I have been without my Clarisonic facial brush for about a month now and my skin has fallen to bits correspondingly. Patchy, dull, flaky, congested. Awful.
I felt so resentful about buying another Clarisonic because mine conked out a mere year after buying it. I contacted Clarisonic and they just properly couldn’t give a fuck that they’d sold me a turkey.
I knew that Clinique had brought out a similar brush but I was wary about buying yet another one – but my skin was just in uproar, staging a campaign against my social life and my marriage by breaking out angrily in pickets across my face.
So I wearily got out my wallet and spent £71.10 – £100 less than a new Clarisonic – on this Clinique Sonic brush – and I got a facial wash, “clarifying lotion” (toner?) and moisturiser thrown in.
I haven’t used anything by Clinique since the nineties and I was charmed by how literally nothing has changed. The clarifying lotion still carries a big “FLAMMABLE” warning on the back – Toto we are not in Eve Lom anymore.
The brush is not as reassuringly brutal as the Clarisonic but I think it works. I’ve been using the brush, wash, lotion and moisturiser faithfully for a week now and my skin is, genuinely, transformed. Okay, it was in a parlous state to begin with but it really is better. It really does work.
And if it conks out, I kept the bloody receipt this time.
The Boots No7 one is also good and £25.
I think I might ask Santa for one of these (read: buy it for myself and wrap it and write ‘From Husband’ on the gift tag!)
Oh no! My clarisonic is coming up to 12 months old. It’s slowly been draining of battery quicker and quicker. Is this the sign it’s dying? I bought it from JL but of course have no receipt. I do find a good scrub with a flannel a decent substitute for sonic cleaning.
Glad you ditched the Clarisonic – we bonded over its crapness on Twitter a while back. Plenty of other options on the market now (I’m in Sydney) too. PS: Loving the new blog.