One of the biggest points of contention with the Clarisonic is that it can be too rough for the face’s delicate skin.
But during my latest haunt inside a Sephora store, I found that the folks of Clarisonic have come out with a new Luxe Brush Head Collection.
These brushes characteristically have tapered, ultra-long filaments.
The result is that the brushes feel super duper soft. And yet, they still retain the ability to cleanse “6x better than hands alone.”
For the blissfully unaware, the Clarisonic Cleansing system uses sonic technology of more than 300 movements per second to deeply cleanse for smoother and more radiant skin.
Another advantage of using the Clarisonic is that it preps the skin to better absorb skincare products.
I began using it in January 2013. Which was the beginning of this year! Time sure is flying…
To this day, I still think my Clarisonic Mia 2 was worth every single penny.
As someone who advocates only the gentlest care and handling of the skin, I’d been using what was, at the time, the softest brush Clarisonic had to offer: the Delicate Brush Head.
Five months of use and the bristles on the Delicate brush finally began to stiffen and feel too rough on my skin. So I replaced it with the Cashmere Cleanse Facial Brush Head.
[Delicate Brush Head on the Left, Cashmere Cleanse Facial Brush on the Right.]
If you’re still on the fence about the Clarisonic, then this new soft-as-a-baby-angel’s-butt-err-wing-tips brush should finally put an end to your fears that the Clarisonic is “too rough” for your skin.
The Cashmere Cleanse Facial Brush Head has a dual layer design, to gently massage the skin and generate “fluid forces” to cleanse and increase the skin’s hydration levels. It’s really best for mature and extremely dry skin types. Or for people who are crazy about using only the “gentlest” skincare products.
Using this brush feels wonderfully soft on the skin. But amazingly, it’s still incredibly effective at picking up makeup and dirt. I can literally see all the makeup and grime on the brush after using it.
At $30 per brush, this brush is $5 more expensive than the regular brushes (turning my nose up to this price bump).
But I would bet that this one is actually soft enough to use every day. And that’s something I will not say for the other regular Clarisonic facial brushes out there.
[Close-up view of the Cashmere's dual layer design.]
Even then, using your Clarisonic everyday, twice a day is just never necessary.
I like to use my Clarisonic as my deep cleanser and exfoliator.
Meaning that even with the softest of brushes, it should still only be used 2x per week. No more than 3x per week.
Also, do not fail to follow up your Clarisonic cleansing sessions with a special treatment! Like a Vitamin C Serum or a Retinol.
Recently, I’ve been following up my Clarisonic with this baby…
[SOS Thirst Quenching Serum by Caudalie. It's TOTAL LOVE!]
I will have to tell you about this new love of mine another time.
For now, I must be going as tonight happens to be my special date night with my Clarisonic
Q’ for the Clarisonic users out there:
What type of brush heads do you use?