From the Pros
  • Backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    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.

    Chris Benz with Eileen Harcourt, holding the Zebra Mia.

    Sonic Cleansing

    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.

    Eileen prepping a model for the runway

    Sonic Infusion

    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.


    A model receives an Opal treatment

    VPL

    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.

    VPL on the runway

    Chris Benz

    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.

    Chris Benz models

    Have you been keeping up with the latest trends at New York Fashion Week? What’s your favorite look? Share with us!

    September 20, 2011 by Clarisonic Comments
  • Clarisonic Backstage at Amsale Bridal Fashion Show

    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:

    Start cleansing with Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System (face and body) and infusing with Opal Sonic Infusion System at least a month before the big day to see the best results.

    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!

    Do you have any skincare tips from your wedding day? Share with us!

    January 26, 2011 by clarisonic Comments
  • Clarisonic Is Calling All Esthesticians And Their Clients!

    Clarisonic is excited to be hosting the Esthetician Super Fan contest, recognizing estheticians nationwide for their day-to-day commitment to skin care. Clarisonic salutes these professionals who continually introduce cutting-edge treatments, technologies, and ingredients into their procedures.

    Most of all, Clarisonic would like to thank estheticians for supporting its products and leading the skin care industry in exciting new directions. Clarisonic invites estheticians to submit their personal or client success stories from using either the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System or the Clarisonic Opal to be entered for a chance to win a spa getaway and trip packages valued at $6,500.  In addition, estheticians’ clients are also invited to nominate their favorite esthetician who introduced them to Clarisonic.

    Five winning finalists will receive a Spa Day Getaway to a local Clarisonic account Spa (dependent on winner location). One Grand Prize Winner will receive, in addition to a Spa Day Getaway, an all-expenses paid trip to Seattle, Washington, to film a behind-the-scenes video of Clarisonic Headquarters (scheduled for 3 days and 2 nights in November).

    Additionally, the Grand Prize Winner will also receive an all-expenses paid trip for the winner and one guest to Los Angeles to be Clarisonic’s VIP guests during the AFI Film Festival (date of trip TBD during festival dates of November 4 – 11, 2010). Clients who submit success stories on behalf of their esthetician will receive a Clarisonic Spa Gift Basket valued at more than $500!

    Entrants can submit entries here through October 23, 2010.

    October 14, 2010 by clarisonic Comments
  • Fall Fashion: From best to worst – trends to avoid

    You’ve seen the fall fashion must have list, now we bring you five trends to avoid this fall. Based on the recommendations of the fashion experts at Huffington Post and Refinery 29 we recommend that you keep the following pieces out of your wardrobe:

    Unnecessary Fur – you know what they say about too much of a good thing. Stick to furry accents on your neck, torso and hands (at most)

    Pointy Kitten Heels – reminiscent of a bygone era, leave these looks to the fashion icons of the past

    Head to Toe Prints – as seen in the photo to the right; leave the matching prints for your pajamas

    Palazzo Pantaloons – a stunning visual as they come down the runway, these pants leave a lot to be desired in the real world

    Patchwork Knits – Pot holders, coasters and blankets can’t and shouldn’t double as clothing items

    Any other atrocious trends you recommend avoiding this fall? We’d love to add them to the list. If you have photos of even of these fashion failures, we’d love to see those too!

    October 1, 2010 by clarisonic Comments
  • Fall Fashion: Must have items for your wardrobe

    Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall can be tricky. Thanks to the lovely people at AOL Shopping we bring you a list of 10 pieces that are essential for your fall wardrobe. Combine these pieces with those already in your closest for the ultimate fall look, day or night.

    1. Jewelry with glistening metals & smoldering jewels

    2. A cross-body satchel

    3. One ruffled article of clothing

    4. A leopard-print dress

    5. A tiered tank

    6. Fur-lined ballet flats

    7. A velvet scarf

    8. Jeggings (jean leggings)

    9. A short-sleeve cardigan

    10. The classic riding boot

    Other items on the list include UGGs, leggings, a wool dress, new jeans, silk cargo pants, clogs, TOMS shoes, Frye boots, a pull-over sweater and a wool pea coat.

    Is there a fashion item that you would add to the list? What’s one thing you can’t live without during the fall? We want to hear from you!

    September 28, 2010 by clarisonic Comments
  • Join Us: Clarisonic TweetChat August 5th

    Do you have any burning questions you’ve been dying to ask us? Have you wanted to learn more about a specific Clarisonic product? Join us on Thursday, August 5th at 1PM PST for our TweetChat. The Clarisonic team will be tweeting live, sharing exclusive info, and answering all your burning Clarisonic questions. To participate in the conversation follow the #Clarisonic hashtag. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter too – find us @Clarisonic.

    Mark your calendars for THIS THURSDAY at 1PM! We hope to chat with you all then!

    August 4, 2010 by clarisonic Comments
  • Thanks to Spa Scotta

    On June 23rd we welcomed the Sonic Chatter blog into the world with a blogger event at Spa Scotta in Seattle, WA. Roughly thirty bloggers from around the Seattle area came out and enjoyed mini spa treatments, appetizers and cocktails while we revealed our newest creation.

    Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated the launch. Special THANKS to the incredible staff at Spa Scotta. We couldn’t have done it without all of your support.

    Spa Scotta, Seattle’s award-winning day spa, provides a warm, welcoming environment that embraces you from the moment you walk in the door. We offer a full range of treatments including, skin care, massage, manicures, pedicures, spray tanning, and waxing. Each treatment is provided by a member of our professional staff who is dedicated to your well being.

    For more Clarisonic events around the country check out our Opal Spa Parties near you.

    July 16, 2010 by clarisonic Comments
  • Skin Care Essentials: Summer Skin Tips

    Skin endures a lot during the summer months – sunshine, pool water and dry air –it can be tough to keep it looking healthy. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you stay cool, feel cool and look cool in the summer heat.

    Stay Cool

    • Sunscreen is ESSENTIAL on exposed and unexposed skin
    • It’s also important to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
    • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water; this is especially important if you are physically active
    • While you’re protecting yourself don’t forget to protect your lips with SPF lip balm
      • Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 helps protect against sunburn and relieves chapped lips

    Feel Cool

    • Wear lightweight and light colored clothing to protect your skin and stay cool in the heat
    • Wear a hat with a large brim to shade your neck and face
      • The Summer Straw Hat from J Crew is a great on-the-go option
      • Skip heavy meals like stews and soups and incorporate grilled fish and salads into your diet
      • Try a summer facial, keep your products in the fridge before you apply them or try the Bliss Summer Facial Set for a perfect summer cool off.

    Look Cool

    • Finish off your look with a bright lipstick
      • Check out Summer Skin Tips from Daniel Sandler for a complete summer skin look featuring bright lipstick colors and the Clarisonic

    • A shade from MAC Cosmetics To the Beach line is perfect for summer
    • Use a bold summer nail polish color
      • Popular colors for summer include: bright pink, baby blue, light green, taupe and traditional pale pink.
      • Try one of the fabulous shades from the OPI Summer Flutter collection.
      • Simplify your makeup routine and stick to the basics
        • Concealer, a light layer of foundation, eye makeup in earth tones and a quick swipe with the blush brush and you are ready to head out the door.
        • This summer is all about big shades and fierce prints

    How do you beat the summer heat? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks – leave a comment!

    June 29, 2010 by Clarisonic Comments