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XP: Clarisonic - To Buy or not to buy?

Hi all, I am hoping you can give me some advice.
I was looking at purchasing a Clarisonic. I don't have horrible skin, but I seem to have some blackheads mostly on my nose that do not want to go away for anything (and I have tried lots of treatments, both at home and professional). Anyone that has experience with a Clarisonic: Would this help me to rid my face of blackheads? Also, are less expensive Clarisonic type products (such as the Olay has something similiar, for instance) just as good?
Thanks for any insight!
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Re: XP: Clarisonic - To Buy or not to buy?

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    I LOVE my clarisonic.  I will intermittently stop using it because it does add time to your regimen, and every time I do I look at my face a few weeks later and am like, ugh, why did I stop.  I find that it mostly freshens up and evens out my skin tone.  I feel younger when I use it.  I don't have a lot of blackheads so I can't comment on that.  

    Things to know - it can cause a little bit of a breakout in the first 1-2 weeks that you use it - this clears up, so don't give up.  And don't start using it right before a special event.  Also, I think they have a 30 day return policy (might be longer) so if you shell out the money and don't like it you can return it for a full refund.  You just have to make sure to buy it directly from them or from an authorized reseller (not amazon).  Also, the brush heads are pretty expensive (like $25 each) and you have to replace them every 3 months, which is an annoying added expense.

    If you want something that also freshens up your skin and does a great job clearing out blackheads, I HIGHLY recommend this mud mask:

    Make sure you get the supermud clearing treatment (in the white tub) and NOT the one in the black tub.  It is kind of expensive but lasts for about 10 masks and is great.
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    Great! Thanks for the tips. I am going to stop by Sephora this weekend and will definitely have my eyes open for that! In regards to the Clarisonic, I think I am also sold :)
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    You probably bought it already, but I figured I'd give this advice for lurkers. I've had blackheads on my nose for years and wanted to buy a clarisonic. Before making such an investment and to ensure I actually liked brushes, I bought a cheap manual facial brush, used it for about 6 seconds on each side of my nose and the bridge of my nose for four days, and the blackheads disappeared! The brush cost me $3! 
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    NOOO if you have fair or sensitive skin avoid that thing like the plague! I used it the lowest setting with the delicate brush sensitive cleanser and barely touching my face and 6 months later I am still dealing with the broken capillaries/veins it caused around my nose. There are several stories like mine out there. I used it properly and with a super light touch it was terrible for me.
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