30 November 2011

Wish-List Wednesday: Clarisonic Cleansing System

This week's "Wish-List" product may be familiar if you watch alot of youtube videos, it's the Clarisonic Cleansing System. The Clarisonic Cleaning System is a popular beauty product that is used for cleansing the skin and claims to improve the condition of your skin through regular use.

On its website, it states that it uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth skin. In just 1 minute, the brush gently, yet thoroughly removes 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than manual cleansing alone. It states that removing these impurities has been shown to allow a 61% better absorption of Vitamin C, and better prepares skin for other products and is highly recommended by spas and dermatologists.  Throught regular use, it claims to give you healthier skin which is smoother, more radiant and more beautiful.

How it works is that you simply charge it on its cradle. When you want to use it, you remove it from the cradle, wet your skin and apply your cleanser on the Clarisonic brush head. Then using circular motions, apply the Clarisonic on your face and it will beep, signalling you to change the area you are cleansing. According to the instructions, it is 20 seconds on the forehead area, 20 seconds on the nose/chin area and 10 seconds on each cheek. It states that with just 1 minute a day, you can improve your skin through regular use and get smoother, more radiant and beautiful, healthy skin.

I would love LOVE LOVE to have one of these! Especially since I wear makeup 5/6 days of the week and the benefits that the Clarisonic promises are sooo appealing! I mean, which guy/girl doesn't want to have flawless, healthy skin? What I like is that they make different brush heads for different skin types, for example they make brush heads targetted for normal skin, sensitive skin, deep pore cleansing, delicate cleansing and even a brush head specifically for the body. Only problemo with this is that you obviously have to buy different brush heads if you want, and you need to replace them when they get old. I'm not sure how long you can use a brush head until you have to replace it, but it may be difficult to replace if you stay in a place like South Africa that doesn't sell the Clarisonic and there are some items that Amazon does not deliver to as well...

Since I am in Hong Kong, I googled to see whether I could purchase the Clarisonic here. There are two stores here that sells it and it costs around R2300! That's quite a bit. I read some reviews on it and every one who has used the Clarisonic raves about it and said how their skin has improved!!!  I would love to buy it but it is very expensive, and the thought of not being able to purchase brush heads conveniently once I'm back in South Africa is a little bit of a let-downer.

Have you heard of the Clarisonic? What are your thoughts on it? My mom says that it isn't good to wash your face with a machine because your skin can be easily damaged if washed so vigorously. My thinking is that it should be quite gentle since their brush heads are made from the same material that is used for high quality cosmetic brushes. And their website states that it is gentle enough to use the Clarisonic on your skin twice daily.

If anyone is interested in more information about the Clarisonic, check out their website for more information: http://www.clarisonic.com


  1. Why do I get the feeling that we both watch a lot of beauty videos on youtube? Haha. Every second beauty guru has the Clarisonic in their videos. I would also LOVE to have one of these. :)

  2. HAHA :) Maybe we are watching the same videos :) What is your youtube name? Maybe we can friend on youtube :) It's so expensive!!! Don't think they will let you try this if you don't buy it lol. Must be unhygienic if they let people try with the same brush

  3. My youtube username is MissChicara. :)