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CLARISONIC MIA...UPDATE

Hola peaches,


As you all know I am the proud owner of a clarisonic mia.I got it two years ago.Here is the detailed post.It was my first impression post after using it for a month.





An update was in order since long,but there was nothing to add or amend.Mia was working as good as ever.Its use was an off and on thing for me.Sometimes when I felt like it was too much work and skipped it for weeks.However,last year I was wearing makeup to work regularly and thought it wise to whip this cleansing system out :) The regular users of MAC foundation must be well aware of its tendency to give you breakouts(read review of mac prolongwear here).So, using Clarisonic became a must for me.During the past few months so much has happened that I felt a need to do this post.



MY EXPERIENCE UPDATE:


Clarisonic gives you uber clean skin.It cleanses skin to the level of pores and even after double cleansing [nivea visage(review) followed by bioderma(review)] there were traces of foundation on my Clarisonic brush.Its true that once you start using clarisonic nothing else can give you the same clean feel.


It makes skin very receptive to night treatments and serums.I have been using it with my Paula's choice 2% pore refining treatment (REVIEW HERE) and I have experienced each of the things the treatment promised. Smaller pores,less oil,less breakouts and smooth skin.It also reduced the amount of foundation required so much so that one drop suffices for full face.



Clarisonic takes away dullness from skin and makes it glow.The radiance and brightness is really visible and you can see the difference with first use.I love this radiance and at times I keep using my Clarisonic for this alone.The brightness along with softness makes you fall in love with your skin.


You need to use a good moisturizer when using this brush because it does clean your skin thoroughly and you need to replace the oils it might have stripped away.My favorite are Origin plantscription day moisturizer and Aveeno brightening moisturizer.


ACNE BRUSHHEAD:


The noteworthy development is change of brush.I was using the brush for sensitive skin and I switched to Acne brush head. I.I was afraid at first to be frank.People said such horrible things about acne head brush like more breakouts and red skin.However,I did not experience any of this.The simplest reason can be that acne brush head has been reviewed by people with very fair skin.European skin types are sensitive then Asian skin so its understandable that they found acne brush head harsher.Anyhow,here is my experience with acne brush head.


The acne brush head is the same size as the sensitive brush head and functions along same line.It is very plush.The fibers are softer and denser then the sensitive brush.This ensure deeper cleaning.I felt it was more effective then sensitive brush in cleansing my skin.It left my skin clearer and kept acne at bay.There was a reduction in blackheads and it was more noticeable then the time I was using sensitive brush.


All in all I did not experience any redness or harmful effects on my skin.I love this brush and will repurchase for sure.


BATTERY TIME:


It pains me to say this, but my clarisonic maybe slowly dying.The battery time which after 12 hours of use gives almost 7 minutes of cleansing has reduced to just 3-4 minutes.I have read that this can happen.In some cases this problem starts in the first year.However,in my case it started this year,almost 2 years after purchase. Clarisonic does not offer repairs or replacements.Since i did not buy it directly from the official site my mia is not even covered in guarantee.I got it through a fb page and did not get the reciept at that time.(clearly it was my mistake).


Well all this means only one thing.I might have to repurchase my mia since the battery of this one when it is finally dead will not be replaceable.I have read that people do open it up(against instructions) and replace the battery with simple AA batteries.This fixes the problem and mia becomes as good as new.Well,I will definitely enlist the help of my electronic geek brother for this when time comes and let you know how it worked.


I think its poor customer service on part of Clarisonic that they do not offer replacement batteries or repairs.This might be a marketing gimmick to get people to buy more devices.



That was all for the re-review/update girls.Have you used Clarisonic or any other brush system?share your views in the comment box below.


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38 comments:

  1. Oh! you are having a giveway, definitely going to take part in it. Coming to the post, i have got a similar type of cleansing system but from an other brand, they are too good and worth every penny you paid to get them.

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    1. Please do participate in the giveaway dear :) Are you buying olay?I am thinking about getting it for review as well :)

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  2. i have used clairsonic some how it always breaks me out...so i had to return it! it works for so many ppl not for me!

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    1. Aww i am so sorry to hear this Rachna.I happens with some skin types but using it once weekly and building up the usage helps

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  3. This seems to be a very nice product!
    http://thatgrlinhighheels.blogspot.com/

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  4. I have heard very good words about the clarisonic mias. Nice detailed review.

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  5. Such a detailed podtpost shehrzad! Do you think there are other options than clarisonic that work the same?

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    1. Well I have been eyeing Olay cleansing system too as it has been getting great reviews as a dupe of clarisonic. :)

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  6. Such a detailed podtpost shehrzad! Do you think there are other options than clarisonic that work the same?

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  7. I have never tried any cleansing system but eyeing on Olay. This one looks good too, great review :)
    GlamupGirls

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  8. For a slug like me, this sounds way too much work but I definitely need something like to this to keep breakouts at bay. But I don't like the fact that the batteries can not be replaced. Thanks for sharing! :) xx

    Momina Haseeb | ๑ Divine Smudge ๑

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    1. hahaha i am too a slug at times :p but its easier then washing face with your won hands lolz

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  9. New look of blog is awesome. I really wanna buy this someday. But battery dying is a questionmarks... does that mean repirchase of the whole product?

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    1. yes thats why its so upsetting,I dont want to shell out 130$ or so on mia again .
      Thank you dear.I did a few tweaks ^_^

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  10. such a detailed post ... and i have heard good things about mia .. i just bought olay pro X ...

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    1. oh do share your experience with olay too :)

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  11. Nice and detailed post. I have read positive reviews about clariosonic but no warranty/guarantee is a point. Thank for sharing it.

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    1. I am glad you liked the review dear.

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  12. a very detailed review I am trying my hands on my own too ....hope to get it soon...sure participating in your giveaway

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  13. i was so waiting for this update .. thank you so much for the detailed post .. n welcome bk dear .. love ur posts <3
    Makeupoholics

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  14. aww thankyou so much for the kind words sana

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  15. Glad that you posted an update! This is one of those things that I have been doing long term savings for but there's another device, similar, or even labeled better than this that looks like a flattened egg. Sorry, I just forgot its name! :/ Haha, but I might get that instead as its supposed to be more gentle and something that my dry skin might be able to handle. :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. oh do you mean clarisonic opal?yeah its great but quite expensive :(

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  16. Thanks for the update Shehrzad. Its really strange that the battery time has reduced so dramatically. They should definitely look into it.

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    1. Yeah I hope they do it soon .Great to see you here Huda <3

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  17. thanks for sharing! really been wanting to invest in a clarisonic ! :)

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  18. I never tried clarisonic but I think I need one.Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Enjoyed your detailed review!

    Love XoxoX
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  20. Loved your detailed revie and now after reading this I surely need one of this to deep clean my skin :) and ooh I love your on-going giveaway :) keep it up,xoxo :)

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  21. I am using Olay cleansing system and it is working fine but this clarisonic gadget always tempts me. Thanks for the updated review.

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