Clarisonic Smart Profile is the latest sonic handheld battery-powered makeup remover from Clarisonic that touts newfangled technology they claim will help make your skin even more clear, clean, soft, and beautiful. They state it’s easier, more powerful, and smarter than other facial buffers and claim studies show it works 11x better than removing dirt and makeup with a normal washcloth. 

The Clarisonic Smart Profile Pitch & How it Works

Clarisonic are the inventors of the so-called “sonic” makeup brushes and Sonic Profile is the newest incarnation. They claim it has a sonic frequency of 300 movements per second, the vibration of which helps dislodge stubborn particles. In addition they state they’ve embedded a microchip in the rotating brush head that indicates when it needs replacing. They cite a number of clinical studies and consumer stats that they claim show the effectiveness of Clarisonic Products on your skin. 

Clarisonic Smart Profile Costs:

$265, which includes free shipping. Clarisonic Smart Profile also comes with a 90-day money back guarantee (minus return shipping) and a 3-year warranty. 

Bottom Line: Is Clarisonic Smart Profile a “Smart” Buy?

There is no doubt about the reputation of Clarisonic, as their products are used and sold by salons, spas, and skin care professionals. The Clarisonic Smart Profile adds a few bells and whistles including “turbo” mode and “smart” technology that lets it “communicate” between brush head and handle.

The question is: does it really work better than using a plain old washcloth with warm water? If you believe Clarisonic’s studies, the answer, of course, is yes. However, it should be noted that all the studies listed on their website had a) a very small number of participants b) were performed by the company itself and c) contain very little information about how the tests were conducted.

The Beauty Brains, a website which promises that “real scientists answer your beauty questions” devoted an entire podcast to sonic brushes and tried to find independent proof of their effectiveness. Their conclusion: those with normal skin would probably not see heightened benefit from using a sonic brush, but people with certain skin conditions might.

That said, many women enjoy pampering their face and these brushes are generally safe for your skin, if used in moderation. (Some reports say if you buff too much or have sensitive skin you could do more harm than good.)

Clarisonic Smart Profile generally receives 4-or-5 star ratings from consumers, although there have been complaints about this new model toppling over in its stand). But remember, this is the “Rolls Royce” of sonic brushes and it’s going to set you back $265.

Let us know what you thin of Clarisonic Smart Profile or sonic brushes in general below!