Friday, 25 April 2014
Clarisonic Aria: Review
I’ve heard people rave about Clarisonics for years, so couldn’t turn down the opportunity to try one for myself and see what all the fuss was about. To be honest I didn’t expect to be wow-ed by it, but the Clarisonic Aria has become a staple in my skincare routine over the past month. If you’re a fan of baby soft skin and gentle exfoliation, then I think you’ll love this too.
For anyone unfamiliar with the Clarisonic, it’s basically a motorised brush for deep cleansing the skin on your face. It doesn’t feel at all rough on my skin - the bristles are soft, smooth and more ticklish than anything - and the recommended use is for just one minute (it beeps to tell you to move on to the next section of your face, then stops after a minute). For this reason I was surprised that it had any effect at all, but it did.
According to the manufacturer, it cleanses 6 times better than manual cleansing, helps reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines & wrinkles and cleanses so thoroughly that skin care products absorb better. I have to put my hands up and admit that this does leave my skin incredibly soft and refined - instantly. It sloughs away dead skin cells very thoroughly and can be used daily, though I only use it once or twice a week, as my skin is quite sensitive and I don’t want to over work it.
It’s also pink (or white, if that doesn’t do it for you), is lightweight, has its own little drying stand and cap and a really cool charging system with usb. It comes with a cleanser, though can be used with your own - always on wet skin - and I prefer to use a light, gel cleanser with mine (Ark or Clarins both work well). It works on 3 different settings (I use the lowest, most gentle one) and have been told by others who formerly used the Clarisonic Mia (such as Mostly Sunny Blog), that the Aria is much more gentle on sensitive skin.
It’s certainly a skincare investment, but you’ll never need to buy another exfoliator.
The Clarisonic Aria, £155 is available HERE
Have you tried a Clarisonic - or does it appeal to you?
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