Reader mail: What's up with the Clarisonic?
We just received a letter from a reader ... oh, all right, it was actually my friend Kristen who sits in the cubicle across from me. But she brings up an important question that I know others have wanted to ask for a long time now. She writes in (via interoffice message):
What's the deal with Clarisonic? They are pricey, so I don't just want to buy one to try. I need help? Worth it? And, um, what exactly do they do?
Your friend, Kristen
Good question, Kristen. Does everyone know what she's talking about? Clarisonic is that skin-cleaning brush/system that supposedly uses "a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to gently, yet thoroughly remove 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone." That's according to their website.
I've always wondered about these things. I mean, how clean does your face need to be, really? Costing nearly $200 a brush, which comes with a replaceable brush head and special cleanser, I just can't justify this kind of experiment. But over 800 reviewers on Sephora rave about the thing, calling it "incredible" and "a blessing" and "totally worth the high price."
I've never tried it so I don't know. So help us out, dear readers. Has anyone ever tried the Clarisonic? Or knows someone who has? Or knows someone who knows someone? Anyone? Help!
Deal Diva Emily