Just when you thought the folks at Clarisonic were done adding to the ever popular (and effective) Sonic Cleansing lineup, this spring brings the launch of the new Acne Clarifying Collection. Back in January, I attended a press event where I got to learn all about the new device and went home with one to test out. I only get occasional acne—the type that goes away within a week with treatment but is still annoying.
The Acne Clarifying Collection uses the Clarisonic Mia 2. What makes this different is the brush is “uniquely designed with velvet-like bristle tips for ultra-gentle cleansing and extra-plush bristle gradation for concentrated pore flushing” and it’s enhanced with two speeds for customized cleansing. It also comes with the new Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser, a 2% salicylic acid that gently dries and clears acne blemishes, “allowing skin to heal while enriching vitamins and botanicals help reduce the appearance of redness and leave skin feeling soft and smooth”. It also smells really, really good…lol.
Now while during the time I’ve had the new Acne Clarifying Collection I didn’t have acne issues to clear—I did but by the time I went to use the Clarisonic, my spot treatment handled the blemishes I did have–so I don’t have any first-hand experience yet and still don’t because *knock on wood* I thankfully still haven’t had any breakouts. I wound up using the Mia 2 for travel since it’s smaller than my Clarisonic PLUS (if none of this is making sense to you, please read my Clarisonic Guide). But I can attest to the benefits of using the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing System—it gets the skin 6 times more clean than manual cleansing so your products penetrate the skin more, thus making them work more effectively. I didn’t notice it at first, but when I miss using it regularly (regularly for me is 1-3 times a week) I notice a difference in my skin’s radiance and texture. It should also be noted that the Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head (an attachment that you can put on any Clarisonic device) plus Bare Minerals Deep Cleansing Foam after about 2-3 weeks equals ridiculously radiant skin. Seriously.
If you’re thinking of getting the Acne Clarifying Collection, here’s something else that might help your decision: in a consumer use study involving 50 subjects, the typical subject experienced a 25% improvement in acne after two weeks of using the Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser.
The Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection will be available for a suggested retail price of $169 at Sephora stores and Clarisonic.com starting in April.