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Last week, I was sent a Clarisonic Pro Starter Kit. The Clarisonic Pro is the premiere skin care tool. It’s use by dermatologists at their own clinics. It can be used on both your face and body, and also has additional head attachments (sold separately) that are specifically designed for varying types of skin. The extra heads are the acne brush, body brush, deep pore cleaning brush, and the sensitive brush. The Clarisonic Pro has four built in speeds (low, normal, high, pro), plus a body mode which switches on only when you use the body brush head. All units come with a charger. The battery life is 30 minutes with all facial brush heads, and 20 minutes with the body brush head.
The starter kit I received came with the sensitive brush and three trial size samples of different facial washes by Clarisonic: Nourishing, for normal/dry skin, Refreshing, for normal/oily skin, and Gentle Hydro, for all/sensitive skin. How do you use it? All you have to do is charge it, apply whichever facial cleaner you want to you, and then turn it on. You don’t have to use the Clarisonic brand cleaners with it if you don’t want to. You can use any face or body wash as long as it doesn’t have pieces of shells in it. The unit does come partially charged, but you need to let it charge fully for 24 hours before you first use it. I was eager to try it out since I’ve seen them advertised in magazines for quite a while.
After waiting a day for the unit to charge, I rushed to test it out. I used the Gentle Hydro cleaner to start with, since I wasn’t too sure how all the cleaners would react with my skin. Now, you can apply the cleanser one of two ways: apply it directly to your skin or directly to the brush. For my first use, I applied to my skin. I turned it on and set it to the low setting. Once on, the brush head vibrates extremely fast. Starting with your forehead, move the unit in a gentle circular motion for twenty seconds. The built-in timer will beep when time it up. Then you move down to your chin & nose for another 20 seconds. You finish with each cheek for ten seconds. My skin was left feeling a little tingly, due to the vibration, and very smooth.
Over the next several days, I tried the other two cleanser samples and gradually increased the speed. Each time, my skin was left feeling very clean and smooth. The only drawback I found was that my skin got oily again after a few hours. Today, I used one of my cleansers with the pro setting. I saw a slight improvement with my skin tone and I have got all day without it getting oily. I don’t know it that was due to using my cleanser or using the pro setting, but I will find out.
Overall, the Clarisonic Pro is a great. I absolutely love it. It’s definitely well worth the cost. The starter kit normally costs $225. However, right now they are running a 20% sitewide sale, so you can get it for $195. Along with the instruction booklet, you will also get a voucher for a free subscription one-year to Women’s Health Magazine and a coupon for $25 off a purchase of $50 or more at Clarisonic.com. Plus, they also have free shipping on all orders over $50. All in all, that’s not too bad. You can get more information about and/or purchase the Clarisonic Pro at Dr. Lin Direct.
Since I’ve only had my Clarisonic for a week, I plan on writing a quick follow-up review to see how much of an improvement there has been in my skin. So, keep an eye out for it.
On an extra, extra note….Dr. Lin Direct is hosting a giveaway where you can in a Clarisonic Mia 2. For details and entry, visit the contestpage.