CLARISONIC

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CLARISONIC SKINCARE BRUSH

WHAT IS THE CLARISONIC? 

Developed by a team led by the primary inventor of the Sonicare® toothbrush, CLARISONIC® is an innovative skincare brush used to cleanse the skin. 


WHY IS IT UNIQUE? 

CLARISONIC is the latest innovation in advanced skincare. The sonic technology works with the natural elasticity of the skin to provide gentle daily cleansing. Oscillating back and forth at a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second, it creates a flexing action between the outer and inner brushes that works deeply and gently to loosen dirt and oil from pores. 


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CLARISONIC? 

• More than six times as effective as manual cleansing 

• Helps increase product absorption 

• Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 

• Helps reduce blemishes, dry patches and oily areas 

• Leaves skin feeling and looking smoother 

• Gentle enough for daily use 


HAS IT BEEN DERMATOLOGIST TESTED? 

Yes, and it is being recommended and used to augment in-office treatments by skincare professionals (dermatologists, plastic and cosmetic surgeons, and aestheticians). 


IS THIS A MICRODERMABRASION PRODUCT? 

No. Microdermabrasion products abrade the skin and are not meant for daily use. CLARISONIC uses sonic oscillation and the skin's natural elasticity to clean gently, deeply and thoroughly, and can be used twice daily.

Using the CLARISONIC

HOW DO I USE THE CLARISONIC? 

Prior to first use, charge for 24 hours. Prior to use, remove eye makeup. Wet the face with warm water and apply cleanser. Wet the CLARISONIC brush head with warm water, place the brush head on your forehead, press the power button and gently move the brush in circular movements across the face. We recommend that you cleanse for 20 seconds on the forehead, 20 seconds on the nose/mouth and 10 seconds on each cheek. When you are finished, rinse the brush and place back in the charger. Refer to the User Guide for additional information on power levels and timer settings. 


HOW OFTEN CAN IT BE USED? 

CLARISONIC is gentle enough for use twice daily and should be used as part of your daily skincare regimen. 


WHAT TYPE OF CLEANSER SHOULD I USE? 

The CLARISONIC cleanser is optimized for use with the CLARISONIC, but you can use any non-abrasive cleanser. 


CAN I USE CLARISONIC IN THE SHOWER OR BATHTUB? 

Your CLARISONIC handle is waterproof for use in the shower or bathtub. As with any electrical device, DO NOT use the CLARISONIC charging cradle while bathing, or where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. See the User Guide for more information. 


CAN IT BE USED ON SENSITIVE SKIN? 

Yes, and the CLARISONIC kit also includes a sensitive skin brush. If you use another cleanser, test it with the CLARISONIC on your forearm prior to using it on your face. Some cleansers, including those with acids, may irritate your skin when used with the CLARISONIC Skincare Brush.* 


*Consult your skincare professional. Do NOT use CLARISONIC with mechanical exfoliants such as those containing microbeads and shells. 


CAN I USE THE CLARISONIC IF I HAVE MATURE SKIN? 

CLARISONIC is designed for use with most skin types. 


CAN I USE THE CLARISONIC IF I HAVE ACNE OR IF I HAVE OTHER SKIN CONDITIONS?

If you are under a doctor's care for any skin condition, or if you have or think you may have a skin condition, consult your physician. 


Do NOT use the CLARISONIC if you: 

• Have heightened skin allergies 

• Have an extreme sunburn 

• Have open wounds or open lesions 

• Are taking medication that can cause skin sensitivity* 

• Have recently had a facial cosmetic procedure* 

• Have pustular acne or serious sensitive-skin disorders and/or infections* 


*Unless recommended by a skincare professional.

CUSTOMIZING THE CLARISONIC

WHICH POWER SETTING AND BRUSH HEAD SHOULD I USE FOR MY SKIN TYPE? 

The CLARISONIC is designed for use with most skin types. Your skin is constantly changing—due to its dynamic nature, you may want to use different power levels, brush heads and a shorter or longer duration. The CLARISONIC is packaged with the Sensitive brush head (white plastic base) installed. The Normal brush head (grey plastic base) is also included. We recommend that you first use your CLARISONIC with the Sensitive brush head at the low power level for a one-minute duration (this is the factory setting). Then you can customize it for your skin type with different brush heads, power settings and T-TIMER durations. 


HOW DO I ADJUST THE POWER LEVEL? 

CLARISONIC has one, two or three power levels, depending on the model. Refer to the User Guide for more information. 


HOW DO I ADJUST THE DURATION TIME

CLARISONIC features a proprietary one-minute T-TIMER™ that beeps and pauses momentarily to indicate it is time to move to another part of your face. CLARISONIC is factory set with a one-minute duration. Refer to the User Guide for more information. 


CAN I SHARE BRUSH HEADS? 

It is recommended that you do not share a brush head with another individual. Do not share brushes if you or any other CLARISONIC users have any skin conditions.

CARING FOR THE CLARISONIC

HOW DO I CLEAN MY CLARISONIC? 

Once a week, wash the brush head and the handle separately using warm soapy water to remove any residue buildup. The handle is sealed and fully waterproof. NEVER attempt to open the brush handle for any reason. To dry the bristles after use, rub the brush head against a towel for 5-10 seconds while the CLARISONIC is powered on. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners or chemicals to clean any part of the CLARISONIC. DO NOT put any part of the CLARISONIC in a dishwasher. UNPLUG the charging cradle before you clean it. After unplugging the cradle, wipe it with a soft, damp cloth. DO NOT immerse the cradle in water. 


HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHARGE MY CLARISONIC? 

The CLARISONIC can be used for up to 30 minutes before it needs recharging. If the CLARISONIC is used for 30 or more minutes without being charged, the brush handle will beep immediately following the brushing cycle to alert you to place it in the cradle for charging. 


HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPLACE THE BRUSH HEAD? 

The CLARISONIC brush heads should be replaced every three to four months as the bristles become fatigued and less effective over time.

OTHER QUESTIONS

CAN I USE THE CLARISONIC IF I HAVE A PACEMAKER? 

CLARISONIC is believed to be safe for use with many common pacemakers. If you have any questions, consult your physician or pacemaker manufacturer prior to use. 


CAN I USE A CONVERTER WITH THE CLARISONIC FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL? 

For information on voltage converters for international travel, refer to the CLARISONIC User Guide.