Clarisonic Mia2 Pre-Review

I’m going to be doing a Clarisonic Mia2 Pre-Review because I’m beyond the first impression, but not quite comfortable with calling this a full fledged review. If you’ve been following me on facebook or twitter, then you know I bought a Clarisonic and I have explained my reasoning behind purchasing it, but I’ll do so here as well.

My skin type is very acne prone and oily, but due to spots drying out, dryness is also an issue for me. Additionally, I do not have sensitive skin. For the most part, people with my skin type that reviewed the Clarisonic gave positive reviews, that’s why I took a leap of faith (wallet faith).

I could have easily gone for the Mia1, but I wanted to try out the two speed settings on the Mia2. I decided that the smaller Clarisonic was more economical and seemed like a more practical size than the larger one.

I got it with the Clarisonic refreshing gel cleanser (which I have not used yet) and the sensitive brush head. The exact kit I received is pictured above.

Clarisonic Mia2 Pre-Review

I’ve been using the Mia2 since November 28th and so far I have been very impressed. I noticed that my skin feels smoother. It helps remove the roughness so that moisturizers absorb into my skin more easily. Additionally, it helps make my foundation application smoother the following day (as I use the device at night).

How I use the Clarisonic Mia2

Before I use the Clarisonic, I remove my eye makeup with my home made eye makeup remover. Then, I wash my face with the Biotherm Biopur Pore Reducer Gentle Purifying Gel. I don’t see the point in using the Mia2 on dirty skin, as I am looking for a deep cleanse. I feel as though using the Clarisonic before removing the face makeup defeats the purpose of using the product in the first place (but I’m not an expert, so don’t quote me on that).

I proceed with the Mia2 by soaking the sensitive brush head with warm water. I lather my face with a mix of water and my Biotherm Biopur gel once again. Finally, I use the brush on its first, and more gentle setting, beginning on my forehead, moving down my nose, mouth area and chin. Lastly, I work the brush head in gentle circular motions on my cheeks.

I rinse my face and use my home made apple cider toner (which I spoke about in my last Skin Care Routine for Acne and Oil Prone Skin video). Once that has sunk into my skin, I move on with my Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil deluxe sample, which I received with my Clarisonic Mia2 from Sephora. Then I use my Derma E Tea Tree & E Antiseptic Cream and any eye moisturizer I am using at the moment.

I do not have sensitive skin, so I use this skin care system practically every night. I wouldn’t suggest this routine for everyone because I think skin care is something that needs to be tailored to each person based on their skin type.

I purchased my Clarisonic system at Sephora for $175 CND (find it here for Canadians, or here for Americans). The price varies depending on what set you get and where you are located. I ordered mine online specifically for the deluxe samples and device colour range offered on the site.

Please bare in mind that I’m still in my first month of testing the product, so I cannot give a totally concrete review. However, I am giving you a bit more than a first-impression post. I hope you have found this helpful!

Feel free to share your experiences with the Clarisonic or any other cleansing system in the comments.

Happy Holidays!

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