Ever since my very first breakout at the age of 10, my quest for clear skin has been a bumpy road (no pun intended). I was plagued throughout my teen years with blemishes of every variety all across my face, and occasionally my neck and back as well. Some of these would occur deep below the skin and would be quite painful. I tried every remedy I could find, from medical to homeopathic. Cleansers, scrubs, spot treatments - nothing worked! Each morning before school I would spend nearly half an hour with a tube of concealer trying to cover my acne. About a year ago, at the age of 20, I experienced the worst flare-up of my life. My cheeks and jawline, which had been the least problematic areas of my face, were suddenly completely covered in blackheads and angry red spots. Upset and fed up, I finally decided to try sonic cleansing. I immediately went out and purchased a Mia. I could instantly tell it was unlike any treatment I had tried before. I couldn't believe how much dirt the brush removed from my face, even after my regular cleansing. I was also surprised at how smooth my skin felt. Gradually, as I continued to use my Clarisonic, my acne started to heal. My blackheads were significantly reduced and my pores were much less visible. After only a month, I could tell how much my skin had changed. As time went on, my results were even better, with significantly reduced breakouts. I no longer felt the need to hide behind tons of makeup, and my self-confidence drastically improved. Today, a year later, I'm practically unrecognizable! My skin has never been this soft and clear - it practically glows! Clarisonic has completely transformed my life. I'm so happy to have finally found the solution to a decade-long journey for perfect skin.
three years ago I was starting to see my age of 47 creeping in around the
edges. I was getting wrinkles, age spots, enlarging pores and my skin just
looked dull and old. For my birthday I received a coupon for a facial and while
I was there they were demoing the Clarisonic. After a couple of weeks of
thinking about nothing but the Clarisonic and researching, reading reviews and
doing all the homework on it I could, I made the drive back to the Medi spa and
purchased the system.
Next week I turn 50 and I have the best skin I have ever had in my life! Adding the Clarisonic to my skin care routine has made dramatic differences. People can’t believe I am turning 50! My pores are almost invisible, no wrinkles and my skin damage is almost gone. The tone of my skin is amazing and I have had no Botox!! People think that I am my Daughter-in-laws sister. My husband is always asking if I have foundation on because he can’t tell. My skin has improved that much.
Clarisonic helps my skin care serums and lotions absorb better making them more effective with fewer amounts used. This saves me money big time!
I do have one very big issue with the Clarisonic. My husband has adopted mine! He loves how my skin looks and feels and decided to give it a try. This very macho man fell in love with it. Now I know I could just get him one but I told him that I want a new one for my birthday that is Pink or some other beautiful color and he can keep the white one. He was thrilled!
Next week we will be a dual wielding Clarisonic couple!
I am so pleased and happy with my Clarisonic since purchasing it two years ago. My pores are smaller, my skin is softer and most importantly, at my age, I have had an abundance of compliments on how young I look. A visit to my dentist was the ultimate compliment when she asked me to please tell her what cream or product I was using for my skin. She too, that day, out the door she went to purchase a Clarisonic cleansing system. I would not leave on a trip without it, I truly believe, as a satisfied customer, that this product without a doubt, supersedes all other products for skin care. Clarisonic goes beneath the surface, at the same time keeping it's promise that once you use it, you get it. Thanks a bunch for such a teriffic product.
I spent most of my teen years and 20's with beautiful skin. Then, I hit my 30's. In the past 3 years, my skin has made up for lost time. I have had acne worst than most teenage boys, primarily in my chin and cheek area. I was given a Clarisonic by my mother for Christmas 2011, and I have seen a vast improvement in the clarity, texture, and severity of break-outs. It was even more of a difference when I began using the brushes designed specifically for acne in March 2. I am actually no longer ashamed to show my face. I am actually wearing blush on my cheeks for the first time in at least a decade.
