Has anyone tried the Clarisonic?

(52 Posts)
libertychick Tue 09-Apr-13 00:09:06

[[http://www.currentbody.com/clarisonic/?gclid=CKbluKiXvLYCFaLHtAod7WUAEA this??]

India Knight was raving about it in the ST Style magazine this week - the article is at the link above. I am tempted but it's £150.....

Any views/opinions???

libertychick Tue 09-Apr-13 00:09:58
libertychick Tue 09-Apr-13 13:28:54

Bump! Anyone????

Limoncellolovely Tue 09-Apr-13 14:05:00

I have one and love it !! Boots apparently do a cheaper version but not tried it so have no idea if it is the same. Used to suffer from persistent hormonal spots on chin but seem to have stopped since I have been using the clarisonic.

Annianni Tue 09-Apr-13 14:33:46

Gwyneth said it was good on her blog.

Marylou2 Tue 09-Apr-13 14:44:11

Love mine. Had it for 18 months and it's transformed my skin. Blemishes and blackheads all gone. I have the mia and I'm sure you can get those for less than £150.

JennySense Tue 09-Apr-13 16:05:31

I've just got one and have used it 3 times so far so it's a bit early to say - I managed to grab a Mia for the bargain price of £53 on Ebay [brand new!]

RugbyWidow7 Tue 09-Apr-13 16:20:26

Ooh I really want one but can't justify it at the moment!! Urgh such hormonal skin!

SoldeInvierno Tue 09-Apr-13 16:27:19

I have been using mine for over a year and I love it. My skin is 10 times better than it was

LulaPalooza Tue 09-Apr-13 17:07:03

Does it get rid of milia? I used to have terrible skin which has got better with age. I still get the occasional zit and a couple of blackheads but recently I have developed a few milia on each cheek. Think they're caused by MAC blusher as that's the only new product I've introduced to my face in a while.

Birdies Tue 09-Apr-13 17:15:08

What's the difference between the Mia and the other types? Thanks

SoldeInvierno Tue 09-Apr-13 17:50:43

Lula, I have one millia and unfortunately it has not got rid of it.

BadSpellersUntie Tue 09-Apr-13 19:25:07

Just ordered the Mia in Coral from Clarisonic website for £99 so looking forward to trying it.

The mia just has the one speed - I considered the full on £170 one but decided i dont actually need various generic pots of their own brand cleanser, a body brush attachment or 3 speeds.So we shall see

bluebump Tue 09-Apr-13 19:48:59

I have one, I got the Plus which has the body brush for £140 in January. I love it, it has calmed my skin down loads and I hardly ever get any breakouts nowadays which is a great result in such a short space of time.

titan Tue 09-Apr-13 19:53:19

I also have the Mia. I use it in the shower every morning. My skin definitely feels cleaner and my pores are smaller so I would recommend it.

libertychick Tue 09-Apr-13 22:09:24

Ohhh thanks everyone - seems very positive. I am in the process of persuading DH it's a household expense as he could use it too!!

ToothGah Tue 09-Apr-13 22:35:46

I have a cheapo Tesco version, it's just a facial brush. It does work really well, don't know if it compares to the Clarisonic.

There is an Olay facial brush system called Pro X you can get on eBay for about £25 as well that is similar.

BeaLola Tue 09-Apr-13 23:56:53

I have the Mia 2 Speed one (decided agains tbuying the body one as it was tooo expensive).

I love it - easy to use & I have definitely had less spots/pimples & whilst my skin was ok it feels much better now too.

RugbyWidow7 Wed 10-Apr-13 06:53:28

What cleanser do you use with it? Does it have it's own which you have to buy (add to the cost) or can you use any? Thanks - still trying to justify ;-)

RugbyWidow7 Wed 10-Apr-13 06:54:50

Badspellers please let us know how you get on...

AlwaysReadyForABlether Wed 10-Apr-13 07:07:45

I have the Plus and I love it. The body brush has really helped withe the bumpt skin on the tops of my arms and the back of my thighs.
You can use any cleanser with it. I didn't use the one that comes with it because I am allergic to loads of stuff. I just use whichever cleanser and shower gel I have on the go.
I have seen the No 7 version in Boots and it looks exactly the same but I don't know how effective it is.

parasaurolophus Wed 10-Apr-13 11:01:57

I swear by the Mia. I've been using it for over a month and my skin looks great. All the blackheads are gone and my skin tone is more even. My pores are smaller.

