I’ll have to admit, I’m pretty much new to be giving out reviews on skin care since it’s one of the last things I would talk about this blog, but hey, like I said before, it’s time to make some changes here. As a teen I would usually worry about putting on makeup since all of the girls would usually wear it and sometimes can be a hassle putting it in on everyday. So I made myself not care about my face. But as I finally reached my 20s, I began to actually think about myself and try to look decent in front of people. However, I still don’t put any makeup on, unless I really have to (like for a special occasion) and I’m in the mood for it. But I change my mind sometimes and do put some makeup on. But the problem was, I would get a lot of acne on my face. It was a pain, I would try so many products to help me get rid of them. I was beginning to give up and think about never leaving the house. But as I watched on the Shopping Channel one night, I saw they were talking about a product called Clarisonic.
I was really intrigued by the item very much that I really wanted to try for myself. However, I didn’t want to get it just yet. I watched some videos on Youtube saying it was an item that was very worth to get, despite the price. During the summer when I was getting better after my surgery (middle of August), I was able to get one at Sephora in the mall that I usually go to. The one I chose was the Aria (or Mia 3 as they call it in some sites and stores) because it has more options than the Mia 2; it has a 1-2 minute timer that you can set yourself, it has 3 speeds (low, medium, high) and it has a stand you can put it on while it charges. The first time I used it, I did feel more refreshed and different since I was used to washing my face with my hands. You can literally feel the difference. Since I had it for almost 3 months, the brush isn’t as effective as it used to be at the moment since when I first bought it. Plus you need to change the brush head every 3 months (Sephora’s website said 3 to 4), so it’s no wonder.
After getting it, I also bought some cleansers to wash my face with. I originally bought Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser at Target, after I felt that Nivea didn’t really do much for me. It helped a little. Then after, I bought Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser for acne prone skin. I feel having that really helped a lot in loosing pimples. I haven’t had any new ones so far so I’m very happy with that. I also bought the Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector and the Daily Moisturizer SPF 15. Now, for the first time I saw that commercial with Jennifer Aniston, I admit, I seriously had huge doubts in getting those items. However, they were worth to get. I originally had dark spots on my cheeks, which very annoying to even look at and trying to get rid of. But as I started putting them both on, I’ve seen a huge difference on my face. When I put them on for the first time on my face, it did warn me it would give a tingling sensation which made me feel kinda itchy. But I got used to it and continued to put it on with ease.
While I feel the price is a little bit high, I personally feel that getting a Clarisonic device is worth saving up and getting. I personally would recommend getting the Aria, but if you can’t afford to get one at that price then get the Mia 2. I promise you, you won’t have your money spent. However, if you feel extremely worried then register the device and KEEP THE RECEIPT. It’s the only way you’ll get your money back. But for me, I doubt I’ll be returning it. I still have the box because I love to look at it, haha. The only thing I would suggest to you if you’re getting the Mia 2, is that you should get the Cashmere Cleanse LUXE Brush Head. It comes automatically with the Aria, but it can be bought separately.
Tell me, which products do you use for your face and would you recommend it? :)