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Why My Clarisonic is the Best Beauty Product I Own

Why My Clarisonic is the Best Beauty Product I OwnAs a writer and reviewer or all-things-beauty here at Babble, I try to be objective, but let’s face it, we all have our favorites. You know what yours are.

Just think of those products that have made the cut to be on your “most-wanted” list…the items you would take with you if you were to be stranded on a deserted island and could only choose three things to bring (OK, aside from actual survival supplies obviously…).

Well, the Clarisonic facial cleansing brush would definitely be on my list and it is by far one of the best beauty products that I own.

I’ve been using the Clarisonic Mia 2 for a few months now and I have honestly never gotten so many compliments on my skin. Here’s my skin’s backstory before I tell you more about my experience with the Clarisonic…

I’ve always been pretty lazy when it comes to skincare. I never had to deal with acne or other skin issues, so I kind of just put skincare on the back burner…for basically my entire life until the past couple of years. I would regularly (read: most nights) go to be with my makeup still on, NEVER used soap or any other type of face wash or makeup remover, and only wore sunscreen once in a blue moon. It was fine when I was younger (fine does not mean good…fine means passable), but as I’ve started getting older and my skin has changed and started to look dull and well…”bleh”. My makeup was looking muddy when I applied it as a result and even though I didn’t really have any blemishes, my skin just looked flat…not youthful and glowing.

But, ever since I started using the Clarisonic Mia my skin looks and feels so much better! Wow. That totally sounded like a commercial, but seriously. People keep asking me what my skin secret is. I’ll admit that I was pretty skeptical that this thing was going to be as magical as I’d heard from other people, but it really was. Here are the main things I would like to impart about my Clarisonic experience:

1. Don’t judge the Clarisonic after your first use.

After all the hype, I had expected the heavens to open up and for angels to sing the first time I cleaned my face with the Clarisonic, but it didn’t go down like that. I didn’t really notice a huge difference at first, but after using it for a few days I started to notice more glowing, healthy looking skin.

2. If it hurts, you’re not doing it right.

The first time I used the Clarisonic, I used it at the bathroom sink accompanied by the face wash that came with it and I HATED it. The face wash that comes with has the consistency of hair gel and it made my face feel sticky. Also, I didn’t like using my Clarisonic at the sink, because it didn’t stay wet enough and a dry brush = irritated skin. I was ready to give up on it, because my face was so upset, but the next time I tried it I was in the shower and it was a much more pleasant experience.

3. Read up on how to use it and how to clean it.

I wish I’d read up on cleaning procedures. I kind of just didn’t think about it and my brush head got real gross, real quick. Lesson learned: clean properly and dry properly. My brush head developed a funny smell from leaving it in the shower for a couple of days. No bueno. You can also see how to use your Clarisonic brush over at my blog where I posted a video tutorial on how to use it.

Final thoughts…

The Clarisonic definitely lived up to it’s word. Super easy to use – even for girl’s who are a bit lazy about their beauty routine. It was pretty much fool proof and I love that I can just use it while I’m in the shower. The price might seem a bit steep at a glance, but it eliminates the need for multiple products. Since I started using mine I only use one cleanser and haven’t used any masks or exfoliators, because the Clarisonic does all of that for me. It also helps clear the surface of my skin so my face lotions and potions are able to sink into my skin more easily meaning I don’t have to use as much. So while you’re spending in one area, you’re saving in another so it ends up balancing out.

Overall it’s definitely a worthwhile investment.

 

{Disclosure: I was given a Clarisonic Mia 2 to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.}

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble or at Disney BabyMore from Lauren:

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