Your Skin’s New Best Friend: Clarisonic (+ giveaway!)

When a friend who works in beauty tells you your skin is glowing and looking amazing, you know your regime is working. Over the last year, I’ve stepped up my skincare routine to include the Clarisonic sonic skin cleansing system and my skin has never looked better. It’s a rare occasion when a beauty tool does precisely what it says it will, but the Clarisonic also manages to exceed expectations. I guarantee that it’s a purchase you won’t regret. Intrigued? I thought you might be.

After hearing so much about the Clarisonic (hello, Oprah recommended it!), I decided to pick one up when I was in California last spring. It was love at first sight. My baby pink Clarisonic Mia 2 and I were a match made in heaven and my Instagram feed was awash with oohs, aahs and unabashed jealousy. I could barely wait the 18 hours it took to give the tool its initial charge. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, when Clarisonic reps popped by my office and gifted me with the Clarisonic Plus Face & Body System. Not only am I a convert: I’m now an addict.

Before I tell you how awesome it is, here’s the best proof I can give you: my bare, freshly-washed face on the internet.

I’ve used my Clarisonic since February of last year and use it about 2-3 times per week in the shower. I’ve noticed improved skintone and better absorption of my skincare products – a big plus since I have super-dehydrated skin. Now, if only they could cure dark circles and puffiness. Hop to it, Clarisonic! 😉

Clarisonic devices marry instant gratification with longterm, visible results. Using a patented sonic frequency of 300 movements per second that provide a back-and-forth oscillation, the Clarisonic massages away dirt and oil and scrubs your pores of impurities. Pulsing at specific intervals (20 seconds for your forehead, 20 for nose & chin, 10 for each cheek), the Clarisonic provides 6x more cleaning power than manual cleansing in just 60 seconds. The device is waterproof, allowing you to use it in the shower (especially ideal for the Plus – it comes with a body head). Sounds magical, right? It practically is – you can see results after your first use! Your skin will look and feel so soft, smooth and even that you’ll want to use it again immediately.

A word of caution – you can overdo it with this miracle worker in the beginning. Many users – self included! – report some breaking out when getting started. This isn’t anything to worry about, it’s just your pores purging thanks to the sonic awesomeness of the Clarisonic. The best way to make the transition from manual to sonic cleansing as zit-free as possible is to start off slow (tough, I know). Start off with using the system once every 3 days or so and ramp it up to every 2 days or even daily as your skin adjusts.

I can’t recommend the Clarisonic sonic skin cleansing system enough. I absolutely love both my units and can attest to how awesome, even and glowy it makes your skin. Every time you use it is like having a mini-facial. You may even find yourself forgoing foundation – it’s that good. The Clarisonic sonic skin cleansing system is the kind of thing you don’t know you want until you see it…at which point you can’t stop obsessively thinking about it. Now that I’ve planted the seed, I have some news!

Thanks to our friends at Clarisonic, I’m giving away this exclusive Clarisonic Plus Sonic Skin Cleansing System for Face & Body holiday gift set from Sephora (limited edition) valued at $269! Included in the set are a gorgeous floral Clarisonic Plus, 4 heads (Normal, Sensitive, Deep Pore and Body) and mini Biotherm Biosource Hydra-Mineral Cleanser & Lait de Gommage Gentle Exfoliating Milk.

All you have to do is like us on Facebook and tweet using the Rafflecopter widget below. For bonus entries, you can leave a comment below telling me what your favourite thing about the Clarisonic system is and follow @clarisonic_ca on Twitter.

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Can’t wait? You can buy this limited-edition set at Sephora locations.

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  • saskmom

    Loving the body brush attachment!  What a fab idea!

  • JennMUA

    My skin is so bad right now. I’m excited for the 4 heads (Normal, Sensitive, Deep Pore and Body)!

  • ShannonKelly

    You know how crazy I am about my skin, and my insane regimen, so this would be perfect for me! Thanks for the heads up, Steph! xoxo

  • ShannonKelly

    Ohhh – I forgot to say I am excited about the sensitive head! The other systems I have had in the past did not offer that 🙂

    • @ShannonKelly There’s pretty much a head for everything. Love that they’re so easily changed, too!

  • juddrnaut

    You weren’t kidding, this is amazing! *fingers crossed*

  • Sanya Emond

    I love the fact that it tells you how long you should use it with the intervals!

  • aglicksman

    My skin gets super dehydrated in the winter – and summer! This is exactly what I need to keep my skin glowing this season. Bonus – I love pink.

    • @aglicksman The floral pattern is such a bonus! It’s definitely unique and beautiful.

  • hilarywindrem

    Love the body brush attachment – perfect to get dry skin ready for a winter beach holiday!

    • @hilarywindrem I’ve been LOVING the body brush attachment – the biggest difference between the Mia 2 and the Plus, IMO. You’ll love it. So soothing!

  • abbyho

    I am a skincare junkie. The Clarisonic would be the perfect fit for me, as I am always looking for something that can exfoliate and cleanse my dry skin in the winter!

  • sassygirlcanada

    I am always searching for great skincare products! This is amazing…thanks Stephanie! Great contest. 🙂

  • sassygirlcanada

    I forgot to mention that I am excited about the body brush attachment! 🙂

  • staceymharris

    Great timing for a great giveaway! I need this to get rid of my tired old lady skin and bring back the glow!

  • KaylaClaus

    Ahh this is awesome! I’ve been wanting to buy this for so long but it’s just sooo much money for just my face haha

  • erikakomori

    This would be awesome to try!

