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Clarisonic Mia™ Skin Cleansing System

What it is:A travel-friendly, professional-quality skincare brush.What it does:From the creators of the Sonicare® toothbrush comes the Clarisonic® Mia set, featuring the handy to-go sized version of the original, groundbreaking Clarisonic Brush. Sonic technology first changed the way we clean our teeth, now it's changing how we cleanse our skin. The sonic frequency moves Clarisonic's soft, gentle brush back and forth at more than 300 times per second, thoroughly clearing pores and skin's surface.Here are some of the benefits this revolutionary skincare tool delivers:- Removes makeup six times better than traditional methods.- Clears pores and reduces the appearance of pore size.- Cleanses so thoroughly that skincare products absorb better.- Creates noticeably healthier looking skin.This set contains:- Clarisonic Mia One Speed Brush- International pLink™ charger for worldwide use- Sensitive Brush Head (Gray version comes with Normal Brush Head) - 1.0 oz Refreshing Gel CleanserWhat else you need to know:Clarisonic has the power to remove 30 times more age-accelerating pollutants than manual cleansing. It should be used as part of a daily skincare regimen to provide smoother feeling and looking skin. Ideal for all skin types, it is used and recommended by leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. This product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.
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Questions & Answers for Clarisonic Mia™ Skin Cleansing System

Question
Has anyone experienced more bumps since using this?
Is that what "purging" means? I noticed my skin breaking out, not sure it's from my oil free products ( face wash, moisturizer, etc) or the weather? I drink enough water all day. I'm just frustrated because I want smooth, glowing radiant skin and have a bumpy forehead.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
vickster14
(ny, ny)
on Mia™ Skin Cleansing System
14 answers
Answers
answer 1
Ok ladies, I'm going to give you some basic lessons in Clarisonic...

Like any other product or tool you start using, your skin needs 30 days to show the full effect of a new product. When you bought your Clarisonic, I'm sure it came with a face wash which you probably started using WITH your new tool. Fabulous! Your skin is alive and everything you put on it, or use on it will penetrate the surface and start to make changes under your epidermic layer of skin. When you start to use a new product or tool, your skin DOES go through what is referred to as "purging". IT IS NOT A MYTH!! You're skin will rebel! And revolt! And be angry that you're using new products on it. If your skin didn't like what you were using before, but it got used to it (i.e, you're using proactive and yeah, it gets rid of your acne, but makes you really dry- well when you switch to something else, your skin could start to over compensate with oil to try to bring that moisture back, because the proactive is no longer being used and no longer suppressing that oil production) your skin needs TIME to adjust to the new product. Like I mentioned, your skin is alive!! An average cell turnover for adults ages 16-35 is 30 days. from 35-60 is 40-45 days and from 60 on is 45 days+. This is a good time line to follow when considering the time it takes a product you're using to transfer through ALL layers of your skin and start effecting your NEW skin cells!

You can't use a clarisonic for 2 days, claim it makes you breakout and then never use it again. ANY new product you use on your facial skin will probably cause SOME kind of reaction. In fact the only product that won't is going to be very light moisturizers, and even so, the effects are there, just minimized because it would be soothing and basic.

SPARKNOTES VERSION:: you need to use it as recommended for at least 45 days before you decide you don't like it.

