Clarisonic Mia2

4.2

239 reviews

81% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Honestly guys this isnt as amazing as ppl say it is...
I bought this cuz I saw it all over youtube and thought that I needed it -.-
So look this does clean your skin AMAZING but so does my Oil-cleansing-Routine ...
And how clean do I need my skin to really be?It doesnt need to be squeaky clean like with the clarisonic...
It DOESNT get rid of dry patches(brushes are too soft,use a loofah )
I can only see ppl who use medium to heavy makeup AND are breakout prone use this...
If you have acne this will not get rid of them,go in Accutane! Best thing thatll ever happen to you and dont waste your money on this...
Lastly the question remains how clean do you want your skin to be?
If youre not satisfied with clean skin that you get with a good cleansing routine and you want squeaky clean skin (why?) than buy this .........



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I just received my Clarisonic Mia 2 and after 2 days using it I am OBSESSED! Just in this short amount of time (only washing my face twice with it) my skin feels softer and I've received compliments that my skin is glowing. I was a little skeptical at first because I had an Oil of Olay facial brush and thought it worked well and couldn't understand why the Clarisonic brush was so expensive. Now I understand. This is a really great product and I can't wait to see what it does for my skin here on out.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I wanted to give this tool some good use before writing a fair review and it may be a bit long - sorry! I just didn't want to use it once or twice and then review it because I wanted to see how my skin reacted initially and after continued use. This is my first Clarisonic product so I cannot compare it to the original Mia or other Clarisonic products. I watched so many videos, read so many reviews. You can't just pay $200 for something without a lot of research! For someone who only got super serious about skin care in the past few years (i know, i know), has post-acne scarring and has been working for a year to fade it, this beauty tool has done more for me in 2 months than my routine over the past year. My only regret is that I didn't buckle down and buy it sooner. The cost was a real deterrent for me, so I bought the Olay Pro X first and I still think that is a great brush if you don't want to spend the money but if you do, please get this Clarisonic.

I know a lot of reviews are scary and talk about purging and allergic reactions and etc. and I won't lie - they scared me off at first, too, but I think a lot of ppl aren't using the brush correctly (using it too often, using the wrong brush heads for their skin type, pushing the brush hard into the skin and the skin becomes irritated, or its the cleansers not the brush heads themselves).

I bought my Mia2 from Sephora at the beginning of November (so, two months ago) - it came in a kit with the sensitive head brush. I started slowly, using it for the first two weeks 3 times a week and the following two weeks 5 times a week and now I use it every day. I did this because of some reviewers saying that it broke them out and there was a purging period. I'm not sure if my approach avoided a purging period but it may have. I DID get three small pimples but I can't be 100% sure if they're attributed to the Mia2.

My first impression after the very first use was a really good one. The sensitive head bristles aren't exactly coarse but they aren't soft either. In comparison, they are "rougher" than the Olay Pro X but I liked the power behind it more. I could see an immediate difference in my skin being brighter and very, very smooth. Huge bonus: my pores appeared smaller in size.

So, the Mia2 comes with 2 speeds and I'm still only using the lowest speed - When I get to the three month mark, I'll rotate speeds every other day for deeper cleaning or on days when I wear full coverage make up. The lower speed is powerful enough for me for everyday cleansing. I really like the T-timer to let me know when to move the brush to other areas of my face. You really only have to put the brush lightly to your skin and gently sweep it over your skin. No need to press the brush hard into your skin. On the days when I wear full coverage make up, I actually go through the cleansing routine twice since its only 60 seconds long. Speaking of make up, the Mia2 is wonderful at taking it off but I've always been one to remove make up with a wipe first - not doing so will discolour the bristles. It won't impact performance but I'm picky about that sort of thing. I am still using my DermaE glycolic face wash and I apply the cleanser to my skin with fingers first and work it in and then use the Mia2 and after I wash my face and rinse the cleanser away I'll follow with my serum and moisturizer. I would recommend not changing your cleanser with the initial use of the Clarisonic. If you start breaking out you won't know if its the Clarisonic or the product. If you have a tried and true cleanser, stick with it.

