I've been using Clarisonic for two years now, basically ever since I first got my hands on the Mia2 and did a review and demo here. I change the brush heads frequently, but the device itself hasn't given me any issues. If I don't use my Clarisonic for a few days I begin to notice little blemishes and my skin just doesn't feel as smooth as it normally does.
When I got my hands on the latest Clarisonic Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution, I was super excited to retire my older device and began using this one right away, and I am SO happy that I did.
The entire package includes:
- Aria facial cleansing device, charger + stand
- Radiance brush head
- Skin Illuminating Cleanser
- Skin Renewing Peel Wash
- Brightening Activator Serum
If you're looking for a demo on how to use a Clarisonic device, check out this video.
While both devices have worked wonders on my skin, the main difference I've found between the two is that the Mia2 is a good start for cleansing using something other than your hands; it actively helps reduce blemishes and unnaturally dry/oily areas of your face. The Sonic Radiance Solution, however, makes your skin brighter and more even by removing dark and dull spots.
Since this Solution comes with many different products, it is recommended that every morning you use the Skin Illuminating Cleanser and follow with the Brightening Activator Serum. Before bedtime you should use the Skin Renewing Peel Wash and follow that with the Brightening Activator Serum again.
Skin Illuminating Cleanser: This lightly scented, foaming cleanser milk immediately makes your skin feel softer after washing it off. I would be the first one to say that I haven't been a huge fan of some of the Clarisonic cleansers, but this one is truly impressive. It's creamy, non-sticky and very gently lathers and soothes your face.
Skin Renewing Peel Wash: You know when you use a product and you get this tingly sensation but in a good way? That's what this does but it is most likely because it exfoliates the dead skin cells and brings life back to the surface of your skin! I don't use this every night as I find it slightly harsh on my skin but I really do like the gel texture.
Brightening Activator Serum: I absolutely love this moisturizer! Your skin may feel a bit dry after using either of the items above but the serum really does help fix that and complements the cleanser and peel wash well. You only need a little each time you use it, as it goes a long way. It's a very light consistency and while serums tend to be a bit oily, this one is a perfect balance and doesn't make you feel like you are putting too much product on your face.
I had the opportunity to speak to Clarisonic Canada's National Business Development/Retail Education Manager, Mala Seecharan, about the new Sonic Radiance Solution. Check out the Q&A!
Me: How does the Clarisonic Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution work to prevent or fix skin damage from sun exposure?
Mala: Through Sonic Oscillation Technology (Clarisonic’s patented sonic cleansing technology), the new Sonic Radiance Brush Head and combined with active ingredients in the products such as Salicylic Acid and Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract in the AM Skin Illuminating Cleanser and Gycolic/Salicylic and LHA in the Skin Renewing Peel Wash PM cleanser –all brighten and even skin tone, slows down excess melanin and exfoliates existing pigment clusters at the skin’s surface.
Me: Why is it important to use a serum and how often should you apply it?
Mala: The Brightening Activator Serum is clinically proven to help combat dark spots and age spots and acne-induced discoloration, and correct dullness to boost skin radiance! The Serum should be used twice daily after cleansing – combine with SPF and your favourite moisturizer!
Me: What are the advantages of a milk-based cleanser versus oil or foam?
Mala: There are no ‘advantages’ per se; it’s all about the ingredients and choosing the right cleanser for the right skin type. Milk, oil, foam – are all preferences of the individual – choose what you enjoy!
Me: When can people start to see results from using the Clarisonic Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution?
Mala: After the first use, they will see there is definite brightening! Clinical studies show 10X brighter/clearer skin in just two weeks – all products have to be used in combination with the Sonic radiance Brush Head and Clarisonic cleansing products.
Let me know if you end up trying the Sonic Radiance Solution - I'd love to hear your thoughts!