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Clarisonic

Gentle Hydro Cleanser

6.00 fl. oz. for $ 25.00
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This cleanser contains gentle cleansing agents that remove makeup without drying skin, and Clarisonic includes a bunch of extras, too, such as collagen, elastin, and numerous antioxidants. Those ingredients look good on the label, but offer little benefit to skin when in a cleanser because the cleanser is rinsed from skin. Also, keep in mind that collagen and elastin in skin-care products cannot fuse with or somehow shore up collagen and elastin in skin.

Where this cleanser really goes astray is by including several fragrant oils. Lemon, lime, bergamot, and orange all cause irritation and are a problem for use around the eyes. Using this cleanser with the Clarisonic brush means these irritants are pushed deeper into your pores, where their problematic effects are magnified. Any gentle, water soluble (and, ideally, fragrance-free) cleanser can be used with the Clarisonic brush, so this overpriced entry can be ignored.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Non-foaming cleanser that removes impurities while soothing and comforting. Enriched with anti-aging antioxidants.

Water, PEG7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Sucrose Cocoate, Gluconolactone, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Skeletonema Costatum Extract, Acetyl Citrull Amino Arginine, Silanetriol Trehalose Ether, Arginine PCA, Plankton Extract, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Soluble Collagen, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide

Clarisonic At-A-Glance

The brush head of the Clarisonic (and all of the various iterations, such as the Mia) vibrates at exceptionally high speeds (300 oscillations, or back-and-forth movements, every second). The design and timing of this the movement is unique to the brand, unlike spinning, oscillating head models. Why does this matter? A spinning brush head, such as those you can find on many brands selling similar tools, has a greater risk of causing irritation to skin. The question is, is the Clarisonic worth its cost? Does the expense mean you'll get significantly cleaner skin? Is Oprah Winfrey on to something by naming this device one of her favorite things? Read our reviews to find out!

For more information about Clarisonic visit www.clarisonic.com.

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