Post # 1
I’m toying with the idea of “treating myself” to a Clarisonic, but it’s so darn expensive! I usually hear good things about it, but does it really do better than a regular exfoliating cleanser? If you use one, have you definitely noticed a difference in your skin?
Also, has anyone experienced delayed or prolonged “purging” of the skin? My wedding is in 3 months (eek)!
Post # 3
Yes, yes, a million times YES – it is totally worth it. I love mine. Can’t go a day without it!
I didn’t experience too much of a “purging” period. Maybe a week of a small breakout? I wouldn’t wait too much longer, to be honest. And by it from Sephora, they have a great return policy if you decide you don’t like it. Also, my other suggestion would be to get the one with 2 speeds, and buy the very soft brush heads.
Post # 4
@BlondeBee: Oh, I was wondering about the speeds and brush heads too. Thanks for the advice! Planning to go to Sephora within the next week, so will definitely get it from there if I purchase it. 🙂
Post # 5
Definitely worth the price! But only use it ONCE a day! And work your way up to daily use. Start off just using it once a week. After a couple weeks, add another day for a couple weeks, and so on. You may still get purging, but this way it should be minimal. If you get any breakouts, DON’T PICK! Spot treat the problem areas with a salicylic acid spot treatment (I like clean n clear advantage spot treatment, $7). I’m an esthetician and we sold Clarisonics where I used to work. Good luck and congrats!
Post # 6
Also, never use it around your eyes!!
Post # 7
I LOVE mine. I’ve had the Clarisonic Plus for at least 3-4 years now and the few times I’ve had to go without it really made me realize how crucial this is. I only use mine at night with my makeup remover. I didn’t notice obvious purging in my skin but it definitely was smoother and softer after the initial use. Do replace the brushhead regularly as it totally makes a difference. The Plus costs more than the Mia, but I’ve had people say the Mia was fine (if you are on a budget). If you have body acne, I’ve been told by people it’s great for that too and they just came up with a new attachment that makes it a longer brush, which is very convenient.
You can get these at Nordstrom too, which is handy if you have any problems since they take everything back.
Oh, and the white one (which is all they had when I first got mine) gets grimey over time. I’ve noticed a quick scrub with a Mr. Clean eraser gets the grime off.
Post # 8
I’m going to disagree and say that, if you have sensitive and/or reactive skin, don’t get one. I have very sensitive, reactive, acne-prone skin, and it made my skin worse because it was over exfoliating. 🙁
Post # 9
Thanks for all the tips! 🙂
Post # 10
I don’t think it’s worth it. I get better results with a $0.50 exfoliating pad from the drugstore. I rarely use mine anymore because I don’t think it makes my skin look any better. I’ve tried every head type too.
Post # 11
All skin reacts differently. I have sensitive dry skin and after 2 months of using my Mia 3x a week, I can I have never been this happy. I broke out mostly on my chin before I used Mia, also had very red dry skin and would have blackheads on my nose. Now my skin is glowing, no blackheads, no redness or dry patches. no more breakouts!! I also use CleanStart bedime serum i found from Ulta. I am in my early 20’s and would say it is worth investing in!!!
Post # 12
I’m saying yes, it is worth the money! I have the Mia 2, it has 2 speeds. It comes with the sensitive brush head, which works great for me. It has a 1-minute timed cycle and the device pulses to let you know when to switch areas. You focus on the forehead for 20 seconds, the nose/chin for 20 seconds, and each cheek for 10 seconds. I didn’t experience any purging with my skin. It came with the “normal” skin cleanser, but I switched to their Gentle Hydro Cleanser, just because my skin is more on the dry side.
So I’d say if you’re worried about your face exploding, ask questions, you can really tailor the whole system to your specific needs.