Friday, December 5, 2014

Abandoning Clarisonic

I worked in the cosmetic industry for nearly 3 years.When Clarisonic was launched, it was all the rage. I used a discount to get one for myself- the Mia. I started using it, and I liked it, I thought. It was important that I liked it, because the industry was pushing this product. Every retailer was trying to sell more than the others, there were contests, there were prizes. I tried different brush heads, but it never got rid of all my acne. In fact, some of the brush heads worsened my acne, and I ended up with cystic acne. I upgraded my Clarisonic, I tried everything, but the only thing that worked? I could only use it 2 times a week. Most people were using it 2 times a day. It improved my skin, only slightly. 

About a year ago, I heard about this new product, the Foreo Luna. I researched the product- no brush, poreless silicone, 5 month battery life- and it seemed too good to be true. It was definitely popular in Great Britain. Then it started appearing in Sephora. I continued to think about it, read more reviews, and consider investing. 

I decided to invest in the product, knowing if it affected my skin in a negative way that Sephora has a great return policy. I have used it exactly twice. My skin has never felt this good. It is smooth, even toned, and all of my products absorb immediately. I like that it's completely hygienic, no additional costs for brushes, can be used in the shower, and it's fairly priced at 139 for the mini. 

Basically, I do not regret this decision at all. If you're considering Clarisonic at all, or want to step up skin care, I'd definitely recommend this product. Just not the Luxe one (who needs a gold or platinum base for $6500)