Hiddley Ho Ladies,
Yesterday saw me finally get my hands on my very own Pink Clarisonic Mia...
... last Autumn I was determined to purchase one, but talked myself out of it, worried that I'd experience a phase of using it, then lose interest.
Yes, electric toothbrush I'm talking about you :o)
If you have followed my blog for a while, you will know that I have oily skin, prone to some serious breakouts.
However, I'm 99% sure that the method of contraception I was using was the reason for this; and so whilst I am no longer using it, I believe that it may be some time before the "effects" are truly out of my body/system.
The "clear" skin on my face i.e. the skin that isn't covered in blemishes, is prone to over-sized pores, some dryness, dullness and occasional redness.
My hope is that my skin does clear up now that I've changed contraception methods, and I'll be left with OK skin like I used to have; with the Clarisonic only helping to transform it into great skin.
Now whilst I am by no means at liberty to give a full and thorough review of this product; I did want to record my initial thoughts, in case I forgot them by the time I do come to review it weeks/months down the line.
First up, how I used it... I ensured that I had removed my eye make-up by hand, as I did not want to use this around my eyes; the rest of my face was however, covered in make-up.
I wet my face slightly and then made sure the Clarisonic brush head was damp and applied the Gentle Hydro Cleanser that it came with.
I would say that you only need to make the brush head ever so slightly damp, as any excess water will drip down the handle and make the process very messy.
When you first use this, the vibration is so slight that you don't really feel like it's doing anything, and wonder how it can be effective - however, after using this for the first time yesterday evening, my skin has NEVER felt cleaner. NEVER.
Clarisonic advise that you spend 10 seconds cleansing each cheek, 20 seconds on your forehead and 20 seconds on your chin and nose area; which I did - I then rinsed my face to rid it of cleanser and the make-up that was on the surface of the skin.
I debated for some time over which Clarisonic to get, but I didn't think the Deluxe System was for me, as I didn't intend to use it on my body.
The Classic Clarisonic is £155 and has two speeds, however, so many of the reviews I read had people saying they only tended to use one of those speeds, and other than that, the Classic is slightly bigger than the Mia, which a lot of people said wasn't ideal for ease of travel.
The Classic also has a docking station, rather than a lead to charge it (or so I believe), but as I don't have any outlets in my bathroom, that wouldn't be a very useful feature to me anyway.
I do have a few reservations about the Mia based on other people's reviews such as it causing breakouts, dry-skin etc, but I appreciate that my skin could have an initial bad reaction to this huge change in it's cleansing method, and will try and bear with it.
|Next to my hand to give you an idea of the size|
24 hours of charging provides 18 minutes of use with the Mia.
The Mia retails at £120 in the UK, pricey but good skin (hopefully) is worth it... to me at least!
I will definitely give you an update when I have been using this product for some time, but having used it just twice in 12 hours (once last night, once this morning), over half of my blemishes are gone, my skin feels ultra clean, my pores are visibly smaller (though still visible), my skin is visibly less red than usual and it feels plump and ultra soft.
Whilst that could change, I must say I'm impressed with these instant results, especially when it felt like the Clarisonic was barely doing anything other than emitting a slight vibration.
So there we have it ladies, my very first impressions of the Clarisonic Mia, have you got a Clarisonic? Have you ever been tempted to purchase one, but been put off by the price-tag or dubious about the miracle claims like I initially was?
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Thank you all so much for reading and enjoy your evenings ♥