I've owned the cute little pink Mia since March. I believe that it's time to review this adorable complexion brush... This is THE BEST complexion brush that money can buy. Yes it is expensive, but it is definitely worth every penny. Prior to the Clarisonic, I was using a regular stiff Face Secrets brush from Sally's that served its purpose well. However, they changed the bristles on that brush to pathetically soft & flimsy bristles. I then took a look @ Shisheido's ( I KNOW I MUST HAVE BUTCHERED THIS WORD!) complexion brush, but that felt even flimsier than the Face Secrets brush. My husband surprised me 1 day by bringing home the cute little red Sephora complexion brush. Same problem.. Just as floppy & as totally useless as the other 2 brushes. Back went the surprise little red Sephora brush. (Mind you, my husband always knew that I wanted a Clarisonic Mia but he said that it wasn't within our budget & he is actually right. It is very expensive) So I then proceeded to waste money on the "SORRY EXCUSE OF A BRUSH" by Olay. Total junk! $29.99 down the drain. I'm still mad about making that purchase til this day. However, my cats enjoy being buffed with it. To make a long story short, I just put my foot down & said enough is enough. I told my husband that I was getting the Mia no matter what. End of story. He said it was probably just an over-priced buzzing piece of plastic that I'd most likely not like & return. He was certain that I was going to say that it was total junk. (He really was hoping that I'd return it..) To his dismay, it is the most efficient, durable, deep cleansing, stimulating, cutest looking complexion brush known to man... It's all that & then some! An absolutely great investment. I happen to use the NORMAL brush heads & I can't imagine now being without this gadget. The hype is real. It will make all of your treatments & serums work way better. It stimulates blood flow, promotes cell renewal, & is extremely safe & gentle. It is also not flimsy in any way, shape, or form. The handle is also ergonomically correct & easy to use. I highly recomend this brush to anyone & everyone of all ages & skin types. This pink pet is my favorite shower buddy!!! Don't bother with any imitations. Clarisonic is the one & only original.
I love this tool (I got it in lavender if it matters). I bought it somewhat impulsively, but I was very curious about it. It came with a Sensitive Brush Head. After the first use, I noticed how smooth my skin felt. On the day that I got this, I also got Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Peel Pads and I started using both products at the same time. After three days, my skin had some mild flakiness; I donít know if that was from the Clarisonic, the Unwrinkle Peel, or the combination of the products, but the flakiness was gone after a week. But even in that short amount of time I noticed a huge difference in my skin. I had used Biore pore strips on my nose, chin, and forehead the day after getting Unwrinkle and my Clarisonic, and after a week of use of the two products, my pores were still clear and they were smaller! I was shocked! Normally I have to use Biore strips weekly to keep my pores clear and they are always visible, but using these two products has changed my skin! I went five weeks before using Biore strips on my face. Not only was the number of blackheads on the strips fewer (about 75% of what there used to be), the blackheads were smaller (thinner and shorter, with fewer dark, black tips). I use this morning and night on my face, neck, chest, and even my back (since it shuts off after one minute, I end up starting it twice); itís an absolute treat to use on my skin, very relaxing and just fun to use. I even got my husband to use it and he was shocked how clean he skin was, but still made it softer. I love that you can take this tool into the shower (which is where I keep mine). Because I use it so much I have to fully charge it every two weeks. The charger for the Mia is very convenient. The charger magnetically attaches to the base of the Mia handle and the light on the handle flashes while charging and stays on when itís fully charged. As long as I donít drop it, I donít see a reason why this wonít last for a long time, but I would buy it again if I broke it. Also, I am determined to be a good girl and replace the brush head every three months like the directions say (a two-pack for $40 makes the replacement head cost much more reasonable).
I have suffered from bad skin for what seems like my entire life. I've tried every OTC medication and natural remedy I could but nothing could control it. It got to the point where my self-esteem suffered serious damage and I went to dermatologists to undergo laser treatment and tried various prescriptions. I haven't had to go back to the dermatologist in a while but I still had scars, hyperpigmentation, rough patches, and monthly- and stress-related breakouts I tried to cover up with makeup. Because my skin was so uneven, though, the makeup applied unevenly and made me look worse and often made me break out even more.
