Working in skin care industry provides a unique perspective on the evolution of the industry and our clientele. From changes in client preferences, consumer ingredient awareness to product evolution, we see it all.
With that being said, a growing number of clients are becoming aware of the fantastic tools that we have available at SkinStore.com. We are seeing a noticeable increase in the number of women purchasing the at home spa treatment tools and products. The Clarisonic Skin Care System is one tool that has drawn a lot of attention, from the Oprah show to the Ellen show and plenty of shows in between, everyone is a buzz about the Clarisonic Skin Care System. Below are some of the most common questions that we get about the Clarisonic.
Q.) I am 42 with fair skin that can tend to be a little on the dry side. I really can’t say that I get oily, ever. My concern is that I get black heads on my chin and nose. I’ve tried some glycolic based products for deep cleansing and exfoliation but I don’t seem to be able to achieve the results that I am looking for. What products can I use that maybe would help get rid of my black heads or is there a tool available or anything else that you could recommend to help me?
A.) I would highly recommend a Clarisonic Skin Care System with any non-abrasive mild cleanser. The benefits of the Clarisonic tool is that it is two times as effective as manual cleaning thus, it will provide you with a great deep pore cleanse while being gentle enough to use twice daily. The tool is also reported to remove make-up up to six times more effective and it helps to prepare the skin for product absorption. Also, if you tend to have large pores, the Clarisonic does help to reduce the appearance of visible pores as well.
To help further reduce the appearance of black heads, you may also wish to look into adding a retinol treatment product such as SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5to your regimen at night. This product will help to de-congest any clogged pores and will promote healthy skin function. Be sure to start with a 0.5 retinol if you have never used it before. To start the retinol treatment process, I would suggest using it only every third day, if you are sensitive then use the product less frequently. On the second week for non-sensitive skin types you can increase your usage to every other day as long as irritation does not occur. For sensitive skin types, you may wish to slowly increase your treatments as your skin tolerates it working up to every other day within about a month’s time. If irritation occurs at any point for any skin type, scale back or eliminate the product from your regimen. Eventually you may want to work up to a 1.0 Retinol but I would suggest letting your skin adjust to the product first.
Q.) I am looking for a deep cleaning cleanser to use with my Clarisonic Skin Care System. My primary skin concerns I am looking to address are congested oily skin and occasional mild breakouts. I would like a recommendation for a product that is gentle enough to use both morning and evening with my Clarisonic tool.
A.) Nearly any non-abrasive cleanser may be used with the Clarisonic however I do suggest starting with a gentle cleanser. For congested and oily skin, The La Roche Posay Effaclar Deep Cleansing Foaming Cleanser would be a good option. This cleanser will be a gentle on the skin for every day use and will not over dry, primary indications are for oily and thickened skin with blocked pores as well as high levels of sebum.
Another suggestion is the Boscia Complexion Clearing Cleanser. It is preservative free, and botanically-rich. This product contains willow bark extract which acts as an astringent and has antiseptic as well as anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, it also stimulates circulation. Another key ingredient that I personally like is the jojoba leaf extract. Jojoba is not only great for healing the skin; it contains antibacterial properties which help to inhibit the growth of certain harmful bacteria on the skin. Jojoba is also known to assist in the reduction of sebum production which is an additional benefit if you are dealing with oily skin.
Q.) My Clarisonic brush head does not rotate, is that normal?
A.) Yes. The technology behind the Clarisonic Skin Care System includes and outer brush that remains stationary and an inner brush that oscillates back and forth at a rate of 300 movements per second. It is that action that essentially flexes your pores and gets the oil and dirt loosened up.
Q.) How often should I replace my brush head?
A.) Brush heads should be replaced at least every three months. Be sure that you use proper care for your brush head by cleaning it regularly and allowing to air dry daily. Air drying where the air stays moist is not suggested as you want it to fully dry daily.
This video discuses the benefit and use of the Clarisonic Skin Care System. The system featured within the video has three speeds, SkinStore.com carries the Clarisonic PLUS Skin Care System which also has three speeds.
If you have questions about the Clarisonic, feel free to post your comments. We will be more than happy to assist. Be sure to read all of the instructional materials that come with your Clarisonic Skin Care System. To read more about the product itself or to review the SkinStore.com return policy click here or visit us at SkinStore.com!