Just so my acne wouldn't feel lonely, oiliness was my pimples' best friend. I have had oil since college, but with the help of my Mia, I no longer have to pile on oil-controlling products. I am actually wearing hi-lighting make-up now! Before, I didn't need any help to hi-light the oil on my cheeks, chin, nose, forehead, etc...
I just want to say "Thank you" to Clarisonic for helping me find confidence in my complexion, so I can put my best "face" forward."
I'm a 62 yo woman with fairly decent skin but a nagging, long term struggle with Rosea.
About 15 years ago I paid several thousand dollars for deep laser resurfacing which helped with aging and uneven coloration, but did little to combat enlarged pores.
Two months ago my younger sister demonstrated her Mia2. Although very impressed with the "feel", but somewhat skeptical about how much real good could be achieved. Reluctantly I bought myself a unit.
What a difference! My pores have noticeably reduced in size and probably the super clean environment has left me (at least now) without a hint of Rosea. After the first month of using the sensitive brush, I did order the deep cleaning brush for the chin and nose. Again, "WOW".
As far back as I can remember, I've never had perfect skin. I started puberty very young - at age 9, actually - and was riddled with blackheads and blemishes. It deeply affected my self confidence. Often times, I would look away when talking to people because I just didn't want them to look at me.
My mother tried everything available on the market. I had tried a number of products and even medication. Nothing ever really worked. I'm still stuck with these issues.
Although I still have blackheads, yet few pimples, I'm often too worried about how I look to really look at my husband. My nasolabial folds are becoming more prominent, and I also have hairline wrinkles developing at the corners of my mouth. At only age 25, I feel old. I can't bear for him to give me more than a glance.
What I really hope to gain through sonic cleaning is some self confidence and love for myself. I've never truly been happy about how I look, and that shows in my relationships. I want to be able to look at others with confidence. Most of all, I want to look at my husband with confidence. I'm tired of sighing every time I look in the mirror.
I'm 52 years old and have been at war with my skin forever. There was puberty..aargh..there was my 20's..my 30's..my 40's...and now at 52 I am STILL battling breakouts. It's bad enough to get wrinkles and watch your eyelids fall. :) But the humiliation of acne, too? I have drawers, cabinets and bags of cleansers and treatments that I have tried and discarded. Let it be over...let me find something to have that long-wished for dream be mine: clear, beautiful, healthy skin. I think Clarisonic is the answer and would love to try it, ending the battle and bringing peace to my skin.
As a long term acne suffer, I would love to be able to try out a Clarisonic Brush. Over the past twenty years, I have been picked, poked, sprayed, and yes even studied! When I was 14 years old, a dermatologist told me that he has never seen acne like mine before, and he had been practicing for over 20 years! I signed up for an acne study at a local medical school a few years ago. Needless to say, I think I got a placebo, because there was no improvement. There have been a few triumphant moments with Accutane at the age of 15, and again at the age of 30. I will say that taking the Accutane again later again in life did stop the cystic acne from forming, but I am still battling black heads, whiteheads, and old scars.
To add injury to insult, most insurance companies do not want to pay for acne medicines once you reach the age of 25. I was told that in order to get a prescription for a particular cream; I would have to submit my medical history for the past 8 years to show that I have tried other forms of treatment for my acne.
So after twenty years in the fight, I have turned to a more natural/holistic approach to improve my skin since I have been denied a prescription by my insurance company. This consists of vitamin E capsules, vitamin A capsules, clay masks, tea tree oil, lemons, and baking soda to name a few of the things I have recently tried. The online acne communities have been helpful as well. I have learned a few tips and tricks. Some have worked well, and others have not. But at this point, I am willing to try anything at least once.
I am desperately in need of a Clarisonic Brush! I have even emailed my parents and siblings to contribute to my Clarisonic fund and help me purchase one. That has been a slow process, so winning one would change my life, and give me the great skin that I have been trying to obtain for the past twenty years.