I've also got great news about that, if you DO use it for 45 days and you still hate it and don't think it's working, you can return it to Sephora. They won't mind. Promise.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
MikailaZ
(Chandler, Arizona)
answer 2
It will be one year this summer that I have been using Mia with the bristles made for sensitive skin. I'm in my upper 40's with normal skin. I have noticed more bumps and whiteheads while using this product. I think that 300 times per second is just too much irritation for my skin. I've tried using different cleaning agents--foaming, non-foaming, cleansers, etc., and I'm still noticing more bumps and pimples, especially on my chin and around my nose. Mia does help to remove more makeup than with regular methods, but I'm disappointed with how my skin looks now. I feel I have to keep using it at least once a week to justify its cost.
answered 6 months ago
mtjo
(maine)
answer 3
I experienced the same thing at first, but then I start using moisturizer after I wash my face and it cleared out all the 'bumps'. So I think you should find the right moisturizer to go along with it
answered 1 year ago
fayalatas
(Sarasota, FL)
answer 4
I honestly do no believe in "purging" of the skin. If something make my face break out initially, it always makes my face break out. I broke out VERY BADLY after using this product. I discontinued using this a returned after a week of use. It took my face a couple of weeks to return to its normal state. My face was also irritated and red while using this product. I used peels and scrubs in the past so I was very surprised that this occurred. I had the sensitive brush head and did not press down at all while have this product clean my face. Rather I gently placed it on my face. I have since began just washing my face more "thoroughly" with my finger tips. I actually took some pointers from the clarisonic and circularly scrubbed for longer periods of time and when rinsing my face I used circular motions as well. I feel that this is just as effective in cleaning and has not caused the embarrassment of have reddened face with 30+ pimples on top. Hope this helped! I am very glad to not have this product in my bathroom any longer and my money back in my bank account btw.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
mashelly27
(Texas)
answer 5
I broke out pretty bad maybe a little after a week of using it for the first time, but it was definitely that "purging" period that people have mentioned. It sucks, but stick it out, because it's bringing out all of the gunk that is deep in your skin. After that, it won't make you break out anymore, and it will make your skin so much cleaner and smoother, so just be patient. It really does work.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
JamieL83
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 6
I didn't experience any out of ordinary breakouts (seeing that I always had acne issues prior to using Clarisonic) but I did go through the "purging" stage from using my Clarisonic Mia. And yes, there is one when you use Clarisonic products.

When I started using the Clarisonic Mia, my face became VERY dry. And that was very rare for me seeing that I have extremely oily skin. My face became so dry that it began to peel. It was extremely uncomfortable.

I ended up reaching a Clarisonic customer service representative who told me that it was normal to experience dryness and breakouts after using Clarisonic for the first time. Clarisonic deep cleanses your face bringing out the impurities and oils deep in your skin, therefore causes breakouts and dryness. The customer representative later on told me to wait 2 more weeks to see improvements on my skin. And I did just that. I dreaded every bit of that 2 weeks and more. But sure enough, my skin started looking great. It's been almost a year now since I started using my Clarisonic Mia and I no longer experience breakouts like I did before using Clarisonic and best of all my skin glows!

It might not be the same for you, but for me the "purging" stage it took a little over a month. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
DaisyHearts
(Chicago, IL)
answer 7
I had a few extra pimples come up on my face when I first started using it. I think that's because it's really cleaning out your pores and pushing anything to the surface that it possibly can. I would think that this should subside after the first few weeks of initial use.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
stenogirl
(Nashville,TN)
answer 8
