Pore Me! Clarisonic Debuts Deep Pore Brush

Article by Cristal Orpilla, RN

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Earlier this week, Clarisonic held a museum style event to showcase their achievements and debut the new Deep Pore brush head for the Clarisonic skin cleansing system. Reminiscent of a school field trip, we start the tour with a timeline summarizing the evolution of skincare products and cleansing devices.  It was so interesting to know skincare’s history and life before the Clarisonic:

Skincare has come a long way from just a washcloth

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–  2800 B.C. showed evidence of the first use of cleansing soap in Ancient Babylon,  made of cypress oil, ashes, and sesame seed

-1800 the making of the wash cloth

-1957 Dove soap was first made

-1969 the first rotating cleansing brush was invented

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Clarisonic co-creator, Dr. Robb Akridge PhD

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When the Clarisonic cleansing system first came out, people had the misconception that it was a microdermabrasion system,  when in fact, it’s really all about effectively cleansing the skin with gentle, non-irritating exfoliation. The first station we came to was the stocking station,  where we had a physiology comparison of the skin and pantyhose. The inventors explained that the skin is comparable to sheer stocking material,  that when stretched out and tugged at too much, leads to damage. This is what friction from normal rotation brushes and manual wash cloths do. Clarisonic is different from regular skincare brushes in how it operates. The brush heads come in two parts: the  outer part of the head remains stationary, while the central area moves back and forth at an astonishing 300 oscillations per second.  This frequency of rotations puts it in the sonic range, making it effective in loosening up dirt and comedones. Clarisonic is so gentle that it can be used twice a day,  even by people suffering with rosacea.

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The next section we came to included the evolution of the Clarisonic system from prototype to finished product.  It was first used by estheticians and skincare professionals in the spa spa business to get feedback on how to improve the unit.  After various models,  the Clarisonic Classic was born., they showed how well Clarisonic removes dirt and waterproof makeup.  An esthetician had 3 streaks of waterproof eyeliner on the back of her hand,  which she attempted to remove using facewash and water.  Nothing came off.  She then placed a dime-sized amount of cleanser on the Clarisonic, powered it on, and after a few seconds, all traces of liner were gone.

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Lastly,   we came to learn that not all brush heads were created equal. Here they explained the differences between the brush head lines, which included Delicate, Sensitive, Normal, Body, and the newest addition, the Deep Pore.  The Deep Pore bristles are made with Supersoft material that repels water instead of absorbing it. This was best demonstrated by running the brush head over the surface of a Jello cup,  and to our surprise,  had no deep surface scratches.  It was also important to note that all the Clarisonic handheld systems shut off automatically when pressed too hard against any surface.

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Clarisonic brush head line

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I really enjoyed the demonstrations and skincare evolution theme. From a professional perspective, I am a fan of the Clarisonic.  I tend to get enlarged pores if I don’t clean my face too well,  but since using the system, I found it helped significantly to reduce blackheads on my nose and decrease the size of pores on my cheeks. And LOVE how I get a mini massage each time I use it. Let’s see if the Deep Pore brush head lives up! The Clarisonic system can be purchased online or through Sephora and retails from $149-$225.

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Do you own a Clarisonic? Share your thoughts!

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Photographs courtesy of Christian P. Tope for Beauty-Goodies. All rights reserved.


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Cristal

Cristal

Online Editor, Beauty Writer at Beauty-Goodies
As a New York City-based registered nurse with backgrounds in pharmacology, medical research, medical spa aesthetics, and cosmetic dermatology, Cristal became interested in the ways people go about achieving beauty. When she's not working full-time at Cornell Medical Center or performing aesthetic treatments at a midtown NYC medical spa, she daylights as a beauty writer, and has a penchant for scoring sample sale treasures, bellydancing, playing dress-up, and of course, chatting about beauty goodies.
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