Q: What do you think of the #Clarisonic?
A: I get this asked this question everyday. The Clarisonic is a skin cleaning brush that costs between $125 to $235 depending on the model. It is touted to do many things, like cleanse the face 6x better than hands alone, and allow moisturizers and serums to absorb into the skin more effectively.
I have many patients and friends that use the Clarisonic and really like it. They say it makes their skin feel more soft, clear and smooth, and removes makeup and oil better than traditional washing. However, some patients experience more breakouts after using it. Also, if you have sensitive or dry skin I would be cautious as the Clarisonic can be irritating.
So if you have more oily skin and don’t feel that traditional washing is effective then certainly try the Clarisonic, but have realistic expectations. If you have more sensitive or dry skin be careful.
Whether you choose to use the Clarisonic or not, don’t forget the two foundations of any skin care regimen: broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, and a Retin-A type cream.