Thursday, 9 July 2015

Clearer Skin With Clarisonic Mia 2

Cleansing brushes seem to be cropping up everywhere and opinions often vary. Is it really worth spending over £100 on an electronic brush? Does it's performance justify the price? I know all too well how miserable bad skin can make you feel. When my skin was at its worst I would have paid anything to help improve it. Admittedly my skin is now a lot better than it was four years ago but I still suffered with breakouts and uneven complexion so I felt that there was definitely room for improvement. When I first heard about the Clarisonic I couldn't  help but wonder whether this could be the answer  to my problem.

So firstly how does the Clarisonic work? It has a vibrating head with more than 300 movements per seconds meaning that it gives a thorough cleanse to remove all grime and dirt, much more than hands alone. By cleansing and unblocking the pores this ultimately leads to clearer skin. At the same time it works to tighten the pores making them appear less visible, exfoliates the surface and improves circulation for overall healthier looking skin. It all makes so much sense and I can really understand the process behind the way that it works but obviously in order for it to prove itself I needed to put this to the test.
There's a number of different cleansing systems that you can choose from and I decided to go for the Mia 2. This has two speed-settings-delicate and universal. The Aria is the one above the Mia 2 and has three settings, however I decided that this one is best suited to me as I think powerful would be too harsh on my skin, which can occasionally be a little sensitive.

I like to use this in the shower after I've removed my make-up. I apply a face wash first of all and then bring the brush to my face and use on the delicate setting (universal setting if my skin is particularly bad and needs even more of a thorough cleanse). The Clarisonic does a quick short double vibration to indicate when you should move around to another part of the face. I usually start on my cheek, moving onto my other cheek, forehead, chin and nose, with the vibrations lasting for 1 minute in total before switching itself off. The sensation is a little strange at first but you soon get used to it and it's very gentle on the skin. The first time that I used this I could instantly feel the results. My skin felt amazingly soft and had such a lovely clean feeling.
It took around a 2-3 weeks before I  started to visibly see the results. At first it actually made my skin worse but this is totally normal and demonstrates that it's working its magic! It works in the same way as a face mask where it starts by bringing out all the dirt to the surface of the skin, causing the skin to get spottier but once they've cleared you'll start to really notice a difference. I've been using my Clarisonic since December and I've been truly amazed by the results. My skin looks and feels so much smoother, breakouts have been reduced and blackheads have become a lot less persistent! Blemishes haven't entirely disappeared as there's a number of reasons as to why spots occur but with grime and dirt being one of the main causes, the Clarisonic works so efficiently to eliminate them as much as possible. I've also noticed that by unblocking the pores, skincare products sink into the skin much more adequately so I'm feel I'm really receiving the benefits of the properties within. My skin absorbs cleanser and moisturiser a lot better meaning that make-up application is much smoother. Such a huge bonus!

The Mia 2 comes with the Sensitive Brush Head, a mini bottle of Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Magnetic Charger and a travel case.  It is recommended to change the brush head every 3 months and you can choose a different head depending on your needs whether it be deep pore for oily skin or delicate for irritated skin.

It's a lot of money but if your complexion is something that really bothers you then I would say it is totally worth the investment. There are cheaper alternatives on the market that may well be just as good but with this I believe you get what you pay for.

What are your thoughts on the Clarisonic? Have you tried it?

love Katya x

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47 comments

  1. I've heard a lot of great things about the clarisonics! I'm tempted to buy one.

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. It's brilliant- definitely would recommend it!

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  2. I haven't tried the Clarosonic but I've heard such great things about it! I use the Magnitone Lucid which seems to be quite similar and I love it! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. I've heard good things about the Magnitone Lucid too. They seem to be so similar! Thanks!

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  3. I have heard a lot about this, but haven't been able to try it! Thanks for the review <3

    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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    1. I hope you manage to try it at some point. You're welcome!

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  4. I've been hearing a lot about this and it sounds like such a great product! My skin is in a pretty bad condition right now and this is something I really do need to invest in. Haha, lovely post, Katya!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. It really does work wonders. Such a worthy investment! Thank you .

