Recommendation of the week: if you’re thinking about buying a Clarisonic, then I’d hold your horses and go for the new ‘Mia’ version that will be available from March 11th in Space NK. It’s utterly genius – smaller and lighter and it has a clever ‘magnetic’ charger rather than an annoying cradle. It’s also quite a bit cheaper than the original version. It works in exactly the same way and the brush head is the same size – to me, it’s a win-win situation!
If you’re not familiar with the Clarisonic, you can read my review on the original one HERE. I have had rather a long break from mine because of the epic that has been my bathroom transformation, but I can’t wait to get going again – it really does perform a spectacular deep-down cleanse! I’d like to add a couple of points to my previous review if I may; firstly that there is a more sensitive brush head than the ‘sensitive’ brush head – odd, I know. It’s called the ‘delicate’. I’d recommend this one if your skin is sensitive, and if your skin is normal I’d use the sensitive head, which is the one that comes with the Mia as standard. Secondly, I would use a cream cleanser rather than a foaming cleanser – I mentioned the Alpha-H Balancing cleanser in the original review, but I could also highly recommend the NuBo Cell Dynamic Velvet Cleanser (£28) which doesn’t dry out the skin whatsoever. You probably have your own favourite, I’m sure!
Everybody seems to have their own – very different – opinions on the Clarisonic; how often they like to use it, what cleanser they like to use with it, whether or not it makes their skin feel tighter or softer, but the overall result, from what I can see, seems to be that it gets a massive thumbs-up. Last Thursday I went to meet the inventor of the Clarisonic, Dr Robb Akridge, to get the lowdown on the new Mia. I have it all on video, if you’re interested – you can watch that below! The Clarisonic Mia will only be available at Space NK and it will cost £120 – the original version costs £155. I would definitely recommend waiting until the 11th March and going for the ‘baby sister’!