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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
We are happy to feature fashion and beauty blogger Jodie Layne’s post “The 16 Emotional Stages of Getting a Clarisonic For the First Time”. I enjoyed reading about the many stages Jodie experienced while falling in love with her Clarisonic Mia 2. Can you relate? Share your Clarisonic love stories on this post!
I’ve had my Clarisonic Mia for nearly two years now (happy early anniversary, xo) and every single day that I use it in the shower I try not to think about how empty my life was before this little magic wand came into it. Or how empty my beauty cabinet was. A Clarisonic is essentially a facial cleansing brush that uses sonic technology to brush your skin over 300 times a minute — resulting in the cleanest, softest face of your life on the regular. Seriously. I used to work at a spa and one of the perks was a monthly facial, but the Clarisonic makes my skin feel even better than it did then. Having an electric brush that’s sole purpose is to clean your face makes me feel like a princess, and I’m not sorry about it.
I wanted a Clarisonic long before it was mine, as so often happens in many of the other great love stories out there. Since the day I first knew that I needed it in my life, attaining and using a Clarisonic has been a total emotional roller coaster. I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. I’ve washed my face. Well, I did those three things in relation to the little miracle worker, anyway — and I don’t regret a single moment. So whether you received one as a gift at the holidays or you’re saving up to take extra care of your skin in the new year, here’s what you need to be emotionally prepared for:
“It’s a brush? For my face? Does that even feel good? Why would I spend over a hundred dollars on a brush for my face? Well, mayyybbeee…”
2. LEARNING ABOUT SCIENCE
Once you’re interested, you try and find out how it works, but mostly why it works. If you’re really going to do this thing, you’re going to do your research, which means lots of reading about sonic technology, oscillation, and skin elasticity. Look at you, pretty and smart.
3. CONVINCING YOURSELF IT’S WORTH IT
You know that you want one and feel sufficiently satisfied by the scientific evidence. But can you really justify dropping that much money on a replacement for the free things at the ends of your arms you already use to wash your face?
4. BUYING IT
With the conviction of a global warming denier, you believe you need this in your life and you’re ready to do this thing. You might march right down to Sephora and buy it to spare the wait, but you’re probably going to e-order it online at midnight. Pressing “check out” is such a rush!
5. WAITING FOR IT TO COME
5 to 7 business days feels like a cruel eternity.
6. OPENING IT
When it finally touches your hands and you can see it and you caress its beautiful curves, that is simply a beautiful moment.
7. WAITING FOR IT TO CHARGE
It’s in your grubby little paws and you can’t wait for your life to change and to get it on your face. You read the instruction manual carefully. You have to charge it for eight hours?! IS THERE NO GOD?!
8. USING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME
It feels…weird. Not like you expected. Wait, it actually feels pretty good! Yeah, this feels nice! Like a million little kisses from angels all over your face. No, wait — now it feels weird again.
If you enjoyed the first 8 stages, visit Bustle.com to finish reading Jodie’s blog post. Enjoy!
The Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing System was recently featured on ABC’s Good Morning America in a segment titled “The Hot New Skin Treatment”. Consumer Technology Contributer for ABC News, Becky Worley, did her own test drive of the Clarisonic to prove the system’s deep cleansing, reducing pores and fine lines capabilities.
Check out Becky’s experience with the Clarisonic below to see her results!
In her test drive, Becky used the Clarisonic on the right side of her face for five days and just soap and water on the other side. Becky said the Clarisonic side felt cleaner, and she thought she saw a very subtle reduction in the appearance of fine lines. She also tried the fluorescent makeup test and commented that Clarisonic did an amazing job removing the makeup while the soap and water side did not.
Becky also acknowledged less expensive face brushes on the market but preferred the Clarisonic because it was more invigorating! Becky also mentions the Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System which is the smaller, travel-friendly model and the Clarisonic Classic Sonic Skin Cleansing System. Check out the different Clarisonic Systems available to you on our website.
Who knew something so powerful could be so gentle. The Clarisonic is the preferred facial cleansing brush among professionals as well as high end spas and retailers because it is remarkably gentle for all skin types, including skin affected by complicated conditions such as rosacea and seborrhea.
Unlike many skin treatments that use harsh chemicals or friction to cleanse, the micro-massage action of the Clarisonic is effective, yet gentle enough to be used twice a day. However, we always suggest if you are under a doctor’s care for any skin condition, please consult with your physician before using the Clarisonic.
