I really love my Clarisonic Mia2. I got it as a gift from my sister for Christmas and am really annoyed with myself for not investing years ago. I'm sure I would have saved myself from quite a few scars.
I got it for xmas, and i loved it
It took all my makeup away and when i clean my face with toner, i had nothing!
It makes your face look brighter and cleaner.
The only thing that gets kind of annoying, is the timer.
I dont usually follow the timer it has, although its pretty cool that it has a timer, i dont use it.
After 2 months of using it, i noticed my skin breaking out REALLY BAD.
I've always had clear skin, and it scared me to think this thing was breaking me out.
I began to get a lot of acne and it was so difficult to get rid of them. Which left me acne scars.
It made my skin SO sensitive. It also got weaker.
Barely now, which has been about 2 months after my skin broke out, it is barely recovering from that horrible expirience.
Of course i stopped using it and i figured maybe i was using it too often. (Every morning) and it was probably over exfoliating my skin.
I guess it's not meant for everybody, I suggest using it just when you need to exfoliate but not for an everyday use (like the directions say)
The only good thing i still have left to say about it is that it really cleans your face and leaves it smooth!
I absolutely love this and would recommend it to anyone looking to enhance and take care of your skin. I held off from purchasing the clarisonic and its byproducts like mia/mia2 because I thought it was all hype and "electronic toothbrush for the face" status. But after watching my brother's acne prone skin go from problem skin to beautiful skin within a six month time span I was sold. My skin is combination/slightly sensitive and I had the occasional breakout but my biggest worry was the post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I kept getting the two or three zits in the same spot and mario badescus pink stuff was leaving dark marks on my golden/olive skin that was getting tough to cover. It had gotten to the point where I had a face full of makeup just for school and that is not me I have never been the girl to do the cake face at school. After doing the 2liters water a day and not seeing significant improvement I bought this and two months later this is the best decision I could of made. The brush has two speeds I usually use the lower, a self timer that allows it turn off by itself, and once finished my skin feels tingly and ready for my night routine. Two months later my skin is baby soft smooth, glowing, and looking good. My favorite cosmetic guru, Francesco Nars said at a conference, "the best makeup any woman can have is beautiful skin" and I cannot agree more!
*Be warned though there is a purging stage and while my brother and friends were lucky enough not to experience it I did and it was horrible. For three weeks I had monster sized zits on my chin and near my cheek. Not a ton but enough to make me cringe.
Womp womp. For 200$...it better make me look like a super model. Its a spinning cleaning brush. Go and buy the Olay one for 25$!
Ever since i was a preteen I've struggled with acne, and I have tried so many different methods to get rid of it, but nothing seemed to work for me. My mom bought me my mia 2 this christmas because she thought it would help with my acne problem and nothing as worked better. I use Purity face cleanser with it and it does wonders. Only after a few weeks my skin is smooth, glowing, more even toned, my acne is gone and my acne scars are starting to fade away. Before i would NEVER leave my house without makeup on, but now i'm starting to feel more comfortable and have on multiple occasions left the house without makeup. It does have a big price tag, but it is totally worth the money.
I got my Clarisonic Mia 2 (light pink) for Christmas and I'm so impressed!! I have had it for a little less than a month and I can actually TELL the difference! At first I did have very dry skin around my nose and mouth but it is winter and I probably was over using it because I was so excited about it! My skin is smoother, cleaner and way softer. Well worth the $. I would have paid more. I couldn't imagine not using this everyday now.
My first reaction, honestly, was that I was totally underwhelmed. I don't know what I expected, but for £130 I was definitely expecting at least a much better travel case, not the rubbish piece of plastic that you get that they claim is a "case", its not, its just plastic! I was disappointed from the start, but still had high hopes of the results.
I was surprised during the first week that I didn't have any major spots. I noticed a few on my chin(s), where I never normally get them, and a few on my cheeks, but not enough to make me be like OH MY GOD CLARISONIC YOU'VE RUINED MY SKIN, so I perservered.
After about a week of using it, I realised that it actually felt quite harsh on my sensitive skin, but only on some days, and if I applied my hydraluron serum straight afterwards, it felt like burning on my skin! I thought this was odd, but put it down to my skin having a rough day. But I noticed that it kept happening, which didn't happen if I applied the serum without using the clarisonic before.
I noticed that the spots on my chin were getting worse and worse, but I put it down to a "purging" phase and carried on. Then I noticed that I was getting red rashes on my cheeks, which I never normally suffer with, so it was not going well. I was hoping for brighter skin and a better all over texture, but I was just getting sore cheeks and a spotty chin. I thought that the spots would start to clear up, but they didn't, and it just started to get worse.
I stopped using this after around 2 months of use, and my cheeks went down immediately. The spots on my chin(s) however, are still there, and despite me leaving them alone and not picking at them, they have scarred. Not what I was hoping for,
I decided to return it to SpaceNK, and I got a full refund.
In hindsight, even though I was using the "sensitive" brush head, my skin is just too sensitive for it to be used daily, or even just a few times a week. I thought about keeping it for just using maybe once a month, when I needed a deeper cleanse, but for me, £130 was just too much for a product that I wouldn't miss using.
My skin isn't even that sensitive, I'm fine with most products, its rare that I get a reaction (apart from Cleanse and Polish, I'm looking at you Liz Earle!!!), so I was really disappointed overall to have to send mine back.
But the spots, rashes and sore cheeks just weren't putting up with!
I LOVE this thing sent from heaven. My skin really feels clean after using it. I felt that using it twice a day was too much so I only use it at night after showering before I sleep. It's the best thing around to clean your pores from products and gunk and pollutants. And it really lets your serums and moisturizers absorb well and improve their effects. I got it as a gift for Christmas in 2011.
Well its the best of the best,,, Pricey, but worth it, You thought your skin was clean. Try this and you will be amazed at what clean is... I love it......
This little tool is truly amazing. I have been wanting this for a couple years and finally got it as a surprise gift from my husband a couple weeks ago. At first I only saw negative affects of using it. My skin went through that "purging" period and I broke out pretty badly around my eye brows and my hairline by my ears. It took a little over a week before I started seeing improvements and the "purging" period ended. At first I wondered if this was worth the money as I was not seeing one positive result. My skin actually looked duller at first. Now I just can't wait to use this because my skin is so soft and brighter when I use it.
I use this twice a day (once in the morning and once at night). I use it with Clean and Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser (with 10% benzoyl peroxide). A charge lasts me a whole week. It probably lasts longer, but I have chosen Sundays to be the day that I charge it.
Charging lasts at least a week (I use it 14 times a week, but I read that one 24 hour charge provides 20-24 one-minute uses)
Deep cleans skin
Diminishes fine lines
I no longer purchase scrubs
Wine Red- I got the red one because Ulta only had red and that funky bluish color one, so I wish I had ordered it so I could get the pink one. So, basically there's no cons.