Quick side story (cause that’s what I do best!) Ok, so I’ve been working on a lengthy post about foundations. I hit a writer’s block wall. During that time Black Friday happened. Plus, I work in a beauty store sooooo of course I get to see all the hot deals. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to purchase them until after 5 on the last day. Boo.
This may surprise you all but I have never owned a Clarisonic facial brush. Ever. I just wasn’t intrigued. I’ve always been a chemical exfoliant kinda gal. Use the hard stuff to keep my vampire skin youthful. I always related to it as a “basic girl” item. Because I’m a dick like that. It wasn’t until I saw a video with a beauty guru using the foundation brush with the Clarisonic that I finally was interested. I needed this in my life.
Here’s my holiday story:
‘‘Twas the night of Thanksgiving as I laid on my bed. Full of stuffing and Jell-O shots clouded my head…..
For the last few months I have noticed that my skin has been exceptionally dull and dry. Usually I can blame it on the harsh Wyoming winters but we really haven’t had one. Yet. I know my health has been meh so I thought maybe it was that. I have been using mega moisturizers, grainy exfoliant, glycolic acids and retinol creams to try and remove that ridiculous layer of depleted skin. Nothing was working long term. It would work for a few days until my skin was like “nope”.
A few weeks ago I had noticed the gift pack of brush heads at work had the foundation brush in it. So I curiously went to the Clarisonic website to see what deals they had. I was super pumped because it was 30% off! Wicked good deal. So I bought this set: This set came with the Mia 2, radiance brush head and flawless foundation brush head.
When I got home with my fancy purchase I felt like a kid on Christmas! I love skincare if you didn’t already know this about me. I rushed upstairs and decided to take a shower and wash my mutha fluffin face!
I don’t really consider myself to have an addictive personality. That is until I started using a Clarisonic. I literally cannot wait to wash my face. Now be warned because overuse with this brush is bad. Over exfoliating is bad. It causes dry skin, discoloration, and other problems. So use in moderation.
I think a major bonus for me is the fact I can do this anywhere. I’m like a fluffin Dr Suess character! I can do it in the shower, I can do it by the sink, I can do it in the kitchen, I can do it in the roller rink!
The first thing I noticed when using this is it beeps. At first I was like “whaaat?” So I charged it thinking maybe it was dying. Then it did it again. I thought maybe it had water in it. Was it going to explode? Good lord is this another Samsung phone debaucle!!? Needless to say I was really confused and began to think I had a dud. Before I returned it I figured I should maybe read the instructions. I have a bad habit of not doing that. If you didn’t notice…
Now, some folks have been telling me they didn’t see anything special except the brush tickling their face. Let me explain “sonophoresis”:
Sonophoresis aka Ultrasound infusion technology uses a low frequency vibrations to assist in the absorption of active ingredients. Aka the anti-aging, Anti-acne, hydrating, brightening stuffs we spend too much money on and get frustrated when it doesn’t work well.
So sonic vibration pushes product into the skin up to 1000 times better than if manually applied. Let’s break it down further: Sonophoresis aka (Clarisonic brushes, ultrasonic skin equipment) creates small openings between the skin cells. Tiny openings so product can penetrate deeper.
- Improves fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity and firmness
- Increases hydration levels, plumping the skin and regenerates collagen and elastin. (Aka tighten that face)
- Helps to shrink them there pores
- Healthy glowing skin
- Helps to calm and reduce redness
- Reduces acne breakouts
- Improves sun damaged skin and pigmentation
Now let’s jump to the foundation brush head.
I discovered through trial and error this brush head works best to buff out your foundation not apply it. I have also tried it with all forms of foundation: liquid, cream, stick, gel, imaginary etc. (This once again is my personal opinion) I really like it to airbrush my skin and even out my blush and contour. It’s really fun! Plus that sonophoresis is deep in the back (who am I kidding) it’s right in the front of my mind. Any excuse to stimulate those skin cells and collagen fibers!! Ugh. I love skincare.
So tell me your thoughts? I know I am late to this party but am curious to your opinions!