It seems that everything is about the glow lately. And I have to admit, it is harder to come by for me. My skin tends to irritate and beam redness more than glow. But I will not end the fight. While nothing has really blown me away in a while, the return of my Clarisonic to my routine has impressed me. And as a refresh, I added their new brush set to get it back in working order.
These brush heads are some of the most popular in Clarisonic’s range. Radiance Brush Head is built with fine and soft bristles that fight dullness and are gentle on skin – helpful for skin like mine prone to redness. The Revitalizing Cleanse Brush Head also has fine bristles but works against signs of aging. The highlight of the set it is cleanser – it is foaming, my favorite. But still creamy.
Have a mom who loves her Clarisonic? Great last minute Mother’s Day idea! Available at Sephora.
I’m newly infatuated with cleansing sponges. While I will never get rid of my Clarisonic, I can’t help but experiment with these gentle, natural cleaning inventions. While I first heard of this one, Dr. Sponge landed on my desk and I must say I am hooked.
Dr. Sponge is all-natural and biodegradable made from plant fibers – yay for being so sustainable. These sponges were originally designed for babies and those with ultra-sensitive skin. They make for a great alternative to the Clarisonic for those who experience redness while using the device. So how do they work? The plant used to make the sponge, Konjac, is native to Asia and packed with vitamins and minerals. So, while it cleanses it delivers nutrients, improving the look of skin. Konjac is also slightly alkaline so it balances acidity in the skin.
I’ve been using mine night and day and I love how it can remove makeup like a champ. My skin feels cleansed but not tight thanks to the toning ability of the sponge. I like using it with my own cleanser that I am testing, but you can also cleanse with it on its own. Massage skin in a circular motion, squeeze out water and use it to dry the skin (the drying step doesn’t work quite as well when you have a bunch of your own cleanser in there).
There are seven different “formulas” of the Dr. Sponge Facial Cleansing Sponge. I’ve been trying Pearl Powder and Green Tea. Both have no scent, but are loaded with ingredients to help with specific skin care concerns. The Pearl Powder can clear and balance skin, leaving it brightened and revitalized. I love the healthy glow I get after using it. Green Tea is packed with anti-oxidants to rid skin of free radicals. It also has great hydrating properties.
The also make body cleansing sponges which I certainly have my eye on to try out next. Available at flight001.com and drsponge.com.
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