So last year I began to take more of an interest in makeup and skin and discovered Clarisonic. After reading the reviews on the Clarisonic and other similar products, I decided to take the plunge despite the $100+ price tag and it's seriously great. It's worth EVERY CENT, no joke. My skin tone has evened out, blackheads and bumps have decreased, scars are less visible, makeup applies evenly, and my skin feels completely clean. I even recently bought one for my skeptic boyfriend who has acne-prone skin, and he admitted that his skin has improved! :)
The only downside I can think of is the high price of the replacement brushes but as a long sufferer of bad skin, I can live with it.
At first, I really didn't like this product. I found it didn't do anything at all, even though I was using it as instructed; I really don't know what I was doing wrong. I stopped using it for a month or two, but one day I decided to start using it again and it's been around a month. I can't say the it has fixed the unevenness of my skin, but it has definitely helped the texture. My skin is much smoother now and the pores around my nose and around are much smaller. This also helps my acne scars heal faster, maybe because it's cleaning my skin much more thoroughly. Overall, I would say this is a good investment and I've seen an improvement in my skin.
I bought my Clarisonic Mia from eBay for about 119.00. I needed something to help me get rid of my acne and this was it! I'm deployed to Afghanistan so its really hard for me to keep my face from getting dirt all over it during the day. Though I thought the Clarisonic was expensive I decided to go for it anyway, the first week I broke out a bit, probably just because it was cleaning out all the pores and blackheads. If i had to go back and decide to buy it again i definitely would!
I've had this for 5 months now. I just bought the deep pore brush and I've found that the results are NO different than with my sensitive brush. Overall, I think this is an excellent exfoliation tool. It's not as harsh as acids, it cleans thoroughly, and makes skin baby soft. However, that's where it ends. My nose is still plugged with sebum, my acne is still present (at best it has diminished slightly), and my skin is still blotchy. I also know that there is a danger in using this too often in the summer when the sun is strong - your exposing freshly exfoliated skin to the sun everyday, so make sure to where a high SPF. It's overpriced for what it does, but with all of that said I'm glad I bought it b/c I can take all the help I can get!
All hail the Clarisonic Mia!!!!! I am so in love with this little device. I had never heard of it before until a Philosophy rep at Sephora told me about it. I told her I would research it because I never heard of it. Little did I know what a gem I would stumble upon. My skin is so much better as a result of this. softer, smoother, cleaner, more radiant....and ever firmer. I saw results immediately and my skin felt tighter after just a few days. I love my Mia and if (heaven forbid) it should ever break I will purchase another one for sure.
I love my Mia! I debated for a long time about whether I wanted to buy one or not. I previously owned the iSkin from Sally Beauty, which is similar to the Mia but doesn't use a sonic system. After being unsatisfied with the iSkin brush head (it was too harsh for my combination skin), I decided to buy the Mia. It is expensive, but I'm glad I bought it. It reduced the number of blackheads and clogged pores on my nose and smoothed the rough patches on my chin, cheeks, and around my nose. I use it every night.
I do not use it to remove my makeup--since I normally wear a long-lasting foundation like MAC Pro Longwear, I remove my foundation first with cold cream and makeup remover wipes. Then, I apply Cetaphil to my Mia to remove any residue left by the cold cream. This ensures that I don't stain my brush head with the foundation, and it also removes every trace of my makeup.
I use the "delicate" brush head and immediately wash it with Dr. Bronner's soap afterward. Once a week, I soak the brush head (bristles down) in alcohol. I replace my brush head every three months or so. I charge my Mia once a month.
This product has transformed my skin! It is so smooth now.
I am pretty disappointed with my clarisonic. It doesn't do anything miraculous for my skin. Breakouts are still pretty normal and pore size still looks the same even with consistent use of my new deep pore brush. I think if you have sensitive skin the clarisonic can actually be too harsh for your skin. I think it is good for exfoliation even though that isn't what it is marketed as and good for makeup removal but that is all.