6 November 2014

Clarisonic Mia 2 review

I am 4 weeks into my Clarisonic Mia 2 use and I LOVE IT.

As I have very sensitive and dry skin, I was quite apprehensive about buying this product at first. I was debating with myself whether it would be a good investment. However, after researching online, I came across plethora of positive reviews which persuaded me to give a shot to this product. I was very blessed as my other half put himself forward to buy this as gift for me on one of our festivities.

The reason I chose Mia 2 is because of its friendly travel size, pulsing T-TIMER and 2 speed settings (Normal and Low) unlike Mia which has only 1 setting.

Before I could use this product, I had to charge it for 24 hrs. I was pretty impressed after the first use as my skin felt much more clean, softer and smooth. I started with low speed setting during my first use in case if the normal setting would be harsh on my sensitive skin. After a few more use in the same speed setting, I moved on to normal setting. Clarisonic comes with 6 brush head for different skin types. I use sensitive and troubled skin type brush head  which is more suitable for my skin type.

Mia 2 has a 60 second timer. The first 20 seconds are for forehead, second 20 seconds are for nose and chin, the final 20 seconds for cheek; 10 seconds for each cheek. The other thing I love about Mia 2 is it has a T-Timer which provides you with 'beeps alerts' to indicate that it is time to move on to another part of your face. This has made my life easier because I don't have to remember when to switch to another part of my face whilst cleaning.

Mia 2 comes with a small tube of Clarisonic cleanser. I used the cleanser once only as I did not find it suited with my skin. Therefore, I use my regular cleanser with Mia 2 to clean thoroughly. I only use it for 2-3 times a week due to sensitive and dry skin.

Another thing I really like is it is waterproof; can use in shower and bathtub and comes with a pLink charger that magnetically attaches to the handle. Mia 2 is rechargeable and once fully charged  the battery seem to lasts for roughly another 24 minutes of use.

MIA 2 Do's and Don't
  1. Take your makeup off. Please take your makeup off first before you use Clarisonic. Otherwise, you might end up with breakouts. This product is not a makeup remover instead it is more like skin exfoliator. Clarisonic does instruct to remove makeup first before using it. 
  2. Do not use Scrub cleansers. As it exfoliates your skin, you do not need scrub cleansers. Also the brush combined with little microbeads can be harsh on your skin and can over exfoliate your skin which can lead to flaky, redness and irritated skin.
  3. Do wash your brush thoroughly after use. The dirt can clog up on the brush if not cleaned properly after use which can damage the brush life cycle and there are high chances that it might have adverse effect on your skin. Also do change the brush head every 3 months.
  4. Keep it safe and dust/dirt free in travel case. After the brush head has dried completely, I like to keep it on its travel case since it will be safe there and the brush will not accumulate any dust or dirt. 
  5. Always cleanse in front of mirror. I find it easier to use while I'm looking in the mirror. It helps me to concentrate and I do not miss any part of my face whilst cleansing my skin.