When it comes to beauty, I’ve always had a no-fuss morning makeup routine (see my 5-minute face tutorial). Thanks to my busy schedule, I’ve adopted an “If it ‘ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude, so it’s no surprise that when Clarisonic introduced their sonic skin cleaning system, I didn’t jump on it right away.
My thought process was we’ve been cleansing our faces without technology for a very long time – why do I need something new now?
How it Works
According to Clarisonic, in just 60-seconds, the pulsing (not spinning) sonic head removes dirt, makeup, and impurities by cleansing six times better than your hands alone. Skin is gently cleaned at a sonic frequency that produces over 300 movements per second, leaving your skin primed and cleansed to better absorb topical treatments.
The Clarisonic Mia 2 ($175) only cleanses your skin for one minute, so there’s really no extra time involved in comparison to washing your face manually. Using my own cleanser, I use the Mia 2 twice a day to cleanse my skin of oil, dirt, and makeup. The Mia 2 is also waterproof, so I frequently use mine in the shower, making it easier than ever to stick to a skincare regime.
My only frustration with the Mia 2 is trying to find a convenient place to dry it between uses. Other Clarisonic cleansing devices come with a drying stand, but the Mia 2 doesn’t. If counter space is something that you’re short on like I am, you may want to purchase one of the Clarisonic cleansing systems with the stand.
It’s recommended that you replace the Clarisonic brush heads ($30 each) every three months and that you don’t share the heads with other people. To customize your skincare routine, there are a variety of brushes available like acne, body, sensitive, deep pore, delicate, and normal.
As someone with an oily T-zone that is constantly battling oily skin, the Mia 2 has made a noticeable impact on my skin’s overall appearance: after using it everyday for a month, my skin is brighter, more even, and less oily. Before I started using my Mia 2, I could practically tell time by looking in the mirror – I constantly had to touch-up my T-zone around 12PM and 5PM everyday.
I’m happy to report that my forehead is a clock no more; yes, it still gets oily, but it’s not anywhere what it used to be. I still need to do touch-ups throughout the day, but the need for them is not glaringly obvious (no pun intended).
The Bottom Line
Now that I’ve used my Mia 2 for over a month, I can’t imagine going back to manually washing my face. I know I’m hopping on the Clarisonic bandwagon late in the game, but thankfully for my skin, it’s better late than never.
Clarisonic products are available at Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, and on Clarisonic.ca.
Clarisonic Mia 2 c/o Clarisonic, but all opinions expressed are my own.