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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wonders of Clarisonic!

If there’s one thing I could choose about what I like about my features, I’ll definitely pick my skin. Not that I have perfect skin, I’m pretty blessed that I have a fine decent skin. Probably the genes from both parents. Even when I was going through the puberty stage during my teenage days, I didn’t really experience any major breakouts. I can honestly tell you guys that the only time I’ll have pimples will be during the time of the month. And I’ll have one or two pimples growing on my face. And that’s it.

I’m still thankful whenever people complementing my skin, especially make-up artists who worked with me before, they always commented it’s always easy to do my face. They don’t have much to conceal, except for my dark circles of course! Lol!

I don’t have any secret to a beautiful flawless skin. But I always believe that the secret to look good isn’t by the tons of make-up you put on, but on how you take care of your skin. Yes, make-up does wonders in concealing all your pimples and covering up your pores. But, it won’t work in the long run. Don’t tell me you want to keep on applying make-up every single day just to look good? Our skin needs to breathe okay! Important.

So, my secret to have a good, healthy skin? Drink loads of plain water. Always remove make-up before going to sleep. Moisturize your face.


I’ve seen facial brushes everywhere, and some of these “knock-offs” can go as cheap as $3-$5!? What the fish!? I’ve always been skeptical about facial brushes, mainly because I truly believe my skin, is no sandpaper. I don’t want to sensitize my face, drying it out and causing more oil secretion in the long run. Also, I read many reviews of the other brushes breaking down as they were unable to hold up to the claims of being water resistance and they were simply just too vulnerable to tensions (drops). I’m the kind of person whose very bo chap, I don’t really splurge so much on facial products, but now that I’ve read reviews of people using Clarisonic for years.. no doubt, it’s probably one of the greatest invention I came across! It’s definitely a good investment to more healthier and radiant skin!


Thank you so much Clarisonic Singapore for sending me all of these products! I don’t think I’ll even afford to get all of these with my own pocket money. So blessed! :’)



What I’ll be sharing with you guys on my post will be my experience using Clarisonic products.  Before I confuse you guys, the only difference between Clarisonic Plus and MIA 2 is that, Clarisonic Plus can be used for body too, where else MIA 2 is only compatible for facial. (I’m glad I got the Plus! So I can do both facial and body! Hehe) Similar to the Mia 2, Clarisonic 2 has a timer. It beeps once every 20 seconds which indicates to you that you should move onwards to another part of your face.


You can change the brush head to a different function, the default one that comes with the first purchase is the sensitive head. They do have a softer delicate brush head and a more abrasive deep pore brush head. It is recommended that you replace the brush head every 3 months.


I apply on lathered facial foam evenly on my face first before landing this device on my face. While I'm aware of my obsession and addiction of over-using newly purchased facial products, I tried to resist it as I've read reviews of the purging stage. It was reported that subclinical acne (small bumps without heads) and whiteheads appear. I'm wary of having pustules especially when filming is starting so I'm keeping usage strictly at night.


My first usage was…. AMAZING. I’m not exaggerating, no kidding. I mean, my face never felt so clean before. Like if I stare up close at my nose in the mirror immediately after the wash, my nose is clearly less oily. (No doubt it’s the best seller in Sephora!) Normally, after deep cleansing with rich lathered soap, my nose is still oily AFTER wash. To be honest, I’m extremely impressed that this brush can wash my face so thoroughly in just a minute. The exfoliation was gentle, with no peelings. Not only that, my Clarisonic Plus is applicable for body too! Tried and tested, it certainly helped to tackle ingrown hairs from my shaven legs! Hehehe.


After about a month of consistent usage, I'm here to give the verdict. My pores had become cleaner and when I'm just lazy to remove my make-up every night with makeup remover, this takes most junk away. The gentle exfoliation allows the pores on my cheeks and nose to shrink, blackheads were significantly reduced. I gotta be honest that it might be pricey to others. No doubt good thing doesn’t comes cheap, but I guess it does its job well to wash your face. Not to worry! If you’ve been constantly following me in my Instagram, it’s never too late to participate in my giveaway for Clarisonic MIA 2!

I was also given the Deep Pore Replenishing Kit to try it out. Allow me to share with you guys my bare-faced pictures.

(Don’t judge hokay! I know I look totally horrible with my dark circles & eyebags! L)


Deep Pore Brush Head: Unlike the brush I'm regularly using (the Sensitive Head Brush) this head has a particular gradation of bristle firmness, which is much firmer at the core.  The dual action movement makes it easier to reach difficult areas such as the skin around the nose. This is why it is perfect for large pores and oily skin. This head is still gentle and safe, and can be used twice a day. I like it and have noticed an improvement especially with pores. I have combination skin, therefore I still prefer to use this head to treat the nose and the areas around it. Then I switch to the Sensitive head to complete the treatment. This way I have never had any problems. If you have oily skin you can certainly use it as your only head brush.


