Clarisonic • Mia • Misc Beauty Tools
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I use this every other day. I love that it is gentle and has a waterproof case. It's a great way to clean, exfoliate, and relax my skin anytime of the day. Only problem I have is that it is an extremely expensive investment! If it were half the price, these would make great gifts.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Here's the story of my experience with the Clarisonic Mia:
I work as an archaeologist and have gotten kind of obsessed about cleaning my face in the evenings after long sweaty days where my face is covered in sunscreen, sweat, and dirt. A coworker goes for facials, but I decided I'd try the Mia (which would be, in my opinion, the less expensive of the two options).
When I first started using the Mia I'd only use it about 3 times a week so as not to shock my skin because a friend suggested that using it twice a day could be too harsh for some people.
The first thing I noticed was that my skin absorbed moisturizer far better than before, but other than that I didn't see a great change in my skin (which is sensitive and prone to break outs). I was sort of skeptical of its benefits, but I kept with it. I now use it in the evenings (because I'm too lazy in the morning) and in the morning and at night on the weekend.
It's now been nearly 6 months and I'm glad I stuck with it: my skin has never been better. The trick for me was to exfoliate before using the Mia, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten the full benefits of using the Mia in the first place.
I hope I'm not jinxing it, but I haven't had a breakout since my new skincare regime. *happy dance*
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been using this brush for almost 2 years. And I am very pleased! I use the refreshing gel with the brush and it does a beautiful job! After a week my face started to look beautiful!! I am so happy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I know my review will make a few people butthurt cause everyone seems to go bonkers for this product. I used it for about 3 months before I let it go and formed my solid opinion. Here it goes.
-it is a deep cleaning/exfoliating system. it's supposed to remove makeup, bacteria, dirt, excess oil and can reduce breakouts, pore size and fine lines. also claims to make your other skin care products work better and to their full potential.
-it has a variety of different brush heads from deep cleansing to acne prone. however the clarisonic mia itself always comes with the normal brush-head. They need to be change every 3-4 months otherwise they get frayed and scratchy. very similar to replacing a toothbrush.
-the clarisonic mia charger is magnetic and takes 24 hours to charge completely. I suggest always charging it at nightime while youre sleeping so it wont conk out on you in the morning. if you're not using it, charge it!
-it is waterproof and can be used in the shower.
-it comes in a variety of fun colors as well. red, pink, blue, orange, gree, grey, white ect.
-individual brusheads are 25 dollars each and the whole clarisonic mia package with the charger and one brushead is 120 dollars.
-first night i used it i was pleased. removed EVERYTHING from my face [i wear a full face of makeup). made me feel clean but not overclean. my face felt soft and smooth. didn't have any weird reactions at first.
-after the 1-2 week mark of using it i broke out like crazy! every says this is called the "skin purging phase" and it causes you to break out because it is bringing everything to the surface. not sure how i feel about that but the breakouts did clear up around the 3 week mark.
-however after the breakouts stopped the improvement stopped as well. i have no clue what happened. at first my skin was less oily and my face felt cleaner but i saw NO CHANGE in my pore size or my breakouts. i was still getting pimples and i felt like the clarisonic mia was making them more painful and they were harder to get rid of. WEIRD considering it's supposed to help with those correct? Hmm...
-i thought i could try a different brush head maybe the normal one just wasn't enough, tried 2 more and got the same result.
-i ended up with some really painful cystic breakouts on my cheeks and some redness that was not there before. redness has never been an issue for my skin till i used this.
-got to a point where i gave up and my redness went down and the breakouts began to clear up. thought about giving it another go but i'm too scared of having the same thing happen again. such a waste of time.
All in all, I REALLY wanted to fall in love with this. Thousands of people have and I still can't figure out why it didn't work well with me in any way. Even if it didn't help with my breakouts I figured for the price and the hype that it would do something that other products don't. My opinion is it's not worth the money but that's just my own experience. It's amazing concept, not discrediting it at all but I would just be careful and do as much research as you can before you splash out the 120 dollars for it. My skin has been better since I stopped. Not the experience I was expecting.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I can tell you, without a doubt, that the Mia is my "can not live without" product!!!! I have always had trouble skin. I have tried everything out there. I was on Acutane as a teenager and have been on and off with using proactive. I purchased the Mia after trying proactive for the last time. I had a terrible reaction to the proactive and got my money back.
