Friday, 3 April 2015

#AtoZChallenge: Clarisonic 1 year on!

April a to z challenge

The Clarisonic Mia 2 has been in my life for over a year now but it's been a long while since I checked in with you guys about its part in my skin care routine!

Sonic cleansers have been around for a while and the hype is like a roller coaster. The Clarisonics to me, have always been the holy grail original sonic cleansers, but several brands, including Boots and Olay have tried their hands at putting a similar device together at a much lower price point. When I got my Clarisonic back in December 2013, it was still £100, and a quick Google tells me it's still retailing from £100- £125

Since introducing the Clarisonic into my skin care routine, how and why I use it has certainly changed. I started using it twice daily, but found it to be doing too good a job and drying my skin out. I then switched to using it as my evening cleansing tool. This worked great and my skin really did clear up, to the point where I could switch to hot cloth cleansing and check in with my Clarisonic once a week, for an in-depth cleanse. 

Fast forward to today and I use my Clarisonic around once a month. The cleanser gives a really deep clean, penetrating beneath the layers of the skin and really scrubbing out those pores and removing impurities. Using it once a month is like going for a facial, it's not something I can do all the time but every now and again it's a nice treat and my skin always comes away feeling rejuvenated and fresh. 

When the Clarisonic came into my life, my skin was at one it's worst points. It was excessively oily, greasy, with constant breakouts and lots of acne scarring. Within months I was seeing an improvement in my skins tone and texture, as well as a reduction in breakouts. 

Yes, it's an investment purchase and I don't know if I'd consider purchasing one now if I was only going to use it once a month, but if you think about how much it costs to go for a professional facial, this is a cheaper alternative in the long run. Using it less frequently also means I don't have to replace the brush heads as often, Currently I use the deep pore cleansing brush head (£21) which I find gives the most effective in-depth cleanse. 

Have you ever tried a Clarisonic, or other brand of sonic cleanser?

Until next time,


  1. I have a magnitone pulsar and I love it, only thing is when things lose charge i can never be bothered to charge them up again haha. I might charge my magnitone up now. Thanks for the skinspiration ;)

    Corinne x

    1. Go get that baby charged! There's nothing worse than it running out of charge half-way through a cleanse, winds me up something shocking!

      Sarah :)

  2. Ah interesting! I always wonder how long people end up using these as I always think I would use it for a few weeks and then give up! It's good that it worked for you overall though! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    1. I was always curious about how long people used these types of things for too! I saw lots of '1,2,12 month' on posts but nothing much further than that! It's one of those gadgets that you can keep in your beauty drawer and pull out from time to time when your skin is in need of a thorough cleanse that's for sure!

      Sarah :)


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