Thursday, June 07, 2012
I don't normally endorse products on this site. And I never have received compensation for anything I've posted about and now is no different. However, I do have to tell about something that I'm pretty impressed with.
I don't know how many have heard of the Clarisonic line of products. These are skin care electronic devices that are supposed to clean your skin better than you can do by 'just washing.' (There are other products that help tighten the skin around the eyes, but they mainly do cleansers.) The first time I heard of these, I was intrigued, but the cost just seemed far too high for something that was just going to cleanse my face, so I put the thought of purchasing one out of my mind. Then they came out with the smaller, cheaper models. (Although, the price was/is STILL very high.) And one day I got an offer for a special price on one and I began to consider making a purchase. So, I began my research and decided to buy one. And I did in January. I am impressed.
A while back, I did a post about the bad lighting in the hotels where we stay and mentioned the condition of my skin. One of my biggest skin problems has always been blackheads on my nose--this despite the fact I never use makeup unless I leave the house. I have tried every mask, cleanser, face brush/cloth I could find and yet I never have had luck in taking care of my problem. The Clarisonic is the first thing I have used that actually helps my skin--and I feel as if it was money well-spent.
I won't try and say that my skin is as good as it could be. The only way for it to be 'perfect'--or as perfect as I could get it--is to go to a professional aesthetician for regular facials. Or I would need to spend big bucks for a dermatologist to do all of the chemical peels and whatnot to get me back to 'baby skin.' I really am not willing to spend the money, so this is a good substitute. The only 'problem' I have is that I have to use the machine almost every day or my skin goes back to 'normal.' However, it only takes one minute to use, so it isn't like I need to spend a lot of time to improve my skin.
My point for this post is this: If you ever have considered buying a Clarisonic, don't hesitate. I am well pleased with the results that I get and, hopefully, you will be, too. But, please buy from somewhere with a liberal return policy--I purchased mine from Ulta--in case it just doesn't suit you/your skin.