Which Clarisonic is right for me?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t think the machine makes much of a difference, it’s the brush you should consider. I have a mia and I use the regular brush head. If you have sensitive skin,  I would use the sensitive brush head and use a genlte cleanser.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

A lot of people recommend starting with the sensitive brush and seeing how that works. You might have to try more than one. I have dry sensitive skin and I use only the sensitive brush on my Mia. I tried the acne brush and just didnt feel like it did anything for me so I went back to the sensitive brush. I also can only use sensitive cleansers on my skin. I tried one that was for normal/oily skin with mine and my skin broke out in a rash. 

Post # 5
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11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@jessyrez:  The machine doesn’t really matter. The MIA 2 should be fine, no need for the higher grade one unless you are a serious traveler (it allows USB charging).

As for the brush head it comes with “normal” and I would suggest giving that a try. If you find that you are having irritation try using it only once a day, preferably at night. If you still have issues you can go down to sensitve skin and give that a go.

The key is finding the right brush head and face wash combo. For me personally my combo is deep pore cleansing head with Shisheido foaming face wash (a little goes a loooong way). I use mine twice daily. For me the normal brush wasn’t enough. I had a few breakouts at first due to the cleansing process but now my skin is clearer than ever, the difference is obvious. My skin tone is also much more even.

Talk to your beauty store consultant for suggestions. Sephora is great for this kind of thing.

Post # 6
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3210 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have sensitive skin, and my normal Clarisonic, even on the sensitive brush, made my skin a mess. I used it for over 6 months, too, so it wasn’t the “adjustment period” or “deep cleaning period” that people talk about it.

My skin got dull, my pores looked larger, and I developed flesh-colored bumps on my forehead and cheeks. So be careful, if you have sensitive skin!!

Post # 7
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413 posts
Helper bee

All the brush heads are available for all the clarisonic models (they snap in and out), so don’t let that be the make or break factor when deciding between models.

in terms of brush heads, it comes with the “sensitive” brush head. “normal” is supposed to be for the body. if you have sensitive skin, you can then go for the “delicate” brush. other options include the “deep pore” one that you mentioned.

i have sensitive skin so started with the delicate brush (ordered separately). loved it. heard the deep pore one had even softer bristles and could help minimize your pores so i gave it a shot. i don’t have oily skin, so it ended up drying me out and boosting oil production and then making my skin oily, if that makes sense. so i’ve gone back to the delicate brush. i also tried the sensitive (aka normal) brush, and my skin likes it as well – apparently my skin isn’t as sensitive as it once was.

one tip: listen to your skin and only use the brush as often as you think you need to: once every day or two instead of twice a day (although sometimes i do use it twice a day, sometimes it’s just too much)

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Get a Mia 2 & above & put it on low speed. I use mine with the delicate brush only once a day. =)

Post # 12
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635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@jessyrez:  I tried Clarisonic many years ago and my skin did not appreciate it.  Shiseido’s brush I find does the job of gently exfoliating without being harsh.  Plus it is much less expensive.

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