The eye is the jewel of the body – Henry David Thoreau. The quest for younger and more refreshed looking eyes is not a new one. Tips and tricks have been passed down for generations and new technologies have been created to answer the need.
One such technology and the jewel to the Clarisonic family, is the Opal. The Opal Sonic Infusion System uses proven sonic technology to apply eye serum better than manual application. In just one minute, the Opal provides more than 7500 gentle micro-massages to instantly hydrate, smooth and brighten the eyes.
We asked our fans to share their secrets to keeping their eyes hydrated whether they used the Opal or not. We got some amazing stories; we are sharing three with you here and have ten that have won our Opal Secret contest. Congratulations to all of our winners!
Featured Opal Secret stories:
“Redneck” Sonic Regimen
Well, I don’t own a Clarisonic Opal so here’s what I do instead…and don’t laugh… I use the back side of my Sonic toothbrush to help apply my night serum, (different brush head of course). I realize that this is no comparison to the Clarisonic Opal but I’m using what I’ve got because I know how beneficial it is. So until I get the real thing, this is what I do.
Men’s eye remedy
I am a guy who takes pride in his appearance. Recently I have been noticing my eyes have look tired and puffy (probably the increased stress of trying to run my live like a crazy person through work and school, trying to do the work of five people all by myself, deffinately not recommended..) I started to look for a solution. Your eyes can easily be the first thing someone will notice about you and they are usually first to show any signs of aging!… So I set out for a way to cure. To tackle the puffiness I began using a de puffing eye gel. I started with the Body Shop’s Eye Depuffer. It worked wonders I would notice my eyes significantly decreasing in puffiness. Much of it was extra water under the eye lids so at times I looked and still looks like I am crying, not to say my eyes get red and I make an ugly face, anyway I think you get the picture. My next step was to find a eye cream to help keep my eyes bright and awake and get rid of that oh so chic I just got punched in the eye look. I ended choosing Clique’s all about the eye, it was very feminine but the sales associate at Sephora helped me realize that the skin around a woman’s eye and around a mens eye really aren’t all that different. After that? poof those dark circles were minimized. My eyes were back in business and I am glad I took that step… lets be honest who wants to look punched and puffy?
The BEST under eye trick
When I was in college I worked at a makeup counter at the mall. One of my co-workers was an amazing makeup artist that had just moved from NYC so I was so excited to learn his tips and tricks. The one thing that he told me that I remember to this day and always share with people is……when applying under eye cream ALWAYS apply it and blend it from the outside of your eye inwards towards your nose. Why you ask? Well….the fine lines and crows feet that form tend to start out closer to the inner corners of your eye and expand outwards so everytime you put on under eye cream you want to be lightly tapping and blending the cream in the opposite direction they form to make sure the product really gets in there. If you put on under eye cream twice a day that is a lot of pulling and dabbing on the under eye area over time so it’s better to be smoothing it on in the opposite direction that they form. I swear this works! I used to have one line in particular that was fairly deep and I would notice it when I would get tan because it would be white from squinting while I was out in the sun. Since I started applying under eye cream from the outside of my eye towards the inside my lines have completely and very noticeably smoothed out! For some reason I had always put under eye cream on from the inside out which I know a lot us you do becuase it seems more natural to apply it this way but it’s the complete opposite of what you want to do. I love sharing this trick with people and I swear you will notice a difference if you try it!
Milliesnow: “Redneck” Sonic Regimen
Nikki: Smile You’re Beautiful
JenJen: Three Simple Tips to Youthful Eyes
Garrett: Men’s Eye Remedy
Shella: The Best Under Eye Trick
Butterfly: Happier Eyes
LauraLizzie: I Love My Opal!
Bauysrabbit: ‘Exercise-like’ Movement Fight Against Gravity
Rocky Mtn Gal: My Eyes Don’t Lie – But Maybe FIB Just a Bit!!!
All ten Opal Secret winners will receive the White Opal, Black Opal and a year supply of our Anti-Aging Sea Serum! To read more of the winning stories, visit our stories page on our website. The contest may be over, but we would love to hear your secrets to younger more refreshed eyes!
