Tag: Sensitive
  • Choosing the Right Brush Head for Your Skin Type

    Knowing your skin type is necessary when making the right decision about which Clarisonic brush head to choose for your Sonic Skin Cleansing System.

    We offer a variety of brush heads for the face: delicate, sensitive, normal, deep pore, and the super soft acne brush.

    To make choosing between them a little easier, we’ve put together some information regarding different skin types and their brush head matches. They are sure to give you a glowing complexion!

    1. Normal skin – If your skin has an even tone and texture, and is naturally moisturized without looking too dry or oily, you were blessed with normal skin type. Normal skin is the least problematic type and is characterized by small pores. This type is best paired with our normal brush head.
    2. Dry skin – Dry skin can feel tight and itchy, as well as show some visible flaking. It is often delicate, easily irritated, and has a matte appearance. We recommend that you start with the sensitive brush head.  If you also have rosacea or acne, try either the delicate or acne brush heads.
    3. Oily skin – Oily skin has a shiny appearance and is usually thicker, firmer, and less sensitive than the other skin types. Individuals with this skin type have enlarged pores and are more susceptible to recurring clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, and blemishes. But not to worry, our deep pore brush head is ideal for cleansing oily skin, large pores or hard to reach areas of the face, such as around the nose.
    4. Combination skin – Combination skin is a blend of both oily and dry skin. If you have combination skin, you’ll find that the oils are mostly concentrated on the T-zone, while the cheeks remain dry. This skin type varies quite a bit – so to determine which brush head is right for you, give our acne brush head a try. Extra-plush bristle gradation helps to provide ultra-gentle cleansing for sensitive and acne-prone skin.
    5. Sensitive skin – This skin type tends to be very dry, itchy, feel tight, and can easily become inflamed or irritated by external influences. Sensitive skin can be dry, normal, or oily and is characterized by delicacy. We think our ultra-gentle delicate brush head will be perfect for your sensitive skin!

    Does the brush head you’re currently using match your skin type?

    January 23, 2013 by Clarisonic Comments
  • Product Features: All of Your Brush Head Questions, Answered

    We often receive inquiries from Clarisonic users regarding the different brush head options for the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing System. With all the fabulous options to choose from it can be tricky deciding which one is right for you! Here are some common questions and answers to give you better insight on choosing a brush head.

    What brush head came with my Clarisonic?

    • Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System: Sensitive Brush Head.
    • o Limited Edition Hope Mia comes with a Sensitive Pink Brush Head.

    • Clarisonic Classic Sonic Cleansing System: Sensitive Brush Head.
    • o The Graphite Gray model comes with a Normal Brush Head.

    • Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Cleansing System: Sensitive Brush Head.
    • Clarisonic PRO Sonic Cleansing System: Sensitive Brush Head.
    • o The Graphite Gray model comes with a Normal Brush Head.

    What are the different types of brush heads?

    The available brush heads are: Delicate, Sensitive, and Normal. These are compatible on all of our units. The Body Brush is available for the PLUS and PRO models only.

    Why is the sensitive brush head standard?

    We have found this to be our most popular brush head. Therefore, this brush head is included with every new Clarisonic.

    Which brush head is best for my skin?

    Everyone’s skin is different and we suggest you listen to your skin when selecting a brush head. If you want a deeper cleanse, the normal brush head is slightly stiffer.  If you are experiencing dry patches or irritation, you might want to try the sensitive or delicate brush head. The delicate brush head is also designed for extra sensitive skin or for those suffering from complicated skin conditions.

    Can I use the body brush on the Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System?

    No. The Body Brush is only compatible with the PLUS and PRO models.

    Does each model require a different type of brush head?

    No. All facial brush heads work on any model (The Body Brush is only compatible with the PLUS and PRO models).

    Does the brush head spin?

    No. The brush head oscillates (back and forth motion) to provide a more gentle cleansing experience.

    Can I share a brush head with another person?

    We strongly recommend using separate brush heads because your skins differ in condition and we want you to achieve optimal results.

    Do I need to clean my brush head?

    Yes. While you may believe you are cleaning your brush head every time you cleanse, we suggest cleaning the brush head once a week using an antibacterial cleanser. For a more detailed tutorial on brush head cleaning, please read our previous Sonic Chatter Post: How Do I Clean My Brush Head?

    Hopefully we answered some of the common brush head questions. If not, please feel free to ask us in the comments!

    February 3, 2011 by clarisonic Comments