Post # 1
I have mild acne and ice been hearing alot about cleaning brushes. I’m on a budget, so no to clarisonic. I’ve seen an Olay brand, Ulta brand and Ace free brand. Anyone have any recommendations? What’s your experience with cleansing brushes? Did it make your acne better?
Post # 2
Is clarisonic worth the hype and money? And I meant I’ve seen Acne free cleansing brush.
Post # 3
I bought one at Costco for $40 or $50, and I love it! The brand is Conair. The clarisonic was just too pricey for me since my skin is in pretty good condition naturally.
Post # 4
I bought the Clinique sonic brush and I haven’t noticed any difference in my skin. It seems like some people love these kinds of brushes while others don’t really notice a difference.
Post # 5
walkerqueen4014 : I love my Clarisonic Mia2. I use it every night and it does make a difference. At first I wasn’t sure if it did, even years later I was still skeptical but continued to use it daily. Well, last month I was in the hospital for a week and didn’t use it and my skin looked like shit by the end of the week. I’ll never not use it after that experience. Right now Ulta has a set that’s on sale for $135 that includes the Mia2, an extra brush head, and a full size facial cleanser. The Clarisonic website is also running a 25% off sale for Cyber Monday, I just don’t know if that’s better than the Ulta deal because I can’t look it up on my computer.
Edited to add: I have sensative skin and acne prone skin and never experienced the “purge” period a lot of people claim they had. I would recommend using it every other day or only 3 times a week at first to see how your skin reacts though.
Post # 6
Don’t. Clarosonic and other brushes are too irritating on acne prone skin. My derm forbade me from continuing go use it. Google clarisonic and acne, there are tons of people who have worsening breakouts from them.
Post # 7
The Clarisonic made me break out really bad. Which sucks, considering how expensive it is. I was actually given an Olay cleansing brush last year for free, and I expected the same results. But for some reason, this one doesn’t make me break out! I’ve been using it since.
Post # 8
I have a clarisonic. The pro’s are as follows:
– different cleaning speeds
– self timer
– different brush heads you can purchase for different skin needs
– lasts forever- I have had mine 5 years and it is still going strong! (knock on wood).
– it vibrates and twists back and forth, rather than just spinning around which I have seen from some cheaper ones.
I had an Olay one previously to test out if I liked it, and it was ‘meh, average’. It didn’t do NEARLY as much as my clarisonic.
In my opinion, go for the clarisonic. It might break you out at first, but that is a common effect as you get all the impurities out of your pores. You also could be using the wrong brush for your skin. They have soft brushes, deep cleansing, medium, sensitive, etc. You can even use different brushes as you need them- ie- use the acne sensitive one when you have a lot of active breakouts and use the deep cleansing one once a week.
Post # 9
I’ve had the Olay and Clarisonic brushes and the Olay can’t compare to the Clarisonic. I LOVE mine and use it every day. I don’t have acne but I do notice my skin doesn’t feel/look as smooth if I go on vacation and don’t bring it or don’t use it for a few days. In my opinion, the face wash you use with it makes a huge difference too. I use La Mer’s foaming cleanser, which is creamy instead of bubbly/soapy, which IMO, makes the Clarisonic not work quite as well.
Post # 10
Thanks ladies. I think I’ll skip the cleansing brush…I can’t afford to break out again…after 10+ years my skin is clear for the most part. I’ll just use my face wash and stick to my current routing.