  • JamieLeighTO

    I need to undo years of my poor skin care regime with some serious exfoliation action from the Clarisonic! Can you believe I only had my first facial this week? Help! 😉

  • JamieLeighTO

    I need to undo years of my poor skin care regime with some serious exfoliation action from the Clarisonic! Can you believe I only had my first facial this week? Help! 😉

  • KellyChow

    Amazing giveaway Steph! Super excited for this one. Fingers crossed for a wins so I can try this amazing product out!

  • shann_mitchell

    My favourite thing about this baby is how AWESOME it would make my skin look before my wedding in a few weeks!

  • rachelofcourse

    Pore scrubbing! Mine haven’t had a facial in a year and a half, and need one BIG TIME!

  • summerxskin

    I’ve been hearing SO much about this, I think i’m most exciting about the deep cleansing!

  • venner

    I’ve been dying to try the Clarisonic cleansing system!!   I can’t be on any medications for my breakouts. This looks like the perfect alternative!

  • AbigailKeeso

    Deep cleaning!

  • SDGreenall

    Love that it is waterproof! Save time and cleanse in the shower! love it!

  • MegHarmer

    I’ve been hearing so much about this product recently! Deep cleansing for my winter skin would be amazing!

  • brigidtowler

    Funny, I’ve always admired your skin – and now I know why! Hoping to win this to tighten my pores and find balance between oily and overly dry spots. I am SO in need as the winter begins to wreak havoc on my face.

    • @brigidtowler Now you know all of my secrets 😉 Well, this plus good genetics. Fingers crossed for you, friend!

      • brigidtowler

        @stephaniefusco Thanks girl, fingers and toes crossed over here. I’ve been trying to get to the gym more and I find the more I sweat, the more trouble I have with my skin. Really getting self concious about it.
         
        Do you know when you’ll be announcing the winner?

  • luckbealindsay

    I’m most excited about how this product actually gets into your pores and cleans them out.

  • pick me! clean my face!

  • milicakalinic

    having a clean face!

  • terakristen

    I want my self-esteem back! After going off birth control this year, my cheeks were ravaged hormone driven self-esteem killers and the scars they leave behind. I so badly want to help my skin return to its baby softness so I can wear less makeup and get ready quicker in the morning. Even a really casual makeup day involves foundation, concealer and powder. 
     
    My favourite thing about the Clarisonic system is the chance that I might get my teenage era skin back!

    • @terakristen Fingers crossed! In my experience the Clarisonic has really helped with skin texture & tone.

  • todorovaraya

    Recently my skin turned very dry and sensitive and oily in some places. It has been problematic since moving to Canada (a much colder climate than I’ve ever been used to). The Clarisonic system will be a great tool to achieve a healthy balance between the three and get my natural glow back. Here’s (holiday) wishing!!

  • todorovaraya

    Recently my skin turned very dry and sensitive and oily in some places. It has been problematic since moving to Canada (a much colder climate than I’ve ever been used to). The Clarisonic system will be a great tool to achieve a healthy balance between the three and get my natural glow back. Here’s (holiday) wishing!!

  • Jennifer Dysart

    I am most excited to get back som self confidence with a clearer, smoother complexion!

  • emilymelissabee

    I absolutely love that this product is waterproof and can be used in the shower. This would be an amazing addition to my regular self-care routine 🙂

    • @emilymelissabee Soft skin everywhere! Sounds so magical.

  • josetteblackwood

    This is like kismet! I was in Sephora TWICE last week contemplating whether or not I should buy one now or after Christmas and I was talking to a friend of mine @AkilahEtLeBee, who uses something similar and LOVES IT!! Highly recommends it. I’ve been breaking out lately and I love that Clarisonic really deep cleans AND you can use it in the shower – it being waterproof was honestly a concern of mine. Thanks for the contest!

    • @josetteblackwood It being waterproof is probably one of my favourite features. I love that I don’t have to change up my routine to use it.

  • I am seriously craving clean pores- I just can’t seem to do a good enough job on my own!

  • jslrs

    I want!!

  • MaryamHasan

    Deep cleansing feature

  • ejbrooks

    Oh, I’d love this. Skin could always use some improving! Especially if it helps with acne.

    • @ejbrooks You can purchase an acne-specific head for your Clarisonic! They think of everything, I swear.

  • samevernever

    I am most excited about the different heads they provide and the floral is so pretty!!!

  • SteveVenner

    good christmas present for my loving roommate

    • @SteveVenner Don’t lie, Steve. You know you’ll keep it 😉 @hilarywindrem

  • racheloryema

    I can’t wait for the microderm type glow without all the spa visits or harsh grains.  Definitely can’t wait.

  • Colleen Cole

    I love that you can use it in the shower. That’s where I would use it!

  • sarah_devries13

    waterproof! I have dry skin and I would get a specifically for my body because I shed like a snake

  • lbud

    My tired winter skin would love this!

  • rquach

    I’ve always wanted to try the Clarisonic! Firstly, I love how pretty (and pink!) it is 🙂 I’ve heard miracles happen through this little gadget and I want to try this out for myself!

  • isabelxo3

    I lovee how cute and girly it is! I’ve heard it works really well 🙂

  • brigidtowler

    If you see your page views increase by the hundreds today it’s just my imperfect, clarisonicless face, refreshing.

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  • It seems that the Clarisonic is perfectly working on your skin. I can see the fine details on your face and I envy yo for having such clear skin. Will gonna try and use this thing… 🙂