I have been intrigued by the Clarisonic Skin Cleanser, but was put off by its $250 price tag. Its not that I didn’t think I was worth the money– I didn’t know if the machine was that special. At a health and beauty trade show ( HBA) this year, the Clarisonic was offered at a special show price and I was in. When I finally got around to trying it, it was after I had used a wide range of skin care tools. After lasers, IPL, Pelleve and glycolic peels, I was doubtful that a little home machine could make much of a difference. I was wrong.
Clarisonic cleansed and polished my skin– but was gentle enough so that I could use Retin A an hour later. It can … Continue Reading… →
True story. Several years ago, I was recruited to do an in-store event for a popular exfoliating scrub. The plan was to set up a mini spa in a Wal-Mart in suburban Arizona. I was not really looking forward to it. I had just finished a before and after project for a publisher and the results were pretty awful with the befores looking better than the afters. Now I was facing a crowd of real women who expected results.
It only got worse when I had to wear a little white lab coat with my name stitched on the breast pocket. As the facialists went to work, I tried to hide behind the bags of dog food that flanked the temporary spa. They were offering a very basic facial that consisted of an exfoliating scrub, warm compresses, a peel -off mask and ending with a toner. As I watched the treatments, … Continue Reading… →