If you are looking for a cleansing device, I found your next best grooming mate!
You live in a city where your skin is exposed to pollution, a stressing environment? You’ve had an intense session at the gym, you were running all day at work? Or you simply want to feel a soft and clean skin after a heavy weekend? Well, this product is made for you.
WHAT IS CLARISONIC ALPHA FIT?
It is a cleansing device engineered specifically for men’s skin. This product can be used for both face skin and beard:
- It helps reduce the appearance of pores by clearing away dirt, sweat, oil and impurities.
- It helps clean and soften your bears (3-day beard or longer beard), and works to prep your face to help get a closer shave.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Alpha FIT is a great product from a technical perspective. The Clarisonic technology has been patented, the device oscillates at a frequency that produces over 300 movements per second. The flexing action works to loosen dirt and oil, removing impurities from pores and preparing the skin to help get a closer shave or cleaner beard.
WHAT IS THE RESULT?
I can definitely say you have 2 major results. On the short-term, meaning just after using Alpha FIT, your skin will feel very soft and clean, and you will have a softer beard if your partner is always complaining about your prickly beard. On the long run, after few weeks, your skin will look cleaner, smoother and healthier.
WHY WOULD YOU BUY IT?
I have to be honest with you, before acquiring this product, I was not really convinced and looking at the price, I was waiting for a very good reason for buying Alpha FIT. Little did I know few month later (December 2016) it would be under my Christmas tree…
So, what choice did I have? When I opened it, I was surprised to see how easy to use this product is. Only 2 buttons, and everything included in the pack. If you don’t have any facial cleanser, don’t worry as an Alpha Cleanse sample is included; quite a good cleanser actually with aloe, caffeine and ginseng. A good mix to boost and energize your skin.
After the first use, I was already convinced this product would be my next best grooming friend. You only need to use it for approximately 1 minute, so a very quick and effective process. If you are like me and enjoy a good long shower, you can even use it in the shower as the device is fully waterproof.
As I have quite a sensitive skin, I was a bit concerned with the effect of the oscillations and the fact it could get my skin even drier. However, the device is very gentle, and the two-speed setting will help you moderate the intensity.
The other good thing is that any cleanser gel can be used with Alpha FIT, so you don’t need to spend extra money on a Clarisonic product, you can use your own favourite.
Design, very easy to use and waterproof device
Gentle cleansing can be used with any cleansing gel
Very effective to soften the skin, make it looks cleaner and erase the blackheads
The product is advertised to use ‘on the go’, but they do not provide a protector case to take it with you in your luggage.
The battery could be enhanced, you can expect your device working for a bit more than 1 week before charging it.
SO, IS IT WORTH IT?
In a nutshell, I would definitely recommend buying Clarisonic Alpha FIT. The price is high, to be honest, and you need to replace the brush head approximately every 3 or 4 months, but in terms of results, my skin definitely feels really soft, it looks purer and cleaner. If you have blackheads, it will help reduce the appearance, especially on the noise. It will also help to get rid of the dead skin if you have a dry skin. On the contrary, if you have an oily skin, you will feel the difference and the oil will be removed as your face gets purified. Make sure you buy the right cleanser gel, I personally use the Shiseido for men.
HOW TO USE IT?
When you will receive your Clarisonic Alpha FIT, you should expect the below features:
- Alpha FIT Compact Facial Cleansing Brush
- Alpha FIT Men’s Daily Cleanse Brush Head
- Alpha Cleanser
- Battery/Charging cradle
To start using your Alpha FIT, you need to insert the brush head on top of the cleaning device. Then, make sure you are charging your device at least 3 hours so it is fully charged for the first use. To charge it, you simply need to place the cleansing brush on the cradle, it will then vibrate and a sound will let you know the charging is in process.
Once it is charged, you need to apply your cleansing gel on top of the head brush.
Then, press the ON/OFF button (the lower one) and the brush will start oscillating. Note that the oscillations are not specifically visible.
2 Speed Settings (Delicate and Power Cleanse) are available, in the example below, you can see the number ‘1’ which indicates the program ‘delicate’ is on.
I use Setting 1mostly for the forehead and nose during 60 seconds as per the below break down:
- 20 secs – forehead and nose
- 20 secs – upper lip, chin and cheeks
- 20 secs – neck
The marketing team at Clarisonic actually did a great job summarising the steps to use the product here.
Price and where to buy it:
I would definitely recommend buying this product either on Clarisonic website or on the Boots website. If you do so, both retailers will apply the 2-year warranty policy on your device. However, if you buy it via Amazon, I know it is less expensive so you might be tempted, you should know the warranty won’t apply and therefore if you have any issue with the product, you won’t be able to get a new one.
With regards to the extra head brush, you can buy it anywhere it is not a problem.
For any extra brush head, you can find it on Boots website for £23
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