The Best Cleansers to Use with a Clarisonic
Want to know which are the best cleansers to use with a Clarisonic cleansing brush? You’re in luck! Below we share a few options for your next Clarisonic cleanse!
Assuming you’re up to speed on the latest and greatest ways to achieve clean skin, you likely already know about (or own) a Clarisonic cleansing brush. These devices can remove makeup and impurities six times—and even up to 11 times with some brushes!—better than hands alone. And while it's clear a Clarisonic brush can quickly elevate your skin care routine, it comes as no surprise that one of the most frequently asked questions regarding the cleansing tool—in addition to how it should be used—is, "What face or body cleanser is best to use with a Clarisonic?" But, like with everything skin care there's not a one-size-fits-all answer.
Fact is, the type of cleanser you use—whether you pair it with a Clarisonic or not—matters...a lot. You might be getting away with using any ol’ cleanser that’s not formulated for your skin type (or your skin concerns for that matter) but we’re calling it sheer luck. You see, the difference between using a well-formulated cleanser for your specific skin type and one that’s, well…not, can be anything from irritated skin to a dry, lifeless complexion. Don’t you want your skin to get clean in the best way possible? That’s what we thought. So grab your cleansing brush and reach for one of our picks of the best cleansers to use with your Clarisonic—based on your skin type—below.
FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN: VICHY NORMADERM GEL CLEANSER
As one one of the top skin care concerns for both teens and adults, acne can be tough to deal with. Tougher still is finding a cleanser to help you cleanse your acne-prone skin. This ultra-gentle cleansing gel from Vichy fits the bill. It's formulated with salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and LHA to help purify pores and remove excess sebum to lessen the possibility of new skin imperfections. Skin is left feeling soft, velvety, and ultra-clean.
Vichy Normaderm Gel Cleanser, $18 MSRP
FOR OILY SKIN: LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR GEL
Want to help reduce excess oil on your skin without causing over-drying? Pair your Clarisonic with La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Gel. The formula—with zinc pidolate—helps to purify skin and remove excess oil from the skin’s surface while respecting the skin’s natural pH balance. (Interested in learning more about the skin's pH? We asked our consulting dermatologist to shed some light on the importance of your skin's pH and share her answers here.)
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel, $19.99 MSRP
FOR NORMAL SKIN: SKINCEUTICALS SIMPLY CLEAN
Normal skin types have it a bit easier than their oily, combination, and acne-prone counterparts when it comes to choosing skin care products. One of our favorite cleansers for normal skin is SkinCeuticals Simply Clean. The gel cleanser formula boasts a hydroxy acid blend with botanical extracts—chamomile and aloe, to be exact—to help smooth out rough skin texture and gently remove impurities, excess oil, and makeup.
SkinCeuticals Simply Clean, $34 MSRP
FOR MEN: BIOTHERM CLEANSING GEL
Clarisonic’s Alpha Fit brush is engineered to clean men’s thicker, oilier skin. Pair yours with Biotherm’s Cleansing Gel for men. The formula thoroughly cleanses and rids skin of impurities so it’s adequately prepped for shaving. No greasy residue, just clean, fresh skin.
Biotherm Cleansing Gel, $28 MSRP
FOR DRY, SENSITIVE SKIN: CLARISONIC GENTLE HYDRO CLEANSER
Did you know that Clarisonic offers its own range of specially-formulated facial and body cleansers to pair with its devices? These formulas are suited for a wide variety of skin types and concerns. If dry, sensitive skin is one of yours, reach for the brand’s Gentle Hydro Cleanser. The non-foaming cleansing milk—formulated with algae and aloe vera gel, vitamin E, and Japanese green tea—can remove impurities while soothing and comforting sensitive skin. To use, apply the cleanser directly onto moistened skin or to a damp Clarisonic cleansing brush and massage in gentle, circular motions.
Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser, $25 MSRP
FOR ALL SKIN TYPES: KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL CLEANSER
Maybe you do prefer a one-size-fits-all approach to your skin care routine and if that's the case reach for this cleanser from Kiehl's This mild cleanser is specially formulated with a sugar-derived glycoside foaming agent to thoroughly cleanse skin and remove makeup without over-drying or stripping skin of its natural oils. The formula—with effective emollients squalane, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E, and avocado oil—dissolves excess oil, dirt, and debris.
This cleanser works so well with a Clarisonic that the brands partnered up to create a limited edition kit—dubbed Clarisonic Smart Profile Kiehl’s Skin Reviving Essentials Set. The set includes a Clarisonic Smart Profile brush—the brush that can work on both face and body and cleanses 11 times better than hands—a 1 oz. tube of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, a 2.2 oz. tube of Kiehl’s Liquid Body Cleanser in Grapefruit, and more! For more information on the collaboration and to purchase, click here. Remember: The set is only available for a short time, so be sure not to miss out!
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, $19.50 MSRP
FOR BODY: CLARISONIC REFINING SKIN POLISH
The skin on your body deserves some sonic cleansing love too! Pair your Clarisonic Smart Profile device with this invigorating body scrub infused with jojoba beads, acai fruit oil and grape seed extract. The polish helps soften rough, dry skin so that creams and self-tanners are better (and more evenly) absorbed.
Clarisonic Refining Skin Polish, $25 MSRP
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