Tag: Acne
  • Which Holiday Limited Edition Gift Set Best Suits Your Needs?

    The holiday season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start selecting the perfect gifts for all your special someones. To help make the holiday gifting a bit less stressful this year, we’re offering a number of our favorite Holiday Limited Edition Gift Sets, sure to put a smile on the faces of everyone on your list!

    With so many choices, it may be hard to pick the right gift set for you and your loved ones, but don’t worry, we’ve put together a guide for choosing the perfect Gift Set:

    Holiday PLUS Set – If you are looking to achieve an all-over clean, this collection is for you. The Clarisonic PLUS has three speeds gentle enough for cleansing the face, yet effective for the rest of the body – leaving you with more absorbent skin. The Holiday PLUS set is filled with deluxe essentials including our popular PLUS system with Body Brush Head and Refining Skin Polish.

    Holiday Mia Set - Our smallest Sonic Skin Cleansing System, the one-button, one-speed Clarisonic Mia would make an excellent starter kit for someone with an active lifestyle – offering beautiful skin at home or on-the-go.

    Most Beautiful Mom – Make mom happy this holiday season with this anti-aging Opal Sonic Infusion System gift set – the palm-sized device and Anti-Aging formula are specifically designed to help build skin’s resilience over time and prevent future damage around the eyes – with an immediate reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    Modern Sophistication – The new Clarisonic Aria infuses sonic cleansing with a perfect blend of function and form. Sleek, modern, intuitive, this brush would be a great fit with virtually any personality. With three speeds, a T-timer and a compact charging system – Aria is the most advanced collection yet.

    Young and Fun – If you’re looking to add a little color to your skincare routine, this Limited Edition PLUS Whimsy gift set would be perfect for you. With all the wonderful features of the PLUS, and a playful, bright design, you’re sure to add some extra cheer to your holidays. This Limited Edition Gift Set  includes a Body Brush Head as well as a  complimentary gift of a Sensitive Brush Head and travel bag with purchase.

    Your Special Guy – Men love tools – so why not surprise him with the most talked about skin care tool on the market? The Carbon Fiber Clarisonic Mia comes with a Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head and will give him cleaner, healthier, younger looking skin, not to mention a much closer shave!

    Acne Clarifying Collection – If your fight against acne seems like a never-ending quest, then our Acne Clarifying Collection is for you. Pairing the power of the Clarisonic Mia with our Acne Cleansing Brush Head and Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser, this collection helps reduce and prevent blemishes while simplifying your cleansing routine.

    On-the-Go Diva – Pamper the Diva in your life with a Clarisonic Mia 2, featuring two speeds, a one-minute pulsing T-Timer, and a protective fuchsia travel case for on-the-go sonic cleansing.

     Which Holiday Limited Edition Gift Set is your favorite?

     

    November 20, 2012 by Clarisonic Comments
  • Avoiding Sugar for Sweeter-Looking Skin

    Let’s face it, we all have sugar cravings every once in a while – especially around the holidays, where delicious cookies and pies are teasing us on every corner!

    If the promise of a slimmer waistline hasn’t curbed your sweet tooth, maybe the desire for smoother, younger looking skin will.

    Recent findings suggest that a diet high in sugar can contribute to acne and accelerate skin aging. At blame is a natural process that’s known as glycation – a process through which sugar molecules enter your bloodstream and attach to proteins to form harmful new molecules known as advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), which cause protein fibers such as collagen and elastin (fibers that keep skin firm and elastic) to become stiff and malformed.

    The average American consumes nearly 89 grams of sugar per day. That’s more than four times the recommended amount for women (20 grams) and more than twice the recommended amount for men (36 grams). This tells us that there is certainly some room for improvement in our daily sugar intake levels.

    While fruits contain varying amounts of sugar, they still offer numerous health benefits in terms of high vitamin and nutrient content – therefore making them a great option if you are craving something sweet.

    What is concerning is that many of our other “go-to” foods may contain added sugars and we may not even know it. Food companies list sugar under aliases like dextrose, barley malt, corn syrup, fruit juice concentrate, maltose, maple syrup, molasses, fructose, and high-fructose corn syrup in an effort to hide the large amounts of sugars they contain. Therefore simply by cutting down on their consumption you can significantly reduce your sugar intake and be on the way to a healthier you!

    An additional source of excess sugars is in what we are drinking – fruit juices, sodas and alcohol are also sugar-loaded culprits. Cutting down on these and occasionally substituting them for water is sure to help you get to your ideal weight and keep your skin looking smooth and youthful.

