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Clarisonic Mia 2 - Is it worth the £££;?

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VillaVillekulla Tue 11-Feb-14 09:29:10

I've been thinking about getting a Clarisonic. I've read lots of rave reviews but also a few meh reviews. It's a lot of money so I'd appreciate any advice from MNers who've used one. Is it worth it? Will it make my crater like pores disappear? Or will it bring me out in a big spotty rash?

EarlGreyCuppa Tue 11-Feb-14 09:33:25

Ooh good post, I'm interested to know too...

VillaVillekulla Tue 11-Feb-14 09:59:23

I think I need someone to tell me not to buy it EarlGrey. I feel that urge coming on. I may have to make a mad dash to John Lewis at lunchtime to buy one. I'm 90% convinced that the Clarisonic is the answer to all my skin problems.

EarlGreyCuppa Tue 11-Feb-14 10:13:08

Ah, not me then. I'll be the one saying run to John lewis, spend that dosh and come back in a week to report on how great it is grin

alexheartbeauty Tue 11-Feb-14 10:16:26

I've got one and it is good but I don't think it should be used more than a few times a week. I'd also recommend the Sensitive brush head as it's more gentle.
Some beauty blogger and journalists are saying that they're getting comparable results with the cheaper versions like the Olay one.
I've been using the Konjac sponge recently and found that to be good:
http://www.iheartbeauty.net/2014/02/the-konjac-sponge-great-new-way-cleanse.html
VilliaVilleKulla - what skin problems do you? I bet they're not as bad as you think!

alexheartbeauty Tue 11-Feb-14 10:55:43

Sorry the link I gave want work. Here it is again. www.iheartbeauty.net/2014/02/the-konjac-sponge-great-new-way-cleanse.html

VillaVillekulla Tue 11-Feb-14 11:04:41

Ooh thanks. I haven't heard of that sponge.

My main problem is huge pores. I do get the odd spot but nothing too bad. On a bad day I'd tell you my problems are wrinkles, giant pores, excess oil, redness/uneven colour, general lack of radiance/tone/plumpness. On a good day I'd say I suppose my skin's not too bad really - especially with a thick layer of foundation on top grin

luvfizz Tue 11-Feb-14 11:11:16

I'm very pleased that I purchased the Mia2. At first I used it every night, but it is not necessary. I noticed when I had a peel that it 'burned' more than usual. It it s a great exfoliator and allows your skincare to work more effectively. I agree to only use the sensitive brush. I'd recommend that you do get one and use it 3 times a week.

alexheartbeauty Tue 11-Feb-14 11:15:51

It sounds to me like you have very normal skin. When you look at yourself close up you're going to see all these things that others are just not going to notice. Large pores are annoying though and so hard to tackle. Mine on my nose are awful and kind of absorb make up/concealer leaving a kind of mottled effect. Have you tried a glycolic product like Olay Renegerist Elixir? That might help a bit. Also you might get a cinderella effect from an anti-blur primer but on the whole I've found them to be a disappointing.

VillaVillekulla Tue 11-Feb-14 18:45:57

I have no will power. I went and bought it. I shall report back...

TheWiseOldElf Tue 11-Feb-14 20:24:13

I love mine! I use with Eve Lom cleanser - also excessive £££ - and it has saved my face!

VillaVillekulla Tue 11-Feb-14 20:58:41

Do you cleanse first then cleanse again with Clarisonic? I'm going to give it a go in a minute if it's charged.

suntodayplease Tue 11-Feb-14 21:13:14

Villa would love to hear your feedback, been thinking about purchasing one for a while. My skin sounds similar to yours, I'm hoping it is the answer to my pore problem.

VillaVillekulla Wed 12-Feb-14 10:07:32

So far so good. I had heard you had to charge it for 24 hours before use but I just charged it for a few hours and it seemed to have enough power to use it. I didn't really know what I was doing tbh. I just cleansed normally first (Botanics cleansing balm, cotton wool to wipe off, eye make up remover too), then I put on a bit more cleanser, wet the brush a bit (not sure if that's right or if it's ok to use it dry) and gave my face a good brush! I wasn't sure how hard to press it onto my skin or how quickly I should move it around. Anyway, afterwards I gave my face a wipe with a damp muslin and put on my usual moisturiser.

I have to say my skin seemed very clean and quite taut. I didn't use it this morning because I've read quite a few reviews that say twice a day is too much. I'll give it another go tonight.

It is a lot of £££. If you're thinking of getting one suntodayplease or earlygrey you can get £10 off and free delivery at feelunique with this code 10FEB2014. I got mine at John Lewis. Debenhams do an older version (original Mia, not Mia II) for £99. Might be worth waiting for a Debenhams discount code to come along?

Pointeshoes Wed 12-Feb-14 10:15:41

I have a pink clarisonic.... Not sure which number it is. It was great on holiday and gets your skin feeling really clean. But I need a new head for it and just haven't got round to buying one! I was thinking of getting one of ebay , but don't know if they would be the real thing or not. Dilemma

Bonsoir Wed 12-Feb-14 10:18:36

YES!!!

I adore my Clarisonic Mia 2 and now have the Clarisonic Plus. The body brush has worked wonders with my chest/shoulders/cleavage - my skin is soft and glowing.

VillaVillekulla Wed 12-Feb-14 10:48:48

You have two Bonsoir?! <impressed face> envy

I was thinking of using the Mia on my neck and chest. I wonder if it would make my slightly crepey cleavage look more youthful?

Bonsoir Wed 12-Feb-14 10:54:24

The Plus was a present to my DP from the people at l'Oreal who own Clarisonic! He told them during a meeting about 3 weeks ago that I had one and loved it and lo and behold a freebie arrived two days later smile.

Bonsoir Wed 12-Feb-14 10:55:34

I have found that Clarisonic plus really good quality body lotion (Annick Goutal) is amazing for my cleavage.

VillaVillekulla Wed 12-Feb-14 15:32:39

Ooh I didn't know Annick Goutal did body lotions. I like her perfumes. Something else for me to covet now I've blown all my money on the Clarisonic....

Financeprincess Wed 12-Feb-14 19:34:31

The Champneys one (Boots) is very good. I tested it against my friend's Clarisonic Mia. No difference, except the price!

Pompbear Wed 12-Feb-14 20:35:03

i use my spare sonic toothbrush from aldi. works a treat!

saganoren Thu 13-Feb-14 11:17:31

So can you use Clarisonic in the bath/shower <tempted by prospect of new body>

Bonsoir Thu 13-Feb-14 11:23:02

Yes, it's totally waterproof.

Snog Fri 14-Feb-14 18:05:01

Dermaflamnel is cheaper and better imo

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