Friday, October 14, 2011

Holy Grail or Epic Fail? The Clarisonic Mia

The Clarisonic Mia has been a product that I have been drooling over for the past 2 years or so.  I have been watching YouTube beauty videos for almost 3 years now and I have seen so many gurus completely rave about this product. I am also a skincare freak so I thought this would be the perfect product for me.  The Clarisonic claims to be a deep cleaner tool to get all of the excess dirt and oil out of your pores.  It also says that it reduces your pore size, helps eliminate acne, reduces fine lines and can minimize redness.  Sounds awesome right?  Well, after reading many many reviews and seeing how literally everyone was still raving about this product, I decided to take the leap of faith and go to Sephora and get one for myself.  The first time I used the product I was in heaven!  My face was so soft and smoothe it was unreal.  I really thought that I had found my new holy grail product for my skin.  Boy was I wrong.  I have sensitive, combination skin and I have never had issues with acne or breakouts really and that is simply due to the fact that I am such a stickler about my everyday skincare routine.  The Clarisonic was the only part of my routine that changed in my life and I have never had such a problem with breakouts as I have had since using the clarisonic.  My breakouts and acne wasn't getting any better when using the Clarisonic and it was just making it worse.  Everyday it seemed like I had more and more breakouts, and they were getting almost to be cystic like, which of course made me FREAK OUT!!!! The reccomendation for using the Clarisonic is once a day and boy has it made my skin so flakey and peely. Even for just using it once a day, if that!  And all the while my face is looking like a snake shedding while making my face produce so much excess oil that I looked like a disco ball all day! And that is not a cute look for anyone.  I called my local Sephora to ask them if they had any suggestions for me because I was so convinced that this product should be so amazing, so there had to be some sort of solution (or so I thought).  I was told that the Clarisonic makes your skin get worse in order to get better.  Well that does make sense as far as skin care goes, but a month of getting worse?  I was skeptical at this point.  I got online and read some more reviews and found on Amazon that out of 161 user reviews, only 7 other people had the same experience I did.  Other reviews that had the same experiences I had gave the recommendation of returning the product because it wouldn't get any better.  So unfortunately, the Clarisonic just was not meant for my skin.  Thank goodness for high end stores that have amazing return policies, I was able to get my full money back.  (you get what you pay for).  I must have seriously looked like such a goof because the whole time all I could tell the cashier was how sad I was for having to return the Clarisonic.  All skin care products and tools are not created equal.  So just keep that in mind that just because something works for someone else, doesn't necessarily means it will work for you too! So in conclusion, while the Clarisonic didn't work for me, it's kinda one of those products that you just have to invest and take a leap of faith and try it out for yourself to see if it will work for you.  Hope my thoughts helped you in some way!

Until next time......

Aimee :D

1 comment:

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