I read a ton of blogs before using this. I did read that a portiono f people did experience it getting worse before it got better.
I used the deep cleanining brush head and my favorite DDF cleanser with Saciliyic acid and my skin got better right away.
I'd keep on using it!
answered 3 years ago
glamourbabies
(Los Angeles)
answer 9
You need water based product with non drying ingredients and use Mia once a week. You may be over brushing it too much. You need a serum or a product to allow your skin to recover/heal first until the bumps will fade over the time. It'll take between 3 to 6 months.
answered 3 years ago
lexxies
(Sherman Oaks, CA)
answer 10
Just be patient. Usually when you add a new routine to your skincare you are going to breakout a bit. Use the MIA in combination with a good acne medication. I use retin-a and glycolic acid. I'd say if the bumps don't go away within 6 weeks, I'd either switch to a more delicate MIA head (if you don't already have the most delicate one), or just stop all together. Your skin might be too sensitive for that much exfoliation.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
spamala
(Berkeley, CA)
answer 11
The sales-girl at sephora warned me about "purging", she broke out at about the 3rd day and started clearing up on day 5. I did too, the first few days you feel like you're breaking out and after that your skin gets smoother and breaks out much less. It's just the icky dirt and oil and gunk being brought up to the surface and washed away and then it's gone.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
dollyann
(Chicago, IL)
answer 12
I experience a little breaking out when i first used the product..but it went away shortly. I think your skin is not use to the vibrations and the products drawing all the trapped dirt to the surface (a good thing)..Give it a week or so. It should help if you build yourself up to a 2x/day use. For instance..I started just 1ce a day..every other day for a week..then built up to daily use until now where I use the product every morning and evening. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
nycbeautyb
(New York, NY)
answer 13
I noticed that - since I am fully exfoliated - it is easier for bacteria to get into your pores and I find that is when I get breakouts - like my pillowcases may have some makeup on them (and get on my clean face at night), and I use a clean washrag every time I rinse off my face after my mia (let's be honest - sometimes I'm lazy and want to just use my hand towel every now and then). I no longer break out unless I am going back to a bad habit.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
careergrl
(Minnetonka, MN)
answer 14
I have not experienced any bumps or breakouts. My skin is smoother.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cmehtlan
(San Marcos, CA)
Question
Do I need to use the Clarisonic Hydro Cleanser with it or can I use my own cleanser?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
jess303
on Mia™ Skin Cleansing System
12 answers
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answer 1
I would recommend NOT using the Clarison Cleanser. It is full of synthetic chemical ingredients (i.e. look at the ingredient list - do you know what all those things are?) that actually irritate the skin. Many "natural" products have the same substances. Especially if you are prone to break-outs, you need to pay attention to your nutrition, drink lots of water and use only natural oils/products on your skin. I recommend Pratima Skin Care and Living Libations.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lusciousliving
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I don't use the hydro-cleanser with mine. It works great with any gentle cleansing products. I usually Philosophy Purity and it works really well!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
leelabean
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 3
I sometimes use Clinique facewash with mine. I will admit that I like the Clarisonic cleanser better--it seems creamier. However, both clean my face and pores quite well. This is a great product.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
susu19
(Lake of the Ozarks, MO)
answer 4
I use my own cleanser with the clarisonic brush. That's because I have trouble with acne. I might use the cleanser that comes with the clarisonic brush once or twice a week though for some change. The wash that comes with the brush is very gentle.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
stenogirl
(Nashville,TN)
answer 5
You can use your own cleanser. Use your favorite product and VOILA!
answered 3 years ago
glamourbabies
(Los Angeles)
answer 6
Hello,

