Me + my mia

I have been using my Clarisonic mia for some time now and I thought that the time is ripe to report back on my thoughts.

After trying out a few of the brush heads, I think that the Delicate version suits me best. It exfoliates well without being too harsh which means that I can use it comfortably twice a week (or occasionally thrice a week in summer).

An important part of the Clarisonic experience is finding the right cleanser to use it with it. I was using the Neutrogena
Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash which turned out to be a little harsh to use with the facial brush. I now use the REN Hyrdra-Calm Cleansing Gel.

This is a very mild formula that works well with or without the Clarisonic without causing any irritation. The soothing gel removes daily daily grime leaving your face purified and and very clean.

I like the omission of petrochemicals, sulphates, parabens, silicones and synthetic fragrance. There is a list of ingredients for this cleanser here if you are interested.

This is a pricey cleanser at £17.00 for 150ml but I am enjoying using it and I find that a little goes a long way. That said, I think that it is unlikely that I would repurchase this after using it up, only because I am sure that I can find a cheaper option to save my wallet!

Is it worth getting a Clarisonic Mia?

This is a question that I get asked a lot. My personal opinion is NO if you are expecting miracles. While some people report outstanding improvements to their complexions, I cannot declare the same results. My pores are still there pissing me off!

However, if you are looking for a thorough exfoliator and regular products continually fail you, then it might be worth looking into the Clarisonic option. While there has been no difference with my pores, I do suffer few breakouts and my skin is much smoother than it was before.


  1. Clarisonic is so expensive! I really want to try it though >< I have a bad habit of exfoliating my too much! I think it is worth it for the money if you can afford it! (:

  2. thanks for this review!!! i've seriously been considering getting one of these but yah, i'm just not convinced i'd see results, so i don't know...

  3. Nice concise review. I think Ill steer clear for now...these beuaty gadgets have a habit of sucking me in.

  4. I really love my Clarisonic too. I use the delicate brush, like you do.

    I've got really slow skin cell turnover, so I find it helpful for that, and removing really stubborn sun creams!

  5. Great post. I love my Mia, too. I actually got the full sized one in a swap (I merely had to part with some Rock & Republic eyeshadows), and I am so glad I did it. I'd buy a replacement in a heartbeat. My pores are still pissing me off, too, but I found that using my Mia helps serums sink in more easily. And I agree the right cleanser is key. I use either Claudalie Foaming or Avene. LOVE!

  6. I'm ever so glad you did a post on this! It's helped me make my final decision as I have been mulling over purchasing one for months now and have been seriously considering it the past few days or so. I personally don't think I would benefit much from it either and would rather spend the $$ elsewhere! :D

  7. Yeah, you are right, the Clarisonic Mia is great but doesn't perform miracles. I find my skin more manageable but I still get clogged pores....For me, it cleans my face which helps me break out much less as compared to pre-Clarisonic days.

  8. hmmm sounds like it wouldn't be worth it for me. I keep hearing that this is some sort of miracle brush, but I think there's only so much a brush can do in the end. P.S. I love your watermark on the last picture.

  9. i agree with your review - my pores are still sucky but hey, i didn't expect miracles from this thing.

  10. thanks for your honest review - I'd still like to get one and see if it helps my skin improve, but I can put it off until I'm more willing to part with the money.


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