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!!
Ruined my skin!!! Had the "sensitive" brush and literally made my skin raw and flake in chunks. Huge cysts everywhere. Why is this popular? The abrasive ness does more damage than not. You should be gentle to your skin as much as possible.
My BHA & AHA regime was working just fine so I didn't see the need for this. Added to that I read articles about people who "ruined" their skin from this. Then I developed an allergic reaction to BHA and I had to do something to keep my pores clean. I got the same results from the Clarisonic as I did from using my products after one use. I recognized immediately the potency of this gadget because my skin was clean but felt stripped. I started with the regular brush at low speed and then switched to the sensitive skin brush. You have to customize this to your skin by keeping a watchful eye on its effect by varying the brushes when you need to, the speed and the frequency. I use it 3 or 4 times a week and never twice in one day with CeraVe hydrating cleanser after I have taken my makeup off with Neutrogena makeup wipes. You will need to rethink the other products that you use in your skin care which will likely mean paring down to not much more than an antioxidant serum and a retinol along with moisturizer. There is no medical basis for the "purging" that people experience. What they are actually experiencing is a reaction to aggravation that over use of this tool creates. Even if I could I would not go back to using BHAs or AHAs because this is better than chemicals. I don't think it is too high priced for what it does.
I'm not the one to usually write a review! In fact, this is my 1st review!
I have recently started using the Clarisonic Mia 2...it's been 8 days! Bought it from Selfridges at the Lancôme counter. It came with a Lancôme face gel éclat facewash and a sample size of their Visionnaire serum (which I will write a separate review about because it is amazing!)
Days 1-4 if using the clarisonic mia 2 - I did not know if it was a good investment. Although it left my skin squeaky clean and smoother than smooth, I just felt it still looked a bit dull!!
However I am on day 8 now and I cannot express how much I love this product! My skin is like my 18month old baby...soft and supple (and can't stop touching it!)
I use it twice a day or sometimes just once in the night!
After I cleanse with the clarisonic mia2, I tone and moisturise. And I have the most fabulous skin anyone would want.
I'm hoping with more usage, it will clear my blemishes because it had improved the texture and tone of my skin drastically!!
Definitly worth having for life!!
I usually wipe my makeup off first with a makeup cleanser from loreal and the use the clarisonic mia2. It's unbelievable the amount of makeup that remains on the skin and comes off onto the clarisonic!!
Say goodbye to spots with this little baby!! Wish I had known about it before!!
I was lucky and didn't go through "the purge".
I love my clarisonic. It leaves my skin very clean, and since i started using this the redness on my cheeks has significantly reduced (maybe cause my vitamin c products can penetrate my skin better now).
Absolutely an HG!
I've had this for several years but only recently started using it regularly. My facialist scared me off by warning it would be too rough on my skin. I have to disagree! I only use it once every other day but it really seems to make my skin more radiant, which is something I've been searching for. I use it at night to make sure I've removed all makeup, pollution and sunscreen and to allow my night time skin products to be absorbed better. It really seems to help!
I got mine through a deal on QVC, good pricing black-and-white zebra print + free skincare gifts and they offered 5 easy pays, which brought it down to less than $25 for 5 consecutive months. This made it really affordable! I'm concerned about how long the battery will last, but it's been good so far.