You can use any cleanser that you want! The Hydro cleanser was also especially formulated to work well with the clarisonic.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
melissabt
answer 7
I use my own cleanser, which is Philosophy's Purity. Works great! Just don't use a cleanser that is too abrasive as it may be a little rough on your skin.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
wubbies
(Scio, OH)
answer 8
I have had no problem using my regular skincare products (the Murad Acne system) but that is a gel-type cleanser without anything abrasive in it. I don't know if you should use it with scrubs.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
hallieee
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 9
Thanks guys!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
jess303
answer 10
You can use your own cleanser or the Hydro Cleanser. I tend to mix my cleanser and the hydro cleanser together! Hope this helps
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
moonlitglam13
(Florida)
answer 11
you dont have to.you can use any cleaning product with the mia,even drug store products.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
bebe92
answer 12
no, you can use any gentle cleanser with the clarisonic,
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
irishcowgirl
(Washington DC)
Question
Safe on sensitive skin?
My skin is not hyper-sensitive, but it does get enflamed occasionally. Is the Clarisonic rough on skin, or should I be ok?
asked 3 years ago
tinkerchels
(Regina, Saskatchewan)
on Mia™ Skin Cleansing System
11 answers
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answer 1
My skin is very fair and quite sensitive. The Clarisonic has never made my skin enflamed or break out. I have used the liquid that comes with the Clarisonic, and other soaps...both work evenly well. I love this product.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
susu19
(Lake of the Ozarks, MO)
answer 2
I have very sensitive skin, and I have used this for a while now and have not had any problem. Although, everyone's skin is different. I would reccoment trying this product, because even if you dont like it or it bothers your skin you can return it within 30 days i think. Good Luck!!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
mickeybell12
answer 3
This product comes with the sensitive cleansing brush on it and it does not feel rough at all while it is cleansing the skin. The cleansing cycle is only 1 minute so you do not use it in one spot for long.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
pumagirl
(Orange, CA)
answer 4
I would think you should be okay. You can buy softer brush heads for the handle. Also, don't press too hard. Let the brush do the work. If you find it irritates your skin, then don't use it for the full time that it says to use it on your face.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
stenogirl
(Nashville,TN)
answer 5
This is incredibly gentle on your skin. It may look like it has a hard brush but it's very soft. Plus, it's all the pressure that your face needs, you're not supposed to apply any pressure to it, just hold it on your forehead down to your chin then cheeks. That's all you need, I don't think you will have any problems with it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
xoccpb
(Montclair, ca)
answer 6
If you let the sensitive skin brush do all the work, it will be fine. I sometimes add. Circular movement if I need ext a cleaning.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
nursecappy
answer 7
I use the brush for sensitive skin for that same reason.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
mswoo
(Austin, TX)
answer 8
You should be okay! The brush comes with a sensitive brush head you can use if youre timid. You can use the deep pore cleaning one if you arent. Its not a rough tool at all.
answered 3 years ago
glamourbabies
(Los Angeles)
answer 9
I also have very sensitive skin and I have not had a problem with this product. Whe you replace the brush purchase either the delicate or the sensitive brush.
answered 3 years ago
lao2
(Grove City, OH)
answer 10
My skin is very sensitive and I have had no problems with this system.
answered 3 years ago
gitarrrrr
(Washington, DC)
answer 11
I do have sensitive skin and am able to use this with no issues. I di not buy the head for sensitive skin either.
answered 3 years ago
Anonymous
(Ollie, IA)
Question
Are the brushes hard to change? (One speed to sensitive or vice versa)
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
thebeautista
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Mia™ Skin Cleansing System
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, the brush heads pop out really easily. It is suggested that you pop it out to clean it every so often.
answered 3 years ago
glamourbabies
(Los Angeles)
answer 2
They are easy to change, just twist and remove.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cmehtlan
(San Marcos, CA)
answer 3
No, not at all. You just turn and lift out. Then to put back in, you just snap it in.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mrsbrownie
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 4
No, it's pretty easy.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
vannesa
(Sierra Vista, AZ)
answer 5
The brush moves at one speed but the wuality and speed of the brush are gentle enough for sentisive skin. Just let the brush glide gently across your face.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
glamgirl33
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 6
No, the brushes are super easy to change/remove. You can buy different brush heads to fit your style and they come on and off easier than opening a jar of face cream.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
kittenmeow
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 7
Not one bit! Removing the brush head and switching it take less than 15 seconds.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
msustudent
(Bozeman MT)
Question
how often do you need to replace the brushes?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Mia™ Skin Cleansing System
7 answers
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answer 1
every three to four months.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
stenogirl
(Nashville,TN)
answer 2
They recommend every 3 months.
answered 3 years ago
glamourbabies
(Los Angeles)
answer 3
Read their instruction manual, it said once every 3 months if you use it twice to 3 times a week. If you use frequently, every other month as long as you don't press brush too hard.
answered 3 years ago
lexxies
(Sherman Oaks, CA)
answer 4
Every 3 to4 months
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
takia
(Fanwood, NJ)
answer 5
Every three months or so.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cmehtlan
(San Marcos, CA)
answer 6
You have to replace the brush about every 3 months if you use it day and night everyday. If you use it less often then I can imagine you need to replace it less frequently.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
