Oh my goodness. I cannot believe I’ve waited this long to share my new found obsession with y’all! Literally, my life is changed forever. I will never not use this amazing device again. I should preface this post with a disclaimer…This is most definitely not a paid advertisement, and I did not receive any free products. I wish I had! But I’m glad I spent the money, 100% worth it and then some!
First let me tell you how I came about discovering this amazing-ness. I am, of course, referring to the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush. I follow @GiulianaRancic on twitter (p.s. she totally tweeted me a few weeks back and I kinda freaked out and felt important for 30 seconds) and for the longest time she’s been raving about the DDF Revolve. I did some research, loved what I read and with my ongoing skin issues I finally broke down and went to Sephora to purchase the Revolve. When I arrived and asked my Sephora girl where the Revolve was she asked me why I wanted it. I said “duh because Giuliana Rancic says it works” 🙂 I’m such a follower. Seriously, though, I told her it was because I’m tired of battling my uneven skintone and constant random breakouts. I’d read this would smooth my face and possibly help with breakouts. Sephora girl, now my new best friend, then explained to me that for the results I was seeking there was a much better option. She walked me over to the Clarisonic and held the DDF Revolve side by side with the Clarisonic. I really couldn’t believe the comparison, the revolve looked so cheaply made next to the Clarisonic. Also, it was not what I needed. The Clarisonic was everything I needed. Here’s what the box said:
Sonic Skin Cleansing improves skin tone, reduces the appearance of pore size and helps skin care products work their best.
The Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth skin. In just 60 seconds, the micro-massage action removes 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone. Removing more dirt and oil from your pores also helps products work more effectively.
Awesome. I bought this right before we moved back to Hawaii, so it’s been 4 months, and my face has never looked or felt better. The combination of the Clarisonic and my new favorite facial products (below) have made me happier with my skin than I’ve ever been before.
If you’ve never heard or tried Philosophy products before I highly recommend giving them a go. My hesitation has always been changing products when my face is actually doing alright, but my face had gotten to the point where it was not doing alright and I was willing to try something new. Purity is so gentle, yet really cleans your face without drying. It also removes eye makeup completely. “When hope is not enough” has helped to even my skin tone tremendously. The best part is Philosophy products are, for the most part, all natural.
So, there you have it. What’s currently working for my face does not involve any sort of zit burning acne treatments or prescriptions that aren’t safe to use for long periods of time etc.. It’s mostly natural products and a brush that allows those products to work their best. I do still get breakouts here and there, but they’re different. They don’t last as long, and my face doesn’t look like a warzone. Rather, it looks like a pretty decent complexion/skin tone with a pimple. I’m not accustomed to that sort of balance, it’s always been really bad or pretty good. Here’s my routine…
Morning: Wash face with purity, apply when hope is not enough let dry, apply Obagi facial moisturizer (also amazing), makeup.
Evening: Wash face with purity & Clarisonic, apply when hope is not enough let dry, apply Obagi facial moisturizer, sleep 🙂
The same amazing friend that informed me of the WEN deal on QVC also informed me of a deal on the Clarisonic which includes Philosophy products. Definitely check that out for the best price 🙂 Thank you Brandy! ♥
Everyone’s skin is different, hopefully this will be helpful to some of you!
Do you already have an established routine? What do you use for your face? What works, and what definitely doesn’t?