Why I hate the Clarisonic, but you might love it...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Have any of you heard of this revolutionary new tool in skin care, the Clarisonic? Maybe some of you have tried it, and loved it. But this is my story and I am part of the 5% who really shouldn't use it.

My girlfriend first told me about the Clarisonic back in January. She raved about it's miracle cure of clogged pores and dull skin luminosity. I looked it up, but with a $120 price tag, I was not about to rush out and buy it. Then in June, I started a new sponsorship with Skin Care Rx. They are an online retailer with over 80 thousand products! I decided to use the discount they gave me to finally buy myself the Clarisonic. I made sure to read a ton of reviews before I bought it, and an overwhelming amount of women favored the product. There were a small few who said it increased their acne and they didn't see any results, but those were so miniscule in regard to positive reviews.

Thus I bought it, and it came in the mail 4 days later! The first time I used the Clarisonic, I have to admit it was glorious! My skin felt so smooth and bright, I was sure this product was going to cure all my acne woes. When I got the Clarisonic I was in the middle of my cycle and I was experiencing a hormone induced break out.... aren't those fun?!? I used the Clarisonic faithfully every day for three weeks. I took pictures regularly because I wanted to tell all my readers how amazing it was.... but the pictures did not reveal progress. I had a hard time differentiating which ones I took before and after the use of the Clarisonic.

Don't get me wrong the skin where I don't get breakouts looked great, but my cystic acne was flaring up worse than it has in a year.  I decided to quit using the Clarisonic all together, that was a week and a half ago. I'm sad to say, my acne is 100% better without using the Clarisonic. I am really bummed about that too!! I wanted to love this product, especially since I spent so much money on it, and I never do that! I don't think it's a terrible product though, I just think it's not right for me. 

This is my skin type in a nutshell, so If you're like me, the Clarisonic is probably not for you. I suffer from adult acne, which I never had before I turned 24. I have cystic acne which are those giant bumps under the skin that never come to a head and hurt like the dickens. I have what they call "hormonal" acne which gathers around my jaw line. My skin is actually really sensitive too, so any excessive abrasion will break me out too.

On the flip side, if you have relatively healthy skin and you don't have breakouts, I think the Clarisonic would still be great for you. It really does revive luminosity in your skin and exfoliates really well. Again, everyone is different, so what doesn't work for me, might be a Godsend to you ;)

Have you ever tried the Clarisonic or a similar product? Did you like it?

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