On the quest for healthy glowing skin, we find most products on the market are based around creams, ointments, coarse scrub brushes, circular electronic scrubbing devices and pills.
However, these methods can have a detrimental affect on your skin. Active cleansers in the form of creams and ointments can leave skin overly dry and irritated. There are too many variables involved to find just the right type of active cleanser to balance with different skin conditions and this can also lead to an expensive and time consuming experiment. Coarse scrub brushes, such as tampico or loofah as with rotary skin scrubbing devices, may do a fine job of removing dead skin tissue but do not provide a deep cleanse to free skin pores from deeply penetrated oils and dirt. It can also cause damage to the texture of the skin in the process, leaving an aged and rough appearance.
Clarisonic entered the world of skin care in the year 2000 and has been on a mission to change all of this with their revolutionary skin care systems. The results have gained critical acclaim as Clarisonic products have been ranked highly in Inc. Magazine and have won the 2010 “Best of Beauty Award” in Allure Magazine, along with high recommendations from 400 American dermatologists and aestheticians, when surveyed in 2012.
What is Clarisonic doing differently and how can this help you achieve healthy vibrant skin?
Clarisonic has developed a patented technology known as “Sonic Cleansing”, which works with the natural elasticity of the skin without coming into direct contact with it.
The Clarisonic Mia 2
The newest product, and the successor to the Clarisonic Mia, is the Clarisonic Mia 2.
At first look the Clarisonic Mia 2 is aesthetically appealing with its elegant shape and design. It fits in wonderfully next to other beauty products in the powder room. With its hour glass body shape, it is comfortable and steady to handle and small enough to carry in a travel case or purse. The casing is waterproof, eliminating any threat of receiving a shock or electrical failure from accidental water splash in the restroom and can be submerged in water for easy cleaning.
Out of the box the Clarisonic Mia 2 comes complete with an Sensitive Brush Head, 1 ounce sample size cleanser, universal voltage “pLink” easy snap battery charger and operating manual.
How it works. Operation and Procedure
When first purchasing you must initially charge the battery for a total of twenty four hours. The good news is one single battery charge lasts for up to 24 – 28 uses before needing to be recharged again. Subsequent recharge times are only four hours. When using the Mia 2, as recommended, twice a day; once in the morning and once in the evening, you will not need to recharge the battery for up to two weeks after initial use!
The Mia 2 comes with 2 speeds; Low (1) and Normal (2). Low speed is optimal for average and sensitive skins types. Normal speed offers 26% better cleansing capability. It is recommended that new users should begin with low speed and gradually over time increase to the normal speed until you find the setting that works best for your skin type.
The entire facial cleaning is simple and the procedure takes no more than a few minutes.
The first step is to remove any facial make up by hand and moisten the skin with tap water, then apply a thin coating of the skin cleanser to your entire face.
The Mia 2 is based on a self timer which helps guide you through the cleansing process with the utmost of ease. Next, start up the Mia 2 in low speed, and gently glide the brush head over the entire area of one cheek in a circular manner. After 20 seconds it will buzz letting you know it is time to work on your other cheek, for another 20 seconds. Then there are two 10 second intervals for both your chin and fore head areas of your face.
When done rinse your face with warm water and allow dry naturally, and take a moment to remove the brush head and also wash under warm water.
The Magic Explained
The Mia 2 does not operate like most vibrating skin brushing devices. There are no bristles scrubbing at your skin surface. The Mia 2 brush gently glides over your skin and oscillates at over three hundred sonic frequency movements per second in a pulsating manner. This opens up and widens the skin pores while breaking up and driving the dirt, oils, toxins and other impurities out from the deepest part of the pore to and out from the surface of the skin, without any direct abrasive action which can cause the skin to be irritated or damaged. It dramatically improves the texture of your skin, collagen and helps in the reduction of wrinkles.
After a couple weeks of use you will most definitely notice a more vibrant and healthy glow to your skin.
• Is the Clarisonic Mia 2 safe to use: Yes
• Is it easy to operate: Yes
• Is it healthy for your skin: Yes
If there are operational problems or if it does not meet your expectations, the product comes with a two year warranty, proving Clarisonic is a company that cares about the customer and stands behind the products that they make.
All in all, the Clarisonic Mia 2 is a solid product that works and makes a wonderful additional to anyone’s health and beauty care treatments.