Oil slicks, rough terrain, uneven texture, cracks and crevices, dry patches. What I am describing? No, its not the wilderness or desert, it is my 30 something face.
When I was in my twenties, I never gave a second thought to my skin. I sometimes took of my makeup before going to bed, and even possibly used a moisturizer. It was really no big worry. I would have the occasional pimple, but nothing a good concealer couldn't take care of. Fast forward ten years and two babies later. Oh my gosh, maintenance on my face has become a full time job.
A few years ago, I started to notice fine lines setting in. The breakouts would come more frequently. This last year, I have noticed a huge change and not for the good. I have been using Philosophy products for several years, and I am a true Philosophy Girl. Still my skin is just lacking the radiance I had in my 20's.
So, I have been watching the buzz around a product called Clarisonic. At first, I couldn't justify the $200 price tag that accompanied a tool to help clean your face. I heard celebrities rave about it, beauty editors dedicating articles to it, and of course QVC running hour long shows on this one product. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that QVC had a Today's Special Value for the Clarisonic. I said to myself, if it around a $100, I'll try it. The Clarisonic Mia (the smaller version) appeared for $125. I made the decision to purchase it, and figured I had QVC's money back guarantee.
My Mia arrived a week ago. I charged it and that night cleansed my face. I'll be honest, no noticeable difference on the first use, except for the amount of make-up it removed. A week later I have noticed a change in the texture and smoothness of my skin. I have also notice the appearance of pores and "black heads" on my nose are diminishing. I'm hooked. The Clarisonic stays and hopefully a new start to better skin.
I know it is a considered purchase. I also just realize I have outed myself to my husband as to how much it is :o) Hopefully he won't be too mad, considering it will make me look better, right? It's also on easy pay, so not that much of a hit on the credit card every month. I definitely think it would make a lovely present for a birthday or the holidays.
Here's a picture of mine in the pink paisley. Oh, and notice the new Vera Bradley cosmetic bag behind it, in Twirly Bird Pink.