Cleansing with Seborrhea
Cleansing with Rosacea
After 8 weeks of using the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System as part of an anti-aging skin care ritual, participants noticed an improved evenness in skin tone as you can see in the image on the left.
Enter today’s Evolution of Skin Care Mia Giveaway by answering in the comments below True or False: The Clarisonic can be used on skin with skin conditions such as Rosacea and Seborrhea.
You know that the Sonicare toothbrush inspired the sonic oscillation technology of the Clarisonic, but do you know how we came up with the system we have today? The first Clarisonic prototype consisted of steel bars to move the skin. Needless to say, that pinched a bit.
Prototypes A and B: Built from a barber’s razor and stainless steel bars, prototypes A and B were based on the idea that alternating tension and compression of the skin could help loosen blockages in pores. While that worked, it didn’t offer a pleasant cleansing experience.
Prototype MK1: Nicknamed “soap-on-a-rope,” this was the first prototype to use an accurate, bi-directional motion. It was also the first prototype to incorporate a resonant torsion spring motor- a concept that went on to be patented and used in the first production models.
Prototype MK2: The first to be battery-powered, rechargeable and somewhat water-resistant, this prototype was also used to develop some of the early cleansing claims. Comments from test subjects about the ergonomics of the handle helped inspire later production models.
Now that you have learned how we arrived at the Clariosnic we use today, tell us in the comments what year we launched the first Clarisonic (known as the Clarisonic Classic today) for a chance to win a Clarisonic Mia in today’s Evolution of Skin Care giveaway!
What sets the Clarisonic apart from comparative products is its patented sonic oscillation technology. As you learned in the Skin Elasticity Graph, sonic oscillation works within the skin’s natural elasticity “safe range”, not against it.
The 300+ micro movements per second delivered by Clarisonic’s patented technology are the optimum sonic frequency to deliver a micro-massage movement that helps gently massage dirt, oil and make-up from pores. The patented sonic oscillation motion of the Clarisonic ensures that the skin is cleansed 6x better than cleansing with your hands alone. When impurities are removed, skin feels softer and smoother and becomes healthier and more radiant each day. And because skin is so clean, it’s better able to absorb moisturizers, creams and serums.
Take a look behind the technology in the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing System to see how the Clarisonic works with your skin to wiggle dirt and impurities from your pores.
Enter to win a Clarisonic Mia today by answering the following question in the comments: At how many movements per second does Clarisonic’s patented sonic technology oscillate?
Skin care has evolved significantly over time, yet cleansing has remained an essential routine for maintaining a fresh and flawless complexion. The Clarisonic is the latest innovation in the world of cleansing. With our patented sonic oscillation technology, we have transformed the future of skin care and the health and beauty of your skin.
Watch the Skin Care through the Ages video to join us on a journey through the history and development of skin care regimens over time and get a sneak peak at the future of sonic cleansing.
Now that you know a little more about the evolution of skin care, we want to know what you learned! Tell us your favorite fact in the comments from the Skin Care through the Ages video for a chance to win a Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System!
We are celebrating the Evolution of Skin Care with Weekday Mia Giveaways in the month of July! It’s time to think beyond the washcloth. Skin care has come a long way since the days of soap made with ashes and seeds in 2800 B.C. Over the next month we will take you on an educational journey into the evolution of skin care and share with you all there is to know about skin care’s latest cleansing innovation, Clarisonic’s patented sonic oscillation technology.
Every weekday in July starting July 5th, we will provide you with history, facts and fun information about the history of skin care and Clarisonic. Ever wonder how the Clarisonic works within your skin’s natural elasticity to provide 6x’s better cleansing than your hands alone but still remain gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin? What was Cleopatra’s skin care go to? Why is the Clarisonic the preferred facial brush by professionals, celebrities and 85,000 adoring fans online? What’s the difference between spinning rotary and sonic oscillation cleansing? What’s next for Clarisonic and how can you be empowered to take beauty and the future of your skin’s health into your own hands?
Learn the answers to these questions and more by participating in our daily quizzes here on Sonic Chatter as well as Facebook and Twitter. Your correct answers will enter you in that day’s drawing for a chance to win a Clarisonic Mia of your choice!*
Enjoy and good luck!
* Winners will be chosen at random and announced the following business day. Only one entry per day per person.