Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

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Recently my skin has suddenly turned angry against me
It never used to be acne prone and I was quite lucky in my teen years to not suffer horrendously like some of my peers
However now it seems I'm paying for my teen luckiness
The doctors had put me on Oxytetracycline without telling me the side effects so I happily took them twice a day as instructed, until I returned for more tablets and the different doctor informed me I'd need a blood test (bleurgh!) on my next visit due to the tablets probably harming my liver...they hadn't made much difference to my skin so I decided not to take them anymore...who wants liver damage!?

Whilst on holiday I had a facial on the cruise 
It included a form of microdermabrasion and my skin felt instantly better
The redness had toned down and it felt a lot smoother
I came away from the facial with a few new products and a list of others to track down when we got home (I'm yet to invest as it totals over £150!!) but I'll have a post up all about these
I had always been intrigued by the Clarisonic systems but never fancied splurging on something I wasn't 100% sure would benefit me
Whilst in New York I had looked into the kits available in Sephora and the price difference was definitely appealing but I still wasn't too sure
I asked the therapist her views on whether it would be worth investing in the system and she whole heartedly agreed I should indulge a little
Along with the new facial cleanser this would help deep cleanse down to the primary skin layers and help target the bacteria causing all my painful acne
So with her recommendation in mind I knew on our final day back on shore (we had about 3 hours to kill in New York before our flight home) I would beeline to the nearest Sephora and pick one up
I was quite lucky that in the week we had been on the cruise it was now Sephora's 15th Birthday and they had new special offers and sets available
I initially was contemplating just getting the standard Clarisonic Mia in baby pink but the set I purchased above was only $30 more and is a Limited Edition colour (I think) in hot pink, comes with a hard carry case, two heads, trial cleanser (which I haven't tried yet), charger and cute pvc lace detail case to house it all
The website says the retail cost for this little lot is $200 so I already saved $50 there and looking on websites in the UK I saved at least a further £50 but this colour isn't available in the UK and this set isn't available either so it's hard to gauge

Now I have to say it's a lot of money to spend on skin care but with my wedding in two years I want to feel confident in my skin but not have a super heavy foundation on my skin
My Mum kindly bought this for me as my birthday present which I really appreciate 
I've been using this once a day since we've been back and have been loving it
It's so easy to use, I currently have the sensitive skin head on but purchased a four pack of acne clearing heads so I'll used on of those once this one is ready for the bin (generally every 3 months) 
There is a buzz timer which tells you when to move onto the next part of your face so you know how long your cleansing for, this is also part of the 1 minute cleansing timer it is equipped with
I tend to use the timed minute first all over my face and then used it again on my problem cheek for about 30 seconds as this is where I am targeting the most 
I just hope that isn't having an adverse affect...doesn't seem it as of yet
My skin is so much smoother now and the redness has stayed away from my problem areas and since using the painful acne spots on my cheek have stayed away which is fantastic as they were so so sore
However I seem to be suffering with little clusters of breakouts in my oily areas
I'm putting that down to having such a deep cleanse daily which is bringing out all the nasties which need to be expelled for cleaner skin
Things always get worse before they get better I guess
It will be worth it though, I'm so excited to be able to go sans make up and feel confident still
Overall I am so so so soooo happy I took the plunge and invested in this tool as I feel my skin deserves it
My skin is getting better now and I know if I keep it up I should have the semi flawless skin back 
I'll have some before and during photos for my post on the facial skincare coming up if you're interested!

Sorry this post is so long but with something quite expensive I felt an in depth review was needed


1 comment:

  1. If there's one thing I can't live without, it would definitely be my clarisonic brush. It's seriously my best friend. I'm glad you like it as well. It's a GREAT investment. :D