Clarisonic • Mia • Misc Beauty Tools
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I neither hate or dislike the clarisonic Mia. I feel it hasn't drastically changed my skin, I still have horrific break outs on my cheeks and chin yet I feel sometimes it just irritates it. Overall, an ok non-essential product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This seems to make my skin very smooth. Also, I think my facial products are sinking into my skin more. Also, I was having a major skin issue- I had begun to get hormonal acne (those deep, painful, 3 week-long zits that you can't pop) around my mouth. I have not had another hormonal acne breakout since I have started using my Clairsonic regularly. SOLVED the problem.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Changed my skin ! I notice if I don't used daily.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been using my Mia for over a year now and absolutely love it! I was using the Olay one before I switched and noticed that Mia is a lot more effective yet gentle. I use it every night and it removes every bit of my makeup. It's a lot to spend at once, but it is definitely an investment because my skin has never felt so clean. It is very durable: I've dropped it multiple times but nothing is scratched, chipped or broken and still looks pretty new. I only need to charge it once every 2 weeks. If the one I have now for any reason breaks, I will definitely by another one in a heart beat.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
A few years ago I bought the Mia because of all the great reviews about it. The second I tired it I was disappointed. I notices no difference in my skin and I even felt that I needed to wash it a second time because there was still makeup residue on my face. So I gave it to my mom who loved it. Since then I decided to try it again and bought myself another one. This time I can already see a difference. I got a 'tutoring lesson' from the Nordstrom sales clerk on how to properly use this expensive vibrator... and now I can say that I'm happy with this beauty tool! I think I was pressing too hard before and doing too many little circular motions. I now just glide it over my skin and boom, done. I do a quick initial wash first to get the oil/ makeup off and then wash with my mia. I find it works better for me that way. i would not recommend using this tool every day, at least to start, as it can be a bit much. Overall I think it's over priced, but gives good results!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really don't know why I bought this. I have very dry (flakes throughout winter and some of autumn/spring) and sensitive skin (I'm talking bright red if I use anything with even the tiniest quantities of fragrance or alcohol, and often react to 'natural' products because of the essential oils). At the time I bought this, my skin was actually ok - a few flakes but nothing worse than normal, and no huge spots.
Ok I guess I do know why I bought this - doesn't everyone dream of the one amazing thing that's going to make a difference to your skin and finally make it model-worthy? I ordered it on a whim and almost immediately regretted it. I'm extremely prone to bouts of contact dermatitis (eczema) - surely scrubbing at my face with a brush wasn't exactly going to help.
And yet...I've been using it for a week so far, only at night, and so far...I haven't had a bad reaction at all. My skin is softer and does have a kind of glow about it. I'm using the 'delicate' head which is apparently the most gentle, and I use it with Clinique Comforting Cream Cleanser, which seems to be very gentle too.
I really want this to keep working - will update as I know a week is probably too short a time to review after, I'm just so excited!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I can't say enough how much I love my Mia. It has made a tremendous improvement to my skin. I break out a little bit less often, but pimples go away quicker. And over all, my skin feels smoother than it ever has. I was very lucky not to experience a purging period, but I fully expected it.
I think there are two keys to using it. First, find the right brush head. I had a great luck with the sensitive head that comes with it, but I decided to try the acne head and find that works even better for me. I haven't tried any other heads, but I am going to test out the deep pore head as well. I think the normal head will be too harsh for me while the extra-sensitive won't be strong enough. All of this is to say, Clarisonic has multiple options so you can address your specific skin type. If you're not satisfied at first, it may be the brush head, and it's worth trying out a different kind to see what happens. Second, simple is better. Use it with your favorite non-abrasive cleanser only. I used to use Cetaphil to remove makeup first and then use my Mia with cleanser to wash my face. Once, while being lazy, I just used my Mia and cleanser, and my skin didn't feel all that different, and it definitely was a bit calmer the next day, presumably because I hadn't scrubbed it twice in a single night. I think if one is doing these things- using the right brush head and just one good cleanser that is right for their skin- the Mia will work wonderfully for them. It sure has for me!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I don't believe I can add anything to a review for the Clarisonic Mia that hasn't already been said.
