal. This little gizmo has whizzed and whirled away the nasties to reveal new skin! Smoother, brighter, less pimpled and way more radiant skin.

Lazy girls indulgence

I'm surprised (and relieved) by how quick and easy it is to incorporate this into your skincare routine. I mean, I wasn't looking for any big commitments - cleanse, tone, moisturise is enough for me. A standard cleanse only takes 60 seconds. Simply apply your favourite cleanser to your face, pick up the devise and watch it magically swirl away all traces of make up and dead skin!It may not feel like a facial, but it definitely cleans like one.

Bottom Line

It is expensive. But how much do we spend on facials, massages, makeup and lotions and potions in that quest for better skin? Based on the results I've seen, and felt, it's the real deal!

Clarisonic Smart Profile with face and body brush heads £199 from Debenhams 

Who's in the Sonic Cleansing Club?



  1. Oh this looks interesting. I use my Magnitone and I love it - It makes my skin so bright! x

  2. I've been meaning to buy a clarisonic for myself but this post has just reminded me to do so! I've heard so much about it and I have super oily + acne prone skin so this might be best for me!


    1. Hi Mika, I think it might work well for you with oily/acne prone skin. I'm on week 3 now and all my "detox" pimples have gone and my pores look smaller. x

  3. I love the Clarisonic, it's such a great beauty tool. I bought a Mia 2 a few years back which I loved but i couldn't be happier with the new features of the Smart Profile. They really have upgraded it so well & my skin is loving it once again x

    Beauty with charm

    1. I can honestly say my skin has never looked better. I hope it keeps it up :) The Mia looks handy because it's much smaller but the smart profile has to be the best yet.

      Thanks for your comment x

  4. I used to be obsesses with my Clarisonic and then for some reason stopped using it, I need to fall back in love with it I think!

    1. That's the thing with these gadgets, you start good but don't always keep up. I'm keeping it on display in the bathroom so I don't forget... fingers crossed x

  5. I really really wanted to like the Clarisonic especially after how expensive it was but it burnt my skin. At first I though I had applied too much pressure but the sensitive red "carpet burn" didn't stopped until I took it out of my skincare routine altogether. I also found the "detox" phase that everyone goes through, never really ended with me. I think I trialed it for about 5 months and it wasn't until I stopped using it that I saw an improvement in my skin.

    Saying that, I have very dry and sensitive skin as it is. I wish I had the same result as you!

    Ellie x

    1. Hi Ellie, that sounds dreadful! Your skin must be very sensitive. I'm grateful that didn't happen to me. I've seen they do different brush head for sensitive skins, did you try them? x


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