(Closed) What cleanser do you use with your Clarisonic?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I use the Deep Cleansing Seaweed cleanser at Body Shop (plus the toner and a moisturizer, Clinique moisture surge, which I HATE paying for, but alas… my skin is oily and dehydrated and I only have so many options). I only buy the Body Shop stuff when they have a Buy3 Get 2 (or bettter yet, but rarely 3) sale, which brings it down to drugstore prices).

I highly recommend you use it only at night, that you clean and dry the brushhead after, and that you do not cleanse in the morning. Just use some moisturizer and be on your way.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I used to use DDF brand before my Clarisonic. Since the Clarisonic is so AWESOME, I was able to switch to cheaper stuff. I now use Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash, Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Triple-Action Toner, and Simple brand Light Hydrating Moisturizer. I dont really care for the moisturizer but I cannot justify purchasing something else right now. I never have breakouts anymore! Love the Clarisonic (I’m thinking about purchasing the Mia 2 for my bridesmaids as one of their gifts!)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I use Philosophy’s Purity.  I don’t love it or hate it.

I’m not all that impressed with my Clarisonic, to be honest.  🙁

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I also use Philosophy’s Purity but I do really love it.  A bottle is around $30 but it lasts me for almost a year with washing my face twice a day.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I use Obagi or Bioelements.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@BostonBaby:  You just want a cleanser the suds or foams, but one without irregular scrubbers (exfoliating pieces of almond or pumice, etc.).

I clean my brush head with anti-bacterial soap after I use it and then I dry it by turning it on and rubbing it lightly into a hand towel. Then, once a week minimum, I remove the brushhead and soak it in hyrdrogen peroxide. Do not use alcohol on it as you will slowly damage the plastics.

I don’t really know why you would need two speeds. I’d probably use the lower one. I also use gentle or sensitive skin brush heads so as to not agravate my skin. 

Do be aware that it is totally normal to break out in the beginning of any new skincare regimen, but especially one like this, because you are pulling more dirt and oil out of your skin than normal and you skin won’t be used to that for a few weeks. You may even want to break into using your brush gently, twice a week, then every other day, then every day.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I usually use the tea tree oil gel cleanser from The Body Shop with my Clarisonic. Like MrsSonthebeach, I buy when they have great sales. I’ve also used Neutrogena’s cleansers with it. You can pretty much use any cleaner as long as it doesn’t have microbeads or exfoliating agents.

In response to your more recent questions: I prefer a clear cleanser, although I’ve used a foaming one before too and that’s sometimes nice. I don’t usually use cream cleansers in general. Make sure you take your brush head off and fully clean it at least once a week. Antibacterial soap works just fine. Dry it on a clean towel–just turn it on and press lightly on the towel. The two speeds are good for different areas of your face, or just different times of the month. For example, my face is super sensitive and breaking out right now, so I’m using the lower speed setting. But when my face is drier I use the higher speed. Sometimes I use the higher speed on my nose and forehead, but the lower speed on my cheeks, which feel more sensitive to me.

As a side note, Mrs. Mink I’m not all that impressed with my Clarisonic either. I do notice it actually gets my face super clean–whereas before, I would still have makeup residue around the edges of my face. But it didn’t really get rid of my acne like I had hoped! Stupid hormones. I’m guessing nothing will get rid of my acne. I do like the Clarisonic still, but it’s not a “miracle worker” for me.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really like Purpose (I think Johnson and Johnson – available at drugstores). I used Philosophy’s Purity for over a year before switching and I think Purpose does a much better job.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I use Philosophy Purity cleanser. I love my Clarisonic. It does a great job getting my makeup off and really cleaning out my pores. My skin always feels so clean and smooth afterwards.I also really enjoy the feeling of it. It’s like a little facial every day.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My face felt really tight for the first week of using my Clarisonic.  I went from using it twice a day to only once for the next week or so, until my face starting feeling better, and then went back to twice a day.  After almost three years of regular use, my face looked the best it ever had, and I could use any cleanser without a problem.  My favs were Philosophy Purity and Obagi, but Olay and Neutrogena cost less.  I say “were” b/c I knocked the Clarisonic off the top of my shower and it stopped working… grrrrrr!  I’m having breakouts for the first time in years!!  <3 my Clarisonic

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I use the Revision Skin Brightening Cleanser with my Mia. I love it. A little goes a long way with that and I only Mia everyother day. 

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