The Verdict: 14 Days with Clarisonic Plus

I have been using Clarisonic Plus for 2 weeks now. This review is based on my personal experience within that time. Due to our different skin conditions, individual experiences and results may vary. Please refer to my FAQ page to find out more about my skin condition. I find I’m like a broken record every time I talk about my own face ūüėČ

Below is taken from clarisonic.com:

About Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System

The Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System features three speeds for the face and a body mode for cleansing areas of the body needing extra care and attention.

Benefits Beyond Clean Skin

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.

Benefits for the Body

  • Fewer dry patches
  • Gentle exfoliation for softer, smoother skin
  • Firmer skin with improved texture
  • Great prep before applying self tanner

Well, I haven’t tried the body brush head yet, so this review is purely on The Face. To keep this post within a reasonable length, I summarised some of my observations in bullet points. I also took before and after photos for you to see, with hopes the photos can capture the real difference. I used the Clarisonic Plus on my face for 1 minute, every morning and night with my own cleanser. I used it according to the instruction, which¬†was 20 sec on forehead, 20 sec on nose and chin, 10 sec on each cheek = 60 seconds.

  • Skin feels smoother to touch, for sure
  • Skin tone looks a little lighter and more even without blotchiness or dry patches
  • Smaller looking pores!!
  • Lighter pigmentations, especially my freckles on my cheeks¬†and old acne marks
  • Less breakouts¬†(it was the time of the month after I took the ‘before photo’ and naturally I had some breakouts. But this time, there were minimal spots!)
  • Faster healing (my spots usually leave me marks because I have an obssessive compulsive reaction to pick on them… then I’d regret it because it’ll take months to get rid of the mark. I find with Clarisonic Plus, the marks lightened relatively quickly, and now about to disappear)
  • Easier extraction of comedones (maybe because the pores aren’t clogged too much, I find the blackheads just pop out on its own)
  • Rosier cheeks! I find that even without makeup, I now have a tinge of red on my cheeks. Nice.

Below are the photos, the before photos were taken before I left for Bali on 5th August morning right after shower, hence my wet hair. Sorry! I only started using the Clarisonic Plus after my short trip, that is on 8 August. The after photos were taken 21 August evening. All photos were taken using natural light, with no editing whatsoever.

Sigh. I don’t like this very much because I’m a bit conscious about my naked face, but I am sacrificing myself for this post. The photos are all taken after my skincare routine. So, without further delay, here I am in my full naked face glory!!!!

Before and After photos: 14 days result, using Clarisonic Plus during cleansing morning and night

Do you notice less freckles on my cheeks? I saw lighter pigmentations but¬†never expected this until I saw the photos. I was totally amazed myself. I wouldn’t mind too much about the lighter skin tone because it might be due to different exposure in the sun (when photos were taken) but I hope you can see there’s definitely less blotchiness…

 

Do you see my dark circles and eye bags before and after? That’s not the Clarisonic Plus – you’re not supposed to use the unit on your eyes. That’s Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair for eyes. I started using it the same time as the Clarisonic Plus. Even if it says Night Repair, I was adviced to use it both day and night. Look at the results in 14 days! And¬†I’ve¬†been getting less sleep than before.¬†I will do a separate post on this.
So there.¬†*A pat on my own back for being so brave* I hope this was helpful. If you think this was informative, if you have any questions, please comment below. Also, since it’s a huge thing for me to show the world my bare face, a little “good one, Lily” wouldn’t hurt either. Heheh… I’m totally milking it, but hey, your comments and feedbacks are my motivation, ok?
xoxo
Lily