The Clarisonic Mia 2 is a cleansing device that claims it can clean your face 6x better than hands alone. With 300 movements per second, it loosens dirt and oil trapped within pores, leaving softer skin and enabling treatments to get in deeper. The rate of Vitamin C absorption after use is 61% greater as well. According to users, over 90% of them report softer, more radiant skin. It's not like I'm telling you anything you don't already know. Some of you probably already own a Clarisonic or some other cleansing brush, and most of you have probably spent hours researching it or hearing about it from various sources.
What sealed the metaphorical deal for me was the claim by Clarisonic and many users that because of the deeper clean, it enables products to perform better. As I mentioned, I've decided to invest in my skin, and if I'm going to shell out nearly $100 or so on a cleanser/toner/moisturizer trio, I want to get the most out of it. It didn't really hurt that this particular device, the Amethyst one, came with a few freebies that I really wanted to try! When I'd compliant to Sephora saleswomen about the hyper pigmentation on my face, they all suggested the Ole Henriksen truth serum vitamin c collagen booster, so I'm excited to try that.
I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't worried about the possibility of the dreaded purging stage. Apparently, because the Clarisonic is bringing impurities to the surface, a lot of people experience pretty unpleasant breakouts for up to a month, after which you're left with clean, supple skin. Can't say I'm looking forward to that! I figure that using it only once per day in the beginning may help prevent the purging stage from being too bad.
Any thoughts? Did you experience this phase? What did you do to either prevent or deal with it?