Product provided for free from giveaway.
I am so grateful to have won this in a Twitter party giveaway from Clarisonic & Supergoop, they were truly generous with their prizes!
I've been testing this out for about 2 months now because I really wanted to put this to the test-these systems retail anywhere from $100-150 and for the investment, I want to see if it really lives up to the claim that it will be helpful to your skin.
For the first three weeks I used it I kept waiting for that period everyone says you go through with the Clarisonic-purging. My skin was supposed to get really, really bad, and then it was going to start to get better. Only thing is, my skin never got...bad. It was a little worse than normal, a few more breakouts and such, but it was nothing that made my want to spare the public from my face.
And on to the second month, no real change occurred. I did stop using the Clarisonic Mia 2 for about 2 weeks, to see how my skin would react, and again, just a few more breakouts than normal. Nothing too terribly bad.
So with the application itself, I use a cleanser for sensitive skin, spread it all over my face, and use the Clarisonic to "rub it in". Basically it's like rubbing a giant toothbrush over your face. I have normal skin & absolutely must avoid my cheeks because the brush head is too much for that area-it does more bad than good.
I always stay on the first of two speeds, and it only runs in specially timed increments, so there's no way you can overdo it.
Overall, I'm not impressed with this cleansing device. I think that for $100+, I should be seeing major changes to my skin, and I'm not. It's also quite an investment because you have to replace the brush head every 3 months, and they're not cheap. I was hoping to see clearer skin after more than two months, and nothing's happened.
I know the Clarisonics are popular so I'd love to know what you thought if you own one-has it actually improved anyone's skin? Let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for reading,