Pros: Deep cleans, gets rid of skin conditions, works FAST
Cons: very expensive, brushes need to be replaced every 3 months
The Bottom Line: The glassy eyed raves for the this kit are not bunk like I thought-they are TRUE! This helped when nothing else worked. Worth it if you can afford it.
"You are SUCH a liar," I thought to myself as I listened to this lady drone on and on about how wonderful this expensive machine was that buzzed around your face. I mean a stupid brush is NOT going to be MIRACULOUS on the face, right?
So, time went by and inevitably if the word Clarisonic was mentioned in passing, ONE of the listeners would go berserk raving glassy eyed about this gizmo until I was sure they were on some kind of drug trip- and it never seemed to end. I would try to tune out this kind of ridiculous raving until I could escape this madness and go back to my washcloth again.
HOW I DISCOVERED CLARISONIC PLUS
It was spring time again. For some reason, I had developed this bizarre rash every February that itched like crazy and lasted until June or July. This rash was similar to poison ivy- formed bumps that if broken would have clear liquid in them, and nothing I would do would affect it at all, and nothing stopped the itching either.
This was something new to me. I had never experienced any physical malady that I could not take care of naturally somehow. Not a single thing worked. This rash made it impossible to sleep- and once the itching started, it only got worse until I felt I would go mad. NOTHING stopped it either. I tried EVERYTHING.
As this rash spread, I was trying to get my mind off of the madness so I went online to enjoy some conversations on some chat boards. Then it happened again- the never ending drug trip- Clarisonic. All I saw were questions and ravings about this idiotic machine called Clarisonic. I heard that there was a sale on at Sephora, so I decided to do some research just to keep my mind off of my legs which were getting worse daily.
I was half heartedly reading until I saw a review that piqued my interest. They had refered to bumps on their arms and legs which nothing helped, but the Clarisonic miraculously made them go away FAST.
Okay, they had my attention.
WHAT IS THE CLARISONIC PLUS SONIC SKIN CARE SYSTEM LIKE?
I began to interview people with a new found interest at Sephora and like always, I got women of all ages look starry eyed at me when they talked about the Clarisonic Plus Skin Care System & Spot Therapy Kit. What really interested me was the comments made to me about the body brush and how it cleaned and left skin soft.
I decided to check it out for myself. I was desperate. Through some amazing miraculous circumstances, I was able to get this machine for a price I could afford and let me tell you, I am now on the drug that these starry eyed fans that used to repulse me were on.
The Clarisonic Plus Skin Care System comes with a base which fits in the hand quite well. It has two buttons on it and two lights on the front and four lights on the back. On this base handle, you can put any one of three brushes that come with it, each with their own cover on it.
-body brush -sensitive brush -normal brush
There is a base that you plug into the wall that has a cord which is about 3 feet long. This base needs to be able to sit on a counter or flat area, so you have to have room for it. The plug is about 2"x2" in size so you have to have room in your outlet for it to fit.
The kit also comes with a nylon mesh bag which allows plenty of air to dry the brush. The bag zips shut. It also came with a cleanser and moisturizer set, but I gave mine away due to allergies.
HOW DOES THE CLARISONIC PLUS SKIN CARE SYSTEM WORK?
On the front of the handle, there are two buttons. One is an on/off button and the other is a speed button. You attach the brush head that you want, and each head will prompt the base to use certain speed functions and give you different choices.
With the face brushes, you have a choice for high, normal, or low, each one having different ascending beeps to indicate which speed you are on. Also, the lgiths on the front will change to determine which speed you are on- upper red (high), lower red(normal), or no lights (low).
There is also a timer setting on this handle unit- you can have 2 minutes of performance or 1 minute- and you can also have the 2 minute setting be split into 2-20 second sequences and 2-10 second sequences.
These timed sequences allow you to time your facial area so that you spend more time on chin and forehead than on our cheek area.
With the Body brush on, you have two modes- constant cleaning or pulsing. You get no timing with the Body brush, only a 3 minute slot.
After the timed sessions have ended, the brush turns off automatically.
The Clarisonic Plus Skincare System is completely waterproof which allows you to use it in the shower if you want.
HOW WELL DOES THE CLARISONIC PLUS SKIN CARE SYSTEM PERFORM?
The Clarisnoic Plus Skin Care System is an amazing system. Although the price is very high for a retail of over $200, I have to say that it truly is worthy of the glassy-eyed adulation that so many people have given it.
First of all, within one day, my skin on my face was smooth and truly clean. I found that more makeup was removed than with any other method, and also, I found that my skin care products went into the skin MUCH more effectively than without the Clarisonic Plus Skin Care System.
Now for the REALLY good news. I am thrilled. Within one week, my leg situation had improved so drastically that I was truly amazed. I used Dr. Bronner's Lavender Castille Soap to wash my leg in the rash area and within that first week, the leg bumps went away except for a few. Within two weeks, the rash was GONE! After three weeks, you could not even tell that anything had ever been there. It has not returned after many more weeks.
That was worth anything I had to go through to get it. The amount of time, energy, and expense that I had to go through to find something to stop the itching, and rash spreading would have paid for most of this unit. It is truly amazing.
The unit has to be recharged about once a week if I use it 6 or so times a week for body and face. If used less, it would last longer.
I am completely thrilled with the Clarisonic Plus Skin Care System. I found another unexpected thrill- during gardening season, my feet and hands are usually very stained with dirt- especially in and around my nails. No amount of cleaning seemed to clean them well enough. With the Clarisonic, they are clean and almost no trace of staining or dirt.
Although it is not recommended, I have used this machine around my eye area very carefully and the difference there is amazing- firmer and velvety smooth, and eye products work much better now.
I have also noticed that my skin has tanned a lot more evenly. My face has firmed up nicely and my husband keeps commenting that my face has really improved in youthfulness just since using the Clarisonic Plus Skin Care System. THAT is really exciting to me too.
If I don't use the Clarisonic Plus Skin Care System for a few days, I find my skin is not quite as smooth, but I use it once again and after one use, it is really beautifully soft and smooth.
The Clarisonic Plus Skin Care System is well worth the money if you can find a way to do it. It is expensive, no doubt, but I found that it was so helpful for so many frustrating problems that it was well worth the effort to get it. WHERE DID I GET MY CLARISONIC PLUS SKIN CARE SYSTEM?
I got my Clarisonic Plus Skin Care System at Sephora, but you can get it at various places like QVC or ULTA.
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