Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Clarisonic Review

About a month ago I bought myself a Clarisonic Mia. I heard about it on Twitter and then started hearing about it everywhere. I have terrible skin and definitely wanted to see what it was all about. I read the reviews online, watched videos on YouTube and decided it was something I wanted to invest in.

The Clarisonic Mia is the cheaper version of the Clarisonic. The Clarisonic comes with more speeds and a brush you can use on your body as well as your face. At first I thought that was the one I wanted, but after reading the reviews and talking to the sales woman, I decided on the Mia. The Mia has one speed and can only be used on your face (although, if you buy an extra brush I don’t see why you couldn’t use it on your body). The Mia isn’t any smaller (that was something I was concerned about) than the original Clarisonic. They even come in pretty colors! I got a purple one. :)

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I used my Mia every other day when I first got it. This is recommended since you’re introducing something new to your skin. The first two weeks I broke out like crazy!!! Not going to lie – I was irritated. This is normal though. It was bringing out all the grime and dirt in my skin that normal face washing wasn’t getting rid of. After the initial 2 weeks, my face is noticeably smoother, my pores are smaller, and my breakouts are less and less.

The only con I would say is that the Mia is rather expensive ($125) and so is the face wash that goes with it. Otherwise, I highly recommend it and am happy I bought it!

(I will say though that a few weeks after I bought it, a blogger posted about the Neutrogena Micro Dermabrasion Kit that is only $20 and I instantly wished I had tried that first. She says it works great, but I haven’t tried it so I do not know how the two compare.)

Anyway – I was going to show y’all a picture of my face before and after using the Mia but that was just scary so here is a pic of the brush before and after use. I had washed my face as I normally do before using it and it still got off so much make-up and dirt!


Gross, right??


Do you have a Clarisonic? Do you love it?


*These are my own opinions. Clarisonic has no clue I'm writing this. But, if Clarisonic peeps are reading this - I'll take some free products. :)

15 comments:

Cait said...

great review brittan! i got a mia for christmas and noticed the same thing (all the break outs) and started getting really upset- over time they are fewer and fewer like you said, plus i think the mia is more portable so it's easier to carry with me on trips :) xo

Lindsey @ Running Down A Dream said...

I am HORRIBLE about even washing my face at night. So it gets the once daily in the shower. Sad, I know :(

tara said...

I really want to try one of these but I don't want to spend the money on it!

Micah said...

Mary Kay has a microdermabrasion kit for $50. I use it once or twice a week, and the set lasts me at least five months. I love it.

Life With Lauren said...

Best thing EVER I love mine and could not / would not be without it. I use the purity with it by Philosophy.

MelissMichelle said...

Oh awesome. I've always wanted to try one...now I might need to! -Melissa

Elizabeth said...

I got the Mia 2 for Christmas and I love it. I use a regular face wash with it that my Derm recommended and haven't bought any of the expensive Clarisonic facewash. I also use Mary Kay's microdermabrasion set once a week. The new Mia 2 has two speeds if you want a bit of a compromise from the first Mia and the larger Clarisonic. Love how clean this thing makes my face feel! Awesome review - love your lavender color!

Fried Pink Tomato said...

I really want one of these. Need to convince the hubby!

little miss southern love. said...

I have the regular clarisonic pro and I love it! I got it when they first came out because I was desperate for something to help my face.. and I think it really works! I have been using mine for over 2+ years and its still in great shape!

xoxo.

Ashley said...

I've been so hesitant about dropping that much money on a face cleanser, as I have pretty good skin...I think I might opt for the Olay version first!

Kari said...

I received a Mia for Christmas, and I love it!! My skin looks brighter and less dull, and I feel like my skin looks smoother than it did before I started using it. I use mine with Cetaphil and it works great. I'm glad you love yours too!

Jamie said...

I NEED one! It is on my wish list :)

Amber said...

I have this one on my wishlist for my birthday... hoping the BF comes through on this one!

Amber said...

I LOVE mine too, I should do a review. It's crazy to see how much crap it actually gets off, but I love it! Do you use the clarisonic facewash too, or your own that you were already using?

Amy said...

I just reviewed the Mia on my blog. I really want to love it but unfortunately it has made me break out like crazy and not just for the first two weeks. Such a shame and waste of money for me :'(

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