Hey guys! We’re back today with a review of the Clarisonic Mia 2. I’ve always wanted a Clarisonic ever since I heard about it. It kind of seemed like an electric toothbrush for your face (in the best sense). However for the hefty price of over $100, it’s definitely a risky purchase if you don’t know if it’s for you. And with monthly brush refills, the price is directly correlated with time. So today I’ll break down what the Clarisonic Mia has done for me.
How To Use:
The Clarisonic is pretty easy to use. There’s only one button that turns the Clarisonic on and off as well as resets the brush setting. To turn on the Clarisonic on and then press again to turn the Clarisonic back off. After each month you have to change the brush head to avoid bacteria growth. The Clarisonic will play a little tune before it starts every time it has reached a month’s worth of use to remind you to change the brush head. After you change the brush head, hold the power button for about three seconds to reset the brush head setting. After this, you should be good to go.
Charging Your Clarisonic:
Charging the Clarisonic is also pretty easy as all you have to do it magnetically attatch the bottom of the handle to the little charging nubs. The magnets are pretty weak so it’s easily disturbed; make sure to charge the clarisonic in a place with low traffic so there’s no bumping or jostling to disconnect the clarisonic from the charging port. Also, when charging make sure neither the charging port nubs nor the clarisonic charging area is wet. It will nto charge if there is moisture. In general, the Clarisonic is pretty intuitive and simple to use.
The Clarisonic Mia 2 varies in price but you can get it for a little over $100 on Amazon. The brush heads also come in a two pack for $49, which is not exactly cheap IMO.
Some people say that they break out after using the Clarisonic. Other people have various explanations for the break outs: they stopped exfoliationg (The Clarisonic is not an exfoliator!!), the Clarisonic brought the gunk to the surface of their face, the face brush was too rough and they need a softer brush. Personally, I don’t really agree with any of these except for maybe the exfoliating problem. Just because you started using a Clarisonic does not mean that you stop exfoliating. I didn’t breakout (to a noticeable amount) after using my Clarisonic but I wouldn’t be surprised if I did. The Clarisonic bristles are so close together, they are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. And then, you are rubbing that bacteria all over your face. I’m really split over whether or not the Clarisonic is effective, and for such an expensive purchase, it’s not something I want to be split over.
To be frank, I really don’t think the Clarisonic was a good purchase for me. I didn’t see a noticeable difference (a light massage of my face in the morning?), and I’m only getting more concerned about the amount of bacteria in the brush heads and the frequency I need to replace the very expensive brush heads. I would not recommend this. However, I am thinking of getting a Foreo since you do not need to replace the brush heads, and it seems much easier to clean. (Also the mini one’s do not have a terrible price)
It’s okay but just so expensive! The price doesn’t get cheaper either, unfortunately.
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