July 15, 2020

Clarisonic Going Out of Business As of September 30th

It’s time to say goodbye to Clarisonic as they are going out of business as of September 30th, 2020. After nearly ten years Clarisonic is closing up shop and calling it a day. The entire site is 50% off and Ulta also has items on sale but most are already sold out. Sephora is also completely cleaned out.

This is pretty sad day for a number of reasons! One of the saddest factors is that your Clarisonic, if you own one, will now be useless if you can’t purchase replacement brushes. It would have been nice if they still offered brushes but maybe not devices but nope, they are completely out of business so your machine will be rendered useless once you deplete your current selection of brush heads. Now is a good time to stock up on your favorite brush heads if you can find them as they are going pretty fast so you can extend the use of your device for as long as you can. I think some good news is you’ll likely be able to find replacement brush heads on the secondary market well after Clarisonic is gone but they may be expensive and at some point that stash will be depleted as well. Kind of sucks that any Clarisonic devices you own will be paperweights once brush heads run out!

Clarisonic posted on their Instagram the following statement:

“After more than a decade of game-changing innovation and industry-leading technology, the Clarisonic brand will be shutting down as of September 30, 2020, We want to thank all of our loyal customers, dermatologists and partners who have helped put this brand on the map. It has been our absolute pleasure to serve you all of these years.”

If you’re wondering if this is related to COVID it appears not as Clarisonic shared on their website that L’Oreal wanted to focus more on its other core business offerings and I guess Clarisonic wasn’t of priority. Personally, I think it could be related to the pandemic as many brands are struggling hard right now. And if we’re honest, L’Oreal has been spending incredible amounts of cash snatching up a variety of brands. Example? A whopping 1.2 Billion on It Cosmetics!

It’s a pretty sad day for fans of the device.

Are you upset about Clarisonic going out of business?


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  • Carol

    Interesting…Yes, you are correct, way to leave everyone out to dry! I remember when these came out and being shoved down our throat. I worked for Clinique at that time and then they came out with their own and I believe even Olay has (or had) one as well. You are right, this expensive device is now rendered useless…What a shame.

    • Isabella Muse

      sucks because we are now proud owners of paperweights now after our brush heads run out!

  • StellaDiva

    I had a Mia1 as backup and got another Prima from IT Cosmetics as a free gift earlier this month. I bought 3 years worth of brush heads from Ulta yesterday (10% Ebates too). There were always knockoffs but I did like the newer daily radiance brush. I am hoping someone will buy the product from L’Oreal. Maybe the former owner.

  • Brenda Cremer

    I bought one a few years ago it died just after the warranty expired, I was not impressed. I went back to my old Oil of Olay brush and it keeps on ticking, when it dies I will buy a Foreo, no brushes to replace!

  • Michelle

    Sorry, won’t miss them at all. Rosacea sufferers don’t use them, too irritating.

  • Rina

    I thought something was up with the 50-60% off sales lately. Was on a waiting list for a Vichy bundle but pulled the trigger on the Kiel’s bundle with the face shaper since I already have the under eye attachment. The IT connections explains the GWP all being IT items. Since I’m using it for sculpting I don’t think I’ll miss replacement brushes…

    • StellaDiva

      I didn’t make that connection! They are both owned by L’Oreal.

  • Heather

    I was very surprised to hear this news, as it seems like the Clarisonic is one of the rare beauty items that does not have an equal competitor product on the market. I have a Clarisonic that my friend gave me probably almost 10 years ago, and I’ve been nervous that its life won’t last for the number of brush heads I have on hand. In light of this, I decided to pick up a Mia at 50% off so I’ll be prepared.

    • Isabella Muse

      I was too. Clarisonic seems to have sustainability because I feel like none of the other options available on the market are as good but this teaches us that everything is disposable in the beauty world I guess. Good on ya! I hope it lasts a long time!

  • kimkats

    Yup – majorly po’d about it! Fortunately, I have 2 of them (both still working) and a dear lady gave me a TON of brush heads last year, so I think I’ll be good til the heads are depleted. Incidentally, if you’re of a mind to do so and are semi-handy, there are directions on the interwebs how to open up the clarisonic and replace the batteries. If one of mine conks out, I will give this a try – haven’t got anything to lose since it won’t be working anyway! 🙂 But I think this is pretty crappy that they won’t be at least phasing out the brush heads over a couple of years, but are just pulling the plug on what was an expensive item, and leaving us high and dry. Crappy way to do business, L’Oreal.

