The Clarisonic Aria- is it worth the money?

I am fanatical about looking after my skin. I really dream about having the perfect celeb skin and I am constantly trying new products in order to achieve this. One of the newest skin devices on the block, the Clarisonic Aria, aims to help improve your skin by aiding deep exfoliation. It is described as a "sonic skin" cleaning system. It aims to cleanse skin 6X better than manual cleansing and help reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines & wrinkles meaning that makeup sits better and products absorb better. The device "pulses" rather than rotating like people often expect. 

I bought a Clarisonic Mia over 2 years ago and it is still growing strong (and is now being used by my mother). The kind people at Clarisonic gifted me with a new Clarisonic Aria to see what I thought of the device. There have been many dupes appear on the market over the past few months and I have tested this throughly so I can give you a fair review. Firstly, I prefer this to the Clarisonic Mia. The Aria feels much nicer to hold in your hand and it feels much more sturdy. The Aria also has three adjustable speeds which is also different from the Mia, along with a timer for 1 minute so that you don't get carried away! I have been using my Aria about twice weekly, usually on the highest setting. I have found that this is the best amount to use it for me as I would be prone to dryness in areas and using it anymore than this can aggrevate things. I use the Clarisonic as a skin treat rather than a daily cleansing device. I believe this is how it should be seen as it could be too abrasive if over-used. I use the Aria with usually a gel based cleanser and follow this with an acid toner.

I have found that my skin texture has really improved. My pores and blackheads have greatly reduced and I think the Clarisonic is great to actually draw out any acne/spots which I currently have. It has helped to keep my skin in great condition and feeling smoother.

The Clarisonic Aria currently retails for £155 and I think it is worth it. It's the price of 3 good facials and it allows you to have a facial, deep cleansing experience at home. 

There is now a Clarisonic counter in House of Fraser Belfast- make sure to go check the numerous devices out for yourself!