Written by: Traci Michael
Looking for a way to reduce the appearance of pores and improve skin tone and texture? You may have heard about Sonic Skin Cleansing Systems, how they remove 6X more makeup and 2X as much dirt and oil than when cleaning your face by hand. But is the revolutionary beauty tool featured in numerous magazines such as Glamour, Vouge, InStyle, Elle and Allure worth the hype and money?
And what is the difference between the product variations? The Clarisonic Mia is the newest, the smallest and the cheapest Sonic Skin Cleansing System– it has one button and one speed, comes in more variety of colors, is easy to travel with, has a 20 minute battery life, and has a one year warranty. The Clarisonic Classic and Clarisonic Plus come with multiple speed settings, 2 years warranties, 30 minute battery lives, and a timer during the 60 second cycle to signify when it’s time to focus on a different target spot (chin/ t-zone/ cheeks).
I have the Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System and have had it for a little over a month. Within a few days using my Clarisonic Mia my face felt smoother and cleaner but it took a couple of weeks for me to really notice a difference, for my pores to diminish and for my texture and tone to improve. My face is naturally oily, so the Mia helps keep my breakouts to a minimum and helps get rid of makeup traces at the end of the day.
The downside to the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing Systems is that they require upkeep and are expensive. The cleansing systems come with sample cleansers (the Mia kit includes a one ounce trial size of Gentle Hydro Cleanser) and while you can use any smooth facial cleanser they recommend you use their cleansing brand. Every 3-4 months they advise you to buy a new brush head, which are $25. There are 5 different brush heads, ranging from “Sensitive” to “Body”.
So is the Mia worth the money? I would say yes. The Clarisonic Mia is the most basic Clarisonic edition but it has what I need and is the most affordable. The other editions come with more bonus materials, features, and are larger in size but they all basically do the same thing. My Mia seems to work just as well as the others and I consider my Mia an essential part of my beauty regime.