I first heard about the Clarisonic brand a few years ago when I visited East Day Spa at the Skycity Grand Hotel for my regular facial appointments. A therapist recommended the Clarisonic facial to me as she said it would be deep cleansing and that I would love it. Of course, since then I have heard so much about Clarisonic, it’s a cult brand (in a good way!). The current one is the Clarisonic Mia 2. You know it’s the thing to have when actress Scarlett Johansson requested two of them (one for her home, one for her trailer) while she is currently shooting her new movie in Wellington, New Zealand. I didn’t own a Clarisonic prior to this review but have been fortunate to review it and like many products I adore, I have been using it religiously and took some fair bit of time to test out whether it does what it says it does…that to me is significant. I tried out the Clarisonic Mia 2 in white, but there’s also a pink version which is super cute (as per the photo below).
I love the fact that I didn’t need to charge often, the battery power is amazing which is significant for me. There’s different brush heads to suit different skin types, hence it caters for different needs. The cleansing is thorough and cleans deeply. I recommend applying some moisturiser after cleansing, especially for people like me who tends to have dry skin. I now have no excuse to not remove my makeup which is obviously a great thing. I have heard from some friends and some reviewers that the use of Clarisonic Mia 2 caused their skin to break out. Fortunately for me, that never happened. I’m not sure whether one can attribute their skin breaking out to the use of Clarisonic but for me, I have pretty good skin, bar the occasional dryness which is easily solved by a good toner and facial moisturiser. Personally, I don’t use it everyday, but I do use it 3-4 times a week. I know for some people the cost of Clarisonic Mia 2 may deter them from purchasing it, but in my opinion, it’s definitely a great investment and a lovely travel essential as it has traveled with me to Sydney and back, and accompanied me on my work trips. It’s effective, it’s reliable and I have noticed that my skin is more smoother since I’ve been using the Clarisonic Mia 2. My friends know that I don’t make compliments unless I mean it, and I am happy to personally recommend the Clarisonic Mia 2 to my family, friends and readers.