We asked for your skincare concerns and you answered! In the last month you have been weighing in on your most important skin care concerns through our online Skin Care Quiz. There is no doubt we are all striving for perfect skin so we asked, “If your skin could make a wish, what would it be?” Over 14,000 people (or 21% of the men and women taking the Clarisonic Skin Quiz) are looking for ways to “Shrink my pores so my skin is softer and smoother.”
With so many Clarisonic users interested in minimizing the appearance of their pores, we thought we would look deeper into the question, how do you minimize the appearance of enlarged or clogged pores?
Let’s start by gaining an understanding of what pores are and their purpose. Bottom line, we need our pores. These tiny little openings allow oil and sweat to reach your skin’s surface. The good news is, while we cannot completely eliminate our pores we can make them appear smaller!
A simple Google search on this topic populates several products and regiments claiming to shrink and even eliminate your pores. In reality, the best way to reduce the appearance of pores is to keep your skin clean!
Why is clean skin so important?
Day and night, our skin is subject to oil, perspiration, dirt, and makeup. These combine to make a sticky, stubborn pore-clogging layer that can make our skin look unhealthy, feel rough and even cause irritation. This layer of film also acts as a barrier to skincare products resulting in reduced effectiveness. Cleansing your skin at least once or twice a day helps to dislodge any unwanted dirt, sweat, oil or makeup. Your pores will now be free of dirt and grime making your skin softer, smoother and allowing skincare products to absorb more deeply and evenly.
We are happy to lend a hand in the fight against enlarged and clogged pores. The first question our founders asked when developing the Clarisonic was “how do you unplug a pore?” and from that it evolved to “how do you transform the look and feel of your skin?”
How do Clarisonic Facial Cleansing Devices unplug a pore?
Clarisonic’s patented, perfected and loved Sonic Technology gently oscillates back and forth to physically flex the pores, loosening trapped debris and reducing pore appearance. Additionally, excess oily patches and shine are removed for a supersonic deep clean without irritation. Every Clarisonic facial cleansing device cleanses skin 6x better than hands alone to leave skin softer and smoother.
To take pore minimizing to the next level—check out our — Deep Pore Cleansing Detoxifying Solution, which combines a Clarisonic Mia 2 facial cleansing device with our Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head, Deep Pore Daily Cleanser and Deep Pore Detoxifying Clay Mask. Our Deep Pore solution uses our traditional sonic cleansing technology with additional powerful fluid forces to gently remove surface debris and immediately reduce the appearance of your pores by 25%.
If enlarged pores are not your main skin care concern, take our skin care quiz today to find out which Clarisonic products are best for you.
“We invented Clarisonic so you can reinvent your skin.” Dr. Robb Akridge, Co-Founder of Clarisonic
This year at the Mercedes Benz Spring 2012 Fashion Week, Clarisonic proved that a sonic skin care regimen is the secret ingredient to giving models a runway-ready glow. Our celebrity esthetician Eileen Harcourt was backstage at the Chris Benz and VPL shows last week prepping models with Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing and Opal Sonic Infusion systems.
Running from show to show and attending glamorous Fashion Week parties can be taxing on a model’s skin, but thankfully Clarisonic was able to come to the rescue! Here Eileen uses the New York Skyline Mia – which launched in honor of Fashion Week — to remove existing makeup and create a clear canvas for makeup and allowed them to apply foundations and concealers evenly.
A week’s worth of shows from day to night can leave a model with dreaded dark circles. Thankfully the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion acted as the magic wand to revive tired eyes. The Opal combines sonic micro-massage with proprietary anti-aging serum to work immediately on appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Skin is always in at VPL! Models rocked a neutral look with little eye makeup and a nude lip. Makeup Artists used little makeup on the models, so it was up to the Clarisonic team to make each model’s skin shine with sonic cleansing. Eileen and her talented staff made sure each model had the fresh look the VPL designers desired. As the models made their way down the runway with slicked back hair, their glowing skin took center stage.
At Chris Benz, the inspiration was “hot summer nights” and Warhol superstars such Candy Darling. The 1960s inspired look featured big hair, burnt orange lips and a sea foam green eye. The sonic cleansing with Clarisonic allowed these mod models to rock these vibrant designer duds.