    The good news about sugar-damaged skin: It’s never too late to turn back the clock. It may be tough to quit sugar cold turkey, so start by eliminating or reducing your intake of candy and chocolate. Be sure to continue to cut out additional sugary foods until you have reached your desired daily sugar intake.

    If you are looking for healthier alternatives, check out our Healthy Skin Foods blog series including: Coconut, Pitaya, Kale, and Avocado.

     

    Photo licensed through Creative Commons by INeedCoffee / CoffeeHero

    November 14, 2012 by Clarisonic Comments
  • Clarisonic – Before & After

    We’ve been blown away by our fans’ support.

    We love hearing how the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System has improved your skin – after all, our goal is to make the world a more beautiful place, one face at a time!

    Users shared their stories and mentioned seeing the following benefits:

     

    • Patches of dry skin are minimized, or disappear
    • Pores are thoroughly cleansed, making them appear smaller
    • Refreshed and hydrated skin that’s more receptive to product penetration
    • Reduced appearance of fine lines, blackheads, blemishes, dullness, and puffiness
    • Improvement in the texture and appearance of skin tone

    “I’m so thrilled with this product.. The Mia 2 with acne cleanser is absolutely amazing!! My face after 2 days!! YES! 2 days is looking much smoother, less oily and acne is smaller is size! My face isn’t irritated and I don’t feel like scratching all the time!! I’m SO pleased and happy that something is working after all the years of having to deal with my facial acne.” -Carlene Alix

    We greatly appreciate the feedback our customers provide us, and wanted to share this great Before & After story from a Clarisonic user. As you can see in the images below, after only 7 days of using Clarisonic, Amanda Trudy Blyskal showed significant improvements in skin tone and texture.

    Here are some more great Before & After shots:

    Sonic cleansing is the natural way to thoroughly cleanse all skin types. And unlike skin treatments that use harsh chemicals or rely on friction to remove impurities, the sonic micro-massage motion is effective, yet gentle enough to use twice a day – even on sensitive skin. This effortless action removes six times more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone.

    Share your story on our Facebook Reviews Tab – who knows, maybe it will make it on to our next Before & After post!

     

    Image by Lady Por Menos – Moroccanoil e Clarisonic and Amanda Trudy Blyskal

    October 10, 2012 by Clarisonic Comments
  • If I am having an acne breakout should I avoid using my Clarisonic?

    Nearly 85 percent of all people have acne at some point in their lives, most often on their face, chest, and back. Dr. Robb tells us if it is okay to use your Clarisonic on acne compromised skin.


     

    Dr. Robb says, a lot of people think that if I cleanse my skin, cleansing helps out and if I cleanse more it will help my skin more. Your skin talks to you and will let you know if you are using the Clarisonic on the wrong speed. It’s not going to hurt you; it just feels a little bit different if you are having a breakout. The main thing is, you don’t want to use anything if you have broken skin that has open lesions, please be careful of that. If you are really concerned and you don’t know, ask your skin care professional.

    April 26, 2012 by Clarisonic Comments
  • Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid and the Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser

    When it comes to Acne Treatments the most effective and readily available on the market are Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid. We will break down both acne fighters so that you have all of the information you need to decide which product you need to add to your skin care routine and rid your skin of acne once and for all.

    Benzoyl Peroxide

    We will start with science first, Benzoyl Peroxide is benzoic acid and oxygen; since the products breaks down on your skin, the oxygen helps to kill the bacteria that contributes to acne.  Benzoic acid causes skin to peel, exfoliating out the dead skin that inflames follicles, the bumps we see on the skin.  Benzoyl is very powerful and can be very drying. If you have sensitive skin and light acne, over applying can dry out and exacerbate the problems you already have.

    Salicylic Acid

    Salicylic Acid is an organic compound naturally found in plants. Salicylic Acid is primarily known as an ingredient in acne treatments, but is also effective in reducing and eliminating calluses, eczema, psoriasis and warts. Salicylic Acid works by promoting the shedding of damaged skin cells and promoting the growth of new ones.  Salicylic Acid is so successful at as an acne treatment because it breaks down acne while increasing skin exfoliation.

    The Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser uses a 2% concentration of Salicylic Acid. This powerful acne fighting formula dries and clears acne while allowing skin to heal and prevent new blemishes from forming.  The cleanser is designed to be used daily and is enriched with vitamins and botanicals to help reduce the appearance of redness and leave skin feeling soft and smooth.

