What’s All the Hype About Clarisonic?

This article is based on what Clarisonic has to say.  I’ll share my personal opinion in a follow-up article.

What is Sonic Cleansing?

While cleansing is the first step in any skin care ritual, it is often overlooked.  Typical manual cleansing can leave behind dirt and oil trapped in pores.  This build-up can damage the appearance and health of your skin and keep your skin care products from working like they should.

Used and recommended by spas and leading dermatologists, Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing Systems use a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to gently, yet thoroughly remove makeup 6X better than cleansing with your hands alone.  Cleaner skin is the first step toward healthier looking skin.  And healthier looking skin is smoother, more radiant, and more beautiful.

The Clarisonic skin brush goes beyond the skin’s surface to the deeper layers of the pores.  On account of its deep cleansing properties, the Clarisonic skin brush results in a visible reduction in the size of enlarged pores, leaving skin smoother and younger looking.  It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches, and blemishes.  The Clarisonic skin brush is waterproof and rechargeable, and has customizable brush heads.

Sonic Cleansing Benefits

  • Cleanses Better ~ Sonic cleansing is the essential first step in a healthy skin care ritual. Gently gliding across skin while cleansing thoroughly, the sonic micro-massage loosens and removes dirt, oil, and makeup from pores.  Trusted by dermatologists and aestheticians, the sonic action clarifies and revitalizes the skin without harsh chemicals.
  • Healthier Looking Skin ~ Without proper cleansing, drying detergents, pollutants, oil, and bacteria can damage the appearance and health of your skin.  Using Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing Systems helps to remove impurities and clear pores.  And because there are no harsh abrasives or chemicals, Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing Systems are a gentle, natural way to cleanse your skin.
  • Gentle ~ Sonic cleansing is the natural way to thoroughly cleanse all skin types – even skin affected by complicated conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, and acne.  Unlike many skin treatments that use harsh chemicals, the micro-massage action is effective, yet gentle enough to be used twice a day.  The Clarisonic brush is extremely mild even on very sensitive skin.  Those diagnosed with rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema find that they can use this product with virtually no irritation to the skin.
  • Prepares Skin For Other Products ~ Without proper cleansing, pollutants, oil, and bacteria accumulate on the skin, clogging pores and causing blackheads, blemishes, and dullness.  This may prevent creams, serums, and moisturizers from performing to their fullest potential.  Sonic cleansing better prepares your skin for skin care products.  Compared to manual cleansing, using the Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System allows for up to 61% better absorption of Vitamin C.  Better absorption allows creams, serums, and moisturizers to work their best.


Gently move the brush using small, circular motions.  Use on forehead (20 seconds), nose/chin (20 seconds), and both cheeks (10 seconds each).


  • Prior to the first use, charge the Clarisonic handle for 24 hours.
  • Once a week, remove the brush head and wash the handle using warm soapy water to remove any residue buildup.
  • Replace your Clarisonic brush head every 3 to 4 months.

Which Clarisonic System is Right For You?


  • $119Clarisonic Mia white set
  • A great introduction to sonic cleansing
  • One-button, compact size
  • 1 speed (normal)
  • 1 Sensitive or Normal brush head
  • Rechargeable battery life is 24 minutes
  • Universal voltage charger
  • 1 year warranty

Mia 2

  • $149
  • Separate buttons to control speed & powerClarisonic Mia 2 passionfruit set
  • One-minute pulsing T-Timer tells you when it’s time to cleanse the next area of your face
  • Protective travel case
  • 2 speeds (low & normal)
  • 1 Sensitive brush head
  • Rechargeable battery life is 24 minutes, in normal speed
  • Universal voltage charger
  • 2 year warranty

Aria   (NEW)

  • $199Clarisonic Aria white set
  • Separate buttons to control speed & power
  • T-Timer is adjustable to 1 or 2 minutes
  • Drying stand that converts to a charging station
  • 3 speeds (low, normal, & high)
  • 1 Sensitive brush head
  • Rechargeable battery life is 28 minutes, in normal speed
  • Real-time battery life indicator
  • USB-enabled charger
  • 2 year warranty

Which Clarisonic Brush Head is Right For Your Skin Type?

  • Normal:  Perfect for normal skin, shaving prep, and for use on the decollete and body.
  • Deep Pore Cleansing:  Ideal for oily skin, large pores, or hard to reach areas of the face.  Gentle enough for daily use.
  • Acne Clarifying:  Extra-plush bristles provide gentle cleansing for sensitive, acne-prone, rosacea, and post-procedure skin.
  • Sensitive:  A great starting point for sensitive to normal skin types.
  • Delicate:  An ultra-soft brush for those with delicate or extra-sensitive skin.
  • Body/Spot Therapy:  For cleansing areas of the body needing extra care and attention, including the hands, arms, elbows, and feet.  Works with Clarisonic PLUS and PRO models.

Stock Your Beach Bag for Summer

Beauty Store Depot has a sale on until July 1 ~ Save 15% on all orders over $25.  That’s a savings of $22.35 on the Mia 2, which I chose because it has 2 speeds.  I like the option of having a low speed.  I’ll let you know what I think of my new Clarisonic after I’ve been using it for a while.  So far I’m liking the sale price because it’s basically like getting a free replacement brush head.

Have you tried a Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System?  What do you think of it?  I’d love to hear your feedback.

10 thoughts on “What’s All the Hype About Clarisonic?

  1. So this post sparked an interest in me doing a little research about the Olay Pro X brush, very similar to the Clarasonic but it’s a $100 difference. I have eczema so I’m always trying new skin products. I’ll be back with a review on the Olay:)

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