Joanna Vargas: Pro-Brush
I’m a big believer in using technology to our advantage, probably more so than most facialists. I really want to modernize beauty and get everybody out of the dark ages of just relying on peels to keep skin clean. That sense of cookie-cutter beauty doesn’t work for everybody — there is not one solution for every face. That’s why I love to bring technology into the game: There’s a lot that can take your skin to the next level in a non-invasive and more personalized way. Oddly enough, the beauty community is resistant to using technology. But, in my opinion, it’s selling short what you can do for your client — and at the end of the day, the result is what counts.
Caroline Hirons: Anti-Brush
I discovered cleansing brushes when they first launched about five years ago. Obviously, the Clarisonic was my first one, around 2009. I used it the way it was recommended, and I developed adult acne within two weeks. And, I’m not the only person this has happened to — clients and readers have said the same thing. In fairness, I developed food allergies at the same time, which I know had something to do with the adult acne, but the brush didn’t help matters — in fact, I think it made them worse.