Your Skin’s Best Accessory: Clarisonic Aria

The idea of spending $200 on a tool that does what your own hands can do for free may seem illogical. But the truth is, our fingers simply can’t move at a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second like the Clarisonic Aria, ($199) which can thoroughly remove six times more makeup and two times more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands.

The innovative experts at Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, the same company that brought us the Sonicare electric toothbrush, have undoubtedly perfected the art of effective, yet gentle cleansing. In addition to four other smoothing, pore-clearing, acne fighting, micro-massaging tools, comes the newest member of the sonic family, the Clarisonic Aria. 

Not only does the Aria boast a slimmer, sleeker shape than its predecessors, it also comes complete with an air-drying stand and USB enabled charger—both features that make vacationing with this cleansing companion a breeze. What the Aria lacks in panache—the Clarisonic Mia sports a whopping 13 colors and the others in eight flashy hues—the Aria makes up for in speed, with three options that allow for cleansing customized to your skin sensitivity and personal preference. And if you’re the type that always finds themselves with a lifeless cell at the most inopportune times, you’ll love the Aria’s battery life indicator, which lets you know when you’ve got a full, medium or low battery. The adjustable timer beeps in intervals when it’s time to move areas so you’ll never have to worry if you’re spending enough time to effectively cleanse your facial skin.

After just one week of using my new Aria, I already noticed my pores seemingly smaller, my skin feeling significantly softer and even-surfaced, and post-breakout spots less visible, all signs of my skin regaining its natural elasticity and defense. Plus, other beauty products from my moisturizer to my makeup work better with my skin, a hint to my skin’s rejuvenated health. 

So the next time you find yourself typing credit card information onto a flash sale site, consider throwing a Clarisonic Aria into your cart instead, the beauty accessory sure to leave others wondering where you got that skin.