I took a lot of teasing from DH at first for using a vibrator on my face, but even he noticed it was working and said my skin looks really good.

I use a clinique face wash.

MadBraLady Wed 10-Apr-13 11:06:13

Does anyone who has rosacea use it? I read mixed opinions about this. I don't get spots really, just some bad blackheads and open pores, not sure I want to swap them for worse rosacea!

LulaPalooza Wed 10-Apr-13 12:20:57

SoldeInvierno thanks, I thought that might be the case. I might get one when/ if I have some spare cash (ha ha) but in the meantime I think I need to see a proper dermatologist to get these buggers removed. Sigh.

I just bought the Boots No7 facial brush as I'd read quite a few reviews which rated it highly and said it was almost as good as the Clarisonic. I cannot justify spending £120 on the Clarisonic but will let you all know how I get on with the £25 No7 one! Am going to use it with the No7 Melting Gel Cleanser (No7 stuff was on a 3 for 2 when I went there to buy it so I figured I may as well!)

Birdies Wed 10-Apr-13 16:04:17

Is it better to use the melting gel than their hot cloth cleanser? I'm tempted by the no 7 one too but might wait to hear how you get on with it first!

shrimponastick Wed 10-Apr-13 17:12:59

I don't have one, but was tempted by a TSV on QVC a while ago.

It is on now at £121.


I saw the India Knight thing and wondered about one of these!! Not sure I understand the difference between different types/models though!

shrimponastick Wed 10-Apr-13 17:22:50

It has mixed reviews on the QVC website. I suppose at least if you buy it from them you can return it if you aren't happy - and end up with a face full of spots. ?

revolvenotevolve Wed 10-Apr-13 17:53:03

Caitlin Moran said she liked hers on recommendation from Lauren Laverne I think (according to that video link posted the other day).
I want to know how rough it is? Does skin go red afterwards? What about broken capillaries could it make them worse?

Good questions revolvenotevolve! I'm keen to hear about those!

CareerGirl01 Wed 10-Apr-13 18:33:49

I have the Boots No7 and its great - but I don't have problem skin. Use it with Dermalogica cleanser. Bit wary of celebs raving about products because they get them sent free; I get press releases all the time from companies whereby a celeb is mentioned.

AlwaysReadyForABlether Thu 11-Apr-13 13:43:37

For the clarisonic there are different brush heads you can get depending on skin type. I got the one for delicate skin and it is very soft. Definitely less harsh than even using a face cloth I would say.

RugbyWidow7 Thu 11-Apr-13 14:01:20

I have no will power! I've spent days looking at eBay for a clarisonic and reading comparative reviews on the various competitors. Then I got concerned having read about counterfeit Chinese versions on eBay so... I just shelled out £125 on the clarisonic website for the mia2! I hope it works! (At least I managed not to buy the plus version hey!)

BadSpellersUntie Thu 11-Apr-13 18:13:40

Received my Mia today! I went for the coral one from the clarisonic site for £99. It's currently charging but ill have a little whizz with it later on tonight and report back.

The charger is pretty cool as well. Snaps on magnetically

maybemyrtle Sun 14-Apr-13 22:55:23

Ok, so I got the Mia, but how should I be using it with a balm cleanser? I've tried applying cleanser as normal then using Clarisonic and then rinsing off residue, but do I need to finish up with a muslin cloth too?

So far I'm loving the No7 brush. I am using it with the Melting Gel cleanser. Skin feels really clean. More spots broke out initially in the areas where I tend to get breakouts anyway (mainly chin), but skin is calming down now. Nose and cheeks feel and look much smoother. Might use it on my neck, shoulders and top of my back where I seem to have had a few spots recently too hmm It's like being a flipping teenager again!

Do these brushes work on acne?

