I love the concept of the Clarisonic, I really do, and I have had about 4 versions (that I have bought and also as press samples) over the years, because I just like to have one to hand. But can my sensitive skin handle daily use of this cleansing device? No, it can’t. I have tried to use this just once a day because I love how it deep cleanses the skin but there’s no doubt that it can make me red, and at worse, break out.
Therefore I have to ration how often I use this brush. Now! I managed to get my hands of one of their 3 new brush heads – the Cashmere Cleanse, which has extra long bristles:
Released along with the Cashmere Cleanse head is the Velvet Foam Body Brush Head and the Satin Precision Contour Brush Head.
The Cashmere Cleanse has different length bristles and is supposed to cleanse deeply but gently too.
My Mia2 unit was due a head change anyway, so I threw that one away and installed this head (extremely easy to do, doesn’t really require instructions!).
The bristles feel very soft to touch.
I found this brush head to be gentler than the standard head – although that one I think cleanses more deeply, this brush feels so soft in comparison and is perfect for sensitive skins. I found it quite light on my skin and didn’t irritate it or leave any redness. With the bristles being so long, the key is not pressing too hard because you’re used to the pressure of the regular brush – it’s better when you just let it lightly cleanse your skin, I think.
I have used this every night / every other night (when I’ve work heavier make up in the day) and it really does take it all off, but without irritation. One thing I noticed that the make up I got on the brush stained it (I had a habit of cleaning my clarisonic with a soap to get the head clean, but this one doesn’t go completely white again!).
I have really liked using this new brush head, it’s very good for sensitive skins I think. People who are fine with the regular brush and like how deep cleansing/exfoliating it is might not like how gentle this one is though.