I do not use the Mia2 twice a day like most people. I prefer a lighter cleansing routine in the morning and a heavier one at night. I just feel like that's too much exfoliating for me. Interestingly enough, I've noticed a slight change in the oil production of my skin. I have oily skin and I would notice in the past after my skincare routine, I would be oily within a few hours but lately, that hasn't been happening. I've heard other reviewers say that the Mia2 has changed their skin type and it may be too early to say but it's certainly looking like the same for me. My pores have definitely shrunk and for any oily girls, you ladies know we can't get rid of our pores but anything to make them look smaller is a blessing.

This brush IS costly. I opted for the kit because it was literally $40 more for a travel case and sample sizes of a cleanser, a mud mask and a serum. The cleansing system alone (and without a case) is $145 CAD and my kit with all mentioned was $180 CAD so why not? And for best results they say you should change your brush head every 3 months - the cost is $46 CAD for a duo pack - not too bad. I do think it's worth the investment, though, and I sincerely believe in going the extra distance for your skin.

Lastly, I also want to share a link to a Youtube video that may help you in your decision: I literally echo every point she makes (except the battery life claim, since mine is still so new) so I want to give her credit. Since everyone always talks about the good points of the Mia2, she's letting people know what owners fail to mention - nothing she said deterred me from buying it but it made me a smarter consumer ;)





4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

i had mia3 (area) for over 2 years. unfortunately, the battery started loosing its power. it used to run for over 3 weeks on a single charge, now it needs to be charged every few days and it does not clean as good as new.
since clarisonic is quite an expensive tool (and that is before you begin adding new brushes every 3 months), i was not rushing to spend more $$. but then sephora had a great deal on mia2, so i decided not to wait until my mia3 dies, and ordered mia2.
so far, i like mia2 even better. it is adorable. smaller, lighter, easier to pack for travel. the brushes are the same, so no loss there.
mia2 has 2 speeds, which works for me, as i never found use for 3 speeds. 2 speeds are plenty. unless you have really troubled skin,
overall, clarisonic is the best device on a market today, for daily or deep cleaning. there are copy-cats and some legit companies also trying, but as of now, nothing beats clarisonic.amazon sells something that looks very much like clarisonic and a few dollars cheaper, if you decide you want/need this beauty tool, and you are not in a great rush, maybe its better to look for good deals, coupons, rewards points etc and buy the real thing...
on the not-so-good side: the battery life. at these prices, one would hope the device would last at least 5+ years.
the charger, so-called "worldwide use" is a marketing fabrication. mia2 can only be charged via standard usa outlets. so, if you travel internationally, you still need to buy an adapter. also, unlike mia3, this charger cannot be used to charge the device via usb port. this is again, a hassle when traveling.
strange. but mia3 charger cannot charge mia2, while mi2 charge has not problem charging mia3. wish it was in reverse :(
also, unlike mia3, there is no device stand. it is just a small piece of molded plastic, but it is very useful. it takes less space on your vanity, better for drying brushes and it is much safer to keep device vertically. unfortunately, since mia2 is shorter and a bit wider. mia3 stand cannot be used with mia2, so once mia3 dies, all this plastic goes into landfill. what a waste!
hopefully, clarisonic will work on improving battery life and in future, finds in its corporate heart, to include charger+stand with mia2.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I wish I would have bought this sooner! I read every review possible before breaking down and shelling out for this miracle tool. After the very first use I knew it was going to be a game changer in my skin care routine. Face was cleaner, skin was smoother, pores were less visible, and as a result makeup applies so much better. I also notice I use less cleanser with the Mia2 than my usual routine of a Konjac cleansing sponge. Something about using a deep penetrating cleansing brush while you have makeup on makes me wonder if it would push the makeup further into your pores instead of cleaning them out so I do take my makeup off with a micellar water first. Then with my skin still wet, I wet the brush head, add one of my foaming gel or cream cleansers and let the Mia2 do the rest. I use my Konjac sponge to rinse the cleanser off which almost gives me a second super gentle cleaning and then pat dry. I remove the brush head and rinse well leaving it to dry so that it doesn't trap moisture behind it. The thought of mold and mildew growing on a tool used to clean my face is just disgusting.

