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Does the Clarisonic give you results?

  • Stella
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  • 7 years ago

Anyone using the clarisonic brush?  Does the clarisonic deliver the results it promises?  I love my Sonicare toothbrush which is (I'm told) similar to the clarisonic.  thanks!

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I use my clarisonic daily and love it. On days when I can't use it (travel), my skin doesn't feel clean. My only complaint is that the brush heads are real expensive so with daily use, I need to replace them every 2 or 3 months max. I buy the Procizion generic brush heads on Amazon as they are cheaper. Works like the real thing to me.
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I have been using my Clarisonic for 6 years now. I love it. Clarisonic come out with a new deep pore brush head this year that I found out REALLY works, after a month of using it every evening, my pores are smaller. I have tried several things before (for enlarged pores) and nothing worked. My first Clarisonic unit stopped working after about 4 years. I replaced it for a newer model, which is much better that the old one I had. I am sold on it!
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I used to use a regular battery powered exfoliating brush. I switched to another (less expensive) brand of sonic cleanser and it's was fantastic until it died recently. I just splurged on the Aria and can't wait to get it!!! Any thoughts on the various models? Do the multiple speeds really help? My primary goal is to clear pores, exfoliate, and stimulate cel turnover.
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In response to the bacteria issue. I clean my brush fairly often and let it dry completely. I haven't had a problem. Clarisonic ($150-200) vs Pretika ($30-60) So I've had my Clarisonic for almost 9 months. I like it but I have to say that the Pretika did a better job of exfoliating. My recommendation would be Pretika for serious exfoliating, pore cleansing, and acne prevention. Clarisonic for gentle exfoliation and fairly decent pore cleansing. For price, well, I think that's obvious.
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I had the problem of bad breakouts too unfortunately ... esp when travelling and the water may not be the best quality coming out of the tap. I would have to use some oxygen cleaner and leave it on for a while to get it to stop breaking me out.. but when it did work well... my face was a dream! :)
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Hi Stella, the Clarisonic is a terrific skin care tool. I highly recommend it. I've done a few video reviews on it and you can find them here: http://www.drlindirect.com/brands/clarisonic.html We use the Clarisonic Pro at our clinics and the patients love them. I personal use at well and I have felt and seen terrific results.
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I just bought my clarasonic pro two weeks ago, and i can honestly say Its done wonders in my skin =) The first moment used it i saw a huge difference because it completely cleaned my skin of all the sebum, oil and gunk that clogged up my pores and created acne. Now that its been two weeks my skin is amazingly free of major acne. =) you can still see small bumps and my acne scars but truthfully i even think the claraonic is making my scars disappear a bit. I love it! Its one of the only products in which it does everything it promises to do and more! Its pricey but i think it was worth it. You dont have to worry about the brushes harboring bacteria I was told by my dermatologist that the brush bristles are nonporous and dont harbor bacteria, just rinse it after every use and air dry. but dont put the cap on when airdrying because the cap can harbor bacteria =) If you can afford it, i think you should buy it . im really happy i did, but i really wish i bought it sooner; it wouldve saved me sooner from my those horrid acne! >C
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Yes, the thing is a bacteria farm and doesn't particularly do any exfoliation. I got rid of mine and the breakouts went away. It's just the emperor's new clothes and a ridiculously good marketing campaign. The device doesn't really do anything except take yesterday's germs and spread them all over your face.

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I think you may be using the product incorrectly then... or too much. I've had one for over three years now and I use it once a week. It's only a "bacteria farm" if you don't clean it properly post and pre use, just like your toothbrush. Perhaps a better review would be to explain how you were using it, with what products, and how much etc.

I use my Clarisonic on the lowest setting, with the softest brush and with the Obagi acne skin care range. No complaints here.
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I got the very first Clairsonic that came out. I was so excited & used it faithfully, but it made my skin breakout worse. I thought I just needed to push through an "adjustment" phase, but after 3 months I gave up. I have done this several times, each time hoping for a different result but its always the same story. I have heard so many people rave about it though, I do think it is a great product for many, just not for all of us.

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Trying using sensitive brush once a day. Also people who are generally prone to breakouts like true acne should not use any type of brushing or scrubbing anyway....try salicylic acid at night in toner form. I agree, as a medical esthetician, that this might not be a one size fits all product....everyone is different. But you can still use it on your body to exfoliate!
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Crimson, that explains why you are so aware that it is a bacteria farm. Thanks for letting us all know.

