28 October 2009
The primary inventor of the Sonicare sonic toothbrush is introducing the benefits of sonic oscillation technology to professional and at-home skin care.
The originator of the Sonicare™ sonic toothbrush, is now directing a new company and team of specialists, and this time has created a breakthrough in skin care technology: the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System. Initially used pre-treatment by top dermatologists and spas and now also available as a home-use product throughout the USA, this patented sonic technology is proven to be instrumental in improving facial cleansing; the first and most important step towards improved skin. Building from Clarisonic’s tremendous professional and retail success, the makers of Clarisonic are introducing the device through top spas and retailers in the UK; starting with Space NK in October 2009.
Clarisonic® is a professional-calibre brush that uses a gentle sonic micro-massage action to cleanse deeply. It gently clears pores without harsh abrasion or chemicals, cleansing so effectively that skin care products absorb better. Clinical results of Clarisonic show that six times more makeup is removed than manual cleansing which can bring about the reduced appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and improved skin tone.
Using any nonabrasive facial cleanser, Clarisonic works to unclog pores for deeper cleansing, working with the skin’s natural elasticity and without stripping it. It is safe for virtually all skin types and for daily use and is clinically proven to be twice as effective at cleansing the skin as manual cleansing with soap and water. With it’s built in one minute timer, Clarisonic beeps to indicate when it is time to clean the next area of the face and is as easy to use as a powered toothbrush - so no additional time is added to the beauty ritual. It is also waterproof so can safely be used in the bathroom and shower.
“These days, people are using sunscreens daily, long-lasting makeup and self-tanners, so it’s imperative to properly cleanse the face if you want clear skin,” says a leading dermatologist Dr. Ranella Hirsch, “Dirt, oil and bacteria left on the skin can wreak havoc, and without clean pores, treatment products like acne fighters and anti-ageing moisturisers are less effective.”
Because it cleans so effectively yet gently, Clarisonic is recommended by dermatologists for daily cleansing of skin – even the sensitive skin of people with rosacea, acne or seborrhea. It reduces oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes and diminishesthe appearance of pores, as well as helps men with shaving rashes. It has also been shown to be helpful for people with ageing skin – reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Clarisonic’s gentle sonic micro-massage action cleans skin so well that it also prepares it to absorb skin care products more effectively. Studies show up to 61% better absorption of Vitamin C after cleansing with Clarisonic compared with manual cleansing allowing the skin to experience the full benefits of serums and moisturisers.
David Hughes, Head of International Operations for Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, makers of Clarisonic who was also one of the original team responsible for the successful roll out of Sonicare in the UK concluded “While individuals embrace the plethora of skin care treatment products on the market, cleansing continues to be one of the most overlooked categories, similar to dental care when the Sonicare toothbrush was first introduced. What originally seemed like an extravagant dental accessory turned into a cult classic, changing the way countless individuals care for their teeth. With Clarisonic the approach is the same: use superior sonic technology to dramatically improve how we care for our face, and in turn, our appearance.”
Price and availability: The Clarisonic Skin Care System is available to purchase for a recommended retail price from £150, initially at Space NK stores nationwide (for a list of stockists visit www.spacenk.co.uk) and replacement brush heads will be sold separately.
More information about Clarisonic: Please visit www.clarisonic.com or telephone 020 8973 4318
* Sonicare™ is the registered trademark of Royal Philips Electronics N.V, which is not affiliated with Pacific Bioscience Laboratories or Clarisonic.
Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Inc. is a leading innovator in sonic skin care and the creator of the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System, the first professional-caliber sonic skin care system for healthy, younger-looking skin and the cleansing standard of renowned spas, leading dermatologists and beauty retailers nationwide. The encore innovation from the primary inventor of Sonicare®, Clarisonic represents Pacific Bioscience Laboratories’ ongoing mission to develop and market technically advanced and clinically proven products that make a clear difference in skin care. Clarisonic is distributed through dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, spas and prestige retailers such as Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ulta, Beauty.com and SkinStore.com. Clarisonic has been acknowledged as a beauty award winner by Women’s Health magazine and by retailers QVC and Sephora. For more information, visit the Clarisonic website.
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