Confession time. I DVR Oprah every day. I only watch about 20% of the shows, but I do tape it. This disgusts me, yet I persist. The one episode I usually don’t watch is her favorite things. I mean who can afford $250 slippers besides Oprah. Still when someone wants to send me a product Oprah labels as one of her favorite things, I am not complaining. In fact, truth be told I will take just about anything for free.
Let me start by saying, when Oprah says something is good, crazy things happen. Books jump to the top of the best seller list, people rush to see mediocre movies, women go on live TV and show some really heinous before pictures. So when Oprah praises the Clarisonic, it tends to get on back order for months at a time. If I didn’t love it so much I would list the thing on Ebay and make a killing.
Here is the premise, Clarisonic uses sonic frequency to cleanse the skin. Kind of like microdermabrasion, but gentle enough to do everyday. The head pulsates and rotates to remove dead skin cells (yum) reduce the appearance of pores (yippee) and clean away all kinds of dirt. The benefit of this level of clean is that products are able to absorb into the skin much better leaving you with younger looking skin. Now who doesn’t love that?
I love how gentle this thing is. It makes your face feel awesome. And it has little beeps that time how long you should wash which is great for remedial beauty queens like me. They have a skin care line of cleansers and serums which are great, but even more great is that it can be used with any non-abrasive cleanser. And the unit is waterproof so you can use it in the shower.
Now the only downside (seriously there is just one), it’s quite pricey. The system costs around $200. That being said, you don’t have to keep buying products, this baby will last you. Also, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than going to the dermatologist or spa for facial treatments. And can you really put a price on having skin like a baby’s bottom when you are in your 50s? Cause that is what I am aiming for. Isn’t that a great goal for your midlife? A face like the butt of a baby.