Friday, April 9, 2010

Clarisonic Mia- Day 2

I received my Clarisonic Mia from Skinbotanica on Wednesday (I ordered late Saturday night). The instructions require it to charge for 24 hours before use, so I've had two days to play with it. I used at both nights with my Nude Facial Cleansing Wash, after I've used Clinique Take the Day Off Balm to remove my makeup. Here are some initial impressions:

  • I've countless presentations on QVC with that silly fluorescent makeup demonstrating that cleansing alone leaves makeup trapped in pores, lines and wrinkles. The models always show the brush head after using it to convey just how much "hidden" makeup the Clarisonic removes, so I was expecting an icky brush head after using it. After all, just cleansing isn't enough. Lo and behold, the brush head was white as snow.
  • The Sensitive brush head feel much rougher than I anticipated. I use it delicately and just for the prescribed 1 minute but it feels quite scratchy. I think that I need to purchase the Delicate brushes, but that's an additional $40 investment. After using it for 2 consecutive day, I think I'll cut down to every other day as my skin is a bit irritated.
  • While it's too soon to see any actual skin improvements, my skin feel soft to the touch and has that "clean" sensation, similar to after you've used a scrub or peel. I didn't notice any difference in how my moisturizer sank in.
  • I'm hoping that this will eliminate some clogged pores I've been getting, ensure that all of my sunscreen is completely removed at night and will help with some dullness. Time will tell but I'm hoping to become one of the people who can't live without their Clarisonic!
Do you have a Clarisonic or Clarisonic Mia? What if any results did you see? Do you love it?

1 comment:

  1. I've been using a Clarisonic with the delicate brush for just over a year. (I bought a couple brush heads when Sephora had 20% off) Using it every night, the original brush head lasted a year, so the cost factor isn't out of line. I'm 61 and have dry, delicate skin. Since using the Clarisonic, my skin is softer and my night time serums do seem to sink in better which means my skin, in turn, feels firmer and my tone looks more even. The brush gives a gentle exfoliation on a regular basis which is better for delicate skin like mine. Exfoliating scrubs and the like are just way to harsh for me.



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