Article by Fabafterfifty
I am always on the lookout for ways of improving my skin and keeping it in tip top condition, and have always been rigorous with my cleansing routine, removing my make-up at night no matter how tired!
For younger looking skin
I was intrigued when I was asked to try and review the Clarisonic skincare cleansing device, claiming to deliver younger looking skin. As Courtney Cox, Demi Moore and Sarah Jessica Parker are apparently devotees, I decided to give it a go.
Looking rather like an oversized electric toothbrush, Clarisonic® is the first sonic skincare cleansing device which harnesses micro-massage technology to clean the face.
It has a built in timer to indicate how long you should use it on various parts of your face, which takes one minute in total. It left my skin feeling incredibly clean, delivering a deep, penetrating clean that really opened up the pores. Yet it is child’s play to use – just as you would with a toothbrush, you simply apply any non-abrasive facial cleanser to the brush head and switch on. The brush head oscillates 300 times a second, giving the face a deep but gentle massage, working with the skin’s natural elasticity to draw dirt and impurities out, unclogging the pores without harsh abrasion. In fact clinical studies have shown Clarisonic is twice as effective at removing dirt and six times better at removing make-up than manual cleansing.
Increases the rate of absorption of serums and creams by 61%
It apparently increases the efficacy of serums and creams applied afterwards as it increases the rate of absorption by 61%, therefore contributing to younger looking skin when used in conjunction with anti-ageing serums. It is said that it reduces fine lines. Since using the Clarisonic I can definitely see an improvement in my skin tone.The ‘plus’ version comes with a body brush which has been excellent for improving the appearance of the skin on my upper arms (well my right arm anyway, I haven’t yet started on my left as I wanted to see if there was a visible difference!)and décolletage.
I can highly recommend. The only downside is that the charger does not work with a standard bathroom shaving socket, so the base unit has to be kept elsewhere for recharging
The Classic skincare brush for the face costs £150 whilst the Plus model for the face and body costs £175. Please visit www.clarisonic.com/uk for more information and a full list of stockists.
Pricey, but in my case the results have been worth it. Its good to know that my skin has been receiving the maximum benefit of my serums and moisturisers just by applying on ultra clean skin. The Clarisonic comes with its own cleansers, however I chose to continue with my normal brand.