Hello my lovelies! As I am typing this I am praying to the wordpress.com god’s that it is able to come to fruition instead of disappearing. I don’t have the emotional capacity to deal with my blog running off to who knows where with all my puns and pearls of wisdom again.
Today I am going to talk about the Clarisonic Mia skin cleansing system.At this moment there are currently LOADS of reviews and demo’s and such of this particular product on ol’ the world-wide web . And last I checked there are also two different models of the Mia..the one I have is equipped with only one speed setting and the newer version has two. I didn’t elect to go with that one because I didn’t for see myself really NEEDING two settings plus the reviews for the original model were more than glowing (pun totally intended) as far as i was concerned. Lets being by taking a peep at what the good people at Clarisonic have to say about the sweet little Mia:
Traditional methods of cleansing don’t get your skin as clean as you’d think. Fortunately, the lead inventor of Sonicare discovered a breakthrough in how we cleanse. Using Sonic Technology, Clarisonic’s patented micro-massage motion works within skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind leaving skin softer, smoother and more beautiful.
- Cleanses 6x better than with your hands alone in just 60 seconds
- Works with skin, not against it, to gently massage away impurities trapped within pores
- Prepares skin for better absorption of creams, serums and moisturizers
- Gentle enough to use 2x a day
Me and my boyfriend decided to scoop this lil baby up around Christmas time. I was excited because that was during the time that my skin was in full-blown greasy freak out mode and I was willing to try anything to fix it. I was already using bottled water at this point but was still dealing with un evenness (is that even a word?) redness and enlarged pores. I have to say after messing around with so many different cleansers and such to combat the problem the main thing that appealed to me was that according to the company and many a blogger you only had to use the tiniest amount of cleanser resulting in whichever one you choselasting much longer. In my eyes..this was a way of saving money in the long run.
The system itself is a bit costly. When we purchased it was $119. Looking back I wish we had got on the Sephora friends and family sale band wagon and saved a little bit on it…but “coulda woulda shoulda” AND as I will soon explain it was 100% worth every penny.
The first time I used it I literally turned to my boyfriend and said “I feel like after using this thing; that my skin had never actually been clean before in my life”. And its true. Although it has an exfoliating effect to it..it in no way left my skin irritated or red. However, I do recommend using either cream or gel cleansers with the system as opposed to any that already contain an exfoliating agent or “micro scrubbers”. There IS such a thing as too much of something like that for your skin.
Heres what I noticed in the past six months of using this thing:
*havent had a break out as long as I have been consistently using it at least once a day
* the over all tone of my skin is much much MUCH more even. Requiring less foundation or better yet NONE if I’m not feeling up to it
* my pores are much smaller
*and (once again) my skin feels CLEAN. It’s impossible to describe exactly how amazing that feels until you have tried it. It feels like months of residue and grime and makeup and gunk is polished off your skin and it can breathe and run through a metaphorical meadow singing the best of Bread and picking daisies.
But the big question: Is it worth the hefty price tag?
I would say: YES. In MY case it was at least. If you have nice skin already and your routine is doing you just fine then it might not be something you HAVE to look into. Unless you have a birthday, anniversary, or whatever coming up then why not add this at the top of your wish list? Also, Olay makes their own version of this product you can buy at your local drugstore or wal mart. I have not tried it myself but I hear that it is comparable to the Mia.
I hope this blog is helpful to everyone. My goal with my reviewing type of blogs (especially on big money items) is to help others in their quest to look beautiful, break some hearts, but not break the bank. Advertising is a tricky sneaky little mistress so blogs and such are meant to point you in the direction of quality products. So get your read on guys! Ya just might learn something 🙂
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Have a great Memorial Day weekend guys!