I first got my Clarisonic Mia 2 brush before my freshman year of college. I used it religiously for a while and then stopped for an extended period of time, then picked it back up then stopped, and the cycle continued. While in New York a few weeks ago I finally pulled it back out. I wanted a little extra something to help scrub the city off my face at the end of the day and haven’t been able to put the brush back down. However, I have found myself facing a little problem. I don’t know what cleanser I want to use with it anymore.
When I first bought my brush I used the Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser that came along with it for the first month just to try it out. I also had purchased the Philosophy Purity Made Simple Gel Cleanser to use after that first month trial run. I loved the original cleanser that came with it but it was only a sample size so when I realized I didn’t like the Purity Gel Cleanser as much I just kind of toughed it out. It was recommended to me because of my oily skin but it seemed to be a little too drying (I was also using this combo on top of the Proactiv original 3-step system which was already a little drying itself). Once the gel one was all used up I went out and got the original Purity cream cleanser. I love this cleanser so much because it does such a good job of cleaning my skin without stripping it. I love using it but not as much with my Clarisonic brush since it didn’t foam up any (I secretly love the foaminess). Now that I am nearing the end of my current bottle, I am left to wonder if I want to try a completely different one or stick to the one I know.
I did a bit of looking online and asking around to see what other people prefer to get a sense of some of the other potential cleansers to try. Some of the top three were the Philosophy Purity Cleanser, Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and Origins Checks and Balances Cleanser. I have never used two of the three people preferred so I am going to get a few samples of each and see which I may prefer. They’re becoming cult cleansers so I feel like I need to at least try them at some point in my life. In the meantime I would love to know what cleansers those of you with face brushes similar like to use. I always love suggestions of things to try!