The Beauty Edit: Clarisonic Aria
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We’ve had an eye on the Clarisonic cleansing brushes for a while now. Whilst the system has received rave reviews we found it slightly challenging to understand how an oscillating brush could cater to our rather sensitive skin. However, when their latest innovation, the Clarisonic Aria Sonic cleansing brush landed on the beauty desk a few weeks ago, we though it was time to give it a whirl, and we couldn’t be more glad that we did.
With three speed settings for varying levels of cleansing, the Aria allows users to adapt the cleansing process to cater for individual skin concerns. Speed 1 is perfect for a gentle daily clean for even the most sensitive of skins whilst speed 2 is suitable for all skin types and offers up to six times better cleansing that using hands alone. Speed 3 is a nifty function for when you need that extra little boost of clean, providing the power to loosen and remove set-in debris; quite the perfect pick me up for skin after a day of heavy make up or a night out.
Whilst the Aria can be used to remove make up, it’s advised to remove eye make up before applying a layer of cleansing cream to damp skin and moistening the brush slightly before using it on the skin. It’s recommended to use the system for a minute each day, 20 seconds on the forehead, 20 seconds on the nose and chin and 10 seconds on each cheek, with the device helpfully beeping between each lapse of time using an in built timer.
We enjoyed the gentle oscillation of the brush as it moved back and forth and the feeling of fresh skin was almost instantaneous, giving us a level of cleanliness usually only achieved through a facial. The beauty of such a deep cleanse is that your products then sink so easily into the skin. The hyper clean leaves the skin even and prime for your post cleanse products; our evening serum absorbed perfectly, as did our moisturiser, leaving our face feeling super hydrated, as well as squeaky clean.
You wouldn’t quite believe the difference a perfectly cleansed face can make to your complexion, giving a hint of luminosity and clarity that no one can quite put their finger on, making the Clarisonic a must have in our beauty arsenal.
For more info and to get your hands on the Clarisonic Aria, visit www.clarisonic.co.uk.