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Somewhere to jot down all things I am passionate about.
My little space to rant, rave and ramble on about this and that.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Clarisonic Mia

Mia outer packaging.

Hello beautiful people of the world  :-h  As you might know, I’m a big fan of the Clarisonic Pro Sonic Cleansing System, as I’ve already reviewed it in my Cleansing post, then raved about it some more in the Top 10 Award – My favourite products post!  When I was asked to express my interest in trying the Clarisonic Mia for Beauty Heaven as part of their Trial Team, I immediately stopped using the Pro unit, which I generally use every other night, unless I get lazy or am lacking in time.  [-X   Because I’m familiar with this type of product and how it teams up with my own skin, I’ve determined that despite how long I’ve been cleansing with a Clarisonic, when I stop using it frequently, my skin starts reverting back to it’s old ways and bad habits, which it did prior to kicking off this trial.  So with my skin all temperamental and driving me nuts  ~X(  I was ready to start this test drive.  >:/

Mia cleansing brush.
The Clarisonic Mia is a compact skin cleansing brush that features a high-speed, oscillating, massage-action to help slough away dead, built-up skin cells and surface dirt, while eliminate impurities from deep within the pores.  More efficient than traditional cleansing methods, yet gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skin, this tool cleans, softens and smooths in just one minute.  (*)

The cordless brush comes with a universal pLink multi-voltage charger, which has an Australia plug, but is compatible around the world if you buy the appropriate country adaptor.  **==  The pLink magnetically attaches to the brush handle for the purpose of recharging and a built-in LED light flashes to indicate the unit is charging and will remain solid when it’s fully charged.  The tool is sealed and waterproof, hence it’s OK to use in the shower and the brush is covered with a clear plastic removable cap to protect the cleaning bristles.  The one speed unit turns on by pressing the power button, located on the handle for easy access and then, using your cleanser of choice (or the trial sized Gentle Hydro Cleanser included with the pack), manoeuvre the brush over wet skin, using small circular motions across the face.  I start on my forehead and without applying any pressure and just allowing the soft bristles to do the cleaning, spending 20 seconds, before moving down across my nose and chin for another 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds on each cheek.  Finally, I press the power button again to turn the unit off and rinse any cleansing debris from my skin using warm water.  :)
Mia pack contents.
Mia Universal pLink charger

I worried a Clarisonic might be too harsh for my fragile skin, as my therapist advised me to avoid abrasive facial scrubs, especially on the delicate inner cheeks and nose, an area prone to redness, so to prevent aggravating the problem.  :-O   As it turns out, the Clarisonic is NOT a scrubber, it’s simply a cleaning device and it doesn’t exacerbate my skin sensitivities at all.  #:-S   In fact, since I’ve been using this cleansing brush, my skin tone is more even and the redness significantly reduced.  \:D/  With just under two weeks to fully test the Clarisonic Mia, even with twice daily application, the obvious improvements at this stage are still only subtle.  :-w   I do however expect that after a month, when my skin has had time to complete a full cell cycle, I will see even greater results.  =D>

Before using the Mia.
The vibrating sensation during cleansing is invigorating and it instantly leaves my previously dull, lifeless-looking skin feeling exhilarated and energised.  :D   Afterward my skin is cleaner, smoother and softer, plus the gunk that’s dislodged from my congested pores, makes them appear refined and less noticeable.  My skin is now better balanced and is not producing as much oil, so my existing pimples clear rapidly and I’ve not suffered any new breakouts.  ;;)  Even though the changes are only moderate at this point, I’m happy with the general health of my skin, as it’s becoming slightly firmer, plumper and more resilient, with the highlight of my experience is being able to maintain a uniform complexion.  <:-P

After 2 weeks of using  the Mia.
I would highly recommend the Clarisonic Mia as the perfect cleansing tool to complement any daily skin care routine.  It encourages a quick response and delivers impressive, visible results to rejuvenate my skin and over a longer time, I hope to achieve a healthier, more radiant, youthful-looking complexion.  :x

Have you tried a unit like this or do you think that a cleansing device is probably just another gimmick?  :-?  Has anyone used one and if so were/are you so satisfied with the results your still using it like me?  :-/  I personally can’t fault the Clarisonic, how about you, is there anyone who perhaps a different point of view or experience o share, or can we unanimously agree it totally rocks??   :-*

The images in this post are generic, other than the before and after images, which are my own (and obviously not the best quality photo's)


  1. Congratulations on receiving the Clarisonic Mia to review -I was a lucky duck too and have fallen in love with this nifty device.
    Tammerly @ Spoilt

    1. Thanks heaps Tam, it's pretty awesome isn't it! You will never want to cleanse without it again, here's to achieving the ultimate skin health.

  2. I am a frequent visitor in your blogs, this post is very interesting and easy to read .... I hope to visit again

    1. Thank you so much, appreciate you visiting my blog and stopping by to comment :-)

  3. Yep, we can agree, it rocks!! Being pregnant, I've had to stop using some of my 'harsher' skincare, and the Clairsoic has seriously helped keep my otherwise problem skin under control. I wouldnt be without it!! Great review!
    Karina @ The Beauty & Lifestyle Hunter

    1. I wish I had my Clarisonic when I was pregnant, my skin did all sorts of weird things at that time and I agree, after using a Clarisonic for just over 2 1/2 years now, I definitely wouldn't like to be without it. I've got my Clarisonic Pro, which will be 3 years old in October and have never had any issues with it and now my Mia, perfect for when I'm not at home, so my skin hopefully can be thankful for many years to come :-)


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