Women have been keen to promote their natural beauty and hold back the signs of ageing for centuries. There is evidence that the Ancient Egyptians used oils, depilatories and exfoliants to minimise wrinkles and give a youthful appearance; there are also records of chemicals and creams being used by the Georgians and the Victorians to whiten and smooth their skin. From this to the ultra-modern, in the form of the Clarisonic brush, it is clear that society has spent considerable time, effort and money creating methods of helping women (and men) to be proud of their appearance.
In the 21st Century, there is an entire industry dedicated to finding that elusive elixir that will keep women young and beautiful and there are many, many creams on the market that claim to do just that. Thankfully, those creams no longer include ingredients such as belladonna (a toxin used in Victorian ages).
There are no quick fixes in beauty therapy. What is needed is a lasting regime of cleansing and moisturising. Cleansing your skin with traditional creams can leave a greasy or a dry feeling before applying your moisturiser. A better alternative is to use a specialist brush that cleanses deep into the pores to get rid of excess grease and dirt that inevitably builds up during the day. The use of sonic technology that has been so effectively used in cleaning teeth has been modified and adapted to be applied to face cleansing. Clarisonic has developed a cleansing brush that oscillates to rid your face of dirt and grease, using sound waves to do so in a non-invasive and painless manner.
The Clarisonic brush gets rid of blackheads, caused by pores being blocked by grease and dirt, and helps to improve skin’s appearance without causing irritation that some people with sensitive skin might experience with cream cleansers or other cleansing techniques.
Brand owner, L’Oréal’s research shows that using the Clarisonic brush is six times better than washing skin by hand and by making the pores appear smaller and eliminating spots, it improves the overall appearance of skin. Skincare continues to develop but the use of sound wave technology in the Clarisonic brush is certainly well worth the investment. It is certainly selling well at Harrods.