The bottom line is simply every girl must own one. Especially with advancement and improvements to newer models, it makes the Mia a bit cheaper but no less wonderful. There's different brush heads to match your skin type and they come in several delightful colors so every girl should be able to personalize their Mia to their liking.
I've had breakout problems through High School and as a young adult. I didn't have extremely bad acne, but there was always at least one big pimple somewhere on my face. It could be age or perhaps my hormones are more in check but I truly believe after the use of the Clarisonic Mia, my skin is now always clear! I get a lot of compliments how nice and clear my skin is.
I use it once a day about 5 days a week, in the mornings, to help take off any buildup from my night regimen. I also read in a magazine it's better to use in the mornings rather at night, if you had to pick once a day.
There was a period where I stopped using the Clarisonic Mia for about 2.5 months. The change wasn't right away but after about 2 months, my face wasn't as smooth as it was when using the Clarisonic Mia. It's definitely something I keep in my cleansing regimen for a long long long time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to love this little tool. It has been sitting in my drawer for almost a year now. Last year I used it for 6 months every night. I experienced an initial purging period which lasted around 2 weeks. After that my skin felt so smooth and looked very clean. However, my skin was also drier when using this and compensated by excreting more oil even after I tried to put on richer moisturisers. Also this is what made me love and hate it at the same time: it aggravated my sensitive skin. Although my skin felt and looked so smooth and clean, my face was constantly red throughout the day! This is not good as it meant my face was irritated. I switched from the initial sensitive to delicate brush but that didn't help. In the end I stopped using it and it took a long time and a lot of effort to reduce the redness on my face.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
Update #28 day of using clarisonic (x1 a day):
I've decided to set aside my clarisonic indefinitely. It really pains me to do so as I was really expecting it to work on my skin :(.... But the dark spots left behind from the purge are still around.. Coupled with the more frequent clogged pores I see on the sides of my cheeks, just makes me wanna cry.. Perhaps it's a vicious cycle in which i use clarisonic to remove my thick make up which I use to cover my dark spots... And the clarisonic breaks me out again.. And I get more dark spots and the cycle repeats... I have decided to stop using clarisonic till my dark spots fades.. I'm using nadinola now and will try maxi peel to fad the marks as well... But till then, adios clarisonic... It's bee terrible knowing you.. You gave me the WORST out break in my life.. I wasn't even acne prone before this!!
Update - #14 day of usng Clarisonic (once a day):
Just a little update on how this purging nightmare has progressed...
The cystic pimples in both sides of my cheeks finally died down.. But because I have a skin picking addiction, those bumps have left quite a handful of flat, red/grey marks in my cheeks.. But at least those annoying cystic pimples are gone.. For the past 3 days, I had whitehead pimples surfacing instead... No biggie, I treated them with a layer of LRP effaclar K or Dermalogica's medibac overnight clearing gel and the tiny bumps were down the next morning..
So now that my condition is a little more Under control, I reflected on my first 6 days of mia usage to look not the cause if my ridiculous outbreak... I concluded that the combination of mia (physical exfoliation) and AHA 8% ( chemical) daily was too much for my skin to take.... I was also new to applying 8% AHA at that time... Moral of the story: pls, when you're using clarisonic, don't go all crazy and introduce all kinds of new products to your regime... Stick to your usual regime so it's easier to single out the reason of your outbreak...
My daily process is now this and my skin's handling it well:
Just washing my face with good old cetaphil.... No clarisonic
-cleanse once to remove makep using an oil cleanser
-clarisonic my face with cetaphil
-apply lightweight moisturiser
-apply layer of effaclar K
- to the pesky areas where i think zits might be forming, apply a layer of medibac
- spot treat scars with ZA true white cream (the only lightening cream that works in my skin and it's cheap)
**note: I only use clarisonic at night to remove my makeup... I'm wearing a thicker layer of makeup now to conceal scars.. On Sundays, I give my clarisonic a rest.. I've chosen instead to mix my AHA 8% with my moisturiser... AHA is crucial to the process of fading those scars.. Will update again in 2 weeks' time.. Keeping my fingers crossed that THIS IS the end of purging period..
BTW, I found this out too late but it's been really useful to the last few cystic bumps I had... APPLY SUDOCREM ON IT TO BRING IT TO HEAD....works wonders!!!!!!
