A year ago it seemed like I was the only person who hadn’t tried a sonic cleansing device and I was extremely curious about them – but then I had the amazing privilege of trying the new Clarisonic Smart Profile 4-Speed sonic cleansing device months before it was even on the market (so I could consider it for inclusion in the latest issue of Sweet Violet Bride). I’ve been using this off and on for more than 6 months now and I ended up awarding it Best Exfoliator and Skincare Tool in the 2nd annual Natural Beauty Awards in that issue. I love having it in my life.

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First I have to warn you that this is one of their most expensive devices at $265, so if that isn’t in your budget, no worries I’m not trying to force expensive products on you (and I’m not paid to write this review), but I would encourage you to at least consider one of their other devices, the Mia is just $99. No matter which one you decide on, I see this as an investment for your skin, health, and overall well-being and beauty.

I noticed a big difference the very first time I used it. My skin was instantly smoother, softer, and within a few uses had a glow to it that I didn’t realize I was missing. I like to use it two to three times a week for my combination skin and if I go without it for an entire week and then use it again I can definitely tell the difference. What I love most about the Smart Profile is that it has 4 speeds and T-Timer prompts. This is a major difference from their other models. I’ve heard about how some people can overuse these devices, but the T-Timer prompts help you to use it just enough and not too much! I use it with the sequence below and on the 10 second cheek segments it does a less intense/softer speed. It is so nice to just close your eyes and gently cleanse not having to worry about over scrubbing on any one part of your face.

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1) 20 seconds on Forehead

2) 20 seconds on Nose and Chin

3) 10 seconds on one Cheek

4) 10 secondson other Cheek

 

This thing uses a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second which simply cleanses and removes makeup better than hands alone…(11x better they claim on the product page for this device). I also love how long the battery lasts on it. SO long. And when it is getting low on power and needs to be charged, a little light comes on and lets you know. I think I’ve only charged it two or three times in 6 months! It will also notify you when it needs the brush head replaced. I haven’t had to replace mine yet, but I also don’t use this daily – again, I find that my skin likes it about three times per week to keep skin soft and smooth, pores clean and minimized.

With this I use whatever cleansing cream, or face wash I’m using at the time and it seems to do pretty well with most of them. It does come with a small gel cleanser (not sure of the ingredients) and refining skin polish (paraben-free) but I haven’t really used these as I’ve been trying out so many other things lately. It includes a stand and an extra brush head also.

I’d say, if you’re on the fence about this, then definitely give it a try! Especially if you’re a bride-to-be but really any time in your life. I love mine and definitely want to get one of their Barrel Bags to store it in when traveling (even though I don’t travel much, ha!).

P.S. If you’re new to sonic cleansing watch this video:

*DisclaimerThis post includes free samples but I do not receive compensation for these posts and I would not be reviewing and recommending these products if I didn't absolutely love them. All opinions are always my own.

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