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.

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