I have the Mia 2. I would not have purchased it for myself (my skincare routine was… adequate) but my mother randomly bought it for me. I started using it the 2nd week of August, so it’s been about a month. Also, I use a Clean & Clear cream cleanser.
Week 1: Honestly, no difference in skin appearance or texture. Blemishes (I have decent skin, so this would be 1 or 2 spots) remained the same. I started using it morning and night on day 3.
Week 2: As predicted, skin freaked out. Lasted for about 8 days in my case, but I attribute it to combination of the deep exfoliation, new cleanser, and beginning of season change. It was not a pretty week, but it wasn’t *that* bad.
Week 3: Skin cleared. Still no big difference, BUT I did start to enjoy how quickly I washed my face — it’s just a minute, very thorough, and easy to do.
Week 4: Holy crap, the difference! I *finally* saw the glowing, even-toned, smooth skin everyone says you’ll get. My facial products are more effective, my skin looks great, and I’m addicted.
Week 5: Ditto to week 4 and still going strong. I still get an occasional blemish, but I expected that. I really never expected to see anything change, and it was a total shock that I could notice how much better my skin looks now.
Overall, I’m happy I stuck with it and continued to use it as long as I did before giving up. It certainly won’t hurt your skin (especially if you’re gentle and use the right products with it) and for me, at least, it did eventually work out. I would say it was worth (my mother’s) money 😀