What Is The Best Skin Care System? [Clarisonic Review]

What Is The Best Skin Care System? [Clarisonic Review]

It’s enough to make your head swim with all the beauty gizmos and gadgets on the market today. What is the best skin care system? I’m sure it’s a question we’ve all asked at some point. Clarisonic devices have been around for years. Created by engineers and scientists, thousands of happy users swear by their incredible ability to cleanse, firm, and tighten. In just three minutes a day, you can gently and thoroughly remove impurities from your skin, leaving it smoother, more radiant, and younger looking.

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In fact, these devices clean up to six times better than if you washed your face with your hands. Not only are they great for cleansing, they also prepare the skin for better product absorption so you get more bang from your serums, creams, and moisturizers.

Best Clarisonic Device

clarisonic bannerHere are a few facts for those of you not familiar with Clarisonic and its products. Clarisonic is part of the L’Oreal Group, and is the number one skin cleansing device recommended by dermatologists in the United States. Not only do the top cosmetic surgeons, skin care spas, and dermatologists use Clarisonic devices, they also sell them, along with big-name retailers like Nordstrom and Sephora. And you know the famous Sonic toothbrush system? Clarisonic uses this same technology, but for use on the skin.

Although each Clarisonic device has its pros and cons, my favorite is the Smart Profile Uplift because of its anti-aging features. Not only does it cleanse and tone, it also lifts and relaxes. It’s like giving yourself a soothing massage.  The Uplift targets 15 signs of aging, and can be used on your body as well as your face.

Look for these signs if you’re concerned about aging: facial sagging, lack of firmness, fine lines and wrinkles, decreased radiance, a lackluster complexion, droopy jowls, and neck folds. Not a pretty sight, I know, but at least we have tools at our disposal to work with.

The Smart Profile Uplift will cost you more, but in my opinion it’s worth the additional cost, and, you know what, it just happens to be on Oprah’s “favorite things” list. Check out all the devices Clarisonic offers to determine which one best suits your needs and pocketbook.


The Clarisonic skincare system has been used by hundreds of devotees for over a decade. Here’s just a few of its many benefits, and please understand that the results you’ll achieve with the Uplift are cumulative, meaning the longer you do it, the better you’ll look:

  • Minimizes pore size while effectively cleansing the skin
  • Better absorption of skin care products
  • Removes makeup and evens out skin tone
  • Stimulates circulation and is anti-aging
  • Firms, tightens, and lifts, while reducing sagging
  • Diminishes dark spots and blemishes
  • Oscillation technology is safe enough for the most delicate skin
  • Compatible with all Clarisonic brush heads
  • Works for all skin types
  • Waterproof – safe enough to use in the bath or shower
  • Easy to use and takes under three minutes to perform a pulsating facial massage
  • Includes a two-year warranty – many other Clarisonic devices offer a one-year warranty

How Do I Use It?

Clarisonic cleansing brushes use pulsation, along with moisture, to create a vacuum effect, removing makeup residue, sunscreen, dirt, oil, and other impurities from the skin’s surface, as well as, from the pores. Brushes that rotate and spin, unlike the Clarisonic brushes, may have negative effects due to the pulling and tugging of the skin. Clarisonic’s innovative oscillation technology prevents potential damage to the face by using gentle pulsating movements.

The Uplift utilizes sonic frequencies of more than 300 movements per second , enabling it to clean up to six times better than manual face washing, and the massage head counteracts the visible signs of aging, stress, and gravity. You get all this in one little device, that weighs under two pounds.

The Uplift comes with three heads; the firming massage head, the revitalizing brush head, and the smart turbo body brush head, which includes a one-minute pulse massage. You’ll also get a USB power cord and adapter, along with a one-ounce container of refreshing cleansing gel to use with your Uplift. A fully-charged Uplift will last for approximately thirty minutes.

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How Do I Use A Clarisonic

The Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift is simple to use. Begin by using the cleansing brush for 20 seconds on each area of your moistened face before following the directions below.

Follow this massage procedure using the firming massage head.

1. Wash your face with your favorite cleanser and pat dry.

2. Apply your favorite serum, oil or cream to your chest, neck, and face.

3. Turn on your Uplift, following the 30-second beep prompts for each area of your face, neck, and jawline. And don’t forget your chest.

4. Massage in upward, circular motions to each area of your face and neck.

5. If you’re short on time, focus on your problem areas only.

6. Rinse your face and pat dry.

7. Rinse the firming massage head, and towel dry.


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Clarisonic Brush Heads

Clarisonic brushes are effective for all skin types, and are safe enough to use twice a day since the skin barrier is not disrupted.  And because the device is waterproof you can use it in the shower or bathtub without worrying about ruining it.

The Uplift has four speeds, as well as a turbo mode. While in turbo mode, you’ll get a boost of high-speed power, and the Uplift automatically adjusts the speed, while in body mode, when using in on areas other than your face and neck. A really cool feature is the smart sensor that lets you know it’s time for a new brush head or battery charge. I wish Clarisonic products came with a carrying case, especially considering the price. In my opinion, this is a short-sided decision on Clarisonic’s end.

