With this being my 3rd Clarisonic, you can say that I have a bit of an addiction. My first one I purchased when they were only being sold exclusively to spa’s, it was one of my first major skincare purchases (or investments as I like to say) in the lo-ong list of skincare inestments since. My second one was hi-jacked by my husband, and my 3rd…well, you are looking at it!
Why do I find this skincare tool an essential in my daily routine? Because it cleans your skin 6 times better than if you were to just use your fingers, allowing your skincare products to absorb more efficiently into the skin and not be waisted. How this works is a little thing called oscillation, a technical term that really means the bristles move back and forth, massaging your skin instead of going round and round like other traditional (and cheaper…in more ways than one) skincare brushes do. It oscillates 3oo times per second, sweeping inside of your pores and loosening up any dirt, oil, and makeup- giving you smaller looking pores and an overall healthy glow to your skin.
About Mia 2
“Mia 2 is an extension of our popular Mia family that gives you all the benefits of sonic cleansing in a compact, easy-to-use style. Mia 2 features two speeds, a one-minute pulsing T-Timer® and a protective travel case for on-the-go sonic cleansing. Now you have more choices for beautiful skin.” -info from clarisonic.com
Directions: Use on forehead (20 seconds), nose/chin (20 seconds), and both cheeks (10 seconds each). Our T-Timer® will pulse when it’s time to cleanse the next area of your face.
Worth The Price Tag ($149.00)? Here is the honest truth- the Clarisonic has made a huge impact on how we do skincare. For those of you who are savvy with your skin and know what it means to take care of the largest organ your body has…you will find this worth dishing out the cash flow on. For those of you who have not yet fully come to the understanding that your skincare is an investment and your skin is worth investing in because it’s the ONLY skin you have (rant over), you may just stick to your $29.99 knock of version that you will be disappointed with in the long run.
Make It A Gift- Sometimes it’s hard to justify spending $149.00 on ourselves when we have other people to buy for, so request it as a gift this Christmas! Or if you have a teen in the house, this is a great tool to give to excite them about taking care of their skin. Believe me, I would have begged for this if it was around when I was in Junior High or High School- I had the worst acne ever, and this is a fantastic tool to have on hand if that is your skin struggle.
All-In-All- I got to have it, can’t live without it, need it, and want one in every color for every season. Enough Said.
Happy Holiday Season! XoXo- Kendra Stanton, Portland Makeup Artist, beauty blogger and beauty expert for Portland’s KATU AMNW.
*Note, the Clarisonic Mia2 was given to me per my request for a previous AMNW beauty segment. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.