JemimaPuddle Mon 15-Apr-13 01:25:26

qvc are doing another Clarisonic TSV on 17th April

Jessepinkman Mon 15-Apr-13 02:31:26

If you have milia, use pedimedic, or something that has a high urea content. My dd did and found that the milia went away. I hope it would work on anybody else

TigerseyeMum Mon 15-Apr-13 20:10:21

Dammit I must stop looking on here, my hormonal skin has gone bonkers this month so I ended upbuying the Rio Sonicleanse £48 Amazon. It's a sonic one rather than scrubby so hopefully it might help.

Sounds like it might break me out initially though?

TigerseyeMum Sun 21-Apr-13 23:17:50

Well I've tried the Sonicleanse today, not sure I'm using it right? Am I meant to scrub, hold it steady or move it around my face? It vibrates quite gently but will that get the dirt off? Am I meant to scrub as well as vibrate?

It seems like a wierd way to wash your face but I'll stick with it...


I got a Mia 2 in response to that same article, have been using it for two weeks.
I just use my regular cleanser in the shower, gentle circular motion (apparently it doesn't work as well if you scrub hard), rinse and moisturiser after.

I definitely think I look less pore-y, and have fewer blackheads, though no difference to the thread veins (pregnancy really was a gift that kept on giving!), BUT the clincher is that tonight as I was brushing my teeth, DH said 'your skin looks really nice and glow-ey, have you been using the brush thing?'
Visible difference confirmed!

RugbyWidow7 Mon 22-Apr-13 20:09:14

I have been using my clarisonic mia2 since Thursday and definitely think (shock) that my pores don't look as deep. I can confirm my skin definitely looks more polished and smooth. I still have some blackheads and blemishes but hoping with time for perfect skin smile

TigerseyeMum Fri 26-Apr-13 20:54:50

I've used mind all week and although I have spotty areas (my hormones went crazy a couple of weeks ago) I think my skin looks smoother and yes, pores not as deep.

I have a couple of patches of whiteheads which i hoped would clear, and I'll have to wait for the hormonal part of my cycle to come round again to see how my skin copes.

Only thing I'm worried about is the amount of cleanser I'm going through: think I will have to find a cheaper one!!!

YoothaJoist Fri 26-Apr-13 22:31:03

I got a Mia last November for about £89 from escentual.com (and quidco cashback). I use it everyday with no7 melting gel cleanser and it's brilliant. Pores much smaller and noticeable improvement in fine lines. I no longer get monthly hormonal breakouts on chin and neck, and along hairline. Swear by it.

Yahboosnubs Sun 21-Jul-13 14:28:53

Hello, I bought the Boots version because I had enough points and the Mia one is very expensive. I don't know that it's making much difference though. It's either because I was expecting a miracle, or it's just not as good as the Mia, or just that my skin needs more than this (sob!). Does anyone have experience of using both and can compare them? Thanks.

QueenofWhispers Sun 21-Jul-13 14:37:57

I love my clarisonic, I got the big one--but in hind sight should have just bought the mia as I only ever use it on my face. It's an amazing product; i use it with the dermalogica everyday exfoliant+foam cleanser i have in the bathroom. (just because i have to use them up).

misskatamari Sun 21-Jul-13 15:25:42

Just a thought for anyone wanting to see what it's like without shelling out loads of money - I know decleor (and probably other places) do facials using it. I've had a few and they're fab (although I think a lot is just because decleor really helps my skin in general). Might be worth looking into a facial to see if you like before buying.

Fozzleyplum Sun 21-Jul-13 20:30:08

A cheap alternative is one of those hand held cleansing brushes - I bought mine from the Body Shop for £4- here http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/skincare/accessories/facial-brush-with-lid.aspx .
They're the same type of brush as the Clarisonic, but without the motor. OK, you don't get the very quick action, but you do get the exfoliating effect for a tiny fraction of the cost.

I second that Fozzleyplum I use the body shop one, and soap and glory do too - my skin is definately different - clearer, smoother and its a price I can manage.

Yahboosnubs Thu 25-Jul-13 23:25:15

I meant to say thank you for these replies. The place I got my bikini wax yesterday don't do the decleor facial, but the lady did say that if I bought the Clarisonic from QVC, apparently they give you 30 days trial and if you don't like it you can send it back. Might be worth it if paying out so much?

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