Clairsonic Update

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Clarisonic Mia: asos (£120)
For my initial thoughts on the Clarisonic see this post I did when I first started using it
I thought Id update on my Clarisonic seeing as I've said nothing about it since my initial thoughts post about it a few months ago. I have actually stopped regularly using the device as it was breaking me out way too much. Although I felt my skin was fresher, smoother and my overall skin tone did improve over the course of the four weeks I tried it. However I was breaking out like crazy, getting spots in places I never used to get them and overall I just wasn't happy with the experiance. I don't actually have bad skin very often, I get the odd spot or two on my chin but never to the extreme the Clarisonic was doing. Alot of people say they purging phase of a Clarisonic is the worst, but they say it improves within two or so weeks. By the fourth week my skin was still terrible and I just couldn't cope. I had to restrain myself from throwing it straight into the bathroom bin!

I have to admit I've not completely stopped using the Clarisonic, I have been using it occasionally to get a complete "deep cleanse" and exfoliation of the skin but I highly doubt I'd go back to using it regularly. It's way too harsh for my sensitive skin. I think this is the reason why I couldn't get on with it, the exfoliation was just way too harsh for my skin which was making it worse.

I wouldn't let my review alone put you off getting one if you were thinking about it potentially investing in a Clarisonic. Im gonna put this out there but I don't personally thing bloggers "lie" about Clairsonics, I've probably seen more people rave about it than say it didn't work for them. I just didn't get on with it personally. Skincare is SO subjective, there are so many things that work for some people but don't for me, The Clarisonic included! I know so many people who have had amazing experiences with the Clarisonic Mia and I am genuinely a bit sad it didn't work out for me. I wish I was able to use it more as I did like the way it made my skin tone and overall appearance of my skin was better.

21 comments

  1. I bought it around 3-4 month ago, and I hate it. I feel like inset of improving my skin it makes it worst. Wish there wasn't too much hype around it. I'm "blogger hype" sucker. x

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  2. Uh, I know how you feel! Everyone always raves about the Liz Earle C and P but I had the worst break out ever. I very rarely even get one spot but I literally had boils all over my face... As you said, different things work for different people x

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  3. I really want to try the clarisonic. I hope it works for me! Thanks for the honest review :)

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  4. oh dear, real shame! i am happy i didn't ask for it for christmas though (nearly did), my skin is unbelievably sensitive so i think it would be a bit of a disaster. great, honest review as per!xxxx

    (p.s your skin looks flawless anyway!)

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  5. I was surprised how many people didn't like this, it certainly put me off spending £120 on one :)

    www.coffeeandrosesx.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  6. Hey omg I had exactly the same problem the first time I used it, I didn't stop breaking out so I gave up, but then I didn't want to waste my money, and tried it again - the purging stage lasted around 6 weeks (which was super yuk!) and then suddenly stopped, leaving me with really good skin! I hope you get it to work for you!x

    http://andlaughatguildedbutterflies.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I agree that skincare is a personal thing and just because it doesn't work for you doesn't mean it wont work for others its whether others are willing to invest the money to try for themselves. I am sorry that you had a bad experience but in all honesty although it has worked for me (I have oily/combo skin not sensitive at all) I can see why it might perhaps not work for those with highly sensitive skin.

    Becky
    Beckys Makeup

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  8. Personally, it's never been something I've considered trying! "If it's not broke, don't fix it" type thing, maybe it works better for people with skin problems as opposed to those using it to cleanse. If that makes sense!
    xx

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  9. I think its always nice to see people do a more negative review about things most people love instead of lying! x

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  10. I'm really interested in this product and read every review out there haha, but my skin is so so sensitive, I imagine the touch of it would break me out, not a fan of the idea of a purging stage either! x

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  11. I ♥ the Clarisonic. I'm glad you wrote such an honest review.

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  12. i'd love to try that1
    it looks amazing with good reviews!
    x

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  13. Everything meant to help my skin makes me break out! I'm very wary of purchasing this - the reviews have been so hit and miss that I probably won't try it (unless its a gift ;))

    Kate x

    http://fashboxstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. ive had mine since christmas, so over 4 months, and ive never really felt like it's made my skin any better at all. i feel like i break out more and my skinton has got worse :( i dont think 4 months can really count as a purging 'phase' but im hesitant to stop using it just incase (and because of the money!) x

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  15. I know it's not quite the same as these fancy electrical devices, but the Body Shop facial buffer is the best thing I have used in years and is definitely worth a look if you want something less harsh (and less pricey!) than the clairsonic xo

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  16. I've been really wanting to buy this, but been put off because for £120 I don't know if it's worth it, seeing as I wouldn't know if it worked for my skin until I tried it and wouldn't want to waste my money xo

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  17. Thanks for the update. I've been swithering about whether or not to invest in a Clarisonic for a few months now but I have really sensitive skin and worry that it'll be too harsh. I know different things work for different people, but it's good to hear a review from someone who has sensitive skin themselves.
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  18. I'm kinda glad I've read this! You have just saved me a lot of money ;)

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  19. i had exactly the same experience! my 'purge' lasted over a month with everyday use and i eventually decided i must be aggravating or overstimulating my skin. now i use it once every three days and it works great. i still dont know if i would go back and buy it again though. you should try it with the clarins gentle foaming cleanser, it does a great job! xxx

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  20. Loving the honest review, it does look pretty harsh on sensitive skin which has always put me off from trying it ! xx

    butterfleyesblog.blogspot.com

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  21. It's so refreshing to read a review that you know is completely honest. Sometimes if so many other people have recommended something it can feel a bit odd saying the opposite. I'm glad I didn't buy one - my skin is sensitive too and my current skincare routine is just fine. If it ain't broke don't fix it!

    x
    rococ0.blogspot.com

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