#6 day of using Clarisonic (once a day):
Will update again IF AND when the purging subsides....
Just got my hands on the Mia 1 week ago.. was really excited about using it.. I would follow this process:
-Use an oil cleanser (Shu Uemura) to remove make up
-Apply a layer of cetephil on my face
-Wash mia brush gently with body soap
-Use Mia to clean my face for 1 minutes.. sometimes I'll go slightly beyond the one minute.. (with the default sensitive head brush that came along with it)
-Apply Paula's Choice 8% AHA Gel
I did this once a day at night for the past 7 days.. on the 7th day, THE HORRORS WHEN I WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING!!! Bumps and pimples on both sides of my cheeks!! The only thing I forgot to slap on my face the night before was the AHA gel..
Some of the questions running through my head now are:
-Am I over-exfoliating? Is the combination of clarisonic and AHA gel too potent? I have since cut down my usage of mia to twice a week.. and NEVER exceeding the 1 minute this time.. but I'm still applying AHA gel every night... I'm cursing myself for forgetting to slap on the AHA gel as perhaps skipping that one step was crucial in keeping the purging at bay????
-I have cleaned my brush head once with hydrogen peroxide and warm water... perhaps I should be doing it more often? My brush head does not look dirty or discoloured though.
The pimples on my cheeks are mostly small bumps, but still visible under makeup... there's no way to hide bumps.. also, I had a 3 cystic pimples on my jaw line but they have gone away quite quickly as well.. 2 days max.
It's so depressing because I was expecting so much from Mia.. and when my face became a pizza face I started reading up more about the purging phase.. I'm just hoping that the worst of the purge is over :s
To help calm my skin (perhaps from over-exfoliation??? I have no clue), I have resorted to applying a thick layer of MANUKA honey mask (15+) on my skin everyday for 15 minutes... I've only done it the past 2 days and so far it seems to calm those annoying zits..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I bought my clarisonic last year for my terrible teenage acne. For the first two months I used it with its original sensitive brush head I honestly saw no results and stopped using it. It did nothing for my disgustingly oily skin or any of the zits and pimples all over my face and I was still getting annoying white heads. But then I got the deep pore brush, for the first month it wasn't that amazing and then all of sudden my skin just started to transform. I completely stopped getting whiteheads, my skin got so much smoother, and everything else started clearing up as well. This brush is a miracle! Nothing takes off makeup and helps with congestion in the same way and its so wonderful! I definitely couldn't live without my mia and i'm so glad I stuck with it. The brush head is what really makes a difference so if your having troubles with the one you've got i'd really recommend trying one of the others before you give up. Best of luck!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
BEst item ever, def helps smooth out skin, blackheads disappear. Love this!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
After using my Clarisonic Mia for 6 months I have decided to finally write a review. I got this as a christmis gift from my mom, and so far it is the most important part of my beauty routine. The first few weeks I did experience the "purging" stage and dealt with some bad break-outs, but now it was worth it. My skin has improved so much within the 5-6 months. I hardly ever have any break outs or zits unless it's hormonal (time of the month), my skin is smoother and my pores are less visible. For me, having acne-prone teenage skin- this has worked wonders. I would recommend this product if it is within your budget. Even if it's not, the Olay spinbrush (I previously used), worked really well for the price and kept my skin problems at bay
. But the Mia is far more better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The Mia is a fantastic little hand held cleanser machine if you have non-irritable skin, but if you suffer with rosacea like I do, it may not work for your skin. I purchased the Mia and I have rated it with full marks, but I can't use it, not the machines fault, just my skin is so reactive. The machine is great, but my skin is so sensitive that it really irritates my skin. I have really inflamed rosacea on just one side of my face and even the sensitive brush is too harsh. But if you have skin that doesn't break out just by looking at it then it really is an excellent way to keep you skin clean. Would recommend it, but not for people with rosacea.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Blue