I don't think it matters what type of cleaser you use, and I think if you end up breaking out you need to persevere, but make sure you don't use any pressure, let the Mia do the work. It will help bring impurities out and once you are rid of all that lurks beneath the surface of those clogged pores and layers of dead skin your face will be smooth, soft, radiant and clear. For reference, I used to have eneven pigmentation, in other words, red patches and some dark spots from the sun which began to even out and lighten after the first use. I recently purchased the "radiance" brush head which is specifically designed for these problems so I hope they will eventually disappear completely. I'm so pleased with the Mia2. It's really too bad it is so expensive because I think everyone should use this from the time they hit puberty so they don't have to endure bad skin ever if at all possible. So when you look at it like that, it is worth the cost to keep your self esteem and confidence intact and put your best face forward.

There is an added bonus I've discovered through my experience in using the Mia. My skin was quite oily before I started using this and it is much closer to normal/combination now. I use a fantastic serum afterward that is absorbed into my skin like never before. At night I apply a heavier moisturizer than I use during the day and my skin is soft and supple now that it absorbs the products better. I've also tossed many of my makeup products as I have no need to cover up spots, even skin tone with anything more than my Diorskin Nude Air Serum foundation. I barely even need to use powder over this since using the Clarisonic. Less is more, which is great for a minimalist like myself who prefers the natural look. I admit my products are expensive but I only need a few now so it's worth it in the end.

Verdict? Buy it, you won't regret it!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This product is completely changing my skin (and my life)!!! I started using the Clarisonic Mia2 about a month ago and I cannot even believe the difference in my skin. I have posted a picture to show the difference it made for my skin in just 2 weeks. I have been struggling with bad acne for so long and have already done 3 courses of Accutane (which worked for a couple years, but then my acne returned). I have been desperate to find some type of solution. I have a prescription for Retin-A, which I have had a love hate relationship with. When I used the Retin-A, I felt like I could never exfoliate the right amount. Not exfoliating well enough meant that my skin was dry and flaky and my makeup looked horrible. Too much exfoliating with scrubs made my skin irritated and oily and caused more breakouts.

The Clarisonic is the perfect product to exfoliate just the right amount and is still gentle on my skin. I alternate between the sensitive and the delicate brush head. I sometimes find that the sensitive brush is too rough when my skin is more sensitive from using the Retin-A. I find that I can use the sensitive one once a day or every other day, but I can use the delicate brush head twice a day if needed. I only use it in the morning if I have dry flaky patches that need exfoliating.

I have been experimenting using with different cleansers with the Clarisonic. My favourites to use are gentle foaming cleansers (Cereve Foaming Facial Cleanser, La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser and Paula's Choice Pore Normalizing). I am also trying out the Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap, which is growing on me. I foams nicely and I feel like it protects my skin a bit when using the Clarisonic.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who struggles with combination, dry, dull and acne prone skin like me. If you have sensitive skin, invest in the delicate brush head right from the start. I know this system is a bit pricy, but I feel like it is worth it to have clearer skin.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Best Skin care machine since slice bread. The first time you use it, you can tell a difference in your skin. Your skin gets cleaner then using a wash cloth or your hands. The Clarisonic gets into the pores to clean them out. I would start off with the sensitive brush head instead of the deep pore brush. Can be alittle harsh. Try it you will love it...

