Clarisonic alpha fit
This is an excellent product. I'm a 48 year old man, and noticed the bits of the face that get moisturised and brushed in the course of shaving are noticably less aged than the parts of the face that aren't, so I thought I'd give this a go, based on a recomendation from a female friend.
It does clean out pores better than anything else I've used.
More Importantly, as a long term wet shaver, this is the best shave prep I've ever used. The key to a good wet shave is to thoroughly hydrate the beard, and this does a fantastic job of doing exactly that. A good badger shaving brush costs perhaps £70, and this is clearly better as shave prep. Better than hot towels, better than preshave creams, better than anything else I've tried. It may also reduce the wrinkling at the corners of the eyes, but that could just be wishful thinking on my part.
I can easily believe that this makes other products absorb better. I normally use a mentholated post shave cream, and you can certainly feel the difference, so presumably the cream is being absorbed better.
On a slightly dissapointing note you can't get the alpha cleanse cream separately, which is a shame, as it's good.
It's also quite relaxing to use, like a gentle facial massage.
The fact is, I've used it everyday since I got it, so it must be doing something right.
Oh, and on a minor technicality, the glossy box is make up products. Not something I'll be making use of -perhaps samples of cleaners and moisturisers for men would have a better…
Hi Darren, thanks for such a detailed review. We'd love to hear your thoughts on how you find it in a few more months.