Perfectly Polished Tips 204 - Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System

I had been lemming the Clarisonic Mia forever but I could not in anyway justify spending the money on it. An electronic face brush could not possibly make any difference in my skin. I would just stick with my $5 manual on from Sephora. Finally I gave in and picked up the Olay Pro-X Advance Cleaning System and I was instantly in love. After using that for a couple of months I decided it was time to go for the Mia.

The Mia uses sonic technology and a micro message to thoroughly cleanse your skin in only a minute. When I first got it I used the normal brush and I used it twice a day. This may be over kill for some but I was hooked. My face felt super clean but not stripped. It was also summer though which makes my oily T-zone even oilier, something I did not think was possible! After a couple of months, and cooler weather I scaled back to once a day. I was using it in the morning and then doing the oil cleansing method at night but now I use it at night with Philosophy's Purity Made Simple face wash. I follow that up with Acne.org BP treatment. That stuff is amazing and worth checking out if you have blemishes, clogged pores, and the like.

I saw a difference in my skin after about two weeks of use. I did have a little bit of purging on my forehead. That is the area that I tend to get clogged pores on and was also the area I was hoping to have clear up by using the Mia. I also found that my skin was brighter and more even toned.

Even though I would like to completely credit the Mia for the improvement in my skin I have to say that I noticed that my diet plays a very large role in how my face looks. When I am eating clean and not drinking soda my skin stays very clear. I'm a total coke zero addict though so I guess I'll have to deal with a few clogged pores until I can give it up.

The Clarisonic Mia retails for $119 and comes in a variety of colors and patterns depending on where you buy it. I have a boring white one, I wish they made silicone sleeves or stickers for them. You can find the Mia at places such as Clarisonic.com, Sephora.com, QVC, and SkincareRx.com. Google around for coupon codes or if you can wait until Sephora's friends and family discount you can get it for a bit cheaper.

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Angel said...

I have been wanting to try the Mia. Thanks for the great review. I wonder how it would work on the body?

And yay! Thank you!

Dami said...

I used it on my arms once because i have terrible KP and I cannot get it to clear up. I've tried all sorts of creams/lotions/AHA/exfoliating/ect.

It left my arms feeling raw and scratched. I used the normal brush head so I don't know if it was just a bad idea to use it on the KP or if maybe the sensitive brush would be more ideal.