    • Isabella Muse

      I would think keeping the brushes available at least would have been a nice option! But nope 🙁

  • Amy

    If you do want some brush heads, try eBay. Looks like a good selection there. I don’t use my Mio very often – in fact, I’m not entirely sure it will charge up again, it’s been sitting so long. But I don’t need a paper weight so I ordered some.

  • Caite

    It’s sad as I think mine is dying on battery. But the heads don’t need to be changed as often as they want you too, so I think we all have several years left on them if you clean them well, IMO.

    • kimkats

      Totes agree!! I use mine for 6 months each – And could probably use them longer. They don’t seem to deteriorate or fall apart very easily.

  • Daisy

    I was wondering why Ulta was offering a 50% off sale on the MIA model. I almost purchased one since my last one died on me and I never replaced it. Glad I didn’t…

  • Eraser

    Absolutely – I’ve had mine for well over 10 years and it’s still going strong. This is what happens when independent brands sell out. Look at Stila, which was once the darling of the makeup world. I hate to tell you, but the price of brushes on the secondary market is going up even as we speak.

  • Donna Jensen

    Everything is gone on the Clarisonic site as well now. I will be the proud owner of 2 paperweights. I imagine we will see them w/ shocking markups on eBay and Amazon. There is a dupe brush head replacement on Walmart that says it’s compatible for the Mia, I will try that.

    • Isabella Muse

      yeah which is confusing as they will remain open until Sept 30th. I wonder if they’ll restock? but doubt it! Ooo will have to check that out!

      • Donna Jensen

        I have to say, I know I have only been commenting on your blog for a short time (though I have been reading for years) but even though I only ever seem to mention products available at Walmart, I do not work there and barely even shop there except for a cheap OTC sleeping aid that actually works and their delicious tiny eclairs so my constant ostensible shilling for Walmart is a giant coincidence. : )

        • Isabella Muse

          LOL! You’re adorable ;-D You can shill Walmart all you want ;-D

    • Rina

      I ordered those too, fingers crossed. Review if you get yours first, please!

  • Kristin

    Cue people buying up brush head replacements in bulk so they can resell them on Ebay/Amazon at inflated prices in 3…2…1…
    Still, it’s pretty poor business to sell people expensive devices and then stop making replacement parts, rendering those $100+ devices useless.

  • Penny Gillmer

    Well, this sucks!! I love my Clarisonic!! In fact, this is so weird because I just watched Shawn on the Q do a Clarisonic presentation recently and I swear she said no, Clarisonic is not going out of business, which I also thought was a strange statement since I had not heard anything like that. Booooo 🙁

    • Isabella Muse

      lies I guess because they have an official statement on their website “We are going out of business” doesn’t get much clearer than that.

  • Charmaine

    Meh on L’Oreal. I get reeeeeeeallysuper annoyed at what I call price gouging, even though I know that’s not a correct way to use that term, but w’ev.
    Gonna channel my inner grumpy old lady now – way back in the 1970s my big sis bought a Clairol face scrubber called The Skin Machine for like $12 or so (she saved her allowance and babysitting money). I don’t know what that translates into today’s pricing, but I’ll guess maybe $25? Anyhoo, the thing took a couple AA batteries (changed them once in a while, of course), and it lasted like four-plus years, even with both of us using it all the time! Back in my day we didn’t need all these fancy beauty products; we just scrubbed our faces with Brillo pads and salt to clear up acne, and if it stung we just smeared on some mint toothpaste to numb it up! Dang kids, get off my lawn!

    ps – hiya Iz I U

  • Miska

    Well this is aggravating! I’ve had my Clarisonic Mia for at least 6 years with no issues *knocking on wood*. I’m on the fence about purchasing more brush heads and then having my unit die. In the worst case, it would be money down the drain. Argh, what to do!?!? Sometimes I think nothing works better than a good old fashioned wash cloth anyways. If I was one of the people that have recently made a Clarisonic purchase, only to find out they’re going bye bye, I would be pissed off. Since I’ve had my unit for many years, the sting isn’t as bad but I feel it all the same. If they’re going OOB, then they should be practically giving Clarisonic items away!

  • Msgdfx2

    Glad that I changed over to Forea several years ago. But, prior to this, I owned 3 units over about a 10 year span. My original Clarisonic konked out on me, but, Clarisonic replaced it as it was under warranty. Clarisonic had a wonderful warranty program. I bought 2 other units afterwards and was was quite satisfied. However, the Forea won me over because it cleaned my face well and I didn’t have to purchase replacement brush heads.