Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Clarisonic Aria



Clarisonic facial cleansing system, Clarisonic Aria, best facial cleansing
Photo from Clarisonic
During the time I was trialing Kiehl's beauty products, I started to inspect my skin closely and noticed that my skin tone was dull and pores has started to stretch. It was quite worrying and I have since bought a few Kiehl's products to help me fight against aging and gravity. I was really happy that they worked and my complexion has started to improve. The only thing I haven't bought yet is a facial scrub for deep cleaning. I was a bit reluctant to try another facial scrub however, as they normally dont't give me the effect I expect, and even if it works, my pores get clogged up again pretty much the next day. That's where Clarisonic, the sonic facial cleansing system, comes in.


Clarisonic facial cleansing system, Clarisonic Aria, best facial cleansing

Clarisonic facial cleansing system, Clarisonic Aria, best facial cleansing
Right: Photo from Clarisonic
Clarisonic facial cleansing system, Clarisonic Aria, best facial cleansing

Clarisonic facial cleansing system, Clarisonic Aria, best facial cleansing

Clarisonic facial cleansing system, Clarisonic Aria, best facial cleansing
3 Speed
Clarisonic Aria (rrp £155.00), a slimmer version than other Clarisonic cleansing systems, is completely waterproof (except the charger), has an interchangable facial brush head, 3 speed (delicate, universal, powerful), adjustable T-timer, USB-enabled universal voltage pLink charger and 3 pin plug, drying stand/ charging dock, as well as 2 years warranty and a 90 days money back guarantee (Terms & Conditions)

Interchangable Facial Brush Head - it's recommended to change this every 3 to 4 months. Clarisonic have a selection of facial brush heads suitable for different need, all can be used with Clarisonic Aria apart from the body brush heads

Adjustable T-Timer - The default timer for Clarisonic Aria is 1 minute, and it will beep at 20 seconds (forehead), 20 seconds (nose and chin), 10 seconds (one cheek) and last 10 seconds (other cheek). You can change the timer to a 2 minutes cycle as well. Whichever timer you use will be remembered for next uses until you change it

pLink charger - Clarisonic Aria is the first of their range that uses a USB-enabled charger, which makes travelling with it easier as you can simply charge it using your laptop. It also comes with a 3 pin plug for the charger. The pLink charger attaches to Clarisonic Aria magnetically at the handle.

How it works:
In simple terms, use Clarisonic instead of your hands to wash your face with your chosen cleansing product in circular motion, on your chosen speed and timer. It's like brushing your face really gently. For more information on how to use Clarisonic Aria, visit their YouTube channel.


Verdict:
I've used Aria for just under 3 weeks (with Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser), and it's amazing! My skin felt and look cleaner, brighter and tighter, pores are definitely smaller with much less blackheads, and beauty products are absorbed easier too!

I tried the universal speed, which is recommended for daily use, but it was still a bit too powerful for me. And since I don't normally wear makeup, the low speed setting for 2 minutes each day is sufficient for me. I'm also very impressed with how the charger magnetically attach itself to Aria (no port holes, 100% waterproof indeed!), and how soft the bristles actually are (can't tell that from pictures!). I do however prefer to wash the brush head, remove it and let it dry instead of keeping it on the Aria and let water drip off as suggested though.

Although a bit pricey, it's definitely worth getting as it really helps getting the cleansing product to work more efficiently. It's perfect for those who goes away on business trips or events often, and just want to remove makeup quickly after a tired day, or for busy mums to have a quick but efficient cleaning and pampering!