05.16.2014
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Refreshing Gel Cleanser
Rating
6 fl. oz. for $25
Category:Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:05.16.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This is a good, though overpriced, water soluble cleanser for normal to oily or combination skin. It isn’t necessary to use this or any other Clarisonic cleanser with the Clarisonic brush, so the company’s “specially formulated for sonic cleansing” claim is silly, sort of like claiming a toothpaste is “specially formulated for use with a sonic toothbrush” when in reality you can use any toothpaste with any toothbrush, sonic or not. This cleanser foams slightly, removes makeup, and rinses without leaving a residue. The amount of fragrance and fragrant plant extracts is cause for concern, because if you’re going to be using this with a Clarisonic brush you’ll only be working those problematic ingredients further into skin, where their irritation potential is heightened.

Claims

Gentle foaming cleanser to relieve and protect oily and congested skin.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Phenoxyethanol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Fragrance, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Chlorphenesin, Lauryl Lactyl Lactate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Salicylic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Trehalose, Disodium EDTA-Copper, Disodium EDTA, Sodium PCA , Benzophenone-4, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Alpha-Arbutin, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid

Brand Overview

Clarisonic At-A-Glance

Strengths: Cleans skin well, but not as well as the claims state.

Weaknesses: Very expensive; system provides only minuscule amounts of cleanser (though you can use this with any cleanser).

The Classic Clarisonic system is one of the most expensive ways to clean your face on a daily basis we've ever seen. It is a battery-powered, rotating brush with adjustable power levels for different skin types, along with two different brush heads for normal or sensitive skin. It also comes with 1- ounce-each tubes of Clarisonic's three cleansers (for $195 you'd think they could at least give you more than a three-week supply of cleanser). Does the expense mean you'll get significantly cleaner skin? Is Oprah Winfrey on to something by naming this device one of her favorite things? Read our review of the Clarisonic system to find out!

For more information about Clarisonic, call (888) 525-2747 or visit www.clarisonic.com.

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02.22.2014
Clarisonic cleanswer

I want to start off by saying that this product was a good value because I got it for free! (with mail-in coupon when I bought the Clarisonic.). This is a VERY sudsy cleanser. I do like a foaming cleanser, but with this one, even the tiniest amount seemed too much, and the soap, which has a bit of a perfumey smell (not too offensive, and I HATE product smells), would end end up in my eyes and mouth, which I didn't like. I only used it 5 or 6 times before I just called it quits.

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