Come clean with Clarisonic

by Rachel Duggan

Come clean with Clarisonic

We all get into bad makeup habits every now and again. (I’m looking at you, 2-year-old eye shadow.) But today we’re talking about the right way to cleanse off that makeup. For the planet and your skin, you should think about quitting cleansing wipes and single-use make-up removers once and for all.

Why? We’ll break it down and help you come clean with Clarisonic.

Why are makeup wipes bad for you?

First, they’re actually pretty bad for your skin. According to 100% Pure, “Most makeup wipes are either made from or contain non-biodegradable plastic and synthetic [fibres] such as polyester, polypropylene, or rayon. The types of ingredients used in makeup wipes can be unfriendly to your skin. Most of them contain fragrances, chemical preservatives, alcohol, and surfactants that will not be rinsed away when you're done. This can not only be drying for your [skin] but the rubbing action and pressure itself to remove makeup can irritate your skin.” Just washing your face with a cleanser, water and your hands is more gentle. But it’s not as effective. For soft, thorough cleansing you’ll want an advanced tool like the Clarisonic.

How many makeup wipes are thrown away in a year?

Over 11 BILLION makeup wipes are binned every year. That’s enough to reach the top of the Eiffel Tower every single day. And they all end up in landfills where most take over 100 years to biodegrade. Wet wipes of all kinds make up 93% of the sewer blockages we see each year. That’s costly for our public services and for our environment. That should be enough on its own to get you to consider other alternatives like a flannel, reusable makeup towelette or makeup cleansing brush system.

Why is Clarisonic better than makeup wipes?

CURRENTBODY is now the only global retailer of the famous Clarisonic skincare devices. So, we know a thing or two about their many benefits. First, without a single-use element, they are much better for the environment. Their bespoke brush heads are designed to clean different areas of the face and body so you get an effective clean without any skin damage. And they just clean way better than manual cleansing alone without any of the drying chemicals found in makeup wipes.

Before and after results from cleaning face with Clarisonic sonic brush versus manual cleansing

How regularly can I use Clarisonic?

It’s designed to give you a gentle clean every single day. So, if you just replace the time in your routine when you would have used makeup wipes with a Clarisonic cleanse, you’ll be helping the planet and your skin. In just a minute -morning and night- lift makeup, dirt, debris and oil from your skin way better than simple washing ever could.

Does Clarisonic remove makeup?

Yes - It cleanses six times better than your hands with soap alone. And it doesn’t take any longer than using a makeup wipe, really. Just pop your favourite cleanser on the damp brush head and let the device do all the work. And with several Clarisonic devices to choose from, there’s bound to be one you’ll love.

Ready to make the switch from makeup wipes to more advanced and planet-friendly cleansing? We’re here to answer any questions you might have about the Clarisonic range.

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