I'm the mother of a soon-to-be 11-year-old girl. She is as smart as can be, beautiful, kind, compassionate, funny, and a wonder on the basketball court. She's also different than her peers in many ways. She's much taller than her classmates, wears glasses, has started puberty, is adopted, and her gorgeous Latina skin is darker than any of her petite, blonde, fair-skinned friends. None of these things seem like that big of a deal to me. But when you're a preteen girl, you want to be just like everyone else, so all those factors put together equal one very self-conscious girl. Being taller than your teachers and having to wear a bra when you aren't even in 5th grade yet just makes those awkward tween years a little more uncomfortable.
In the past year or so her skin seems to be in overdrive, and she's self-conscious about it. She's been dealing with blackheads and the occasional blemish far longer than any of her friends, and she's embarrassed. It's hard when none of your friends are dealing with body changes and puberty yet, and you feel like you're the only kid who's going through them. Most kids are nice, but sometimes they say things thoughtlessly. And of course, there's always the occasional mean comment on the playground -- I know that will only get worse as the kids get older.
When you're raising a daughter, you want to develop healthy self-esteem. It's hard sometimes to know how to do this without seeming overly critical or hyper-focused on appearance. I don't want to be overbearing and make her feel worse, but I want her to feel motivated to look neat and clean. I've been working with her on hair and skincare, and she borrows my Clarisonic sometimes. But having her very own would make things better for her. I think she'd be more motivated to use it if it was hers alone.
I'd love to post a picture but I want to protect her privacy, so I'll refrain.
I would love to be selected as the winner of this contest, but I am certain there are lots of ladies who are just as deserving of such effective, luxurious skin care device.
I have always taken very good care of my skin and my body. I've eaten healthy, kept a healthy weight, taken vitamins and supplements, and have been consistent with my skincare regime for at least 10 years. However, despite all the good things I've done for my body, I hit the "lottery" of cancer - I was diagnosed with 2 separate cancers less than 11 months apart - breast cancer first, then colorectal cancer second. One cancer is enough; but to get a 2nd diagnosis not even 1 year later, was life-altering.
I have to be honest; when the 2nd diagnosis happened, I hit rock bottom. I was so angry and so scared; I felt betrayed by my body and I felt betrayed by life. How could someone as healthy as I was and who took such great care of myself be stricken with 2 cancers?? I was devastated and felt like there was no hope. I stopped eating as healthy. I completely stopped taking vitamins. I still took care of my skin but definitely slacked off with sunscreen and washing my face every night before going to sleep. This was not in my nature to be so lax, and I really hated being that person who felt sorry for myself. So, little by little, I learned to find a new "normal" in my life; you never are the same person after getting a cancer diagnosis. You morph into this "survivorship" mode and take each day as it comes. This is something most people who have never had to deal with cancer don't seem to realize - the surviving is almost harder than the cancer diagnosis itself.
It's been a couple of years since the 2nd diagnosis and I am thrilled to say that I am cancer-free. I thought I was a mess at the beginning, but looking back on it, I realize I was very strong, very brave and very positive-minded. It's hard to see that when you are actually going through it. And the whole experience has really turned me inside out. I feel like the Phoenix that rose from the ashes - truly! Throughout all this medical stuff, I have not been working on a regular basis. I don't have the luxury of trying lots of new skin care products because of the obvious reason of not having the extra money. But despite that, I am taking very good care of my skin with basic products and daily sunscreen. But I could really use something that will bring my skin to a better level. I've watched the demonstrations of the Clarisonic on QVC just about every time it's aired and always wanted to purchase it. But even with the easy-pay option, I just cannot afford it at this time.
I just know that if I added the Clarisonic to my skincare regime, it will really make my skin look so healthy and vibrant. I want to look and feel pretty again! And it will save me so much money because I can continue with my basis skin care regime and not have to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive creams. The Clarisonic will be my anti-aging product!
If I won this giveaway it would feel like a reward for my making it through one of life's most difficult "tests"!