Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Cleansing Set – review

I consider myself a Clarisonic connoisseur. Between my years as using the classic model, and now being a Mia2 convert, I have been faithfully using a Clarisonic for the past six years. And I wholeheartedly credit them for keeping me basically blemish free.

But a recent healthy change in my lifestyle has equaled a rather ugly change in my skin. Working out + Bangs = pimply forehead! What perfect timing that the Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Cleansing Set arrived for review.

Retailing for $47, the set is a 6 oz tube of Clarisonic’s Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser teamed with a special brush head to treat acne-prone skin. And the good news – the brush head fits on any model!

Does it work? Does it ever!

The cleanser contains acne’s arch enemy, salicylic acid (a 2% solution). It’s always been what I turn to whenever I have flare ups. With good reason, salicylic acid exfoliates your skin, unclogging pores of their pimply disgustingness. It also contains vitamins and botanicals which help reduce redness and act as anti-inflammatories. Combined with the brush head, pimples don’t stand a chance!

I mistakenly thought at first that the brush head might be more coarse so that it could attack blemishes better. But the folks at Clarisonic know what they’re doing. You don’t need harsher cleansing, you need better cleansing. The head feels softer than the head I had been previously using, feathery almost. It has extra-plush textured bristles that flush the cleanser into your pores, as well as bacteria-killing oxygen.

The bottom line is that my forehead was cleared up in two weeks. Not just kind of cleared up or mostly cleared up – cleared up! And it’s not dry, it’s not tight, it’s not overworked-looking. Clarisonic’s Acne Clarifying Cleansing Set works. But really, I expected nothing less. It’s a fabulous add-on to your Clarisonic arsenal.

Readers, would you add this to your pimple fighting regime?

Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.

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12 Comments

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      Tyna Werner

      What!? Better watch out @lipglossandspandex – the Beauty Blogging Police may soon be at your door and taking away your blogging rights – heh. But seriously, if you have the chance to get your hands on a Clarisonic, do so – I think you’ll be amazed that all the hype is valid.

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    Tyna Werner

    Imo, there’s nothing overhyped about the Clarisonic – it’s a gamechanger and can help almost any type of skin. From oily to dry, acne prone or uneven texture – every person I know (in real-life and online) has raved about this tool.

    I agree it is pricy, but since it helps almost any problem, I think in the long run it saves on products (buying and trying endless amounts of washers, toners, cleansers, spot treatments, masks and moisturizers can add up!). With regular use the Clarisonic really cleans skin without overstriping it, and also helps even skin tone and minimize fine lines and pores – plus it seems to prep skin so that the products you do use are more effective. I totally recommend adding this to your Xmas wishlist and hoping Santa comes through!

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