As a rule, I try to keep my life as simple as possible – my wardrobes are colour-coded, my books are alphabetised, and I try to keep my beauty regimes paired down too. I’m a staunch believer in that if you over-complicate things, your skin will just rebel, so one of the things which I feel like I literally couldn’t live without is my Clarisonic Aria.
In case you haven’t heard about Clarisonic, they manufacture the very best cleansing brushes you can find. There are a number of models to choose from depending on your skin type, what you need the brush to do and your budget. What they all have in common is that they use sonic technology to clean your skin up to 6 times better than you could possibly hope to do using your hands and a flannel. What I love about the Aria model in particular is, if like me you have sensitive skin, there are 3 different speed settings which encompass slow, medium and fast, that you can choose which best suits your complexion.
I tend to use my Aria with it’s regular brush head around 2-3 times a week, and if I’ve had a heavier makeup day (think proper foundation) I can’t wait to cleanse at the end of the day. After removing my eye makeup, I dampen the Clarisonic under running water, then squeeze a little cleanser on. Then I get to work using the brush all over my face, neck and décolletage. The sonic motion of the brush means that foaming cleansers come to life, and you can actually feel your skin getting beautifully clean. Most of the time I use the 1st and 2nd speed settings on my face, and ramp up to fast for everywhere else. When I use my Aria, I can see results immediately. My skin completely smoothes out, and the little bumps I sometimes get around my chin completely disappear. I also think my face looks and feels so much ‘glower’ too – it definitely gets rid of any dead skin which might be dulling my complexion.
The Aria might just be Clarisonic’s handiest brush too! Not only does the brush come with a stand which tucks neatly away in my bathroom to allow the Aria to dry hygienically, but the charger is USB powered. It’s amazingly convenient, and it means no matter where I am, an hour or two plugged into my laptop, and I have full juice. The Aria’s battery life is amazing too! I normally get a couple of weeks between charges, so it’s super easy to pop into my gym bag if I’m going to shower there!
As if the Aria isn’t amazing enough (seriously, it’s pretty life changing) Clarisonic tuck a travel sized bottle of the Refreshing Gel Cleanser in the box to help you get started. The foaming cleanser is designed to be used with all skin types, and it feels super gentle to use. There isn’t a strong scent, and it really cleanses super effectively. Honestly, if you haven’t tried out a Clarisonic yet, run, don’t walk to your nearest counter. They make such a difference to your skin, and if you live in a city, these are an absolute must have!
The Clarisonic Aria is priced at £155.00 and is available here