greenmonster
(Bronx)
answer 7
You change them about every 3 months.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
vannesa
(Sierra Vista, AZ)
Question
I have the Clarisonic Mia
Are there additional brushes for the Clarisonic Mia?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
huffnpuff
(Portsmouth, OH)
on Mia™ Skin Cleansing System
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, you should change your brush head every 3 months but with the different type of brush heads you may increase to different speeds...
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
lilgb3
(Boston, Ma.)
answer 2
If you mean brush heads - yes.
answered 3 years ago
glamourbabies
(Los Angeles)
answer 3
I believe there are replacement brushes for different skin types.
answered 3 years ago
aleamonster
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 4
Yes, there are three different brush heads. Delicate, sensitive and possibly one more for the face, and definitely a larger one for the body.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mrsbrownie
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 5
They just started selling normal/oily brushes and a deep pore cleanser brush. You should start with sensitive though, which comes with the Mia. I have oily/combination skin and the sensitive works out really well for me. You don't want to damage your skin jumping into one of the other brushes.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
vannesa
(Sierra Vista, AZ)
answer 6
The Mia Skin Cleansing System - Jaguar comes with a sensitive brush head. You can purchase the replacement brushes separately. For help with personalized product recommendations, we invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) & select option 2 to speak with one of our Beauty Advisors. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
huge pores
i have enlarged pores throughout my entire forehead and nose. and a terrible flush of red on my cheeks. however no acne. but a mix of dry and oily skin. would this be best?
asked 1 year ago
kitg6634
(NY)
on Mia™ Skin Cleansing System
6 answers
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answer 1
Definitely! You should also purchase the deep pore brush that will help you shrink up the pores
answered 9 months ago
fayalatas
(Sarasota, FL)
answer 2
Yes! That is exactly the skin I have and this product was wonderful! It deep cleans so well that my pores become smaller/invisible because everything was cleansed out of them!
answered 11 months ago
krism13
(Ottawa, ON)
answer 3
Yes! This would be fantastic for you. I had enlarged pores on my nose and now my skin is soft and silky. No pores to be found! :)
answered 11 months ago
emilieeee
(Tampa, FL)
answer 4
I had huge pores on my nose and sensitive, combination skin. I have been using the Clarisonic as part of morning routine and Dr. Dennis Gross AHA/BHA peel at night. I have noticed a dramatic change in my skin using this combination. Maybe this may work for you too!
answered 11 months ago
Janiepooh
(Ottawa, Canada)
answer 5
I tried the clarisonic on my sensitive rosacea type skin and it made my skin hurt and made me very red, I had to return it...I say don't but you can always try, and then if you can't tolerate it, return it...it's too expensive to begin with, so if it huts your skin, don't use it.
answered 1 year ago
linmakescakes
(Casselberry, FL.)
answer 6
There's a head for "deep cleansing" that is for larger pores and oily skin - and I love it! I have regular skin, but larger pores and that brush head is amazing. Hope that helps!
answered 1 year ago
fakexpearlsx
(Denver, Co)
Question
Timer?
Does it have the 60 second timer?
asked 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Corsicana,TX)
on Mia™ Skin Cleansing System
6 answers
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answer 1
No timer sadly, the more expensive versions do though
answered 9 months ago
fayalatas
(Sarasota, FL)
answer 2
Yes it does, but it does not time 10 or 20 seconds for each section of the face like the Mia 2 does
answered 11 months ago
krism13
(Ottawa, ON)
answer 3
Yes! It goes for one minute then shuts off.
answered 11 months ago
emilieeee
(Tampa, FL)
answer 4
Yes. If you want to pause the cycle, you just push the on/off button once and it will stay paused for up to 30 seconds.....if you let it sit longer than that, the cycle will be 60 secs again.
answered 11 months ago
sbzahn
(Sussex, WI)
answer 5
It doesn't have the pause when you need to change the section of your face you cleaning but it does have a timer and will shut off at the 1 min mark.
answered 11 months ago
glambytiffany
(Houston, Tx)
answer 6
yes it does
answered 11 months ago
cfriedel
(stony plain, alberta)
Question
Does a head come with it, or do you have to buy your own from the start?
asked 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Madisongracem
(Pocahontas, AR)
on Mia™ Skin Cleansing System
6 answers
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answer 1
It comes with a head!
answered 3 weeks, 6 days ago
phiilyt
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
The head comes with it but you can buy more if you like. It also comes with a sample foaming face scrub but you can use whatever you'd like.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Carasaurus
(Saint Louis, MO)
answer 3
It comes with the standard head, which I didnt find irritating at all.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
tracyinitaly
(Pordenone Italy (originally from Va. Beach))
answer 4
It comes with a head, but you need to purchase more heads and change it every 3 months for the best results
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Toronto, ON)
answer 5
It comes with one brush head.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
mramirez1283
(Austin, TX)
answer 6
It comes with a head.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
lenaal
(Houston, Texas)
Question
cord free?
Is that a charger or is it permanently attached to cord?
asked 4 months ago
kokokoh
(North Caldwell, nj)
on Mia™ Skin Cleansing System
6 answers
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answer 1
Cord free!
answered 3 weeks, 6 days ago
phiilyt
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
it is cord free! That is the charger and it is magnetic.
answered 2 months ago
ccurly
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
It is a charger. No worries.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Carasaurus
(Saint Louis, MO)
answer 4
In the description box it tell you. It's a charger.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
LauNorth
(Cambridge, UK)
answer 5
Just a charger! It's magnetic too, I would assume so it is safe to take in the shower.
answered 4 months ago
katvonlee
answer 6
Yes, it is just the charger that magnetically attaches to the unit. It isn't permanently attached.
answered 4 months ago
alonzod
(Los Angeles, CA)
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