Have you been keeping up with the latest trends at New York Fashion Week? What’s your favorite look? Share with us!
Clarisonic was a hit backstage again, this time at the Amsale Bridal Fashion Show. Nestled in the heart of New York’s famed Garment District, the show celebrated well-known Ethiopian bridal designer Amsale and her collections for Spring 2011. Clarisonic partnered with celebrity esthetician Eileen Harcourt to prep models with Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing and Opal Sonic Infusion systems, helping them achieve the “skin lit from within” look.
Clean, fresh skin is a must for creating the ideal foundation for a perfect bridal look, and this show was no exception. While working on the models, Harcourt offered some tips for brides to be who want to “reveal their true beauty” on their special day:
No bride is ever too young to use the Opal! It provides a smooth, lifted appearance and opens up tired eyes.
Beauty doesn’t stop at the chin. Don’t forget to use the Clarisonic PLUS with Body Brush and the body polish on the neck, décolleté and arms, and then follow up with a moisturizer.
Finally, for those brides traveling to their destination weddings: don’t forget to bring your skincare tools! The Clarisonic Mia and Opal fit easily in your carry-on bag.
For the Amsale Bridal Fashion Show, Harcourt used the new Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System in Lavender on the face, neck and décolleté, and then she followed up with the Opal Sonic Infusion System around the eye area. The models were glowing and ready to walk down the aisle, er…runway!
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Clarisonic was thrilled to participate backstage at Lingerie New York 2010, a fundraiser held at Cipriani benefiting The Seven Bar Foundation, an organization that helps to sustainably finance underprivileged women to start businesses through microloans.
Celebrity esthetician Eileen Harcourt used the Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System and the Opal Sonic Infusion System on models for glamorous skin reminiscent of “1930s Hollywood,” the theme of the evening. As you can see, the models were thrilled to be getting the Clarisonic treatment!
Harcourt also used the Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System on models’ lips to exfoliate and fully prep for the sensual red lipstick. She also applied the new Dr. Robb Renewal Body Serum on models’ arms and hands to give them all-over smooth, sexy skin.
The stars were also out that night in support of The Seven Bar Foundation, including Sofia Vergara of ABC’s “Modern Family,” pictured with models in full makeup, hair and costume.
Great skin, great cause, great event!
Clarisonic was a hit for the second day in a row at New York Fashion Week. Our celebrity esthetician Eileen Harcourt was backstage at the Chris Benz show Monday afternoon prepping models with Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing and Opal Sonic Infusion systems. Several of the models remembered Harcourt from previous fashion events and couldn’t wait to get their Clarisonic facial!
The theme of Chris Benz’s show was “An All-American Girl in Paris,” and Harcourt want to accentuate that theme with an “All-American Glow” look for each model with the help of the Opal Sonic Infusion System. By the time the models went through hair, makeup and wardrobe, they were truly looking their best!
Harcourt also brought along the cute Blue Mia – the newest Mia color – for models and fashion press to check out. (To order your own Blue Mia click here.) But the biggest backstage surprise of the day came when the famous YouTube beauty blogger, Michelle Phan, stopped by the Clarisonic station and raved about how much she loved all the products!
Have you been keeping up with the latest trends at New York Fashion Week this season? What’s your favorite look? Share with us!
Despite the early 7:45 a.m. call time on Sunday, models at the VPL show at New York Fashion Week – rarely known for their punctuality – were right on time to ensure they had a chance to get a Clarisonic facial from celebrity esthetician Eileen Harcourt.
A thorough cleansing is the first step in any skincare routine, and Harcourt says she wouldn’t even recommend applying moisturizer to the face unless it had a Sonic Cleansing first.
The look for the VPL show was “dewy and glowing,” and Harcourt noted that skin was considered an accessory. Makeup artists used little makeup on the models, so it was up to the Clarisonic team to make each model’s skin shine with Sonic Cleansing System and Opal Sonic Infusion System. Harcourt and her talented staff made sure each model had the fresh look the VPL designers desired.