Increases product absorption. (I agree)
Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System is gentle enough for use twice daily. (I agree)
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. (Not sure)
Helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes. (I agree - less dry patches)
Helps reduce the appearance of visible pores. (Not sure)
Clarisonic Skin Care Brush System is waterproof. (I agree)
Brush heads are interchangeable with other Clarisonic Skin Care Systems. (I agree)
Suitable for use with any non-abrasive cleanser. (I agree)
Suitable for all skin types. (I agree)
Cordless Clarisonic Mia
Used Clarisonic Mia for the first time while son filmed me for a YouTube video. Both giggled when the sound came on. I used the Shiseido Creamy Cleansing Foam (pictured below) and they were a great match, as this cleanser is not overly foamy. You can see the You Tube video here. I was really surprised at how gentle the brush was, and there was no redness when I was finished. My skin felt really clean but not dry at all. If I had to sum it up in one word I would say 'refined'.
Used the Mia twice today, and did an extra minute on my neck and decollete and 30 seconds on each hand thanks to some great suggestions and comments on my YouTube video. Some fellow Mia users say they use it on their lips and some even gently on their eyelids! Not brave enough for the eyelids just yet.
Lesson learned! Changed the order of how I used my Mia and it was a disaster. Instead of starting on a cheek, I started on my forehead but the excess water and cleanser ran straight into my eyes. Ouch!
Revelation! I used the Mia on my 'keratosis pilaris' (pictured below). This condition is also known as 'chicken skin' and has plagued my upper arms my whole life. My son also suffers with it, and although only cosmetic, people do tend to ask if you are cold all the time! After using the Mia on my arms (30 seconds each arm) I applied a rich body lotion lotion.
After just one use I saw a little improvement. The next day the roughness was reduced. I'm not sure if this is a result of the light exfoliation of the Mia, or the lotion but suspect it is a combination of both. This is enough for me to consider ordering another Mia for my teenage son. He would love to be rid of his chicken skin too. I think the key here is the very gentle cleansing action. If you exfoliate this type of skin you will usually exacerbate the condition and will be much redder and more inflamed.
|Not my arm but a very close representation of my 'chicken skin'|
|This is my upper arm after 4 days of Mia and body lotion|
The Mia is designed for deep cleaning, not exfoliation however you will see an improvement in skin texture over a few days. Stick to the instructions and don't over cleanse. You can use this on more areas than just your face. Oh - that came out all wrong! Think decollete, upper arms, backs of hands, neck etc - get your minds out of the gutter people.
I can guarantee you that I have been using this little gem consistently since it arrived, and I have only missed one night. I will consider buying one for my son who is fast approaching pimpledom.
My only concern is how the Mia will cope if dropped from a great height. Showers are slippery and accidents happen. I don't think 'droppage' is covered in the warranty!
My rating: 5/5
Disclaimer: I bought and paid for this item with my own hard earned money, and I have not been paid, encouraged or offered any incentive to conduct a review. I am not affiliated with the manufacturer or seller in any way. This review is my honest opinion.