The Clarisonic Cleanser Dilemma

The Clarisonic Cleanser Dilemma

IMG_6296If there’s one thing that defines 21st century beauty trends it would have to be the Clarisonic. Beehive, 60’s and the Clarisonic, 2010’s. So you can imagine my excitement at the Clarisonic team sending me the Mia 2* to try. It’s been a couple of weeks, so nothing to really write home about as of yet, but there’s just one thing I’ve been occupied with – finding the right cleanser to pair it with.

To avoid breaking out and over exfoliation I use the Clarisonic around twice a week, so nights when I’m not Clarisonic-ing are spent double cleansing with a balm and flannel, then a gel cleanser. I like the feeling of a balm or oil as they’re always so luxurious and gentle on the skin, and best at removing makeup and dirt so in an attempt to recreate that with the Clarisonic the Antonia Burrell Natural Glow Cleansing Oil*, celebrity makeup artist and Clarisonic ambassador Daniel Sandler‘s cleanser of choice has been tried and tested. The cypress, tea tree, lavender and castor seed make it a treat for the skin alone, but paired with the Clarisonic and I’m left feeling like I need more. Same with the Perfectly Clean 3-in-1 Cleanser/Toner/Remover from Estee Lauder*.

IMG_6297So I’ve ruled out oils and balms, leaving me down to cleansers of a foamier persuasion. Nothing too foamy for fear of it drying out my skin, but I find that the Clarisonic works best for me with a cleanser that foams up, so cleansers in the shortlist are Cetaphil‘s Gentle Skin CleanserAstalift’s Moisture Foam Cleanser* and SkinCeutical’s Blemish + Age Cleansing Gel– all great but there’s still room for that perfect pairing with my Mia 2, so I’m open to your suggestions ladies!