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I've been using the Clarisonic brush I received for Christmas to treat moderate acne. So far I feel as though my pores look much better, but I'm going through some of the "purging" stage with acne.

The skin around my mouth and chin is VERY dry and tight. Throughout the day I'll start to flake around that area. Is this normal? I'm continuing the Retin-A per my doctor's instructions, but I'm concerned that the dryness from the Clarisonic plus Retin-A will overstimulate sebum production and cause mor eacne.
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The RetinA is drying out your skin. Make sure tonise it with a AM/PM moisturizer.
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Yuck! Any idiot can tell that this thing is a bacteria farm. I'm just guessing that their salespeople go around to skin MDs and they recommend it. It's like a case of the emperor's new clothes. It's SO obvious this device is unhygenienic. I had massive acne outbreaks from the day I started using it.
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As a medical esthetician I can attest that if someone experienced a breakout post treatment within a day or two it is because their skin is harboring bacteria that needed to be expelled from their pores. This can occur post peel treatments as well. A pimple doesn't develop that quickly despite claims. Just rinse your brushes with hydrogen peroxide and replace as needed. This is an excellent product, but takes time and regular usage to minimize blackheads and pimples.
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Crimsons I hope your skin is better! I realize this post is older however as a licensed esthetician and skincare junkie, I can only suggest being patient when using new products and tools for your skincare. When we cleanse the skin with new products there is always a chance for purging. Also, the clarisonic must be used after you cleanse your face once and then apply cleanser and then use again gently. I have had MANY clients who come into my spa and say it made them break out. Majority did not cleanse first.
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The bacteria involved in Acne Vulgaris is a common benign bacteria that lives in everyones skin deep under the surface and NO it can not be "expelled" by any topical face brush, only an oral antibiotic. This is why the Clarisonic is NOT going to help a acne prone person, the brush is primarily designed for exfoliation and ultimately rejuvination of mature skin.
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I got one from the doctor's office. It was the Pro. It worked well for me. The trick that I was taught at the doctor's office was that you need NOT to put pressure on your face when brushing. It should be like a tickle over your face. It worked so well, I stopped going to facials.
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We absolutely LOVE Clarisonic MD at our office!!! It has improved all of our skin care regimens!! Our entire office staff is hooked! You will make an investment in the beginning for the brush but it compliments any skin care line you currently use. I highly recommend this product to all of our patients.
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I bought one from a client in Boca (plastic surgeon and medical aesthetic center) and accidentally threw out the "free brush head" offer. I called them and they immediately replaced it for me, free. Not because they know me, because they don't. GREAT customer service! Call them about your non-working Clarisonic, i am sure they will help you.
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I purchased the Clarisonic Brush over a year ago. I like the brush and believe it has improved my skin. I like this brush over the battery operated sponge exfoliaters I have used in the past. Maybe I got a bad brush, but my battery stopped recharging completely after about 5 months. Sometimes I barely get to use it before it quits. The battery not taking a full charge is my big complaint. I paid almost $200 for it and I'm very disappointed. I have the Sonic toothbrush and have had no problems with the charge of the toothbrush.
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They have a 2 year warranty on the product, call customer service
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Realize this is older post, but hope you returned it and got replacement under the 2-year warranty.

I just got mine about 2 weeks ago and can't believe how well it works. Within 2 or 3 days the stubborn, little blackheads I've had on my nose for about 35 years were gone! All my face is bright and clean and soft with absolutely no irritation. I wish I had bought one years ago.

I'd read in other reviews to try using Dermalogica Daily Micro-foliant with the Clarisonic, and it is an amazing combo. That stuff is pricey but a little goes a very long way and will prob last many months.

The Clarisonic has replaced 4 other products I was using to try to exfoliate and smooth my skin. I'll save about 20 a month in products that didn't come near to the results the Clarisonic gives. (love that you can use in shower and i wash the brush head with a little Dial liquid soap every couple of days and always remove head and let it dry in a spare soap dish to avoid mold or bacteria. I read where one woman had mold growing on hers. Hmmmm. Can i just say ... ewwwwww? That can't be good for your skin.
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