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

At first it was a great product. It really cleaned my skin. But after a few days I broke out all over. I never break out, except for a few stray small pimples at certain times. This product made me have terrible red pimples all over. Under my eyes, on my temples, forehead, cystic pimples on my chin, on my nose, cheeks, etc. It was horribly embarrassing. I heard about this "purge process" where you break out at first and I stuck with it but my breakout just got worse and worse. I stopped using it a few days ago and my breakouts are going away but the cystic bumps are still there no matter what I do. It also made my skin red, and even after some time of not using it, the redness remains. It really damaged my skin, and self-esteem. Do not buy it. If I could give this 0 lipsticks, I would.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

First my all important background and qualifications to speak about this product. I've used prescription retin-a products, over the counter retinol creams, expensive scrubs, pricey masks, spa treatments, alpha hydroxy lotions, beta hydroxy lotions and more. Unlike many of those products, the Mia2 made a difference in my skin's appearance after just one use. It is just that good. My pores, which are still visible, look smaller. Small discolorations are just that. Small. The skin just looks smoother and better. It's almost at the point that I think I can go without foundation, but I love my foundation too much to give it up just yet.

My good friend recommended it to me after we started talking skin care. We both have very similar skin types. I researched this and the Olay product that's similar, but since I know my friend and her skin, I decided to splurge on the Clarisonic instead of the Olay version. This is money well spent. There are a lot of knockoffs around, so please be sure to buy it from an authorized retailer. Amazon.com is NOT an authorized retailer for this product. Some of the people selling the so called Clarisonic products on that site are peddling knock offs that aren't the same at all. Sephora, QVC, Nordstrom are all authorized retailers. I'd get it from one of those places. If you go to the Clarisonic.com site it tells you all the retailers that sell Clarisonic. Sephora, QVC and Nordstrom aren't the only stores from which you can purchase this.

I don't remove my makeup with this. I remove the makeup using a makeup removing cleanser. Then I use the Mia2 to get at whatever I couldn't remove. I don't use any fancy cleansers with the Mia2. I've used everything from Neutrogena to Josie Maran's cleansing oil. Just wet your face, wet the brush, put the cleanser on and get to work. I clean my brush with some hand soap after each use. Periodically I dip it in some hydrogen peroxide to prevent any nasty smells. I let the brush air dry. I don't use the brush daily. I find the brushes are gentle. It doesn't hurt at all. You hardly feel the brush moving on your skin. It's only mildly noisy. It's far less noisy than a blowdryer.

Makeup goes on so much better on good skin. It's easier to hide tone imperfections than it is to hide skin texture imperfection. The key to having a good look is to start with the basics. Your skin should look good and I truly believe this product goes a long way to achieving that goal.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I am finally going to admit to myself that this causes more issues than it helps. I have very sensitive skin, enlarged pores, clogged pores but hardly ever get a proper zit and a general uneven/rough skin texture. Being unable to find anything that helped, I broke down and bought the clarisonic. I alternated Trilogy Very Gentle Cleansing Cream and La Roche Posay Dermo Cleanser with it. On my first use I couldn't really feel any difference in my skin compared to my usual routine of double cleansing. I started using it once a night with the sensitive brush head that came with it and that was WAY too much for my skin. It was fine the first night but by the second, I was starting to get red bumps around my mouth. So after about a months break to heal, I started using it every other night, still the same result and now my skin was getting very dry and flaky. So I bought two new brush heads, the delicate and the deep pore brush and again waited for my skin to heal. I used the deep pore brush once a week and my skin still hated it...back to healing! I then tried the delicate brush once a week, sometimes twice and nope, skin still hated it. The entire year I've had the clarisonic I've suffered from red bumps around my mouth that will appear for a day or two, heal then more will appear, scaly/itchy patches around my skin and jaw and general horrible looking skin because it made it so dry no matter how rich a moisturiser I put on it. I've given it a year to work for me because it was such a huge investment and I am just going to have to accept that my skin is clearly too sensitive to use it. Even now, weeks after I stopped using it, I still get those damn red bumps!!! Plus, I didn't actually see any improvement in my blackheads, pores or clogged pores throughout the year I attempted to use it. All in all this was an utter fail for me and I am starting to really worry it may have damaged my skin.


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