Review of Clarisonic Mia by keellly
The Mia is $175CAD, ridiculously expensive compared to in the US, I used my SDM points so paid half the price but would gladly buy this product again. I purchased the white color that comes with the sensitive skin brush.
my skin:36 years old, asian, sensitive, acne prone, clogged pores, red scars from cystic acne, pox marks from cystic acne, hormonal breakouts, whiteheads, oily by midmorning, needs blotting throughout the day, freckles from the sun, not alot of wrinkles, sallow looking.
how I use the Mia: in the evening I always use an oil cleanser b/c that's the only thing I've found that removes sunscreen effectively, I've started using the Mia the way most people suggest, once a day, felt that my skin is so oily that it could probably tolerate the increase to 2x a day, so after using it 4 days in the PM I switched to using it 2x a day, sometimes I get overzealous & use longer than 1 minute:p I'll go for an extra 20-30seconds.
what I've noticed:purging definately happened during week one, cystic pimples came to head alot faster but the red scarring also lightened alot quicker, skin is alot tighter tooking, pores are definately smaller around the nose/cheek area, skin is lighter/brighter/fresh looking, with continued use skin is starting to flake a little bit which is surprising b/c I thought the device is supposed to take care of the flaking but perhaps its drying out my skin b/c I've also noticed my skin is tighter/drier after washing, less "drenched in oil" look throughout the day, still noticing blackheads on my nose although the pores filled w/ blackheads are noticably smaller, also still noticing clogged pores beside my nose/beside the cheek area.
note: you're probably not supposed to do this....but b/c I found I could not get the brush close enough to the sides of the nose/cheek area where most of the clogging is occuring...I popped the middle brush out & just used the middle brush, I found this is working well for me b/c now I can concentrate on the bridge, nose, sides of nose/cheek area where the bigger brush would not reach.
plans: I'm going to continue using this for a month then might try the deep cleansing or acne brush.