March 19, 2013

I'm not sure about you, but my favorite part of wearing makeup is taking it off.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE MAKEUP, but I love a freshly cleansed face better.  I am religious about washing before bed and when I wake up in the morning.  A few weeks ago while at Nordstrom's Beauty Blush Hour, the lovely cosmetics ladies were nearly appalled to hear that I did not own a Clarisonic.  So appalled that they sent me home with one (the Clarisonic Mia 2 to be specific)

Now, I've worked in cosmetics for a long time and sold a lot of Clarisonic's.  I knew the benefits and could probably tell you everything about it with my eyes closed, but I had never actually used it myself.  So that night, I charged it up and, removed my eye makeup and had at it.


My skin felt amazing.  So So So clean, with out being dried out.  And it's idiot proof - push the button and the Mia pulses to let you know when to move on to the next area of your face.  

Ok, Day 1: clean as a whistle.

I continued using this little miracle once-twice a day for a week.  I thought, surely my skin would react to all this extra attention it was getting OR I would breakout because my pores were getting rid of all the junk hidden but nope, it only got better.  My skins clarity has been unreal - not ruddy or dry - radiant, smooth, and even.  My foundation applies 10x better.  I don't have to work as hard to make it smooth over those dehydrated areas of my face, because they aren't there any more.

Week 1:  Full on obsession

So what does it do?

Typical cleansing (hands, soap, & water) can still leave oil, makeup and dirt in your pores.  The Clarisonic uses a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to gently remove 6 times more makeup and 2 times more dirt than just washing your face.  Many people think that the Clarisonic spins in a circle and is a heavy duty exfoliator.  It actually oscillates back and forth in tiny little movements that you can't even detect except for the vibration that you feel.


  • Removes 6X more makeup than manual cleansing
  • Leaves skin feeling and looking smoother
  • Improves the effectiveness of serums and creams you are already using
  • Gentle enough for all skin types
  • Reduces oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores
  • You can use it with your favorite cleanser

Honestly, if I could give one of these to all my brides to get their skin at it's best for their wedding I would. Until then I am going to sing it's praises and suggest everyone get their hands on it. It is a little bit of an investment (the Mia 2 has 2 speeds and is priced at $119) but, a necessity in my opinion. If you have a bestie or a roommate you can both go in on one and buy a second brush head for $25 so you each can use it. I'm 2 weeks in and my skin has never looked better without makeup (and with makeup).


  1. I have been wanting a Clairsonic for AGES! I can't wait to finally get it!

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  2. I don't even wear a ton of makeup but now I totally want this!!

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