Hey Belles! Today I'm going to be reviewing the Clarisonic Mia 2. I've always heard nothing but great things about Clarisonic's. So, I finally made the purchase, rather my fiancee made the purchase, hehe. I decided to get the Hollywood lights collection Mia 2 in purple. I know that it shouldn't matter that it lights up, but it totally does.
In addition to the clarisonic, I also got the ance brush head & clarisonic acne cleanser. It originally came with the sensitive skin brush head, but I felt like the acne one would be better for my skin.
To start off with I'll talk about my skin. I have very acne prone skin, it's sort of combination. It's pretty oily while being pretty dry at the same time. In addition to that, it's extremely sensitive. I have to be careful with what I use on my face because, I will either swell up or have a really bad acne breakout. I also wear the Kat Von D lock it tattoo foundation, & while I love it, it's a pretty big pain in the butt to cleanse my face completely of it. So, when I kept seeing all these great things about the clarisonic, I decided I wanted it.
I purchased mine at Sephora for $150 & also got the cleansing pack with the acne cleanser & acne brush head for around $45. Yes, it is a rather expensive purchase. But I feel it's very much worth it. It comes with a carrying case, for traveling, a charger, & as I said before the sensitive skin brush head. It also comes with a two year warranty, & from what most people have said it lasts for years.
About the device itself, it claims "Clarisonic's patented sonic frequency oscillates back and forth at more than 300 movements per second to gently lift impurities." It has 2 speeds, low or high, 1 minute pulsing T-Timer, interchangeable brush heads, & battery life indicator. I do love the timer, It allows 20 seconds for your forehead, 20 seconds on your nose & chin, & 10 seconds per cheek. It helps me not stay in one place too long and over exfoliate & cause my skin to make more oil. It is also gentle enough, if used correctly, to use twice a day.
After using my clarisonic for just over a month, I've noticed a big change in my skin. It has made my skin not so flakey dry, attractive I know. & It makes my acne disappear. I will say though, I feel like my skin got worse before it got better. It does take your skin a little bit to get used to your new device, just like anything else when you add it to your face routine. It does recommend changing out your brush head every 3 months, & they usually run between $25-30.
So my overall verdict, YOU NEED IT. If you can afford it, you definitely need to make the investment. I love this thing. It has done wonders for my skin, & it feels so good using it! & I know if my sensitive skin can handle it, anything can!
Until next time,