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  5. I swear by mine, I couldn't actually believe how much better my skin was after using it. Definitely worth the investment!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. It makes such an improvement! I love it!

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  6. I'm always worried that this will be too harsh on my skin, but it sounds like it works wonders! Maybe I just need to bite the bullet and see how it goes~
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    She Will Be

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    1. That's always a worry with electronic cleansing brushes but this honestly is so gentle!

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  7. I still haven't tried the Clarisonic... I'm beginning to think I really need to! xx

    Sweetaholic Beauty

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    1. It leaves skin so lovely and soft. I definitely recommend it!

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  8. I've heard mixed things about this face brush but most of them have been good reviews! I currently use the braun face cleansing brush which I absolutely love but always seem to wonder about Clarisonic too!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. I don't know much about the Braun. If you've found one you love its not worth the change over but the Clarisonic is a good one if you fancy swapping!

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  9. I have a clarisonic and I loved it when I first got it, but I didn't keep up with it. Might have to dig it out and get a new brush head to try it again xx

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    1. Sometimes it can be effort remembering to use it. I've found its so worth keeping it up though!

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  10. I would say this is totally worth the investment too. I've had mine for over two years now and love it...x

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. It works wonders! So good isn't it!

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  11. I haven't tried the Clarisonic, mainly because of the price! but I keep hearing that it is worth every penny! Thanks for the review.
    amanda-speroni.blogspot.com/

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    1. It is expensive but it's definitely worthy of its price! You're welcome!

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  12. I've had my Clarisonic for the last year I think? and I love love love it! I seriously cannot envision my life without it anymore! I'm always get excited when I see someone converting to the Clarisonic.
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    Maria // Fox and Arrow

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    1. It makes such a difference! It's improved my complexion so much!

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  13. I got the Mia2 earlier this year and I really like it! I bought the Cashmere brush head recently... excited to try it out!

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Oo I've been really intrigued to try the cashmere brush heads. I'd love to know how you get on with it!

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  14. It sounds like such an amazing tool, and you really can't put a price on good skin! xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. I couldn't agree more! Having good skin makes so much difference!

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  15. I really want to try one of these!

    mind looking at my first 'beauty' post? www.kindoflovely.com

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    1. I hope you do manage to try it- they're so good!

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  16. I've heard a lot of good things and bad things about Clarisonics so I'm definitely torn on whether or not to splurge on this! My skin has the tendency to react sensitively so I'm not too sure. Thanks for sharing, definitely tempting me xx

    Shaqinah from Shoes and Roses xx

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    1. It is such a difficult decision deciding whether its worth the splurge or not! I'm glad I went for it and the brushes are so gentle so I haven't found it at all harsh on my skin.

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  17. This is a really great review, I definitely want to try this now! It looks like it would give such a deep and thorough clean to the skin.

    - www.veebzboo.com

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    1. Thank you! It makes my skin feel so clean!

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  18. Man I've been wanting to try this for ages! Great review :)

    Drea xo
    Drea's Junkyard

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  20. Beautiful photos and I love love love your style of writing! Keep it up!

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  21. This is such a lovely post - I'm very tempted to get the clarisonic but I'm just using my Braun face cleansing brush at the moment which is great but I just think I want a change! Tempted after seeing all these reviews! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Thank you. I've not tried the Braun but I'd definitely recommend the Clarisonic!

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  22. I am so tempted to give one of these a try! They've never really appealed to me, but if they make a difference then perhaps it's worth it! Your photos are beautiful too xx

    http://www.andieology.co.uk

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    1. If you have lots of skin concerns then this is so worth it! Thank you :)

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  23. I am such a big fan of cleansing brushes and I do agree I think they are worth spending the money. I haven’t got a clarisonic but this does sound good and I love how you can get different heads for your skin type :) I’m using a Magnitone and think they are fab :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. The different heads for your skin type is such a good idea! I've often heard the Magnitone is comparable to the Clarisonic but I've not tried it!

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  24. I've been trying out a similar tool and love it so far, the Foreo luna mini xx
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. I've heard about the Foreo Luna. It sounds really interesting. Maybe that's the tool that I need to try next!

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