It's been a month now that I've used it, I've noticed drastic improvement of softness on my skin and my pores appear smaller.
In regards of purging, recently I took a shower and my skin looked like it had bad pimples, but it was completely soft. It must have been from the temperature from bathing because my skin was fine as if it never happened the next morning. ( i bathed around dinner time) I'm a bit scared of purging at this stage because I have bathed before, but I have never gotten red dots like that on my face. I will update this review if I do start breaking out
LOVE my clarisonic so much! I use it very night with my cleanser and it makes me skin feel so soft. I've been using it for almost 6 months now and I can't really say whether this has helped with my acne but I can say that it has made the pores around my cheeks and nose less visible.
I have never ever written a review for any product here I have had this account for the longest time but it was only to see reviews but never actually write one but i have to express my love for this tool because I belive its going to help anyone with acne prone skin. I always had oily skin but till the age of 21 my skin was zit free ofcourse it was only with large pores but nothing a compact powder couldn't fix, and then I made the mistake of doing the OCM ( oil cleansing method) it might work for some people and for about a week it kind of worked for me too my skin was less oily and had a glow! I kept going with it and about a month Into it my face was a complete utter mess!! I had painful zits, commodore acne over production of oil it was a night to even touch my face with all that there was "what happened to your face " that killed me everyday. I stopped with the OCM but kept using evoo and rosehip oil as a moisturizer. I still have bad comedonal acne that would turn into inflamed pimples everyday. I finally figured it out through online research OIL oil for my skin was creating fungus in my pores resulting into comedonal acne. I stopped immediately. I went back to a normal skin care routine with just soap and moisturizer.
Fast forward to A few months later my skin didn't get anymore of those blocked pores but the ones that were already there were not budging at all and they would always end up flamed if I tried to squeeze them out. My cusin and my sister Friend recommended the clarisonic to me and it has changed my life exact words my cusin said which I failed to understand at that time. I had heard of it but I couldn't invest in one I mean almost $250 is no joke and the idea of skin purging I just couldn't. After some online research I splurged my bank account for this miracle tool along with the deep pore brush head. I now have almost perfect skin with some discolouration from the past acne scars it's been 1 month I have used it and I have no gotten one single pimple after not even during that time of the month I am amazed and I am in love.
Sorry for the long review but I taught I would help out some ladies here with my story because if someone hadnt recommended it to me I would still be in my room crying like a baby about my skin.
I would also like to mention my routine with the mia clarisonic 2 with the deep pore brush head.
In the morning with cetaphil for 1 minute starting from the chin = 20 sec,forehead =20 both cheeks = 10 each. toner and sunscreen.
End of the night
Simple brand makeup wipes wipe off eyeliner and concealer and lipstick and then use the clArisonic for 2 minutes so same routine except twice at night toner then moisturizer.
And that's it ladies I now have almost perfect skin and I owe it all to this tool. I wouldn't miss this out of my skin care routine no matter what. It was well worth my money thank you clarisonic!
As someone with little to no skin issues (I know, braggy) who has never spent more than $5-20 on skincare prior to this product, I feel I need to add my two cents in case others like me are curious about this whole Mia thing. I have what people call "great" skin, no acne/scars, no excess oil, dry patches, etc. I wanted this brush because I am one of those freaks who does not wash off her makeup at night (I know, gross). I thought if I got the Mia2, I would have a fun incentive to clean my face and would be able to commit to a routine.
Initially, I was not thrilled with this brush. I didn't really feel much cleaner and since most of my makeup is worn on my eyes where the brush doesn't travel (I don't use foundation), I could not see a huge difference in cleanliness. I continued using the Mia2 with various cleansers (Clean and Clear, Mario Badescu, Jack Black, Origins, the nasty plastic-smelling one they give you for free, etc.) twice a day. After about 2 weeks, I really noticed a change. The texture of my skin is velvety smooth and my pores look smaller. I started using less serum and moisturizer because my skin was improving so much from the brush alone. It's been about one month since I got my Mia2 and I must admit I have grown to be addicted to it. Washing my face without it feels totally inadequate and this is coming from a girl who has used drugstore face wash and her hands for 25 years. I even bought one for my bf and now we are both obsessed.
