You may recall back in April, I mentioned that I purchased a Clarisonic. Here is a photo of a Clarisonic in case you have no idea what I'm talking about (they come in white, but of course, I got the pink one).
I purchased mine at Ulta and they allow you to use it for 60 days and if you don't like it, then you can return it no questions asked. It is kind of pricey, but I figured that the 60 day "insurance" was good enough to figure out whether I really thought the darn thing was worth the outlay of cash. In addition, Ulta frequently has 20% off coupons and I purchased when I had one of those.
I am at my 60 days and have decided that it's a keeper (well, I really decided this about day 15). I can't say that my skin is flawless all the time, but it is more even in tone and less flaky in my dry areas and just generally better. I notice that my make-up goes on much smoother too. I used to have great skin, but either age or stress that comes with living in the real world turned all that around post law school. I have gone out more days without full make-up in the past 60 days, than I have in the past 8 years (though this is still very few because, well, I love my make-up).
I'm not trying to twist your arm into taking the clarisonic plunge. It is a big investment and one that you have to maintain too (you have to replace the brushes approx. every 90 days and they cost about $25 each). I'm just updating because I've had several people inquire about how I was liking it. I love it! I even hauled the thing to Mexico because I couldn't be separated from it for that many days (of course I carried the darn thing in my carry-on because I couldn't bare the thought of it getting lost or stolen).