Any Clarisonic bees out there? Should I get one?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have the Mia and I like it. It’s not life changing, but it does make my face feel cleaner and pores smaller after using it. 

Post # 4
2449 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have the MIA and use it like 3x per year but some people swear by theres.

Post # 5
7936 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have the MIA – fancier models aren’t worth the extra in my opinion. I love it- use it a few times a week and always notice a difference. Great for scrubbing out dead skin and deep cleaning pores. Equally important in my opinion is that you follow it up with quality products : toner, serum, moisturizer, then spot treatment. In that order, letting each absorb before you add the next. 


But obviously I am crazy obsessed with skin care! I like to take care of my skin and use minimal face makeup. 

Post # 6
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@HeartsandSparkles It was a game changer for me & my FI as well.  I was still getting some breakouts & going through phases of dull or dry/patchy skin.  My skin is radiant & clear & never ever dry anymore.  It made a huge difference for me.  My FI was having bad trouble with ingrown hairs & inflamation from shaving, it was really bothersome.  After a few trips to his dermatologist without a lot of improvement I got one for him and it completely tuned his skin around.  

The cheapest model is all you need.  And I find deals on replacement heads on Amazon.  They sell them at all the big department stores so if you know any employees you could use their discount.  

Post # 7
1327 posts
Bumble bee

I’m debating the same thing!  I’d like to get a Plus because I have, erm, ingrown hair issues on my lower legs.  However, reviews are mixed about how effective the body setting/brush head are for that so I’m still deciding.

Having said that, I recently had a coworker and a salesperson highly recommend the Clarisonic to me.  They were singing its praises, but…both of them were having bad skin days at the time (as in, I’ve seen their skin look way better), so it wasn’t very convincing.  But my girl bestie loves hers, and I’ve heard good things from people with both dry skin and oily skin. 

So I think I’d still like to get one someday, I just need to save!

Post # 8
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have one and I LOVE it. It’s made my skin so smooth. Luckily, I don’t have too many issues with acne but I still love mine. I got the Plus (or maybe it’s called Pro?) model and the body brush head comes in handy quite a bit. I also like the different speed settings.  I use the slower one in the winter when my skin is dry from the cold. I also have a Clarisonic Opal for fine lines and I noticed a huge difference in just a couple of weeks.

I’m not such a fan of their brand of face washes and products but the actual devices are so worth it. I tried the Olay version of the Clarisonic and it just doesn’t compare.   Didn’t spin as quickly, didn’t completely remove makeup, ate batteries, and it only lasted about 6 weeks before it died. I’ve had my Clarisonic for over 2 years and have had no issues with it. 

Post # 9
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have had my clarisonic if for about 7 years now!  I have the pro version.  A couple of years ago, it wasn’t working the best, so I called up the company.  They sent me a complete new one with no questions!  I think it’s called something else now, and the design was a little different.  Their customer service is the best!

When I don’t use it, I can tell my face doesn’t feel as clean.  I feel like it really gets the oils out around my nose and on my chin.  I use mine twice a day and have since I’ve first had it.  I think it removes my makeup way better than just face wash.  

It is expensive, but I think mine was $200 something, BUT I have had it for like 7 years.  I’d say that’s money well spent.  And I dont think you’d need the pro version.  Mine has 5 speeds, and a few different timers.  I always do it for the full two minutes and the highest speed, so I’m sure the very basic models are fine.  They make a lot of different brush heads too.  your suppose to change the brush heads like every 3 months, but I’ve kept mine wayyyyy longer.  I don’t think they change and they work just the same.  I do deep clean it every once in a while to get any gunk out.  I’ve already soaked my heads in vinegar.  Don’t keep the whole thing in the shower though!  I used to do that, and the back got a little yellowed.  It doesn’t come off, but it’s just cosmetic, it doesn’t affect the functioning.


Get one!!

Post # 10
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I think they are great and worth the money. When I get a facial or go to the dermatologist they always comment on my skin being great and I think a big part of it is my clarisonic. I had one of the older models for 5 years before it stopped working and recently bought a mia. Honestly, don’t waste your money on anything but the most basic/cheapest mia. 

Post # 11
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@HeartsandSparkles:  I have one and I don’t think it’s life changing. My skin does feel smoother but not so noticeably to justify a $200 device. 

I had a good skin regiment and good skin before adding the Clarisonic, so that may be why I don’t find it to be life changing. My friend is always recommending her Clarisonic (to the point that someone thought she was a salesperson once), and I agree that her skin has greatly improved. However, she barely took care of her skin beyond face wash and moisturizer before using the device.

Post # 13
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I know lots of people like theirs, but mine made my skin absolutely horrendous. If you Google “Clarisonic made my skin worse” or something like that, you can see that it’s not uncommon. It can cause micro-tearing of the skin, and then those micro-tears become infected and… yeah, it was a mess. I used it fairly regularly for about 6 months, and it probably took 3 months for my skin to go back to normal once I stopped. So be very careful if you do decide to get one! Use the lowest setting and don’t use it every single day.

Also, I don’t even have THAT sensitive of skin, so it’s not like you need super-sensitive skin to possibly have issues.

Post # 14
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

I was bought one as a present. Honestly, I’d say, save your money. I never noticed any difference from using it vs normal facewash and new brush heads are stupid expensive. 


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