Review: Clarisonic Mia

Hello beauties,

Over the years there has been loads of talk about the Clarisonic, so here’s my story and my views.

What is the Clarisonic Mia?

In summary, the Clarisonic Mia is like an electric toothbrush for your face allowing you to get a deep clean.

My Clarisonic Story

I’ve used the Clarisonic Mia on and off for the past 3 or so years. I stopped based on the advice that it’s too abrasive to be used on a daily basis. At first my skin settled when I stopped using it but then I started to get blemishes again. To compromise I decided to use the Clarisonic every 2 days or so as my skin is on the oilier side and requires regular deep cleaning.

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How to use the Clarisonic:

  • I use my Clarisonic at night, therefore the first step is to remove makeup. I either use a face wipe or a cleansing oil.
  • I then dampen my face with water and apply my cleanser to my face and work in into my face for a couple of seconds with my fingers, this is to ensure the cleanser is evenly distributed.
  • I quickly run my Clarisonic under the tap, shake off the excess water, then put it to my face and start from my forehead working down each cheek, my nose and chin. The Clarisonic automatically stops at 1 minute to prevent you over using it.
  • I then wash the Clarisonic under some warm water and use my fingers to wash the left over makeup off the brush head. I then dry the Clarisonic by removing the head and it leaving the head and handle to dry.
  • I then wash my face with warm water, pat dry and continue with my evening routine.

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Overall thoughts:

  • I think the Clarisonic is a great tool to get a deep cleanse and using it 2 to 3 times a week is more than enough. When you first start using the Clarisonic your skin may go through a purging phase but don’t be alarmed, after a month it will calm down and your skin will look so much clearer.
  • I recommend using gel or cream cleansers. I have used the following cleansers with the Clarisonic and have had no issues; Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser, Radical Hydrating Cleanser, Nivea Daily Wash Scrub, Neutrogena Deep Clean and QV Gentle Wash.
  • It’s not a cheap beauty product, but personally I notice a difference and it’s great for getting every last bit of makeup off. It retails for approximately $190 and you need to replace the brush head every 3 months which is $30.
  • The price is a major down side but another issue with the Clarisonic is the battery life. I’ve had issues in the past with the battery life and had to return it. In recent months I’ve noticed it’s not able to hold its charge for long, keep in mind my Clarisonic is 2 years old. Typically after 2 weeks you need to charge it for 24 hours to get a full charge. Currently with my old Clarisonic I need to charge mine every 3 days or so.

With the cost and poor battery life I still love it. It always comes along with my when I travel which is saying something as it’s not the lightest object. Click here for a full review of the Foreo Mini, which is very similar but different. Feel free to leave any questions below or on Instagram @rachelbeautystyle

**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

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14 thoughts on “Review: Clarisonic Mia

  1. I’ve always been curious about electronic cleaning brushes such as the Clarisonic but the price has been prohibitive. I’ll be interested in reading your review on the Foreo Mini before I make any decisions.

    Thank you for linking up to the new Monday Makeup Madness beauty link up 🙂


    1. Hi Ingrid,
      I know its so much money to be spending on a beauty item! You’ll like the Foreo review, I think it will help with making a decision if you need it. Also Olay seems to do some electric cleanser brushes for $30 which I haven’t tried but I’m sure would work just fine. R x


  2. HI Rachel 🙂 Thanks for letting us know your experience with the Clarisonic. It’s on my list of things to try when I’m a little bit richer.


    1. Totally understandable, I’ve had mine for 3 years and its such a good investment. But so many brands do cheaper alternatives which I’m sure are just as good. Have you checked out the Olay one? Also I’m going to do a review of the Foreo Mini shortly which is similar but has less of an upkeep as you don’t have to change brush heads. R x


    1. I understand your thoughts about it being too harsh on the skin, if you have oily skin its great but maybe too harsh on dry skin. I’ll do a review of the Foreo Mini shortly and I think you’d prefer that more. R x


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