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Clarisonic Cashmere Cleanse Facial Brush

A New And Even Softer Clarisonic Brush: The Cashmere Cleanse Facial Brush

November 20, 2013

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.”

Clarisonic with Cashmere Luxe Brush

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, for one, use the Clarisonic Mia 2 (read my first impressions of it).

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.

Soft Clarisonic Brushes

[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.

Clarisonic Cashmere Cleanse Facial Brush

[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…

Caudalie SOS Thirst Quenching Serum

[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?

So Begins My Fall Detox

October 21, 2012

We are used to the idea of spring cleaning and doing detoxes in the spring time. Spring is, after all, the season for renewal and rejuvenation. But doing a cleanse in the fall? I think it also makes perfect sense. Fall is another transitional season. It is a time to slow down, bring the attention inward, and prepare the mind and the body for the colder, busier and festive times ahead.

Tomorrow begins my one week cleanse. No rich meats, no refined sugar, no gluten, no dairy, no alcohol, and no caffeine. Just lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, gluten free-grains, some fish, lots of lemon water and green tea. I will also be doing yoga and meditative sessions every day. And I will be doing something I have never ever done before… I am going to fast. Yeah, I know. One day of fasting is not that crazy. But still, I mentally have to prepare myself for it.

This is not meant to be the type of dramatic cleanse that will put the body into shock. Rather, it will be a gentle cleanse aimed to help support my cleansing systems, especially the liver which is often overloaded with the task of removing toxins from the body.

I am also going to be limiting the time that I spend on the computer, so I will wait until the end of my cleanse to write about it. However, I will be twittering regularly about my cleanse, so you can keep up with me @ZibaByNature.

If you are considering taking the time out to reset your mind and your body, then I encourage you to read this article on Season of Change, Ayurveda Detox from Yoga Journal. It will help give you a better grasp on the importance of doing a gentle, fall detox and ideas on how to go about it.

Wish me du courage, my dears!

Close your eyes and you will see clearly.
Cease to listen and you will hear truth.
Be silent and your heart will sing.
Seek no contact and you will find union.
Be still and you will move on the tide of the spirit.
Be gentle and you will need no strength.
Be patient and you will achieve all things.
Be humble and you will remain entire.
– Taoist Poem