The Deep Pore Daily Cleanser is formulated with SebuCon2, a pore refining sebum controlling complex that contains salicylic acid and zinc gluconate to fight bacteria and control sebum production. It also features exfoliating fruit acids, such as apple and lemon extracts, and peppermint that purify pores. I'm usually not a fan of foaming cleansers, but I've found this one not to aggressive on my skin. Despite that I wouldn't recommend it to people with sensitive/normal skin, as the salicylic acid could irritate your skin. What I also like about the Deep Pore Cleanser very much is that it is completely parabens- sulfates- phthalates- free. Perfect!



The Deep Pore Detoxifying Clay Mask should be used two times a week. Clay masks are usually quite aggressive and most times your skin will break out right after. This is not the case, as the Deep Pore Detoxifying Clay Mask, with its creamy texture, is absolutely gentle, therefore can be used by anyone, even if you have dry skin. Rich in natural mineral and botanical ingredients, the mask absorbs sebum, exfoliate dead skin cells and declass pores. The mask works very well, and your face will look radiant just after the first use. Your skin will feel soothed and soft thanks to soothing ingredients such as aloe and chamomile. As I just said I would recommend this Clay Mask to anyone. If you have very dry skin I would recommend just 1 application per week.

And that’s how I look like after I wash my face. Lol!


Clarisonic Singapore has been really kind to not just give away their MIA 2, but also the Deep Pore Replenishment Kit! This shall be a good opportunity for those who're keen in getting this product. 

How? 

It's pretty simple! Just leave a comment below why you think you need the Deep Pore Replenishment Kit! After which, share it in your Facebook and DON'T FORGET to tag me and ClarisonicSg so that we can read your entry! Simple as that! :)

Now, good luck!

Remember ladies and gentleman, keep your skin healthy!


Xoxo,
Lydia Izzati

14 comments :

  1. I need a clarisonic and a deep pore replenishment kit because this skin needs a major overhaul! Our church wedding is coming up this december and I want to have amazing skin esp for that day. This will give me optimal deep pore cleansing that is better than manual cleansing! Exactly what my dry dull skin needs right now. IG: leiparnes fb: lei parnes

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  2. I have been facing problems with my skin and a major breakout recently due to stress and lack of sleep from work. With the long hours of make up on and humid weather in singapore, my skin has been really clogged up and I hope that the deep pore replenishment kit can help deeply cleanse my skin and improve my current skin condition. Am really crossing my fingers in hope to find a good remedy for my skin!

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    1. Congratulations from Clarisonic!

      You have been selected as one of the winners to this giveaway.
      Could you pls provide your email address to lpd.clarisonic@loreal.com, so that we may share more details on prize collection?

      Thank you.

      Best regards,
      Clarisonic Singapore

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  3. In the past year I have come to the realization that I need to do more than wash my face and apply a moisturizer if I want to have beautiful, smooth and radiant skin. So this year, I have started applying serums and facial masks. Although these make a difference in improving my skin tone, it does not help much in minimizing my pores and eliminating blackheads. The Deep Pore Replenishment Kit seems like the perfect solution for this! Would love to add this to my skin care routine :)

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    1. Congratulations from Clarisonic!

      You have been selected as one of the winners to this giveaway.
      Could you pls provide your email address to lpd.clarisonic@loreal.com, so that we may share more details on prize collection?

      Thank you.

      Best regards,
      Clarisonic Singapore

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  4. I need the awesome clarisonic device cos it will give me a cleaner, smoother and radiant skin. Its really good to thoroughly remove all the dirt n oil from my huge pores and help to shrink them. I'm sure with it I will be able to a have good and attractive sin.

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    1. First saw it at Robinsons Raffles City. It looks so good that I wanna own one, but it's too expensive for me. I have always wanted a cleaner device that is good to thoroughly clean my skin cos due to work I'm constantly out on the road and also with the makeup can cause blockage to my skin. It would be really great to have the device for my skin to be well cleansed and have lesser breakouts.

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    2. Congratulations from Clarisonic!

      You have been selected as one of the winners to this giveaway.
      Could you pls provide your email address to lpd.clarisonic@loreal.com, so that we may share more details on prize collection?

      Thank you.

      Best regards,
      Clarisonic Singapore

      Delete
  5. The amazing clarisonic can help me to achieve well cleansed skin and my skin is able to get better product adsorption. It will make my skin softer, smoother & more radianrt. Which this product is definitely what I need for my rough & dull skin.

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    1. Congratulations from Clarisonic!

      You have been selected as one of the winners to this giveaway.
      Could you pls provide your email address to lpd.clarisonic@loreal.com, so that we may share more details on prize collection?

      Thank you.

      Best regards,
      Clarisonic Singapore

      Delete
  6. I wish so much have a Clarisonic device because it is really good cleaner that can help me to have 6x cleaner skin and better product absorption after using. It reduces the appearance of pore size creating a softer, smoother and more radiant complexion.

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  7. I need a clarisonic,my face is clogged pores with blackhead. I really hope to improve my current skin condition.

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  9. I seriously need Clarisonic to solve my enlarged pores problem. That is about the only cause to my occasional outbreaks. And I enjoyed putting on thick make-ups. Believe only Clarisonic can do the best job to thoroughly cleanse my face. I look forward to include Clarisonic to my daily allocate regime and work towards a clean, clear face.

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