Yes, as with many, I did break out in the beginning of using my Mia. . I realized that the clarisonic acne wash that came with it was irritating my skin. I quickly got rid of that. Then I decided to go on the clarisonic site and read the reviews about break outs. I FOUND THE CURE, After each use, I take a little bit of dawn antibacterial dish soap and hot water and thoroughly clean my brush head. I use it twice a day and do it every time. I take it apart as well, once a week, and clean the brush and holder. I think the MIA, along with my PHILOSOPHY PURITY facial cleanser are my "must haves"!!!!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
The first week or two that I used the Mia my skin looked fantastic. Pores were looking clearer, skin was glowing and starting to look smooth.
Sadly the positive results didn't last, and after a couple of weeks of once daily use my skin texture began to feel quite rough and look ruddy. I also began to develop deep cysts.
I stopped using the Mia and returned to my previous routine, and within about 4 weeks my skin cleared up. I waited a few months and tried again, this time only using it once every 3 days. Within a few weeks though my skin started to misbehave again. So I stopped using it.
Fast forward more than a year and I again tried it. Using the sensitive brush head again and my regular cleanser, but after just the first use my skin felt rough, looked ruddy and was flaking like crazy.
My skin seems to do best using a muslin (or wash) cloth for exfoliation (which I can use twice daily with no problems) and chemical exfoliation (glycolic acid) every other day, so I'll be sticking with those from now on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Green
So I bought this product bc off all the fuss and then I read the reviews on it! Was scared to use bc a lot of people broke out so I started off with just once a day I've had it for a month I honestly don't know how I was doing with out it I love loveeee loveee it my skin feels different looks different I feel good about my skin and confutable with it it worked for me and I thank god for that
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I honestly wanted to love this product SO much because everyone recommended it to me because it "gets rid if clogged pores" which I have a big problem with. I just wanna say that this is not true. It did nothing with my clogged pores, only irritated it and caused scabs which caused scars. The charge only lasts a week. It claims to exfoliate your skin, but when I showered this afternoon and used a washcloth to exfoliate and there was SO much dead skin on it I had to scrub my face for a good 8 minutes and there was still dead skin. I never had that problem with the washcloth before the clarisonic. That just proves it wasn't exfoliating my skin like they claim it to be. Also it's not gentle enough for 2 uses daily. My skin could barely tolerate once a day and I don't even know why. I never had a breakout stage like everyone said they did. My skin is still getting clogged pores (I wear only concealer on like 5 spots and that's it) so I know it's not "cleaning out my pores." I'm just very disappointed with this product. I expected so much for such a high price and nothing. Not a happy camper. Hopefully the PMD device actually vacuums the gunk out of my pores like they say it does.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I have been using mine on and off for five or so years. It's okay but can be time consuming as far as charging/disinfecting the brush head. Also it's not just a one time charge for the product but every two months you have to spend another $25 on a new brush head.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
When I initially began using the Clarisonic, I started to get breakouts. As a result, I stopped using the device on my face for a month, tried it again, but second time also produced breakouts. I suspected that perhaps the brush might harbor bacteria. At this point, I began using it only on my body, neck and chest area especially. It was good for cleansing the body, using the sensitive brush and then the normal brush. I also rinsed the brush with hydrogen peroxide after each use. When it was time to replace the brush, I ordered the DELICATE brush. Once again, I tried using the device to cleanse my face. I continued to rinse the DELICATE brush with hydrogen peroxide after each use. No more breakouts. I now use the delicate brush for face. I use the device only a couple times a week. I first exfoliate with Olay Microdermabrasion product, then I use LaRoche Posay Tolairaine Foaming Cleanser with the Clarisonic. This process feels like a cleansing facial. Love the results, especially in the nasal folds and chin area where I can get some congestion. I have microscopic pores, and other than the oil congestion in the nose and chin areas, I have normal skin with extremely rare breakouts. I would definitely recommend the Clarisonic as it does a great job of cleaning. I only state that I personally feel it is important to rinse the brush with hydrogen peroxide after each use to kill any bacteria that might develop from water. Yes, rinsing with hydrogen peroxide adds to the cost of maintaining this device. Since I only use the brush 2x a week - I do not replace it every 3 months. I actually replace it once a year and it is just fine.