Home » Beauty SOS » Skin Problems » Acne » Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

The new Clarisonic Mia 2 comes with a new beepy function and its very own plastic coffin. I have to say that it’s the plastic case, or “Ghost of Clarisonics Past” that I like most about the new version – the beeps don’t really do it for me. I mostly ignore them anyway, spin-brushing away until I realise that half an hour has gone by and I have no face left. (JOKE! I do not do this, and it doesn’t take my face off. I do not want to get sued.)

I fell out of love with the Clarisonic, for a while. I think it was mostly because the brush went a bit brown and I couldn’t get it clean. It just felt a bit…ugh. And I didn’t want to fork out for a new one when I hadn’t really used the old one all that much. So recently I soaked the brush head in a solution of something very dangerous and quite possibly caustic (don’t try this at home kids!) and then rinsed a LOT for a few days with cold water. It came up a treat! I’m pretty sure that using my Clarisonic a couple of times a week as a deep cleanse has helped in getting rid of those pesky breakouts. It does remove more dirt than manual cleansing, and that’s a fact. I’ve experimented! I know there are some people out there who can’t stand this particular beauty tool, but the proof, as they don’t say, is in the cloth test. After normal cleansing with a cloth, there was still makeup coming off on the Clarisonic brush head. After cleansing with the Clarisonic, there was…well, there was no trace of grime. I have to point out that I used two Clarisonics for this experiment, it was all incredibly scientific. If I wasn’t such a clumsy oaf, I would have taken pictures of the various cloths and brushes, but I can’t afford to drop my DSLR or my iPhone into the bath, and once I’m out of the bath, I can’t be bothered to return to document my findings.

(On a sidenote, have I ever mentioned that about 80% of my post and video ideas are conceived in the bath tub? It’s true! I pretty much wrote this whole post in my head whilst waiting for my hair masque to take effect.)

I’ll chat some more about the old buzzy face brush quite soon when I do my skin routine update, but until then: Hear Ye, Hear Ye. The Clarisonic Mia 2, out now, has beeps and a slightly gynaecological-esque case. £130 from SpaceNK

See also: Cleansing with the Clarisonic


  1. Hi Ruth, have you tried FOREO Luna? If yes, how is it compared to Clarisonic? I have clogged pores despite using muslin cloth and Deep Cleansing Mask from Omorovicza. Just from the look of it I prefer the FOREO Luna but I can not afford to try out something so expensive that would not work… Thanks for your help, Agnes

  2. Got a Clarisonic for Christmas and just wondering if you use it with Emma Hardie Moringa Balm? Not sure if it is the right kind of cleanser? Thanks.

  3. I wish they would sell the cases separately, would be so handy to have. I think I will try the caustic cleanser,good tip. I think mine is stained with fake tan maybe though I do wash it it looks yeurch. Which brush is your favourite? I have the sensitive and am thinking of replacing it with the deep cleaner as I’ve heard it’s actually softer…

  4. Emma Computergirl

    I want a case! I love my mia- helped lots. x

  5. Rita the parachutist

    LOL! Plastic coffin… ah I love you :)
    Hmm.. mine never really got stained, and I practically only rinse it with water after every use and disinfect after a few uses.. mind you, I sometimes use MAC’s Pro Longwear foundation which is practically face cement, nothing less.
    I’m pretty convinced that the Clarisonic is the only way to cleanse my skin (quite a few enlarged pores and some scars) completely, there’s no other way to get into those… things.. you know what I mean. But even the softest brush head does feel quite harsh on the skin, and that’s why I would never use it on a daily basis or even twice a day :/

  6. Lovely Ruth….the BEST way to clean your brush is in a baby bottle steriliser. Perfect and germ free. I picked a little one up for about fifteen pounds from mothercare and my ikkle mia brush fits in snug as a bug! x

  7. I love the clarisonic with the delicate brush heads. I do have to clean mine really thoroughly once a week – soap ad water, then soaking in VWP sterilising stuff (not very glamorous I’m afraid).

  8. has anyone experienced a bad odor coming from the brush. I have the mia 2 and i always drained out the water and put in in its case. Then it’s started to smell weird (the brush). I personnaly didn’t see any difference on my skin when i used the clarisonic. And it’s not a pleasant feeling…

    • It can get mildewed or moldy if you don’t thoroughly dry the brush head after each use. On the Clarisonic site, their Customer Service recommends that you turn the device on again after use and let it scrub into a towel for several minutes, as the oscillation will throw more water off the device. They also recommend you only use the case for travel, in order to let the brush head dry. If the head is smelling funky, it’s probably got a bit of mold/mildew growing on it. Clarisonic recommends soaking the brush head in a mix of one part bleach to one part water for a few minutes and then thoroughly rinsing it if this happens. That will kill the mold/mildew.

  9. I found that even tickling the skin with my clarisonic I end up with dry flaky skin. I think the big problem with it is the marketing of it as it is touted as being suitable for use every day whereas I feel it’s better as a twice weekly exfoliation. That said I use mine with the body brush around my knees and elbows and upper arms to get rid of little lumps and bumps and it’s really good for that although you do need a really good body oil or balm afterwards.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Scroll To Top