I had been eyeing a Clarisonic since my sister bought the Clarisonic Plus a couple years ago. I decided I’d get a Clarisonic in 2014 so those dollars would be put towards being a VIB Rouge in 2015. I have a problem, I’m aware.
For some background, my battle with acne began when I was about 11 years old and my dark spots are war wounds. Thankfully as an adult, acne has ceased being the severe problem it once was. I can’t say the same about my dark spots; they don’t quit. What I’ve learned is that I need to avoid break outs at all costs since my dark spots seem to be committed once they appear. As a result of my perpetual dark spots and hyper pigmentation I wear makeup; daily. As you can imagine full time makeup wear isn’t always great for your skin.
In February Sephora offered triple points for skin care products. I opted to get the Limited Edition Josie Maran Aria with bonus products and travel bag. The device can be charged using an adapter or through a USB port which makes travel a breeze. Unlike the Mia the Aria does have a T timer that let’s you know when it’s time to move to another part of your face. The timer can be set for either 1 or 2 minutes. Using the 2 minute cycle means you’ll have to charge your device twice as often. The Aria also allows you to pause your device without messing up your timing.
Like the Clarisonic Plus the Aria has variable speeds. The Aria has 3 speeds and comes with the sensitive skin brush. I’ve tried each speed. My favorite combo is the normal speed on the 2 minute cycle using Purity for makeup removal or the Fresh Soy cleanser in the morning.
At first the Clarisonic does take some getting used to. I found my face a bit sore the first week. Thank God I did not experience any “skin purging” that some people mention when first using the Clarisonic. Since using the Clarisonic I’ve noticed a significant decrease in blemishes. When I do get blemishes they are way less stubborn than before. I have also eliminated those dry patches that crop up during the change of seasons. I’ve also noticed a dramatic difference in the amount of makeup that is left over on nights when I don’t use the Clarisonic. It’s actually kinda gross when you think about it; try not to think about it.
Overall, I’m definitely pleased with my purchase. I kind of wish I got the Plus because I wanted the body brush but realistically I probably wouldn’t use it enough to justify spending an extra $50.
If you would like to see a review of the Clarisonic Mia, check out my girl Esta Fiesta’s review here.
If you purchase a Clarisonic, remember to register it with Clarisonic.com to receive $25 off a future purchase.
Do you have a Clarisonic? Has it treated you well or given you hell? Comment below and let me know!