Did Clarisonic Mia not really do anything for anyone else?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How much did/do you love your Clarisonic?
    I kept it : (19 votes)
    17 %
    I returned it : (4 votes)
    4 %
    I haven't bought one : (8 votes)
    7 %
    It broke me out : (5 votes)
    5 %
    I didn't feel that it made much difference to my skin's appearance : (13 votes)
    12 %
    I adore it but it hasn't made much visual difference; I just like using it/feel better about my skin : (12 votes)
    11 %
    I adore it and it has made major changes in my skin's appearance/health : (17 votes)
    15 %
    I wear foundation : (24 votes)
    22 %
    I don't wear foundation : (8 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i think it depends on your skin type? like, i know people who have had amazing results, and they have terrible skin to begin with. but i also know people who, like you, have decent skin and see no difference. and vice versa. i think it depends on the skin type, and i think it just takes a long time to see results if you have good skin to begin with.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3210 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Mine made my skin SO much worse!! It was the full-size, not the Mia, so not sure if that makes a difference. I have pretty nice skin, but since I’m getting a bit older, I’m on the lookout for things to keep it that way. The Clarisonic was NOT the way to go for me, ugh. It took me WEEKS for my skin to go back to normal after I stopped using it (used it daily for about 3 months).

    Post # 6
    Member
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Return it!

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

    I have the Pro one and I love it. I wear a heavier foundation most days and it gets my skin clean and keeps it soft. I never really struggled with acne before I got it so I never noticed it made my skin worse. I love mine because it gets my skin clean but it doesn’t strip it too dry. One thing I did notice is that after about a month of consistent use, I no longer needed face washes geared towards oily skin. The Clairsonic didn’t dry my skin out but it seemed like it helped my face from becoming an oil slick. Some of that could also be getting older too. I’m approaching 30 and my hair and skin overall are significantly less oily than it was in my early and mid 20s. That said, if you don’t absolutely love it, return it. Olay makes a knockoff one for around 40$ that works halfway decently if you still want something to use from time to time without breaking the bank. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I use it on and off, but definitely if I wear foundation (which is rarely) and it totally makes a difference. At irst it was irritating my skin but then I switched to the delicate brush head and it was better.

    Post # 10
    Member
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I have the clarisonic pro which I started using roughly 4 months before my wedding.  I was seeing an for  facials because I had what I thought were enlarged pores.  Turned out I had very tight pores that were clogged ‘despite my best efforts w washing and exfoliating , causing blackheads.  She recommended the pro bc it has 3 speeds, and comes w body brush head and extevsion arm for reaching back.

    i was hesitant at first both bc of cost and bc I was worried about fretting dryEd out.  She said this would help open my pores allowing junk to escape.  Initially it did cause ‘breakouts’ however this was the crap that had been stuck in my pores for who knows how long, finally escaping.  not to be gross but I never could pop a pimple , now after using this I can easiwit and without much effort extract crap thst would of turned into a pimple if not removed. Long story short, keep using it or upgrade to pro.  I usE My reg face wash w it (dermalogica medibac ) twice a day and I start w my makeup on.

    Post # 11
    Member
    56 posts
    Worker bee

    I have fair, sensitive skin also, and have been using my Clarisonic for about 3 months.  I don’t feel it’s doing much for my appearance, but I do like the way it feels.  It’s like a gentle exfoliation every night, and my skin feels softer every night.  I wear makeup 2x per week, and it is pretty amazing about getting my make up off.

    Post # 13
    Member
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @kgirl91:   I use mine to somwhat remove makeup. Before I use my Clarisonic, I remove my eye make up with eye make up remover and face makeup with my makeup removing towlettes….then after I don’t see any more make up coming off, I use the Clarisonic.

     

    I think that even the Clarisonic tell you not to remove make up using the device. I can see why it might work against your pores if you do not remove make up prior to using the device.

     

    I love mine so much! I got it about 3 months ago. As a teenager I had crappy skin but now I just have oily skin in the summer and dry skin in the winter lol. I use the Clarisonic twice a day (morning and evening). I’ve only noticed improvement as far as pulling out impurtities and making my skin fee soft and healthy.

    EDIT: … I forgot to mention how crazy it is that even after I remove my makeup with my towlettes, after using the Clarisonic, theres still more make up being pulled out of my skin!!

     

     

    Post # 14
    Member
    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I got the Mia from my FI for Christmas last year. I have good skin and am not very acne-prone – just the occasional white head here and there around my hairline. I noticed no change in my skin after the initial breakout calmed down. It was just another way of washing my face, and I felt no better for me than my usual face wash applied with my hands. 

     

    Another reason I will never buy one – when I tried to return it because it ceased holding a charge after two months, Clarisonic told me they would not accept the return because I did not buy it from one of their authorized retailers. (And they were somehow able to track which ones of their devices WERE sold to authorized retailers. So they are apparently selling to third parties but refusing to honor their warranty.) I got mine from Amazon and thankfully the seller facilitated a return for me, but I think it’s complete crap that they don’t stand behind their product, no matter who is selling it. At one point it came from their facility, and the fact that they refuse to stand behind their product if I didn’t buy it at their full price feels deceptive. 

    Post # 15
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    4640 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I don’t have this opinion. While I did feel it was a bit of a waste when I first bought it, I used up my pads and didn’t get around to getting new ones for about a month and saw a big difference in my skin. Since then, I’ve not went more than 2 days without using it. 

    The Clairsonic makes my complexion brighter, and since my skin is so sensitive I don’t break out when I use it daily. I think it also makes my skin feel softer.

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