Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Product Review: Clarisonic Mia

Welcome back friends!

Today I'm writing a little product review on the Mia. If you remember from this post last year, I was itching to get my hands on a Clarisonic super sonic face scrubbing device (aka: the Mia). I'd heard wonders about them and wanted to try them out for myself. Only problem? They're kinda pricey.
So after all that anticipation and build up and grief (over the $$), what happened when I finally got my hands on one of these so-called game face changers? I really liked it. (I should add that I used a pretty substantial gift card to buy it and was in no way compensated for this review. Clarisonic doesn't know me from Adam, y'all.)  Purchasing it without the gift card? Ehhhhhhhh, maybe/maybenot. Spending over $100 in a single setting on myself makes my face go numb, so I doubt I would've purchased it otherwise.

I got the uber basic Mia model, which has 1 speed. Push the button, scrub the face, end of story. I did this at the recommendation of my sister-in-law, who insisted there was really no need for different speed settings (available on the Mia 2 and Aria models) or charging options. I also agree that the single-speeded Mia does a perfectly good job. The package comes with the Mia, a brush head, the charger, and a little face wash sample.

I've now had mine for about 6 weeks, and here's what I think about it:

  • It obliterated the flaky skin around my nose, which no other scrubbing method could do. Totally gone. 
  • It significantly reduced the appearance of my pores. I did infact take a pre-Mia phone photo to do a side-by-side comparison and then I lost my phone. Woe is me.
  • My makeup looks noticeably smoother
  • Sans-Makeup, my skin looks noticeably more even (less red/ruddy areas)
  • My face feels WAY more dry after cleansing. Confession: I never used a moisturizer... until now.
  • Strangely enough, I haven't seen a reduction in the amount of shine/oil (even with the added dryness). But, I never had a problem with super "pore-purging" breakouts, like you see on many of the negative reviews. 
  • I've only ever used it a maximum of once per day. It's a pretty substantial scrubbing and I don't know that I'd enjoy the beating twice per day.
All in all, I am very satisfied with the Mia. I was ready to rid my face of the flakes and shrink my pores down to a non-moon crater size and the Mia definitely delivered. I'll continue to use it routinely and *fingers crossed* hopefully over time continue to see more improvement in my skin. Heck, on the nights where I combine the Clarisonic Mia and the Philips Sonicare toothbrush, I'm like the sonicbionic woman. Fighting plaque and pores one microorbit at a time!


Erika said...

Hahaha...hilarious observation about using the Clarisonic AND Sonicare. That's a lot of sonic in one night. I have the Olay knockoff of this thing and I like it, but I never remember to use it with any regularity. Oh well.

clarisonic coupon said...

Hahaha...hilarious perception about utilizing the Clarisonic AND Sonicare. That is a mess of sonic in one night. I have the Olay knockoff of this thing and I like it, however I never recall to utilize it with any normality. Goodness well.

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