REDMOND, Wash., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarisonic revolutionizes cleansing once again. From the pioneer in sonic cleansing and the #1 cleansing device recommended by dermatologists comes the results of a groundbreaking study that proves its patented technology removes 30 times more age-accelerating pollution than manual cleansing. First unveiled at the American Academy of Dermatology's 72nd Annual Meeting in Denver, this breakthrough research redefines pollution as a key accelerant of aging and brings sonic cleansing to the forefront of defense against the damaging effects.
As global environmental pollutants reach unprecedented levels, so does the skin's exposure to these toxic aggressors. The skin is a target organ for environmental aggressors and a primary site where our bodies absorb significant environmental pollution in the form of particulate matter. Environmental pollution is not a concern limited to only those living in metropolitan areas. According to NASA, more than 80% of the world's population breathes polluted air that exceeds the World Health Organization's recommended levels, affecting all ages and skin types.
From obvious issues like smog, dust and grime, to less visible forms, such as car exhaust and industrial processes, air pollution is everywhere. This includes dangerously small forms known as particulate matter. When not effectively removed by cleansing, particulate matter can penetrate the outer layers of the skin's surface and deplete its essential proteins and natural barriers, causing premature aging, dehydration, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, 90% of visible aging is caused by sun and pollution, and long-term exposure to these particles can weaken the skin's ability to protect against serious potential health conditions and skin disease.
"Particulate Matter (PM) is a complex form of pollution consisting of extremely small particles and liquid droplets that are up to 20 times smaller than our pores," said Dr. Lauri M. Tadlock M.D. "The PM size is directly linked to the speed and depth at which pollutants penetrate the layers of skin. PM 10 and lower can be more damaging to skin, and the vast majority of the globe is facing dangerous levels of pollutants as low as PM 2.5. In most cases, our hands alone cannot effectively remove pollution matter of this size and form."
In an eye-opening study, Clarisonic used a tinted pollution marker comprised of pollutants from PM 0.3 - PM 5.0 to investigate the efficacy of removing barely visible pollution particles. The findings proved the Clarisonic cleansing device has the cleansing power to remove 30 times more harmful age-accelerating pollution than manual cleansing. The patented Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing Brush uses a sonic frequency that oscillates at more than 300 movements per second to gently flex and flush the pores of dirt, grime and environmental aggressors, helping fight the damaging effects of pollution in just 60 seconds a day.
"We've always known that The Sonic Method was the most effective method for cleansing the skin, proven to cleanse six times better than hands alone," shared Dr. Robb Akridge, Global General Manager of Clarisonic. "This exciting new discovery goes beyond that to prove that Clarisonic devices are the superior method for helping remove these toxic pollutants before they can damage skin."
To find the Clarisonic device and cleanser that is best for you, visit www.Clarisonic.com or consult a skincare professional near you.
About Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc.
Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Inc. is the leader in scientifically proven sonic technology and skin care and the creator of the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System, the first sonic skin care system for healthy, younger-looking skin and the cleansing standard of renowned spas, leading dermatologists, and beauty retailers nationwide. Its revolutionary portfolio of devices allows consumers to fight the aging process and offers devices supporting the face and body. Clarisonic combined sonic cleansing with smart technology with the innovative launch of the Smart Profile for face and body, a professional device with smarter, easier and more powerful benefits than any other Clarisonic device. Clarisonic, Clarisonic Pedi, Clarisonic Opal and Clarisonic Smart Profile represent Pacific Bioscience Laboratories' ongoing mission to develop and market technically advanced and clinically proven products that make a clear difference in skin care. Clarisonic is distributed through dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, spas, and prestige retailers such as Sephora, Dillard's, Macy's, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Clarisonic has been acknowledged as a beauty award winner by magazines such as Allure, Glamour, Health, InStyle, Shape, and Women's Health, and by retailers QVC and Sephora. For more information, visit the Clarisonic Web site at clarisonic.com.