Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Review: Clarisonic Mia

The first time I heard about the Clarisonic was in 2010 when a girl friend of mine started using it.  She has eczema and was telling me how this product had been helping her skin.  Considered a cleansing system (not an exfoliator!), this product helps clean your skin 6x better than manual cleansing.  As a result, skin is left softer, smoother, and cleaner.  Serums and moisturizers sink into the skin better thus yielding a more effective use.  Advertised to also reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes as well as minimize the appearance of visible pores.  Gentle enough to use twice a day.

I was intrigued.  However, I was not intrigued enough to get the most expensive model out at the time.  I settled for the cheapest model, which at the time was the Mia.  It arrived with the Sensitive Brush Head and a 1 oz bottle of Clarisonic's Refreshing Gel Cleanser.  I opted to use my own cleanser.

I have to admit my skin doesn't give me that much problems.  I get the usual acne during my hormonal rage each month, but other than that, I'm a pretty lucky gal.  Hence, when I used this back in 2010, I didn't see a change in my skin at all.  Within 3 months, this product was collecting dust in the back of my cabinet in the powder room....

...and then I hit my 30's... and started getting congested skin around the chin area.  My skin just needed a "wake me up."  Out came my Clarisonic and within a week, my skin noticeably improved.  The skin congestion around my chin cleared up and whatever blemishes I had on my forehead and nose bid me a quick adieu.  My skin feels super clean after each use, yet does not feel like its moisture has been stripped.  Coincidentally, the Josie Maran Argan Oil is finally working on my face.  I had used the Argan Oil before without using my Clarisonic and the Argan Oil didn't do anything for me.  Now that I'm using the Clarisonic to cleanse my face, the Argan Oil seems to be working and moisturizing my face without breaking me out.

Clarisonic, I will never doubt you again. I will never go without you ever again.  Pinky swear.


  1. Ok, I'm on it. My 30s is doing a number on my skin too =(

  2. should be here next week =)

    1. you will have to let me know what you think!