To familiarize yourself with what the Clarisonic is, for those who may not know, it is a dermatologist recommended skin cleansing system, which uses patented sonic cleansing technology. It’s an awesome product which deep cleans the skin, deep down into the pores getting rid of any leftover makeup and dirt. You can not only see a difference, but you can feel a difference, too!
The introduction of the Clarisonic Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser, which is a gentle, salicylic acid-based cleanser, is what makes this collection particularly special — along with the new brush head, which is gentler on sensitive, acne-prone skin. This cleanser has 2% salicylic acid, and it actually is a really nice shade of blue!Plus, you get a great carrying case for your Mia2, which is perfect for traveling! It also comes with a small instruction booklet, a cover for your brush head, as well as the charger. The acne cleanser comes with a pump in the box as well (as you can see pictured).
There are two speed settings for the Clarisonic Mia2. You may use whichever one you like — it’s basically based off of your own personal preference; I prefer to use the faster speed. The Clarisonic Mia2 uses a pulsing T-Timer, which will assist in providing even cleansing throughout the face. This T-Time allots 20 seconds for the forehead, 20 seconds for the nose and chin area, and 10 seconds for each cheek.
I have been using this particular product for around a month or so now, and I am amazed with using the Mia2 every time! It is the best way to cleanse your skin. I’ve even tried using just normal face cleansing routine with a washcloth, and then used the Mia2 afterwards; you can SEE the remnants of foundation coming off of your skin and onto the Clarisonic Acne Cleansing Brush Head! It’s actually amazing. I never realized how ineffective using a washcloth alone was on your face.
On to the special Clarisonic Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser that comes with the Mia2 as part of the collection. It claims to gently dry and clean acne blemishes while allowing your skin to heal. It has enriching vitamins and botanicals to reduce redness and leave your skin soft and smooth.
I’m on the fence with this product. It has a pleasant, clean and fresh scent. The texture is smooth and it appears to be an effective general facial cleanser, in my opinion. However, I wish that there was a higher percentage of salicylic acid in this product. The cleanser did not cause me to breakout (such as other cleansers that may have mineral oil and what not), however, it wasn’t strong enough to really be effective at clearing acne and preventing acne. It seemed that I went without a new breakout for about a week or so, but then I ended up getting a couple of your run of the mill blemishes here and there. It also did not heal acne as well as I had hoped it would.
My skin is particularly red when I break out, with the exception of the actual pimple, so I can’t comment too much on this cleanser reducing redness, but I did notice that my skin felt more smooth than normal after using.
I would recommend the acne cleanser for anyone who doesn’t have super acne-prone skin. If you have sensitive skin and are just looking for a great facial cleanser, this would be perfect. However, if you have mild to serious acne, this would definitely be ineffective for you. I would say at any given time I usually have 2-3 pimples on my face during a bad week. I do not have the worst acne in the world, please don’t misunderstand what I’m saying, but if this product could not clear up my mild acne, then how could it clear up someone who is suffering from constant and continuous breakouts all over their face?
So, over all, I would definitely recommend the Clarisonic Mia2 to anyone! Men, women, teens, etc. I would give this product 5 out of 5 stars! It’s truly a new staple product to my skincare routine. I can’t imagine not having one after having been so fortunate enough to try it out!
As far as the cleanser, I would probably give this a 3 out of 5 stars, simply because most cleansers geared towards acne tend to actually break you out rather than help your blemishes, and I find that this didn’t break me out at all. It just wasn’t strong enough to clear up what acne I already had.
If you’re looking to purchase the Clarisonic Mia2 system as a whole, I would give it 4 out of 5 stars. This product will be available at www.clarisonic.com as well as your local Sephora and www.sephora.com and will be retaining for $169.00 for the whole collection.