Always the cynic, I have to see things to believe them. I think in my line of work, as a medical esthetician working for two of the most renowned dermatologists in Ontario that is probably a good thing. When I first started hearing about the Clarisonic cleansing brush, I can’t deny that I was underwhelmed. What difference could a mechanical cleansing brush make to my skin? I already knew how to clean my skin well. I knew all the secrets.
But then I did some research, and started talking to people who had been using it, and my curiosity had been piqued. I decided to buy one and see for myself what all the hype was about. I am so glad I did!
Initially created by a team of engineers and entrepreneurs in Seattle, Washington, Clarisonic combines proprietary technology with a revolutionary vision to redefine skin care. Originally developed for skin care professionals to use in treatment, Clarisonic quickly became the #1 cleansing brush recommended by leading dermatologists, aestheticians and spa professionals.
Unlike spinning devices, their patented sonic technology works with skin’s natural elasticity, oscillating at a sonic frequency that produces over 300 movements per second. The resulting flexing action created between the outer and inner brushes work to loosen dirt and oil, removing deep-seated impurities from pores and priming skin to better absorb topical treatments. The biotechnology of the brushes keeps the bristles free from bacteria.
At Toronto Dermatology Centre, we carry the Clarisonic Pro only sold at medical centers. Other versions are sold online, but the Pro can’t be found outside the medical field. With both a face and a body attachment, individuals can easily flip from the face to treat the body with one quick turn of the attachment. With 4 speeds and a timer, as well as the body attachment, this versatile Pro version is far superior to other brushes. All the parts are handmade, waterproof and come with a three year warranty.
Clarisonic Cleansing Brushes clean deeply to remove the dirt, debris and oil that clog pores and causes imperfections and dullness. They will effectively reduce oily patches where sebum accumulates by cleaning deeper than traditional methods. Without a build-up of makeup and debris, skin appears softer and smoother, and is primed to better absorb topical treatments. It is gentle enough for daily use without disrupting the skin barrier, gently cleaning the skin without pulling or abrading. For the body, it is effective in treating keratosis pilaris, folliculitis and rough, dry skin.
Clarisonic products have received awards from the most trusted names in health and beauty, including Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award, Oprah’s Favourite Things, and the Best of Sephora Award, among many others. Clarisonic products have been featured in magazines like Glamour, Elle, Real Simple, InStyle, Shape, People, and many more.
Immediately after using the Clarisonic Pro, my skin has a healthy pinkish glow. The Clarisonic allows for 7 x better cleansing than hand cleaning alone, and therefore allows up to 68 times better penetration of home care or topical medications! Within days, skin feels softer, has a smoother appearance and I have even noticed fewer blackheads. The Clarisonic takes 1 minute to use, and I don’t think there is a better home investment for your skin. Healthy skin starts with proper cleansing, and now I know that my skin is the cleanest it can be…every day!
~ Sheri Roselle, Medical Esthetician at Toronto Dermatology Centre