This post is taking longer than usual to write, and I blame the subject itself—Clarisonic’s new Smart Profile Uplift—because it’s been occupying my right hand for the past nine minutes.
Admittedly, you’re only supposed to use the gadget for three minutes at a time, but I keep restarting the cycle because it feels so freaking good. I wonder how long the battery will last….
So far, Clarisonic’s main focus has been cleansing, ever since its first sonic-vibration face brush was launched in 2004. Now, they’re tackling anti-aging with a new massaging head designed for the Smart Profile handle.
The Firming Massage Head is triangular in shape, with a rounded knob on each of the three points. When you turn the device on, it hits a frequency of 75 Hz, which the brand claims is optimal for anti-aging benefits. Even the distance between the three knobs has been precisely calculated (and patented), so that the sound waves propagate just so.
At first glance, I wondered if the silicone head would tug on my skin (you’re meant to use the device with your favourite cream, oil, serum or mask, but I couldn’t help my concern), but it has a special coating that allows it to glide easily, even if your skincare absorbs quickly—or if you’re now on your fourth cycle…. (Replace the head every six months to keep that coating fresh.)
The instructions recommend that you start on your décolletage for 30 seconds, then when the alert buzz goes off, switch to your neck, then jawline and chin, then each cheek, and finish with your forehead, for a total of three minutes. This protocol is meant to be completed twice a day. If you’re too time-pressed though, you could stick to a quick 30 seconds on one target area.
It’s quite pleasurable to use—the soft vibrations feel more like a soothing massage which leave skin glowing as it increases circulation and drainage. After 12 weeks, Clarisonic promises an improvement across multiple signs of aging, including wrinkles, sagging, dullness and more.
If you already own the Smart Profile device, you can buy the Firming Massage Head on its own for $54. The entire Smart Profile Uplift 2-in-1 Cleansing & Firming Kit (which also includes two brush heads—one for face and one for body—as well as a gel cleanser) retails for $349 and is available online at sephora.com.shop this Story