Beauty Essential: Clarisonic

I have never had great skin. I am always jealous of the girls that just have naturally beautiful skin and they don’t do much more than wash and moisturize. I, however, have an army of skincare that I use to try and keep the zits away and the random bumps I get all over my face.

I’ve seen the Clarisonic for awhile now but the price tag has always kept me from trying it out. When I stumbled upon the Clarisonic His and Her gift set, it was such a good deal for two, that I decided I’d splurge for J and I. Plus the set came with a pink one and a grey one, how could I resist?

If you don’t know what Clarisonic is, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Sonicare toothbrush right? J and I love our Sonicares, we’ve had them for a few years and my dentist even noticed how much cleaner my teeth are since using it. Well, Clarisonic is made by the people who created Sonicare and that’s what basically sold me on it. If they can get my teeth extra clean, this has got to help my skin right? It’s supposed to remove 6 times more makeup than manual washing which is something that I always worry about (makeup still on my face when I sleep).

It’s been about 3 weeks since I started using it and I noticed a difference within the first week. It is awesome! My skin feels cleaner and smoother and I’ve gotten way less bumps on my face than usual. I have never been happier with my skin.

If you are in the same boat as I (you know approaching 30 and still have bad skin!) I totally recommend this. Mine came with a sensitive brush head which I think is the perfect amount of abrasiveness. It costs $195 for one and $350 for the his and her set but if you think about how much money I’m saving on not having to buy my pricey skincare and not going in for facials, it is actually a great deal.

I am just happy to be able to have good/okay skin for once. It is one of those things that can really get to you because it’s always just been a continual battle of “should I buy this, will it work?” and having most products fail.

I bought my set at Nordstrom and from what I was told apparently got the last set as they sold out so quickly. You can however, still buy from the Clarisonic website or Sephora.

*Clarisonic did not pay me to write this, I just wanted to share my love for it. But hey if Clarisonic is reading this and you want to send stuff my way, feel free! 😉

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  • natali
    December 12, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    hi there.i used to be one of those girls who had good skin, a pimple a year maybe. as i’m creeping into 30, my skin isnt as smooth as it used to be. i too love my clarisonic, and swear by it. i had gotten mine at the local spa open house, it was a clarisonic pro and i got back $50 in gift certificate.

  • AmyJean
    December 12, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    That is pretty cool…

    PS. I like your new about me picture 🙂

  • ka1t_lyn
    December 12, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I’ve always had decent skin, but Ryan struggles. It is my aim to eventually get him one of these 🙂

  • Savvy Mode SG
    December 12, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    hmm… i am going to go check it out. i have pretty great skin (thanks mom) but it never hurts to take precaution.

  • Elizabeth
    December 13, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Huh. I’ll have to give this a shot sometime. As a teen I had perfect skin, but now that I am in my 20s, it keeps breaking out. Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around? I’m adding it to my wish list now–there are tons of other great reviews for it too!

  • ro
    December 13, 2008 at 3:26 am

    Ugh, I am in the same boat as you, complexion-wise. Only I had super perfect skin until I hit my mid 20s (of course I didn’t appreciate it then!). I just got my Sonicare brush and LOVE it – I have to try this now!

  • Maegan
    December 13, 2008 at 5:30 am

    my skin would be far better if I my grubby little fingers wouldn’t pick at it! I’m intrigued by this. Although I’m afraid I would use it for two weeks then get lazy!

    I love your new banner!

  • Lo
    December 13, 2008 at 6:27 am

    I had the same “adult skin pretending it was still a teenager issue” and I love the philosophy makeup optional kit…well actually I use the purity cleanser, when hope is not enough serum, the two step micro delivery peel/dermabrasion thingy, and on cold days the present primer. That has worked better than anything but occasionally with hormones, I get a few I have to sit on my hands not to mess with, like Maegan. I’m learning I only make it worse if I mess with it, the Zeno thing (the direct spot heat treatment, it works well) has really helped me feel “in control” and now I’ll have to get the Clarisonic. Love me the gadgets and I have only heard good things about it.
    You have also inspired me. $40 a week is going into a jar until I save up enough to purchase the Jimmy Choo Eleven. No more cheap shoes. Just will power to save up for the best.

  • Lo
    December 13, 2008 at 6:32 am

    Oops, I mean Empire…then maybe the Ohio, although I’m wishing it came in a higher heel. Oh well….I’ll get back to posting soon and I track my saving progress *giggle giggle*

  • Kheng
    December 13, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    I love my Clarisonic brush. Best skin investment. I heard you can also use it on your body :p

    If anyone wants one…I think you can get 15% off of Sephora with this promo code: FYP96
    I think you will also get free shipping because your order will be over $50.

    I hope the code works for you.
    Good luck!

  • The Stiletto Effect
    December 13, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    I like my skin, but I’m curious about that! maybe i’ll try it anyway…

  • Nina (femme rationale)
    December 15, 2008 at 2:28 am

    hm…now you’ve peaked my curiosity. my skin has always been up and down and finally settled a couple of years ago. and then recently it decided to act up again. i’ve switched my skincare to yon-ka and i have to say it’s made a big difference. my skin looked great the morning after the first night of using it and i was so surprised. i highly recommend.

  • dolcechic
    December 15, 2008 at 4:33 am

    This sounds wonderful, I’m glad it’s worked for you. When I get stressed I tend to break out on my neck which I hate. If it’ll work on that, I’d love it!

    PS I love your new banner!

  • Songy
    December 15, 2008 at 8:26 am

    I heard that they did work but it’s good to know that you’re happy with the result.

    Will it do anything for large pores? 😛