(Closed) Clarisonic Mia

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@BoiledPNut:  No, because you can just buy a replacement brush head. No big deal!

It’s the body of the brush that’s expensive!

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have had a MIA for a couple months now and have not noticed a sig difference.  To note I have pretty normal skin with little to no pimples.  I think in the long run it will do great things for my skin i.e. wrinkle prevention but to change the texture/pores will take more than that.  I use it twice a day and have no issues. 

I will say that it is a lot better than the cheaper ones out there.  I have tried them and the difference in how clean your skin gets is palpable.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I use the Oil of Olay facial brush (I’m cheap) and while I can’t compare it to the Clarisonic as I haven’t tried it, I love love love what it does for my skin. I use it with a skin-softening cleanser every night to get all my makeup off and my face has never felt so clean – not with a scrub, not with a washcloth, not anything. 

I have combination skin, so I use the brush and a cream cleanser at night and just a light foam cleanser (no brush) in the morning. I think the brush does keep my pores clearer and I think my toner and moisturizer are more effective because of it. Not sure about the difference between mine and the Clarisonic, but the notion of the spinny brush helping cleaning is no gimmick!

Has anyone bought the Clarisonic at Sephora and returned it? I know they have a good return policy and I’d like to see if it’s really that much better, but if I don’t see a difference I don’t want to be out the money when what I have is just fine.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I use the Mia and love it.  I think the type of cleanser you use is important if you are worried about drying out your skin; I like Philosophy Purity (they have small sample sizes at Sephora).  I can really feel a difference when I am lazy and not using it. Use a light hand-pressing down prevents it from working as well.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I use the Clarisonic Pro and love it…

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Definitely absolutely completely worth the money (for me, anyway)! I bought the Mia as soon as I got engaged. I had been reading reviews of it for a while, but once I got engaged, I decided I needed to at least try it. I bought it at Dillard’s and the lady at the makeup counter told me that it can take up to a month and a half to get the full effect, and that I could return it then if I still didn’t like it.  But I loved it! I did have a few extra zits the first couple of weeks (the “purge” period), but it’s definitely the best thing that’s ever happened to my skin.  I had early signs of rosacea, some stubborn dry patches, and the occasional zit on my chin.  The Mia helps with all of those.  Especially the uneven moisture levels and red areas.  I feel like its main effect was to turn me from “combination” to “normal” skin.  It just seems to even everything out.  I still get zits on my chin (less often), but it made the rest of my face soooo much softer and smoother and prettier.  After I first started using it, I woke up one morning to my fiance lightly touching my cheek and smiling.  True story!  🙂

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I love it.  I found it works better if you put your cleanser on first and rub it around and then use the Clarisonic.  I also clean it once a week by putting the brush head in the dishwasher.  I learned that on some Real Simple blog -I wash all my make-up brushes that way too.  I also use the brush for sensitive skin too.  I’m going to start using the hydrogen peroxide to clean it to, so thanks for that advice!  I would have never thought about it.

If you go to certain beauty sites, they have a 20% coupon on retailmenot for it too.  I think dermastore is one of them.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I LOVE my clarisonic!!!!! I have the Mia 2 and use it every night. I have adult acne that has been pretty much under control ever since I started using my clarisonic. I use my proactiv in the morning and my clarisonic with philosophy at night. Then I put my acne medication on. I feel like it cleanses my face really well after wearing makeup all day and leaves a  nice clean slate for me to use the acne medication aftweward. Essentially, I think that it does a great job cleansing and allows all of my other products to work better.

Post # 26
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Busy bee

I like mine! I bought the clarisonic Mia at sephora but then saw it for a lower price online and sephora took it back even though it was opened. I don’t like using it every day because then I get more cystic acne but every other day seems to work well for me. I used the cleaner that came with it but found it too drying. I now use it with philosophy purity cleanser and hope in a jar lotion. My skin is definitely softer and finer!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@sugarcube:  I also use philosophy hope in a jar and  purity cleanser. They work well with the clarisonic…

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I never use mine. I have VERY sensitive skin and it is just too rough. I use dermalogica daily microfoliant – it is the best!!

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve ordered one in a vain attempt to get my skin absolutely perfect before the wedding. I have a skin detox regime that I’m starting when it arrives (not harsh, just the Elemis oil capsules). I figure I may as well get both purges over and done with at the same time.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have the Mia2 and I love it. It has totally smoothed my skin. Just be careful around the corners of your mouth..apaprently I kept running it over that sensitve area and totally dried it out! They cracked and were very painful!

Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have the Clarisonic Classic, and also the Olay Pro-X brush. I love them both.  Comments:

-If you have sensitive skin, get the Mia2 or the Pro or Classic – basically you want to be able to have a ‘LOW’ setting.  The Mia only has 1 setting, and it’s too harsh for some.

-The difference between the Clarisonic and the Olay is: the Clarisonic vibrates while the Olay spins.  I use them both – generally the Clarisonic at home, and the Olay when I travel.  They’re both effective for what I use it for – to thoroughly clean my face.

-The Olay brush is more gentle, but the Clarisonic feels better. 

-Since getting the Clarisonic, I have also revamped my skincare regime, so while I am getting a lot less breakouts, I’m not sure if it’s the brush or the new regime.  It’s probably a mixture of both.

-Use a gentle cleanser!  Consider only washing your face once a day – I clean with a brush at night to remove all traces of makeup/etc, and only splash water on my face in the morning.

In general, if you find you are breaking out on your cheeks but not really anywhere else, you are possibly over-drying your skin.  Try switching to more sensitive, moisturizing products.  Stop using toners/astringents with alcohol in them (or stop altogether – you don’t really need a toner if you’re using a brush to clean).

HTH! I am a huge advocate of cleaning my face with a brush.

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