    Read what others who participated in a consumer study experienced and their results after just two weeks of use.

    • 78% found the Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser gentler than other acne cleansers they had used.
    • 86% liked the Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser better than other acne cleansers they have used.
    • 66% found the Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser hydrating.
    • 86% found the Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser soothing and or calming.
    • 76% agreed the Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser helped exfoliate dead skin cells.
    • 86% agreed the Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser helped their skin feel softer and smoother.
    • 60% agreed the Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser helped reduce clogged pores.
    • 74% perceived a reduction in excessive oil.
    • 70% of users perceived a reduction in the severity of breakouts and/or frequency of breakouts.
    • 92% of users found the Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection easier to use than other acne regimens they have used in the past.
    • 82% of users perceived an improvement in the overall condition of their skin.

    We’re so sure you’ll love the Acne Clarifying Collection that we offer a 90-day, feel and see guarantee along with a two-year product warranty. The Acne Daily Cleanser is the perfect accompaniment to your skin care routine, whether paired with the Acne Cleansing Brush Head or one of your other favorite brush heads you will be on your journey to clear skin.


    April 16, 2012 by Clarisonic Comments
  • Acne Collection Roundup: See What the Beauty Bloggers are Saying

    The reviews are in! The new Acne Clarifying Collection is giving users the clean, clear skin they deserve. It’s a regimen to effectively cleanse your skin while clearing up and preventing new blemishes from forming.  The collection consists of a Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System, the Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser, and the Acne Cleansing Brush Head. Each of these is available separately on our website, but when combined, provides an improved and simplified acne cleansing routine that is safe and gentle enough to be used twice daily.

    You don’t have to take our word for it, some of our favorite beauty blogs have tried it and we’ve compiled some of their reviews for you!

    If you are looking for an honest breakdown of the Mia 2 and the Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser you can view BeautyStat.com’s review.

    To hear about the Acne Clarifying Collection from two veteran editors of Instyle and Marie Claire, check out Beautyblitz’s review.

    Beauty stylist Danielle Gray gives her professional opinion on the Acne Clarifying Collection as the Beauty Doctor.

    The ladies at Coco & Crème give their editorial expertise on the Acne Clarifying Collection.

    For all the beauty news that’s fit to click, check out the Beauty in the Bag review.

    Read these reviews and then head over and take our Acne IQ quiz where you might get rewarded with more than just clear skin.

    April 10, 2012 by Clarisonic Comments
  • Who should use the Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection?

    There are many types of acne and with each type comes different courses of action. In theis week’t Ask Dr. Robb he answers who should use the Acne Clarifying Collection.

    The Acne Clarifying Collection pairs the power of Clarisonic’s patented sonic technology with our Acne Cleansing Brush Head and Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser, this collection simplifies and improves the cleansing process. In one easy step that’s safe and gentle enough for use twice daily, you can remove dirt, oil and impurities more thoroughly—and begin to treat acne blemishes.

    Dr. Robb says, we recommend that you don’t use the Clarisonic if you have any open wounds. It’s just not smart to put cleansers and bristles into those areas. If you have mild to moderate acne it is great to use. People that even take medicines like acne medication go ahead and use the Clarisonic to cleanse the skin. The Clarisonic is very gentle and shouldn’t cause you any trouble. But always check with your skin care professional if you are taking any kind of medication for acne.

    April 5, 2012 by Clarisonic Comments
  • Tips & Tricks to Get the Upper Hand on Acne

    Acne is a real tough skin problem, applying the correct tips and tricks can help minimize the effect and help clear up acne. Apart from the many acne treatments that are available such as our new Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection Kit, we have compiled some easy tips that can help you keep your acne under control.

     

     

    Acne busting dos

    • Keep skin clean! Never go to bed without washing off the day’s dirt, oil and makeup. Nighttime while sleeping is the best time for your skin to heal.
    • Drink plenty of water.
    • Create and keep to a daily skin care routine.
    • Hydrate your skin, even oily skin needs moisturizing. Find an oil free moisturizer and apply daily.

    Acne causing don’ts

    • Remember to cleanse daily but gently.  Don’t use harsh soaps and scrubs. Acneic skin is sensitive when compromised.
    • Don’t pick or pop pimples.
    • Do not use oil based makeup or face creams.

    What are your tips to control your acne?

    March 8, 2012 by Clarisonic Comments