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Tuesday 6 October 2015

The Smarter Way to Cleanse with Clarisonic

Hello My Lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well and you are having a wonderful week so far! Long time no speak I know! The last few weeks have been incredibly hectic as I was away on a mini vacation and the run up to going away was incredibly stressful for me and I was slacking in the blogging department (bad blogger haha). Never-the-less I am back with a brand new post and I have something really exciting to share with you all today!First things first, THANK YOU so much to everyone who nominated me in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. I am so overwhelmed and thrilled to announce that I have been shortlisted...not under one but two categories - it all feels like a complete dream to me. I will be writing up a full post on everything, but I wanted to say a little thank you as it really means the world to me.

Before posting about this product, I really wanted to use it enough so I could give you my honest thoughts on how it is working within my skincare routine. Now, when it comes to skincare I will happily put my hands up and say that I am still learning...we are all human right. Growing up my skin was one of my biggest insecurities so it is quite a big deal for me. I do experiment with a few different products, but sometimes I find less is more for my skin - I think this is down to it being a tad bit sensitive. As I am constantly on the look out for the next best product to try I was extremely excited when I was given the opportunity to try a brand new release by Clarisonic. I have admired Clarisonic for as long as I can remember so being able to finally own and incorporate one within my skincare routine has been absolutely incredible - they are as amazing as everyone raves them to be!

The Clarisonic cleansing experts bring you Smart Profile for the face and body; their most intuitive yet most advanced cleansing device to touch your skin for a total face and body skin pampering experience. This professional device uses head-to-handle Smart microchip technology that automatically adjusts power and timing to fit specific skin needs, whilst the intuitive user interface, and enhanced battery life allows for easier usage, more powerful results and removes up to 11x more makeup than hands alone all at the push of a button. This technology also allows the device to track brush head usage and prompts users on when it is time to change their brush head - pretty nifty right! Clarisonic devices utilise a patented oscillation movement that moves the brush head back and forth between 200-300 times a second (yes, you totally read that right). This, coupled with Clarisonic's fluid forces technique, provides a gentle yet effective cleanse. It is safe to say that the Clarisonic Smart Profile is the Bentley, the Hermes and the Rolex of skincare cleansing devices at the moment!

The overall design of the Smart Profile is extremely sleek, stylish and easy to hold when in the shower or bath. One thing I have tried to do to maintain the device is to keep it above water at all times. Even though it is designed to be using with water I only really want to get the head of the device wet...although I know this can't always be helped in the shower. This is probably me being a little excessive but at the end of the day I would hate for it to get ruined - it is a holy grail product now! The one thing I was a little worried about with the design was the fact it had no 'grip' features. However, as it stands I have had no issues with this (touch wood) and it has been a dream to use. The charging system for the Smart Profile is that similar to the Apple watches with its magnetic click design. You can also charge up via your laptop which is definitely a great little touch you never know when you might need to charge up on the go! The only thing missing for me is some kind of standing unit for it so I can have it displayed and ready-to-use in my bathroom. I have seen online that some sets come with stand so I am a little unsure why this one has not. It is something I can purchase extra so I think it is definitely something I would look in to - probably not completely necessary but it helps with the overall convenience and having it in front of me will help me remember to stick to my routine. Anyone else like that?

What is exactly in the box?

- Clarisonic SMART Profile
- USB Enabled pLink® Charger
- Dynamic Facial Brush Head
- Turbo Massage Body Brush Head
- Refining skin Polish
- Refreshing Gel
- 3 Year Warranty
- Full User guide