Whilst I like my Clarisonic Mia, I have rated it a 4 because I could do without it and I don't think the effects justify the price. Firstly, I don't use it twice a day, every day as I have sensitive, pale, fragile skin and I feel that regular use would be too harsh for my skin. However, I use it once a day around 3-4 times a week with the delicate brush head and have no problems e.g. breakouts. For me, the Mia essentially acts as a gentle exfoliator, buffing off any dry/dead skin. I have found that it brightens my skin a little and that my foundation and concealer go on more smoothly. I should note that for many years I have used a cream-cleanser with a muslin cloth to cleanse so perhaps that's why I haven't seen the differences that others have. I don't think that the Mia works particularly well with cream cleansers, which is disappointing as that's what I prefer to use. It doesn't serve to unclog any of my pores around my nose - I find various masks much more effective. Washing the heads regularly is a concern because I don't want to spread bacteria around my face. Given my skin type, I wish I had tried one of the dupes e.g. Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush or Olay's Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System as, in my case, the benefits of the Clarisonic do not outweigh its hefty price tag.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
The delicate skin of the face is not meant to be treated harshly in the way this device and other expensive tools do. Main cause for acne is irritation, mainly irritation caused by FRICTION. I am a college student and since I want to be a dermatologist I have taken all the courses there are about skin anatomy and skin behavior. Using a vibrating brush (no matter how "gentle" it is) will only damage your delicate skin for the long run. Soaps and scrubblets are okay if used every other day, but this device is way too harsh on the skin. You can ask any licensed dermatologist, there is no such thing as a skin "purge" fron being "cleaned throughly". It's a skin reaction to friction, something similar to what happens when the inner part of thighs rub together while taking a long walk. It causes painful cystic acne from the abuse. Not only that, the constant tugging on skin causes premature wrinkles and it makes the skin lose it's capacity to heal by itself quickly (I bet many of you have problems with acne scarring huh?). Be careful, your face is pretty sensitive and gentle, treat it well.
The first minute I tried this, I couldn't stand it and returned it as soon as possible.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I don't have sensitive or acne-prone skin, and can use almost any kind of scrub, acid or retinol. After using this very gently (almost no pressure) with the delicate head and only once a week and EXACTLY as directed, I broke out in very bad cystic acne all along the jawline. This was after 1 month of weekly use. Nothing else with my skincare had changed, and I never break out, so I know it was this brush. It wasn't a "purge" because I have very clear pores and exfoliate frequently. I cleaned it after each use as directed.
The worst part was the pores in my t-zone, which are normally tiny, appear larger. Not "cleaned out", but larger and longer...vertically from top to bottom, as if they have been slightly stretched out. I don't claim to know how that is possible, but that's truly how it looks and I'm not happy. Also, I saw no major skin benefits from using this, other than the rosy glow I get anyway from a normal scrub. This brush is not for everyone and I wish I hadn't splurged on it. I think the vibrations "activate" the skin too much for some of us (and pull on it too) regardless of how properly/gently it is used. If you get it, keep your receipt in case. :/
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this product. Every time I would use it I would get red irritation bumps all over my face. It strips the face too much, which in turn makes your skin produce tons of oil in order to try to balance it again. The face should not be over exfoliated and scrubbing it everyday with a brush is not good for it. Also, the the brush causes micro tears in the skin which later turn into inflamed infections all over the face. The brush head harbors bacteria as well, so if your not cleaning it with alcohol every time you will end up with breakouts. Overall, this is way too abrasive and not healthy for delicate facial tissue. Dermatologists are against the use of the clarisonic because it can lead to facial damage and premature wrinkles.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
All I will say is that if you've been thinking about buying the clarisonic Mia for a while - you should totally get it and you will not be disappointed! I think it is one of the best investments and my skin is now so much smoother and you get looking. I think a lot of it also has to do with finding the right cleanser that works for you with the Mia as well. But I'm never looking back now! It's so good even my bf loves using it lol
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased my clarisonic mia about a year ago and have noticed a significant improvement in my skin especially in terms of acne.
Even though I am in my 30s, I still struggle with the occasional break out. Once I started using my clarisonic, I have noticed a significant reduction the number, severity and length of break outs. Whenever I see a pimple forming, I just focus more time on it with my clarisonic and it just goes away without fully developing.
As another poster mentioned, this may not be the best for cystic acne, but if you struggle with mild to moderate acne, do give this a try.
I have used similiar products such as the olay pro-x version, but I find that the quality of the clarisonic significantly surpasses that of olay's version and after a year of regular use, my mia is still going strong.