Hello everyone. I thought by now, I’d be ready to do a full review on the Clarisonic Mia 2 my boyfriend got me for Christmas. (Silent moment of appreciation for boyfriends who actually listen to our beauty wishlists). Although, I’ve been using it about a month, I went through a purging phase that lasted longer than expected, so I’m not ready to talk about results yet. But let me state my experiences with the Clarisonic Mia so far.
Week 1: I started off, as the directions suggested, by only using the Clarisonic every other day. In my case, I picked Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for consistency and took the weekends off. Turns out miracles don’t happen. No change this first week
Week 2: Still only using the Clarisonic every other day, week 2 was when I experienced the nasty purging phase. Although it wasn’t as bad as I expected, I had a few more breakouts than usual. Luckily no cystic acne
Week 3: Week 3 was when I started using the Clarisonic on an every day basis. My new pimples were disappearing fast, but of course, there was a trade off. I’ve never really had a problem with blackheads, but suddenly they were sprouting up in my T-Zone, including a very prominent one on my nose. My pores were also looking unusually large. At this point, I was ready to go back to my old routine, except that I’ve learned over the years that things that are supposed to treat acne rarely take less than a month to work. So I decided I would stick it out at least another 9 days.
Week 4 & Beyond: So here we are a little past the 4 week mark. My blackheads have disappeared, my pores have shrunk back to normal and I currently don’t have any breakouts. My skin still doesn’t look great in my opinion, because I still have acne scars, but I don’t think the Clarisonic is going to take care of that too! All in all, while I’m pleased with the results right now, I’ve had acne long enough to know that sometimes you just have a good week. Plus my acne was pretty well under control before using the Clarisonic, only experiencing minor breakouts. I’ll let you know in a month or so if these results have lasted.
What I Like: For the moment, knock on wood, the Clarisonic has appeared to clear my skin up.
What I Dislike: This thing takes forever to charge! Beyond that, it’s very expensive.
What I Feel Meh About, but Should Probably Mention: So obviously, not everyone is going to be preoccupied with acne using this product. Some people use it for a deeper clean and because this supposedly helps serums and moisturizers sink in better. It probably does do a decent job of deep cleaning judging by how it seemed to blast all my acne to the surface. However, if that’s your reason for using it, I’d consider how much cleaner you really need your face to be. Also, if you have hard water, it might not be as effective. I didn’t notice much of a difference in how well any of my lotions and potions sunk in, but then again, I had never had a problem with that anyway. Ditto for the smoothness and softness of my skin
So what do you think? Have you used the Clarisonic Mia 2? Are you interested in using it? Let me know in the comments below!