This was my first time using a Clarisonic device, however, I have had experience using similar ones from different brands in the past. The Smart technology is only something I have seen with this product so it has been a real treat to use, especially with how the device can magically adjust specific timings automatically to suit your specific skincare needs. The standard facial head that comes within the set is the 'Smart Dynamic Facial Brush' which is programmed for balanced cleansing. The heads have a smart microchip that is pre-programmed to send information to the device on how to operate for the area you want to cleanse-automatically - this adjusts the speed, frequency and cleansing time. Cleansing is the essential first step in a healthy skincare ritual so it is great that you can have a device that can do most of the decision-making for you. As I have a true combination skin type I really prefer a deeper cleanse through my t-zone and a softer cleanse everywhere else to not provoke any breakouts. As mentioned above, one of the many great features of this Clarisonic is the fact that it will alert you when you need a replacement head. The smart technology enables the brush heads to track minutes of use in order to alert the user when it has reached its recommended limit and needs to be replaced. Clarisonic brush heads are recommended to be changed after 3 months of twice daily use. This is a great little feature because sometimes we can lose track of time and we need that little nudge to remind ourselves. Obviously, you can use this device with pretty much any skincare product you would like, I guess within reason as I am not sure how a clay mask would react with the bristles haha. The set itself comes with a 30ml 'Refreshing Gel' that is said to purify the skin with its foaming gel like formula which gently remove impurities.

The second brush head within the set is the 'Smart Turbo Massage Body Brush' which corresponds with the turbo button on the body of the Clarisonic. This is a wonderful feature and one that I haven't seen on a cleansing brush before. This offers a full body cleansing and exfoliation combined with a vigorous massage - it literally feels like a professional treatment. Before I went away on vacation I used this non-stop to prep my skin but also to massage my shoulders / neck as I was having quite a bit of anxiety and stress at this time. Just like the facial brush the body brush also came with a 60ml 'Refining Skin Polish' to use in conjunction. This is an invigorating body scrub that is infused with jojoba beads, acai fruit oil and grape seed extract perfect for softening the feel of rough, dry skin.

Overall, I have loved every second incorporating the Clarisonic Smart Profile Cleansing Device into my skincare routine and putting in the time to use such a high-quality device like this has definitely shown me results! The only questionable thing about this product is the price...coming it at £199* this is definitely a luxurious skincare device. However, you have to remember that you are receiving such a high-quality device with dual usability and smart technology - something completely new to the market. If skincare is your passion and if it is something you want to focus on more then I would highly recommend you check out this product. One other thing to note is also the replaceable heads which are recommended to be changed every 3 or so months are quite reasonable considering. The 'Dynamic Facial Brush' is £27.00* and the 'Turbo Massage Body Brush' is £27.50*. When you break that down across 12 weeks it is costing you around £2.25 which is not that bad! If you would like to take a look at this product further you can head on over to the Debenhams website.

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at this new Clarisonic release. Do let me know what you think and if it is something you would consider using yourself. Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me via my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to ready every single comment...they really make my day!

Lots of Love

*PR Sample


  1. Fantastic review! <3 Amazing photos too! <3 I have been seeing all sorts of cleansing brushes lately and this one sure looks great! I love how these brushes do all of the work too <3

  2. Congrats on your short listing, so well deserved! I love the sound of the Clarisonic, think it would work so well for my skin xxx

    1. Thank you so much Laura! I think you would love the Smart Profile Clarisonic...I am literally hooked on mine now haha! xxx

  3. Congratulations on your short listing! I love the sound of the clarisonic, I think it would work really well for my skin xxx

  4. I hear so many amazing things about the Clarisonic! I have to check it out for myself!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

  5. its not actually as expensive as I thought it would be, especially for the way it works and given I dont have any previous models, this would be a great xmas treat from myself :D

    congrats on the awards! Hope you win at least one, if not both!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  6. Ive never come across this before but you have sold it really well x

  7. This looks great, I've never tried anything like this but I'd definitely consider it!

  8. I absolutely LOVE my Clarisonic PRO but I think I need to upgrade to this one. This sounds AMAZING!!! Congrats girl on your award. Well deserved! You are awesome!!

  9. This is on my Christmas Wish List. I've wanted a Clarisonic for years now.

  10. Great review.. :D Even though it seems a great product I don't want to try it because of my acne!!

  11. This does sounds great and I love the sound of the body massager function! I have really oily skin and I'm still not sure that I'd want the bristles on my face, though :/

    Jess xo

  12. Great review, I always shear amazing things about the clarisonic! I am sure its well worth the price, however I cant seem to justify it at the moment. I do however have a facial cleansing brush I use and love for the time being. Maybe one day I can move up to this one! ♥

  13. This sounds great, I wonder if there is a version for male skin?

  14. Fab review - sounds like a great gadget :) x

    The Belle Narrative

  15. i find clarisonic too expensive but i do love my magnitone so much


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