So when John Lewis asked me if I'd like to try one of their range of Clarisonic products, the eye specific Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System, I seem to recall replying to the email rather quickly….and after a few days, here's what arrived:
The box contained a pebble shaped Clarisonic machine, charger, carry bag, spare heads, full instructions and 50ml of Clarisonic Anti-Ageing Sea Serum, which is a clear, gel cream with little or no scent that promises to target wrinkles around the eye area.The instructions are to put a squirt of gel onto the head of the Opal (which is dipped and holds just the right amount of gel) and switch it on, while holding to the boned area around your eye - not near the eye. It vibrates for 30 seconds while you circle it and then switches itself off. Fool proof! The head is nothing like the cleansing Clarisonics - it's made of a very soft rubber so as not to damage the delicate skin around your eye.
|Updated to answer all the nail questions. |
My nails are Gelish dark plum with some glitter on the ring fingers. If you're based in Belfast, pop over to Bliss Nails on Facebook and ask to be friends. Only costs £10!
While the deeper wrinkles are still there, the skin around my eyes does look less crepey and my dark circles are not as obvious. Co-incidence or not, two different people on two separate occasions in the past week have told me I look younger!
But for me, the key here is that his reluctant eye-cream user has found a fun yet effective way to look after the skin around my eyes and if I can prevent any more wrinkles developing, I'll happily take what I have so far into my 40's.
In return for doing this review, John Lewis gave me a voucher to spend on some make-up for the Christmas season. I used it to invest in a John Lewis own brand eye-shadow brush, a liquid eyeliner from Rituals and Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising Foundation (seriously, THE best foundation out there).
So tell me - have you ever used a Clarisonic, either a cleanser one or this Opal system for the eyes? I'd love to hear about your experience. Having used the Opal and read The Online Stylist's review of her Mia System, I'm wondering if the latter might make the perfect Christmas present…hint, hint!
Disclaimer - The Clarisonic was provided to me to test, free of charge. Additionally, I was given skincare vouchers as a thank you for testing the product for 6 weeks. I was not paid to write this post - just asked to blog honestly about the product.