I’ve been using the Clarisonic Opal for a week and at first I was all thumbs. I had to read the instructions several times before I felt comfortable to try it. It is not like any other device that I had used and I’m especially anxious about using anything around my eyes.
The oval device has a little nubbin that you fill with serum. This pale amber gel had a number of interesting ingredients which had some good science behind them. These included world class antioxidants including green tea and resveratrol and marine peptides, vitamin C to brighten the skin and glycosaminoglycans ( what a mouthful) for firmness.
The Clarisonic instructions were very specific to follow the rim of the eye socket and not to use the device on the … Continue Reading… →
Now that I have embarked on an all out attack on my puffy eyes and dark circles I charged the Clarisonic Opal treatment disk and per their directions, prepared to patch tested the serum on the inside of my arm. But when I squeezed out a few drops, it was a sludgy amber colored goo rather than the clear gel that I had seen in the samples. In addition, the container seemed practicallyempty, although I had just opened it. Something was wrong.
I went back to Sephora to buy a replacement. But when I explained the situation to sales associate and asked which one I should get, she went to speak to her manager. After looking at my serum, the manager went to a drawer and replaced the cartridge free of charge. I was blown away. … Continue Reading… →
Since I have seven, count ’em seven signs of aging, I don’t want to buy beauty care products I don’t need. So as I was assembling my beauty tool kit I hesitated before buying eye creams. Do we really need separate products for the eyes? The simple answer is YES– but for reasons that may surprise you. The skin around the eyes is thinner and more vulnerable to just about everything– sunlight, irritation, allergies, infection, aging and discoloration. Problems arise here earlier and tend to be more obvious.
To both prevent and relieve these issues, the eye area needs extra protection but milder formulations. Ingredients such as alcohol, Vitamin C, fruit acids, even Retin A need to be in lower concentration.
The eye area is also more vulnerable to infection from bacteria and mold that can build up in skin care products. This is why eye area products tend to come in very … Continue Reading… →