Oh, look what came in the mail!


I never thought I’d see that day, but finally – oh, only after coveting that thing for the better part of the last 2 years and hemming and hawing if this was really something I wanted – I took the plunge and treated myself to this – quite pricey, but hopefully absolutely worthwhile – little skincare gadget, the Clarisonic Mia 2. I’ve heard some raving reviews from other bloggers and friends and when Labor Day came around with a pretty good deal, I couldn’t really pass it up. Besides, I had basically stashed away some cash for this for a while (do you have little saving piles for different things? No? Just me?) and so I didn’t feel to guilty investing in this. I mean, we spend dollars here and there on (often) unnecessary things, so I consciously put away some dollars (that I would otherwise would have spent on nonsensical stuff) and waited to treat myself to something bigger. Tata! This is my “something bigger”.

In case you live underneath a rock and haven’t heard of the Clarisonic skincare system, here’s what Sephora says and which, I think, sums it up pretty nicely:

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.

I really don’t have huge skin problems by any means, but I have to deal with combination skin (which can be tricky sometimes) and the occasional not-so-pleasant adult cystic acne breakout. You know, those big, red, inflamed bumps underneath the skin that never really become real pimples, but which are very painful and heal very slowly? Exactly. Those ones. I’ve heard that the Clarisonic will help with that kind of stuff and that gets me very excited. Because honestly? I’m in my 30’s and I am pretty much done with covering up breakouts on my face every so often. I thought we were done with that after puberty? I am also not opposed to the promised “smoother skin” and “fewer blemishes”. I’ll take that in return for a little sonic action every night!

Bring it!

Ok, ok, I might get a little bit too excited and ahead of myself. I have not used the Clarisonic yet (it’s currently still charging), but you can look forward to some updates on my experience in the next few months. I am excited to try it out!

Do you have a Clarisonic brush? What’s your personal experience been like? Would you recommend it to a friend? (Obviously, it’s too late to give advice to me as I already bought it, but I can hopefully contribute to the gazillion of reviews that have flooded the Internet already. I am sure you can’t wait!)

  1. I’ve seen this all over the Internet and will be super interested to see how you like it!

  2. What a coincidence, I’ve been thinking about getting one of these for a long time too. Just yesterday I had a much needed facial and the cosmetologist recommended I use this. I have one that carries pads and use it a couple times a weeks, but it can be harsh, peeling off too much and causing oil production to increase to make up for lost hydration. Apparently, this is gentle enough. Let me know how it works out for you, as I too struggle with combination skin and the occasional painful and ugly looking breakout.

  3. I have heard of this, but have never thought of giving it a try, even though my complexion can be a huge issue for me (oiliness, breakouts) so I’m interested to see how you like it and maybe I’ll give it a try one of these days!

  4. I’ve been thinking about getting one recently. I’m not one to spend a lot of money on skin care so for a long time, I just dismissed it. Now that I have a little more disposable income and skin that’s still a bit troublesome, I might indulge and get one. I’m interested to see how it works for you!

  5. I have to confess I never before heard of it.
    But I am really interested in how it is going for you. I guess I could really use one as my skin is a combination from dry or oily as well. And I know what you mean about the breakouts. *sigh*

  6. Funny, I just picked one up over Labor Day weekend too!

  7. I hope you’ll check in with an update or two … would be interested to see whether you think it’s worth the money after using it for a month or so.

  8. I bought one years ago when I was having huge issues with my skin but it didn’t seem to help so I tucked it away. Now that my skin is less flared up, I should bring it back out and get back to using it! I hope it works well for you!

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