15 April, 2016 Clarisonic Cleansing: Balms, Oils and Foaming Gels
If you’re a skincare lover like me, then chances are you own your fair share of cleansers. Whether it’s a balm, oil, milk, gel or a funky micellar-style water, I don’t discriminate – I love them all. I recently read an article on Clarisonic cleansing, and the many unknown ways you can use the device to make your skincare go the extra mile. One of the tips stated that you can use your Clarisonic with your favourite cleanser, whatever the formula – be it a decadent balm, a nourishing oil, or a refreshing foaming gel. Armed with this new knowledge, I got my cleanse on, and quickly fell in love with using my Clarisonic in conjunction with my entire cleanser stash.
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The first product I used with my Clarisonic Mia 2, was the Temple Spa In The Beginning Deep Cleansing Melt * (£28). This rich, moisture-packed cleanser utilises the power of jojoba, Vitamin E, calendula and lavender to deep-cleanse skin, and plump up fine lines. I apply a scoop to the skin, massage gently, wet the brush, and then start gently swirling it over the skin in upwards motions. As this cleanser doesn’t emulsify, you do need to second cleanse (to remove the residue), but this offers a truly wonderful spa-like experience that creates a beautiful, healthy glow.
The Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser * (£24.99) does a similar job, but I find it a little less heavy. It’s perfect for when your skin is suffering from a hormonal flare-up, as this soothes and calms the complexion – plus, the scent of vanilla is absolutely gorgeous. Like the Temple Spa cleansing balm, I apply this all over the face, massage, and gradually massage with a little water.
My all-time favourite cleansing balm has to be the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm (£38), as it cleanses skin thoroughly, removes makeup and impurities, and emulsifies to a lovely milky texture. The scent is like nothing else I’ve tried, and the product feels so pampering and relaxing when I apply it to the skin. I think the Clarisonic definitely takes it to another level, in that you notice a boost of radiance and brightness, coupled with a reduction in dry patches.
For a more refreshing cleanse, I have really enjoyed pairing the Merumaya Luxury Facial Wash (£16.50) with my Clarisonic. My top trick for using a cleansing brush with a foam or gel-based wash, is to lather up the product with a generous amount of water, before applying it to the skin. Creating a lather and watering down a slightly more astringent product means you’re not applying a gel directly to the skin, which can often cause dehydration, and excess oil later in the day. This cleanser leaves skin feeling rejuvenated, super clean, and a little firmer too.
Supposedly, you can use a Clarisonic with a facial oil, on your décolleté, and even your arms and legs. It’s my new favourite multi-tasking tool, and I’m so glad I tested it out with some of my well-loved cleansers.
What do you think – will you be pairing your cleansing brush with your favourite skincare? Share your thoughts and recommendations below!
*Contains PR samples