Clarisonic Mia 2 Evaluation

Two words. MIXED FEELINGS.

Before buying my Clarisonic I had looked up so many reviews, watched tutorials on Youtube, and tried my best to decide if this was worth the $150 I spent. All of the research I did said “yes”. The lady at the counter where I bought it even said “Oh you’re gonna just love it; it even gets rid of those pesky little milia seeds!”  Now, bear in mind that my few little milia seeds aren’t even that noticeable, but when she said that I basically threw my money at her. I even got a deal since I bought one of the last Christmas package sets they had – it came with a few extra goodies for free. I was sooo excited to try it, and thought I was hot stuff the first few times I used it, but, as time went buy, I became a little discouraged. Here’s why.

This is my Mia 2 (Don’t mind how orange it looks; I just washed my face)

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It certainly is pretty, and very easy to use. But here’s where it gets a little fuzzy. Many of the reviews I read said that the Clarisonic was a miracle, that it cleared up all of their skin problems, blah, blah, blah. For me however, the Mia 2 did not eliminate my problems. It didn’t even remove my milia seeds, even after five months of using it! Even after using for that long, I still struggle with blackheads around my T-zone, and I still get pimples regularly every few weeks.

The thing is – this device cleans your skin like nobodies business. I know, I know, that sounds completely contradictory to what I just stated above, but it really does. I would choose this any day over bare hands or a washcloth. I firmly believe that it is much healthier for your skin if you use a device like this. So now onto the tricky part: Do I recommend this product to you guys?

I’m going to go with a YES simply because of two reasons.

1. It really does clean your skin phenomenally, and there are many different brush heads to suit many different skin types. Delicate, super-sensitive skin even? They have a brush head for that.

2. If you buy a holiday package like I did, you’ll get a lot of extra goodies like this.

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From left to right: Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser, carrying bag, and safety case.

Granted, the cleanser isn’t anything special, but it works nevertheless.

So all in all, I think this product does what it’s supposed to do, even if it didn’t “magically” transform my skin. What do you guys think? Any of you have a Clarisonic, and if so, do you like it?

DIY Black-Head Remover~

Happy Sunday! I was looking on Pinterest this morning, looking for a nice new skin treatment to try out, and thought, “Wow, I kind of need to take care of these things” as I mentally thought of my nasty blackheads. If any of you are like me, you’ll know that treating and preventing blackheads are extremely difficult, and often, they just come right back. I for one, am sick of trying to find new ways to combat them, yet I decided to give another try at a DIY treatment. I created this concoction partly because I couldn’t find all the necessary ingredients for other treatments on Pinterest, and partly because I wanted to mix a whole bunch of things together like a kindergartner!

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OK LET’S GET RID OF THESE LOSERS!

You will need…

1. 2 tbs olive oil or honey – this helps mix together the other ingredients, and makes your skin super soft. Unless you have really dry skin, you wont have to use a moisturizer after using this.

2. 1 tbs brown sugar – brown sugar (please don’t use white) is the main exfoliator, helping to remove dead skin cells and buff away dirt and oil

3. 1/2 tbs baking soda – this also acts as a mild exfoliant

4. 1/2 tbs ground cinnamon (opt) – cinnamon has many beneficial properties and gets rid of bacteria on the skin that may cause blackheads

5. A “good bit” of lemon juice (opt) – the acid in lemon juice helps destroy bacteria and polish the skin

Mix together in a small bowl and apply wherever needed! I actually used this in the shower, and whatever I didn’t apply on my face I used on my knees and elbows; it made them soooo soft! For best results, massage into your face for one minute, then let rest on your face for five-ten minutes, rinsing off with warm water when done!

Hope this helps you guys! If you like my skin DIY’s, comment with what kind of treatment I should make next!

Until next time,

-Claire