Refreshing Gel Cleanser
This is a good, though overpriced, water soluble cleanser for normal to oily or combination skin. It isn’t necessary to use this or any other Clarisonic cleanser with the Clarisonic brush, so the company’s “specially formulated for sonic cleansing” claim is silly, sort of like claiming a toothpaste is “specially formulated for use with a sonic toothbrush” when in reality you can use any toothpaste with any toothbrush, sonic or not. This cleanser foams slightly, removes makeup, and rinses without leaving a residue. The amount of fragrance and fragrant plant extracts is cause for concern, because if you’re going to be using this with a Clarisonic brush you’ll only be working those problematic ingredients further into skin, where their irritation potential is heightened.
Gentle foaming cleanser to relieve and protect oily and congested skin.
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!
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