Clarisonic - skincare for the 21st century
Clarisonic® (from the inventor of the Sonicare sonic toothbrush) is the type of brush professionals use for facials that until now has been denied to the home user.
The brush uses a gentle micro-massage action to cleanse so effectively that skincare products penetrate better. When you think that a tissue of cotton pad wipes over the skin, it's easy to see that a brush with a frequency of more than 300 movements per second would be far more effective. In fact tests show that Clarisonic® is twice as effective and actually promotes better absorption of serums and creams after use.
Clarisonic® is simplicity itself to use. After removing any eye make-up, just dampen your face and apply some of your usual cleanser. Switch on the brush – timed for one minute – and work over forehead and nose with little circular movements. After 20 seconds a bleep alerts you to move to chin area. Following the next bleep move to one cheek for ten seconds and then repeat on the other. Then just rinse with warm water. One minute and you have a superclean face. The brushhead then needs a little wash too!
The Clarisonic® is so safe you can use it while you're in the shower – making it a great time-saver for busy mums. Plus you feel the benefits straightaway. My skin (and daughter Olivia's as she just had to have a go too) felt fabulously clean afterwards and the brush is gentle enough to be used twice a day. Research carried out by the makers shows that after eight weeks there was an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles.
There are lots of skin conditions like rosacea and acne that respond very well to being cleansed by the Clarisonic® and it's great for men to use as well – although you should buy another brush attachment for each person (just under £20 each). Brushes should be replaced every three to four months.
At just under £150 the Clarisonic® may seem a luxury but it's guaranteed for two years and will save you money on moisturisers which you will use less of. Maybe something to add to your Christmas list!
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