Post # 17
i bought the Mia 2 that has a 2 speed settings. I can honestly say my skin is better than its ever been. I use the Dr. Perricone Nutritive Cleanser and my face glows, my skin is smooth and I rarely break out anymore (usually around that time of the month.) As PPs stated, it might not help with hormonal acne, but it removes every speck of makeup, which is good for anyones skin. If anyone is on the fence, buy it from Sephora. They have a gracious return policy, so give it a month, and then return it if it doesn’t work.
Post # 18
Did any of you experience dry skin about a week in? That’s what I have now so I’m thinking of only using it once a day for a few days. Thoughts?
Post # 19
Have it, Love it and worth it. But you need to have it a couple of months before a wedding, it brings to the surface a lot of gunk. You want your skin to be cleaned out before the wedding.
Post # 20
I swear by my Clairisonic! I actually work for a spa where we carry them and have been using one for almost 6 years. I own the Pro and a Mia (i got the Mia for free through an incentive) my Fiance uses it mostly and we travel with it.
Three reasons why I cant live without my Clairisonic
1. My skin just feels so much cleaner when I use my brush. I have oily but sensitive skin so I only use the brush in the evening to remove my makeup and prep my skin for my night treatments. I can definitely tell the difference when I DONT use the brush.
2. I can feel the active ingredients in my skin care when I use them after cleansing with the brush. I use a gylcolic toner 10% and it has a lovely tingle after cleansing with the brush. There is almost no tingle when I cleanse with just my fingers and cleanser (even with a double cleanse) this also means the products are more effective when your skin is cleaner.
3. I have seen an incedible difference in the texture and firmness of my skin. I am only 30, but am often mistaken for early 20’s. This is contributed the the gentle oscilliation of the brush head that actually “exercises” your skin, firming while it works. Also since my skin care products penetrate deeper, they also work more effectively.
The Mia is the smaller travel version. There are less features, like multiple speed function, but it still has the technology of the original brushes. It has a very convenient charger that is magnetic and easy to travel with. Plus the brush holds a charge for at least a week as you only use the brush for a minute on your skin.
I hope this helps, trust me, I am not partial because they are available in the spa I work for, I have worked with more than 30 skin product ranges and many beauty devices including personal lasers. No matter what I try, I always use my Clairisonic.
Post # 21
@CMPerri: That is great information! I’m about 3-4 weeks in to using the Mia and I haven’t seen much improvement. Is that normal? About how long does it usually take? I have acne that is itchy. It’s really odd, I know. But it’s mainly right under my cheekbones. I have no idea how to treat it! I’ve been trying numerous products and combinations and can’t find anything that works! 🙁
Post # 22
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
@ecomaha: When acne is in the jaw area, it’s typically due to hormone issues. As I stated in my earlier post, the clairisonic won’t help that. I know that isn’t what you want to hear, but if you purchased from Sephora it’s not too late to return it for a full refund.
And you are itchy because your skin is overworked and dry. Been there, done that, it isn’t fun. Moisturize more, use chemicals less, and cut back or eliminate the clairisonic. Also, stress management techniques like deep breathing/yoga/meditation can help your body balance its hormones (stress hormones can really send your body out of whack). And you can try an elimination diet to see if there are any foods that mess with your system’s balance. None of these techniques ill fully rid skin of acne, but they will help reduce breakout frequency and severity. And if it still bothers you, go see a dermatologist.
Post # 23
@lovekiss: It’s not on my jaw but on my cheeks and it’s not from Sephora so unfortunately that doesn’t help. I don’t eat gluten or dairy or soy so I’m not sure what else I can cut out of my diet at this point. I drink about 80+ ounces of water a day. Unfortunately with TTC, most all pills and creams from a prescription are out of the question due to birth defects.
Post # 24
I use the Clarisonic Mia 2 and I LOVE it for the overall texture of my skin. If feels soft and clean. Keep going with it!!
However, it does not eradicate my adult acne. My best weapon has been sulfur based spot treatments. I really love Kate Somerville’s EradiKate spot treatment and I have used Murad’s sulfur mask as spot treatment also. Expensive stuff, but totally worth it. Luckily Fiance does not mind me going to sleep with spots all over my face. It really takes out the redness and can usually COMPLETELY eliminate a pimple (as long a I don’t pick at it) in approximately 3 days.
Good luck, I know what a bitch-and-a-half it is to figure out how to fix skin problems.
Post # 25
Have had MIA for 3 years now… Love her!!!!!! Best. Ever.
Post # 26
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
@ecomaha: Right under the cheek bones is the jaw area, or at least that’s how I think of it. Maybe you have high cheekbones, so it isn’t really applicable. Anyway, I really would try going natural. Raw honey as a morning cleanser, something gentle at night to remove make-up, moisturize twice a day (the yogurt cream from Korres is worth the splurge), and spot treat once a day with tea tree oil (you may need to mix a drop of tto with a drop of moisturizer if the tto on its own is too strong for your skin). I think we as women have a tendency to over-treat our skin in order to make it behave, and over-treating only makes it worse.
The PP’s suggestion about using a sulfer-based spot treatment may also work for you instead of the tto. The sulfur was too much for my skin. You can also research the oil cleansing method. If you go that route, sunflower oil was my favorite base oil. I liked the OCM, but it was too time intensive for my lazy self. 🙂
Post # 27
@BostonBaby: ditto! That’s how it went for me with my clarisonic Mia. I have been struggling with my skin for years now ever since I started working (stress+hormones=disaster). Tried every facial wash, scrub, masks, blemish cream in the market (benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid). Was considering pharmaceuticals but decided not to. Mom bought me SK2 facial products (very expensive http://www.sk-ii.com.au/en/index.aspx ) but it still didn’t help my skin. Ugh. Decided to splurge on the Mia (Last resort). Boy, it was the best thing I’ve ever had. My skin has never been so soft. My pimples were clearing off. My blackheads are lesser. My whiteheads are clearing up. My T zones not as oily and problematic. My expensive facial products are getting into my skin better hence I’ve been using less. My skihuh as been the best it’s ever been in a long while. I would recommend the Mia to anyone but people with acne should first consult their dermatologist because it may irritate the skin.