Review: Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System


Retails at: USD$119

Product details: 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.

Review: I remember how it was all the rage in the blogosphere last year, especially among the beauty bloggers. All the reviews emphasized on how it will reduce the appearance of oily areas, dry skin patches, blemishes and visible pores; it basically tick all the boxes of my skin problems.. how can a skincare junkie like me resist this right?! I was so lucky that this was available in Myer [I was still studying in Adelaide], totally saved me the hassle from ordering it online and waiting impatiently.

Tried it the very day I bought it and I love how soft and smooth my skin felt immediately. Skincare products, like toner and moisturizer, I used afterwhich seemed to absorb much better and quicker than before. I used it only at night for fear of over-cleansing. Afterall, Clarisonic is supposed to help clean up whichever remaining makeup that one’s makeup remover fail to remove.. perfect for a long day after work. Weeks later, I was glad to notice that my whiteheads seemed to be decreasing heaps. I have no idea if it was due to the combination of my skincare routine or just Clarisonic, whichever reason it was, I was just glad that they are gone.

I have been faithfully using it every night ever since I bought it. It was definitely a lifesaver when my skin produced twice as much oil after returning to Singapore, my skin was freaking oily yet the whiteheads were still kept at bay. Recently, I was devastated to realize that it had finally gave way. It can’t be charged (w/o viberating vigorously) nor can it be turned on; if only I had bought it in Singapore’s Sephora, it would have been easier to be sent for repair. Until then, I am kind of at wits end since going back to OZ in the short run is out of the question and the only option left is to send it to US w/o my warranty. Not sure if it will be worth it but I am definitely upset that the shelf life for something so pricey turns out to be pretty limited.

Final Verdict: 50/50. I really love this product but it is so disheartening for it to break down in barely 7 months. Should you ever bear Clarisonic products, always always remember to keep the receipt because there is a 90% chance that you will need to repair it someday.

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