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.