Hi, lovelies! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far. Today, I thought I’d take a minute to talk about something that is not food- or fitness- related! The novelty!!! I wanted to highlight one of my favorite beauty products, and something that has become an indispensable part of my daily routine. Its my Clarisonic Mia review!
I had had my eye on this beauty for quite some time, but the price had been a sticking point for me. Even having read & heard wonderful reviews, some of which came from close friends whose opinions I really trusted, I was still having a hard time saying “yes”! A few things happened to change my mind and help me decide to make the plunge. First, I went to get a lovely , relaxing facial. I had a wonderful aesthetician who, very kindly, asked what kind of exfoliation I was doing. Without thinking much of it, I told her I had been using the same scrub for years, the kind with all natural scrubbers. She then let me know that while the idea of all natural exfoliants was great in theory, often they are derived from walnut shells which have rough sharp edges. Apparently, these can cause microscopic little scratches and even scars. Um, YIKES. She recommended I try something more gentle and I immediately thought, “well, Yeah“! The other contributing factor was a lovely Ulta gift card from my best friend. As soon as I laid eyes on it, I knew exactly what I wanted.
I ordered the Clarisonic Mia 1, in Eletric Pink of course. I was so excited when that package arrived, I could not wait to try it out! Unfortunately, it needed to be charged overnight so I had to exercise some patience (drat!). The next morning I took that baby for a test drive, and boy was I pleased! I immediately noticed 3 things:
- My skin felt so smooth. I mean super smooth, you guys!
- I needed far less face wash, which was great. Just a small, pea-sized amount produced a great lather.
- My other skin care products (face lotion, eye serum, BB cream) seemed to soak in much better and faster, which I attributed to the deep clean.
Literally, I could not stop touching my face; it was just so smooth! There were other results I noticed with continued use too. For one, I was saving money on face wash. It came with a sample size cleanser, which I loved and it lasted forever, but even after I used that up my own bottle of cleanser has stayed noticeably more full. Even better, no breakouts! Admittedly, my skin is generally very clear, but around a certain time of the month I could always count on a few breakouts around my chin area. No more. It’s no longer an issue.
All in all, this is a great product that I can (and do) happily recommend to anyone. It is gentle enough for sensitive skin, but cleanses and exfoliates deeply enough for even those with oily complexions. It saves money on face wash, and there’s no need to buy batteries since it is rechargeable. I also feel like I am getting more out of my other skin care products and even my makeup. I’d love to know what you guys think, if you have one.