Oh man. I wanted this thing for months, but was afraid to buy it because, let’s face it, it’s a little spendy for cleaning your face. Fortunately I was gifted it for my birthday a few weeks ago, and now I’m evangelizing!
In the package is a sample of cleanser for normal/oily skin, a recharger, the unit, a cover and a travel case. Since I have dry skin, I immediately eschewed the cleanser to my “sample basket”.
The charging system uses a magnetic connection so that the unit can be completely sealed, making it safe to use in the shower and to immerse in water. I have charged it overnight once and used it twice daily for two weeks, so the charge lasts a long time.
Use is simple and takes exactly one minute (timed). Wet face with warm water, smear on cleanser, then use the brush on forehead, nose/chin, cheek and other cheek. The cleaning times are pre-set and a pulse informs you when it’s time to move on. There have been times when I needed a moment more here or there, but I simply started a new cycle and paused the unit when I was done. After a couple minutes on pause it will turn off.
There are two speeds, and ater some experimentation, I think I prefer the “fast” speed. The difference is subtle, though, and both speeds will invigorate and cleanse well.
I have to say, I noticed an immediate difference in my skin texture. After about three days of regular use, impurities started working to the surface in the form of a mile breakout, but I persisted. Two weeks later, I am noticing a more even coloration in my skin, which is amazing. For years I’ve had redness on either side of my nose and uneven coloration in my “T-Zone”. I am using half as much foundation and nearly no “green” concealer!
Yes, it’s spendy. But I’m going to have to say I think it’s worth it. As I age, my beauty routine has become increasingly complex and this actually simplifies it dramatically! You can get a Mia2 by Clairsonic at ULTA, Sephora, and numerous Amazon retailers.