Originally Posted by wadedl
Just a side note. I do still exfoliate in addition to using the clarisonic. It does not take the place of exfolition completely.
I do the same thing. The Clarisonic is not advertised to exfoliate the skin as it's intended purpose but I still feel it does.
Here are the claims:
- 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.
I can definitely say that my skin does look healthier. I also think my pores are clearer but I don't see a difference in my pore size. What I feel this product solely does for me is clean my face well enough removing any residue left over from the day (moisturizers, makeup, some dead skin cells) so that the products I apply at night can fully penetrate my skin and work more effectively. In conjunction with my nightly routine, I think it works well and does the job overall but I don't believe it's a miracle worker on its own. I only use it at night too. I don't want my makeup sinking in much more during the day either. Maybe I'm being irrational about it but I've had no problem using it only at night.
As I mentioned earlier, I can't say that it removes my makeup better but it must as my products do work much more effectively when I use the Mia prior to applying. I got my brush around the exact month the Olay "dupe" was released but purchased the Mia just because of the excellant feedback and my 20% off. Yes I would buy it all over again because my skin went from this:
To looking like this:
In the first picture, it's more low res taking with a camera phone of 5MP and wearing Revlon Colorstay Foundation, a very heavy duty coverage, that stuff is like paint. You can see some heavy breakouts, dry patches, redness, and tons of blemishes. Yikes, I'm glad I didn't take a higher res quality pic then. In the second picture, about less than a month ago, I used a 12MP camera and was using MUFE HD foundation. Yes, this foundation is meant to look amazing on camera but imo it is hardly a full coverage foundation. I have much less breakouts and my blemishes are finally beginning to fade. I started using Peter Thomas Roth Acne products and in 3 months it's made a major difference. I also use the Algenist Reconstructing serum.
It makes me cringe seeing the old photos but darn it I have results and I've gained the confidence to sometimes run errands without makeup....sometimes lol. The point is these products have worked effectively in conjunction to the Mia and I can tell the difference when I use it and don't.