So, a while back I was given the opportunity from ProductTestingUSA.com to try out a Clarisonic Mia 2 ! :) I was pretty stoked because I’d been hearing about them and heard loads of great things.
Unfortunately, I’m not someone who splurges on everything I like — it takes me years to pep talk myself into buying some things. (Example: any of the Naked palettes .. I’m in love with them <3 … yet, I still haven’t talked myself into spending $56 a piece. Why must you be so expensive?! :|)
Anyways, I’ve been really loving this cleansing brush! It doesn’t work like your typical cleansing brush – it uses sonic speeds and pulses which cleanses your face more thoroughly.
Here’s how Clarisonic explains it:
Unlike spinning devices, our patented sonic technology works with skin’s natural elasticity, oscillating at a sonic frequency that produces over 300 movements per second. The resulting flexing action works to loosen dirt and oil, removing deep-seated impurities from pores and priming skin to better absorb topical treatments.
Sounds cool, right?
Sooo.. my original face-washing routine was: grab lots of products, clean my face for like 5 mins, splash hot water on my face and then cold water, and then put lotion, etc on. After using the Clarisonic, my routine was cut down to 3 mins – tops! :) I simply follow the face washing routine (twice) of: 10 seconds – forehead, 10 seconds – nose and chin, 20 seconds – one cheek, 20 seconds – the other cheek. Clarisonic recommends you do one round of 20 secs for chin and nose and then 20 for forehead and 10 for each cheek , but I don’t have very oily T-zones so I switched it up. I find that this works great for me. :)
I’ll admit that it took me a bit to get used to it. Having had a spinning brush before this, I expected a similar feeling. After putting the brush to my face, I realized it is very gentle and doesn’t move all over the place. Instead, it just pulses super fast but not in an uncomfortable way. After one wash using this, my skin felt amazing! :)
Here’s some cool features it has:
- 2 Speeds – Delicate and Universal. I used delicate the first two weeks because I’ve got sensitive skin.
- Cleans your skin 6x better than using just your hands!
- A one minute timer that pulses when you need to move to the next zone.
- It’s rechargeable & also waterproof :D Hooray!
- Has a 2 year warranty.
- You can switch out the brush head. They’ve got one for sensitive skin, acne, deep pore cleansing, body, combination skin, and several others. (Basically one for everyone. :))
By the way, the charger is freaking cool! :) It’s magnetic so it snaps right on and it vibrates and makes a noise when it’s connected. In order to know everything is charged, you’ll see a light going off and on around the “on” button and when it’s charged fully the light will go solid.
I feel like the battery lasts a good while. I can use my cleanser for half a week to a week using it twice daily and nightly.
Over-all, I’ve been loving this cleansing brush! :) It’s been in my cleansing regimen for the past few months and I feel like my skin has stayed mostly clear, the texture is much better and my skin is verrry clean after using it. My skin doesn’t look so hot when I’m not using it.
I would warn you that the first week or 2 using it – you will break out. It’s not because this brush is irritating your skin or anything like that but rather it’s cleaning your skin so well that all those impurities are coming out. Wait it out.. keep using it.. and thank me later. <3 If you use this right, you’ll love it.
Do any of you own a Clarisonic cleansing brush? What are your thoughts?
*Disclaimer – I received this product free of charge. All opinions expressed are my own.
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& Clarisonic’s site HERE