26 July 2010

Have you ever wanted a beauty product so much you become obsessed?

I have.

The Clarisonic

I always aspire to have perfect skin and a gorgeous glow. Sometimes it happens, other times not.

One thing that I have heard so much about and wanted for ages and ages and ages is the Clarisonic. I have heard such good reviews of people who have gotten amazing skin from using this that I really want one.  How did I find out about it? If you own Katie Price's book called Standing Out go and look at the page where it shows a picture of her in a bath at her house, look to the side of the bath, there is the Clarisonic! At the time I searched online to find out what the hell it was as I was intrigued!

It might have something to do with my obsession with toothbrushes and the fact this is based on the sonicare toothbrush technology but one day, when I have the spare cash, one of these babies will be mine!

Since I won't be able to afford one for a while I thought I would share with you all of the information that I have come across so if you can afford it you can make an informed decision.

Studies prove:

6 times more make up removal
Twice as effective at removing grease and dirt
61% better absorption of Vitamin C after cleansing compared with manual cleansing
After 8 weeks there was a greater improvement in the reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the side of the face where the Clarisonic was used
81% of participants reported better than previous shaving methods with softer skin and reduced irritation
83% of participants reported healthier skin
70% of participants reported fewer blemishes
69% of participants reported fewer dry patches
68% reported decreased appearance of pore size
Gentle enough for use on skin of subjects with rosacea
*data directly from clinical studies done by Clarisonic


Cleanses so well that products used afterwards such as SPF absorb better
Gentle enough for twice daily use
Helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
Helps reduce the appearance of visible pores
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Skin types and concerns
For all skin types
Gentle for use on rosacea, seborrhea and acne
Used and recommended by leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons for pre-treatment cleansing and daily use at home

Directions for use

Remove all eye make-up first before applying the brush to your skin.
Clarisonic can be used with any non-abrasive cleanser.
Wet the brush head with warm water. Apply cleanser to brush head or face.
Gently apply the brush head to your skin. Turn on the power, and gently move the brush in small circular motions.
Spend the first 20 seconds of brush time on your forehead, 20 seconds on the nose-chin area, and 10 seconds on each cheek.
In only 1 minute your face gets a complete and gentle cleansing.

The clarisonic has many uses

To cleanse your face and body
To exfoliate your face and body
To prep your skin before fake tan
To remove old fake tan that has gone patchy

It was originally developed as a pre-treatment product for dermatologists and spas, before being recommended by them for home-use. This is because it is gentle yet effective for the treatment of all skin types, including sensitive skin and skin affected by conditions such as rosacea, acne or seborrhoea. That's what I have, seborrhoea! I was excited to see they cared about us poor people with a condition that nobody ever seems to have heard of!

Clarisonic is popular amongst celebrities although I am hardly surprised £175 is a drop in the ocean to them although it did make me laugh when I read that even Justin Timberlake has one!

The Clarisonic Skin Care System is available at Harrods, Selfridges, Fenwicks, Bentalls and SpaceNK as well as some independent spas and salons.

The Classic skincare brush for the face costs £150 whilst the Plus model for face and body costs £175. As far as I know the smaller version called the Mia is not yet available in the U.K.

Do you have a something that you really really really want?

More information including a list of stockists: www.clarisonic.com/uk


  1. I have a Mia and love it! I can really notice the difference in the tone and texture of my skin when I stop using it. It took a while to become HG for me but I wouldn't be without it now. x

  2. Well I didn't want this before...but I do now!!!! So thank you....sort of ;) <3.


  3. My current obsession is the Clarisonic as well, I have read lots about it, even downloaded the manual from the website (sad I know),and tested it out in Selfridges which sealed my want of it. I am definitely going to buy this once I am able to.

  4. Haha I knew it wasn't just me who loved statistics and clinical data.

    We all need to save up then we can share one!

  5. Ooh, i'm kinda obbsessed with makeup from the UK.. which i sadly can't get because i'm in the US. I have the Mia and it's amazing! Love your header btw xo

  6. Oh my god! I really want this now too!!! It sounds like an absolute miracle worker!!

  7. I always have something I really really want, including this one. But this is farrrr from my budget! >_<

    Gonna have to wait until I get a job! *sigh* & save the cash too, lol


  8. BUY IT, you WON'T regret it!!!! i ADORE mine!

  9. I really want this! Man I should of bought it at Imats last month=(

  10. i was the same way! when i first heard about the clarisonic i just haaaad to have it, DREAMED about it, moaned and wished and whined about it. LOVE it too, great investment :D Especially for those who wear foundation, because there is nothing like the cleaning power of that thing against makeup.

  11. I have the Classic, as I don't need it for my body. I wanted this forever and my skin was just getting worse and worse. So finally, my husband bought it for me. I could not go with out it now. I know it is a huge part of why my skin has improved 10 fold. I have less oily shin and my pores are definitely smaller. I would for sure recommend this for you.

  12. i got my mom a mia for mother's day and she said it's just ok....so i m gonna take it from her next week. can't wait to try it!

  13. I have the total face & body. Clarisonic sent it to me for free :) I was so impressed, and very lucky to recieve such a generous gift.
    It works so well, I love it ! :)



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