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Old 11-28-2006, 05:29 PM   #21
 
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I have found that the biore poor strips do absolutely nothing for me as well. So, how much is this clarisonic brush? I have the worst time with blackheads. Right now I just started Black soap from www.nasabb.com so far it hasn't agravated, but its been 2 days. I also may be trying OCM soon. ~~jax
I googled the brush. It seems to only be available as part of a starting kit that includes a charging base, two brush heads, and a bottle of face cleanser. For the low, low price of $195!

People seem to have such mixed results with the OCM. I'd be interested in trying it, but half the people who've done it have horror stories about clogged pores and massive breakouts. Any advice for doing it right (especially if you had these problems at first, but fixed them)? I don't get blackheads, and breakouts are rare. But I do have large pores that make me very self-conscious.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:37 PM   #22
 
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So, how much is this clarisonic brush?

They're about $200, but you can find deals occasionally on the internet for $175ish. It's an excellent product...very high quality. It greatly helps my congested pores, but it doesn't do all the work. I still have to use salicylic acid to loosen things up.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:31 AM   #23
 
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I saw some of the clarisonic brushes on ebay for $99.

When I started OCM, I did have some breakouts that I didn't have before. I guess it was that purging process. However, from all that I've read, if you don't normally have a problem with breakouts, then you won't have some huge breakout problem. My breakout was minor. I think I had 2 or 3 zits that were big and red and inflamed. I don't usually get zits at all...just blackheads and some whiteheads. I do think you have to go through that purging process, though, and spend time getting to know what oils your skin likes, just like CG and getting to know what products and conditioners your hair likes.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:21 PM   #24
 
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I think it depends on the kind of oil to, I know coconut can clog pores.
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I think it depends on the kind of oil to, I know coconut can clog pores.
.. and I've been using this as a moisturizer at night! The doctor told me to use cetaphil, but it has petrolatum in it and doesn't it clog pores? Cetaphil also hurts more after using my acne medication.
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:12 AM   #26
 
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Not sure about the petrolatum. Try using sweet almond oil or jojoba oil for moisturizing. I like both. Curlmart has HoboCare jojoba oil that I've been using and I LOVE for all kinds of things!
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:47 AM   #27
 
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YES! I love the hobacare jojoba oil, I'm on my second bottle!
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Darn.. I can't find either at my local health food store and I can't purchase online. Could sweet almond/jojoba can be found at a grocery store's organic section or oil section?
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The idea of putting oil on my face doesn't sit very well with me. Especially with these pregnancy hormones already causing breakouts. That Clarisonic brush looks interesting though. To bad it's so expensive!
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:32 AM   #30
 
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You should be able to find sweet almond oil at your local pharmacy, at the very least. Try CVS, Walgreens, something like that.
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I think it depends on the kind of oil to, I know coconut can clog pores.
.. and I've been using this as a moisturizer at night! The doctor told me to use cetaphil, but it has petrolatum in it and doesn't it clog pores? Cetaphil also hurts more after using my acne medication.
Petrolatum does not clog pores. The molecules are too large. Unscented Lubriderm and Cetaphil both make good light facial moisturizers.
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You should be able to find sweet almond oil at your local pharmacy, at the very least. Try CVS, Walgreens, something like that.
I've seen it at Walmart for cheap.
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Well I'm glad to know the cetaphil cream is ok because I have a huge tub of it. But I am wondering, does sweet almond oil clog pores?
Thankyou everyone, btw.
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