Oh Mama MIA!

Ladies, I have to let you in a secret. I’ve been keeping this for the last four months thinking that it might be too good to be true but I can’t hide it any longer. I’m excited to finally share the good news after keeping tabs of the changes it brought into my life. I’m positive that I made the right decision. I got a new Baby!

So without further ado, here’s my new baby, bestfriend for life, my holy grail (and I seriously recommend you try it to), the Clarisonic Mia2 Sonic Cleansing System.

Clarisonic Mia 2 Pink Sonic  Skin Cleansing System

No, this isn’t sponsored. I’m just happy to share with you  my latest discovery and hopefully it will help you out with your embarrassing skin problems too.

So what is this sorcery behind Clarisonic Mia? Does it really do magic tricks?

Well, to start with, I think I will be the perfect ambassador for the “late bloomer, no skin regimen” girl. I’d like to say that my night time skin regimen is pretty basic, soap wash and towel dry then sleep, that’s after wearing a full-day light to moderate coverage make-up. Hmm, you can also say that I’m too lazy to do beauty regimen at the end of the day, but I’m trying to change that now.

My skin type is oily since I can remember. So I skip on applying moisturiser, and toner makes my skin dry. I am cautious in experimenting with new products as I tend to break out easily. It is as if my zits will automatically rally if I try in anything new. I began noticing that my skin has become overly sensitive over the years. As much as I would love to try new products I am only limited to a few that won’t irritate my skin.

Until I discovered Clarisonic.

From the site, here’s a brief description:

Beautiful Skin Begins with Cleaner Skin

Traditional methods of cleansing don’t get your skin as clean as you’d think. Using Sonic Technology, Clarisonic’s patented micro-massage motion works within skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind–leaving skin softer, smoother and more beautiful.

  • Cleanses 6x better than with your hands alone in just 60 seconds
  • Works with skin, not against it, to gently massage away impurities trapped within pores
  • Prepares skin for better absorption of creams, serums and moisturizers
  • Gentle enough to use 2x a day

What it is formulated to do:

It’s time to think beyond the washcloth and elevate cleansing to a sonic level. Clarisonic’s patented sonic technology gently removes the impurities traditional cleaning methods leave behind, cleansing six times better than your hands alone. In just 60 seconds, its sonic action removes impurities from pores so that creams, serums, and moisturizers are more effective. And with regular daily use you’ll notice a reduction in dry patches, oily areas, and blemishes.

Here are some of the features this revolutionary skincare tool delivers:

  • 2 speeds for added cleansing customization
  • Pulsing T-Timer for 60-second cleanse
  • Improved user interface indicating speed and charge functions
  • 2 year warranty

I didn’t think twice when I learned about this technology and what it can do to match my not so ideal skin care routine, I bought it after a week of reading reviews. It’s a bit pricey but thinking that it’s a lifetime investment, (yes, for my future, younger, looking skin! woohoo!) it’s definitely worth it. I don’t mean to sound superficial but who wouldn’t want beautiful skin and having the time of your life? Make life more stress free because we can.

What I like about Clarisonic MIA 2 is that I can use any liquid or foam-based facial cleanser (without beads) suitable with my skin type.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil & Neutrogena Pure Mild Cleanser

How to use:

  • Prior to the first use, charge the Clarisonic handle for 24 hours.
  • Remove eye makeup by hand. I use DHC Deep Cleansing oil.
  • Wet your skin and the brush head with warm water.
  • Liberally apply cleanser to your skin or to the brush head. I use Neutrogena Pure Mild Facial Cleanser, applied to my skin and pump a little to the brush head.
  • Push the on/off button to turn your Clarisonic on and gently move the brush using a small circular motion, beginning on the forehead, then moving to the nose/chin area and the cheeks as the T-TIMER prompts.
  • Pressing too hard will impede the motion of the brush and reduce its effectiveness.
  • The outer brushes are designed to contain any residual mist from the brush oscillation, so be sure to hold the brush head flush to your skin.
  • The Clarisonic handle is waterproof and may be used in the shower or bathtub.
  • For best results, replace your Clarisonic brush head every 3-4 months.
  • Get a separate brush head for each user.
  • Using the Clarisonic to remove makeup may stain the bristles, but will not affect performance.
  • If discoloration occurs, clean the brush head with soap and water.

Clarisonic MIA2 Pink

pink secret weapon. nude face.

A fully charge Clarisonic Mia2 should last for a week or more. Recharge will at least take 12 hours. Battery life will depend on how many cycle times you use it. I’m using mine only at night time.

My first month with my new best friend was not pretty like many Clarisonic users. I experienced “purging” but my case was mild and tolerable. Purging is the process of removing impurities, usually resulting to breakouts, and I had little bumps all over my face. I believe this is because all the dirt that has been trapped inside don’t have any choice but to move up to the surface. This I think is the best part, because I can see that it’s doing it’s purpose well.

Here’s me two and a half months later. Taken during sunset at Bondi Beach. Right after a whole day of walking around Taronga Zoo. I haven’t changed clothe and my makeup was gone with a tinge of sweat. haha.

Valerie in Bondi Beach

Disclaimer: While Clarisonic Mia2 works for me it might not be suitable for you. Check product reviews from other users. I still get pimples specially during my period, see my nude face above for reference, but breakouts are kept in minimal. My skin is smoother and shining literally. Clarisonic also helps with effectively treating chicken skin.

I bought this baby in Sephora in January at SGD215 but  on my last visit they already  made a price cut. If I may, I would have taken the 1st gen, Clarisonic MIA as I don’t normally switch on to different pulses.

One Response to "Oh Mama MIA!"

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  1. Nathalie

    June 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Your skin looks so clear and healthy, no wonder you love this. 🙂


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