Restalyne is an injectible filler used to achieve a more youthful look without plastic surgery. In this video, Dr. Robb tells us whether the Opal is safe to use in conjunction with eye fillers.
Dr. Robb recommends you talk to your skin care professional after they’ve given you the fillers. From our experience it is perfectly safe to use after you healed up from the injections the following day. He says that if you’re worried about the Clarisonic moving the fill around your face, that isn’t going to happen.
In today’s video, Dr. Robb tells us why sharing your Clarisonic brush head is a little bit like sharing your tooth brush.
Dr. Robb says, sharing a brush head is kind of gross like sharing your toothbrush. We recommend that you have your own brush head. Sharing a handle is perfectly okay, but keep your own face brush and make sure to rinse it off with a little shampoo or cleanser and it should last for months!
Have you found a non-abrasive cleanser that works great with your skin? Dr. Robb tells you whether it is compatible for use with the Clarisonic!
Dr. Robb says: Yes, the Clarisonic is designed to work with all cleansers. We don’t recommend that use it with an exfoliating scrub that has harsh sharp little particles. Like shells or anything pointy. If it has a round bead you can even use that on your face. So, yes you can use any cleanser.
Give yourself and a friend the gift of beautiful skin!
We need our Sonic fans to help us spread the Sonic Cheer this holiday season! Over the past two years, we loved your Clarisonic jingles. This year, the Clarisonic Elf is back with more Sonic Gifts!
From Mia the Clarisonic to the tune of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, to Cleansing All The Way to the tune of Jingle Bells, the Clarisonic Elf is so excited to see what amazing sonic jingles you will come up with this year.
Our Clarisonic Elves in the workshop need lots of new jingles so we plan to have multiple winners per week depending on the number of jingles and creativity. Hint, Hint: The more music, the more products the Clarisonic Elves make to giveaway. Each winner will receive a Clarisonic of his/her choice and one to gift to a friend- ‘tis the season for giving!
The contest starts November 29, 2011 and ends at 11:59pm PST December 24, 2011. You can enter your sonic jingle in the comments on Sonic Chatter, Facebook, and Twitter. Be sure to include #SonicJingle if you are entering on Twitter and just another hint, the Clarisonic Elf loves videos!
Remember to tell your friends and family so they can enter too and increase your chances of winning! Winners will be announced on our blog, Facebook page and on Twitter each Monday. Good luck and have a Happy #SonicHoliday this year!
Check out an excerpt from one of our favorites from last year:
Dashing through my skin
in pink, blue, white and gray
o’er my pores we go
cleansing all the way
after a minute it rings
…Making my skin so bright
What fun it is to cleanse and sing my
Clarisonic song tonight
Have you ever wondered whether the Clarisonic can help with razor burns or red bumps? Dr. Robb is here to answer the question in the video below!
Clarisonic is excellent for prepping the skin before you shave, like if you are shaving your legs. No problem, because if lifts the hair and gets all that dead skin away from the base of the hair. If you are talking about ingrown hairs, that’s a medical condition and at Clarisonic we don’t make any claims on medical conditions.
Dr. Robb tells us how using the Opal to deeply hydrate the skin around your eyes can alleviate the signs of aging.
Yes, when we invented the Clarisonic Opal, we wanted to hydrate the area around your eye better than you can with your finger. Hydration is critical to diminish the signs of aging because as your skin loses all the moisture, it becomes dry and puffy, and you will have a lot of problems with the signs of aging. So what you want to do is use your Opal everyday twice a day to help you get the rejuvenated eye look.
Thank you for supporting Look Good…Feel Better by watching our Glamour Reel Moments films. For every film view, Glamour Magazine will donate $1 to the cause. The three female directed films in the series were inspired by real stories by real women, proving the impact that women can have in the film industry. In honor of the empowering stories and our inspiring directors, Clarisonic made a $250,000 donation to Look Good…Feel Better to aid in continuing their work helping women with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments.
At the premiere, we asked attendees to write a quote on our wall of empowerment. What empowering quote would you add to the wall? Comment below – all of your answers will be entered to win a prize inspired the Glamour Reel Moments film series! You can still watch the films here: Glamour Reel Moments