Clarisonic Mia

11:08 pm


This is a LONG overdue review of the Clarisonic Mia, as I've been using this for about 2 years now. I've gone through phases of consistently using it day and night for months, then at night only (after an oil cleanse), and then sporadically at night (like 4 out of 7 days).

Design

is very comfortable to hold and use. Fits perfectly in my hands, the brush is soft enough for my face, but not too soft where I don't feel it being effective. Charging is a breeze with the magnetic knob.

Performance

is good. I have read reviews of this being amazing life changing acne-scar reducing etc, but for me personally I think it's exactly what it says on the tin: a good cleansing tool. I don't notice that scars fade noticeably faster, or that my fine lines are any less prominent, but to be fair those are the comment's I've seen online, not the actual claim of Clarisonic.

 As a cleansing tool, I think it's great. I notice that during my lazy phases when I ignore the Mia (usually after the battery has run out), my pores are more prominent and my whiteheads are more obvious. I tend to get a few more clogged pores as well. It's not really something that other people would notice, and I gave up trying to photograph evidence as the results are too subtle to show up on camera.

Overall I noticed with consistent use of this my skin is generally cleaner and my large pores are smaller. However, ever since I started using AHA & BHA regularly in my routine, I find using the Mia superfluous. The AHA & BHA does an efficient job of exfoliating my skin and pores, so the Clarisonic is not so necessary. In fact, I now use it only in the evenings, maybe every other day or more focused when I've worn heavier makeup. Using it morning and evening, everyday, is a bit too intense and I feel my skin feeling a bit tender and irritated.

 This, like all expensive beauty electricals, is definitely a luxury Nice-to-Have, not a Must-Have. I think if I could go back in time and tell myself I would fall in love with my current AHA + BHA products, I probably would not buy this. Still, as a curious consumer, it is a nice experience to have super clean skin. Maybe the results would have been more dramatic if I had proper acne, but we'll never know!

Recommend? Maybe. This is a super efficient skin cleaning aid, especially if you wear makeup. However, I would only recommend purchasing this IF you have spare money lying around and you aren't lusting after a nice jacket/ bag/ makeup item, and if you don't already consistently use AHA & BHA exfoliants in your skincare routine. Buying this when you already have good skin or a solid exfoliation routine is kind of pointless and a waste of money, in my opinion.

You Might Also Like

2 comments

Popular Posts

recent posts