I do want to address the notion of "purging" as detailed by the Clarisionic literature that comes with the product. The skin is a barrier organ. It does not have the capacity to "purge" and I think it is grossly irresponsible for companies to use this as a marketing tactic. People experience breakouts because the skin is simply not used to a product. You do not have festering whiteheads and blackheads deep in the core of your being that shoot out when graced with the glory of the Clarisonic. If you are concerned about this product exacerbating an existing condition, then I would consult a dermatologist. If you tried this product and felt that it worsened your skin, there is a chance that it is just not the right cleansing tool for you. There are tons of similar (and cheaper) products on the market that seem better suited to sensitive skin. As for lazy, non-makeup removing people like me with normal skin, this is worth the investment.
says use twice a day. NOOO WAAAY. and my skin isn't even sensitive. once a day at night is more than enough. i guess you could use once early in the morning and once again before bed. i never ever ever break out and this caused me to break out for the first week and a half as it brought all the impurities to the surface. then my face cleared up and was flawless and clean again. definitely worth the price. gets allll the makeup and gunk out of your pores. eventually i only had to use this a few times a week. since it is so deep cleaning i reccomend using an organic face wash like DR. Bonners liquid bath soap which is totally organic and does nt have any toxic chemicals or chemically produced oils. blech
I got this as a bday gift from my husband so I was lucky not to have spent the money on this lol. I really wanted this device for the longest time but i just couldn't justify the price tag (hence one lippie off). The one I got was the "JOY WITH BOSCIA TSUBAKI SET". I've had this for about 4mos and I feel this would be enough time to test it out. I have to admit, the first few weeks of use, i didn't really like this. The instructions say to start off with 2x a day but since i have hypersensitive skin, i did NOT do this. Infact i started off with 1x a day every 3-4 days. I know there's a "purging" phase as well. I didn't really experience any major issues with that. At first, I didn't see much difference after using this product at all. I was even considering returning it! I held on to it since Sephora has an extremely good return policy for the clarisionc line. Now, after about 4mos... i DO notice my skin is more clearly, softer and smoother. Also my acne scars have faded somewhat... however, that could be the whitening products i've been using as well.
All in all, I would repurchase this device if my mia2 broke. I wouldn't purchase the same model though. Most likely i'd get the Aria since it has more speed options and also a battery life indicator (which i wish the mia2 had :( ) I do like how compact the mia2 is though. Expensive device...but if it works for you... it's very well worth it!
For makeup removal: I don't use this to remove FULL makeup on my face. I remove ALL my makeup FIRST with makeup remover/wipes etc...and then use the mia2 with some facial cleanser to remove any residual makeup that may be left. Just personal preference. I always use makeup remover to remove all (if not, most) of my makeup, then follow with a cleanser.
Excellent product. It has helped me with my acne so much. I have gone through almost every acne product out there, but they either don't work, or my skin adjusts to them and then they stop working. With the Clarisonic I can use an extremely gentle and cheap cleanser and still get amazing results.
It is expensive, but I was spending this amount on Acne products anyway, so it was no difference for me.
I would suggest though not spending the extra on the Mia 2 for the 2 speed option. I have not yet used the faster speed.
I'm a huge fan! I've been eyeing this for quite some time. I purchased a cheaper version at TJ Maxx and loved the results, so I knew this would be perfect for me.
I got it for my birthday and am in love. I got the brush head for sensitive skin. I love the two speeds and the fact that it's gentle but really deep cleans. I use makeup remover cloths to remove my makeup and when I use the Mia after, even more stuff comes off. Excellent. I've noticed a difference in my skin's texture & elasticity. I find my lines are softer and less pronounced. I can't wait to see how my skin looks after using this for a month.
It's a bit pricey, but you can find authentic ones on eBay for less than $90, with free shipping.
If this thing ever dies on me, I'd repurchase in a heartbeat.
I love my clarisonic mia 2!!! I've been battling with acne for 2 years & nothing has helped. I literally tried everything. My bathroom is full of acne cleansers that are just sitting there cause they never worked for me. A year ago, I came across a clarisonic & heard it helps clear up acne since it cleans your skin really deep down. I asked my mom to buy it for me but she didn't so I turned to a cheaper alternative & purchased the revlon spa pore & facial brush & it somewhat helped with my acne but it was still there. A year later, I buy my very own clarisonic & honestly, the revlon facial brush is nothing like my clarisonic. The clarisonic vibrates & the revlon facial brush rotates. As soon as I used the clarisonic, my acne was going away as well as my acne scars. Ever since, not one pimple has shown up on my face. I really recommend it to anyone with acne. I give it only 4 lippies because my first clarisonic I purchased didn't turn on so I had to return it, my second one lasted for only two weeks then started making a loud buzzing noise whenever I turned it on so I returned that, the third one I purchased was a light pink one which that's what it showed on the picture outside of the box but once I open the box, it was purple!! I'm hoping nothing goes wrong with the new one I just got like the other ones plus I got a free brush head with the new one I just purchased aswell!! Overall, my skin looks so good now & I'm so happy I don't have to deal with a bumpy face anymore!!