In our recent interview with Sara Paxton, we asked her about her favorite beauty product. And the sincere actress excitedly went on...and on...and on about a vibrating face brush called the Clarisonic Mia ($149, clarisonic.com). “I got it last year and I’m obsessed with it. I use it every day and ever since I got it, I haven’t gotten a zit, so it’s kind of amazing!,” Sara says.
If you haven’t heard of the Clarisonic, here’s the deal: The brush is based on the same idea as your electric toothbrush. Its soft bristles gently rotate at 300 movements per second (in fact, you can’t actually see how fast they’re really moving without shining a strobe light on them). Massaging your face with these vibrating bristles help lift more makeup, oil, and grime out of your pores than you normally could washing with your hands. Plus, getting all that gunk out makes pores smaller, and helps skin absorb a good-for-you skincare formula (like a serum or moisturizer) afterwards.
More importantly: If this thing can really clear up our skin for good, like Sara swears it does, then we’re sold too.