Included with the kit is a sensitive cleaning brush, that is gentle enough to use on your face everyday, a body brush that is great for exfoliation, and a facial massage head to lift, tighten, and tone. Please don’t share you brush heads with family members as each person requires their own. After all, you wouldn’t think of sharing your toothbrush. Same idea! Enjoy free standard shipping, free returns, and a 90-day, 100-% money back guarantee. Clarisonic’s customer service is top-notch, and they’ll go to bat for you if there’s an issue with your device.

Clarisonic Replacement Heads

Clarisonic offers a unique variety of brush heads, all compatible with the Uplift. You can purchase each head separately if you need more than the three heads the Uplift comes with. Before buying any head, read the reviews to see how well it performs.

Sonic awakening eye massage                               New daily radiance brush head

Radiance cleansing brush head                             Revitalizing cleanse brush head

Cashmere cleanse brush head                               Sonic foundation makeup brush

Men’s daily cleanse brush head                            Pedi Wet/Dry buffing brush head

Acne cleansing brush head                                    Deep-pore brush cleansing

I’ve had my eye on the sonic foundation make up brush, which lets you apply foundation flawlessly, and the acne cleansing brush head is ideal for teenagers or anyone that suffers with acne or blemishes.

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You can use your own serum and moisturizers with your Uplift or you can try the products Clarisonic offers. Don’t use exfoliants, however, as they are too rough, and could damage your skin.

powerful clean engineered for men alpha fit bannerClarisonic has three different cleansers. The refreshing gel cleanser is foam based, effectively reducing excess oil and shine.

The gentle radiance foaming milk cleanser is formulated for tired-looking and dull skin, uneven complexions, and mature skin. It contains nourishing herbs like licorice root, peppermint leaf, and Ginkgo Biloba leaf extracts. Lastly, the pore and blemish gel contains two percent salicylic acid and lipo hydroxy acid for those dealing with pimples and enlarged pores.

The cleansing gel goes a long way, use it sparingly as a small dab will do you.




Take Take The  Quiz

Take the Clarisonic quiz to find out which Clarisonic products are right for you.

Although, you can buy less expensive Clarisonic models, overall the Smart Profile Uplift is the winner in my book, because it’s both a cleansing and micro-firming, anti-aging device.

Check it out by clicking the blue button below:

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Key Points

Elevate and upgrade your skin care routine with the Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift. Although Clarisonic devices aren’t cheap, and you’ll have to fork out the initial investment, they will last for years, and your skin will never feel cleaner, firmer, and more toned. It’s like having a delicious little spa in the comfort of your own home.

If you can afford it, the Uplift is something worth considering. You’ll have to replace the brush head every six months or so, but that’s a small price to pay for being able to perform a mini facial whenever you feel like it, and with each use, you’ll notice a visible difference in how you look. How much is that difference worth to you?! The Uplift could possibly be the best anti-aging device ever.

Do you use a Clarisonic? What tips and tricks can you offer to those just beginning to use one? Let me know in the comments:)

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  • Cleanses, lifts, and tightens
  • Minimizes pores and dark spots
  • Safe for delicate skin
  • Comes with a 2-year warranty


  • Price may be prohibitive to some
  • Heads need to be replaced every 6 months

8 thoughts on “What Is The Best Skin Care System? [Clarisonic Review]”

  1. Hi! I have received good feedback about Clarisonic, but I still decided to research a bit more about it. It is a bit pricey, but the benefits are greater than I initially realized. 

    With its 300 movements per second, (that is really impressive) it’s sure better than manual face washing! Thanks for educating us from the very start that the head must be replaced every 6 months. 

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment Henry. Clarisonic is a great product, and like most high-quality devices, can be quite pricey, especially for some people. Considering the quality though and what you get, it’s more than worth it. I use mine at least five times a week!

  2. As I research ways to minimize signs of aging, my head is definitely swimming from all of the gadgets, gizmos, serums, lotions and advice.  Your website is helpful.  Decreased radiance and wrinkles are my biggest concerns.   

    I’ll check out the link to the quiz to see which Clarisonic products would be right for me.  Thanks! 

    • Hi Sondra,

      Yes, do take the quiz. That way you can determine which device best suits your needs. I agree with you, aging and skin care are hot topics, and the extensive array of available gadgets, gizmos and skin care can be overwhelming! 

      For many women, wrinkles are their biggest concern, along with a less-than-vibrant complexion. Check out more of the products available on my site. Thanks so much for reading!

  3. I am very interested in the shampoo with HA. I am 41 years old, and my hair has become dry and dull. Currently I am using biotin shampoo for hair loss, but definitively will try some with HA. It would be great if you would share more products that have HA In them. 

    Overall your page looks lovely and you chose wonderful images that relates very well with the topic. Best wishes!

    • Hi Michelle,

      The shampoo with HA could be just what you need if your hair is dry and dull. It’s also great for skin care and for dry lips. I’ll definitely be writing more about hyaluronic acid on my blog. Thanks so much for reading!

  4. Thank you for being so transparent and educational. I have always wondered about this cleansing system. I spent most of my life with perfect skin, but unfortunately, that is no longer the case. So skin care is new to me, and any bit of information like what has been presented in your article is just what I need. Great article, thanks again.

    • Hi John, 

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. Most people have heard of Clarisonic but aren’t aware of the specifics of the product. It’s a great device for deep cleaning, reducing pore size, and preventing and eliminating blackheads. It’s a good tool to have in your skin care tool box. 


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