How to Spot a Fake Clarisonic

Here’s a riddle every beauty junkie should be able to answer: What beauty product promises to diminish fine lines, pores, and blemishes but costs less than a facial?

Give up?

A fake Clarisonic, of course.

Fakes are everywhere these days: Counterfeit Clarisonics, fake GHD Hair Straighteners, knock-off cosmetics and perfumes; how is a self-respecting beauty junkie supposed to separate the authentic from the counterfeit? And does it even matter?

Consider these facts:

#1 Way to Spot a Fake Clarisonic:

The product is being sold at deceptively low prices. Cheaper isn’t better if you’re wasting money on a dangerous knock-off. It doesn’t matter what model you looking for. Clarisonic Mia are the most popular fakes, but also the Clarisonic Plus are available. Don’t waste your money, buy from and official Clarisonic supplier.

Fake Clarisonics damage your skin:

[list style=”square”][list_item]Real Clarisonics are made with firm brushes, designed to deep clean skin without damaging your complexion. Fake Clarisonics use brushes that may be too rough on sensitive skin, leaving it raw and damaged.[/list_item][list_item]Authentic Clarisonic skin care products are formulated to enhance the results of the Clarisonic brushes. Counterfeit Clarisonic products may not have a smell or feel the way it should. That’s an indication that the products are fake and could contain toxic ingredients that are damaging to your health.[/list_item][list_item]Deep gentle cleansing is a benefit of using Clarisonic-brand brushes; unfortunately, knock-offs will leave your skin dull, dirty, and lifeless since they aren’t designed to clean skin with the same proprietary method.[/list_item][list_item]Real Clarisonics are created to cleanse your skin for a dermatologist-determined amount of time. Fake products aren’t calibrated correctly, which puts skin in danger of being over cleaned, stripping your complexion of protective hydration and even causing breakouts on sensitive skin.[/list_item][/list]

Counterfeit Clarisonics are dangerous:

[list style=”square”][list_item]Knock-off Clarisonics are cheaply made using plastic instead of metal prongs, which could result in melting or overheating.[/list_item][list_item]Fakes are prone to malfunctioning: Missing timer, problems charging, prone to falling apart, or shorting out suddenly.[/list_item][list_item]Counterfeits may not turn on or could have a problem turning off. They may not even be waterproof – a real danger when used in the shower or submerged in water![/list_item][/list]

Other ways to spot a fake Clarisonic:

[list style=”square”][list_item]The ‘S’ Clarisonic logo may be off center or missing the signature horizontal brackets.[/list_item][list_item]Paperwork and signature branding may be missing from the brush or the box.[/list_item][list_item]You might see marks on the sides of the brush where the product has been opened.[/list_item][list_item]If you see scratches or dirt on the brush, you may have a counterfeit product.[/list_item][list_item]Are the brush heads difficult to take on and off? That is often a sign of a fake Clarisonic.[/list_item][/list]

Purchase your Clarisonic from authorized dealers only.

RY is an official retailer of Clarisonic brand products. You can buy authentic Clarisonic brushes online at

We usually offer the lowest price and provide and we price match other competitors selling genuine Clarisonics.

Avoid buying from ebay and other international auction sites. Counterfeiters flock to these sites for their anonymity and ease of distribution. The only way to guarantee authenticity is to buy from reputable retailers that you know and trust.

Don’t fall for counterfeiter’s empty promises. Your health and beauty is worth investing in the real thing.

If you need information about your clarisonic you can call our Australian customer service hotline on 1300599773


James Patten

James Patten

Writer and expert