Clarisonic Mia 2, I'm Counting On You!

I made the decision a few months ago to really invest in my skin, specifically my facial skincare. And yet, even after watching countless "the Clarisonic is amazing!" videos (have I mentioned that I'm a YouTube junkie?!), I still wasn't ready to run out and purchase the cleansing brush device that all of the world was raving about. In my eyes, there was just so much stacked against it. The price tag, the possible purging stage, the idea of a vibrating brush on my face, the fact that I had really clear skin already and rarely had breakouts at all. But about 2 months ago, I experienced a terrible breakout due to a new product I had tried, a breakout that left quite a few dark spots on my face. Now, dark spots from acne fade sllooowwwllyy, especially for those of us darker-skinned ladies (try 6 months!), so I was eager to find something to prevent and treat these little pests. All roads pointed to the holy Clarisonic to prevent these breakouts, and so this past Sunday I gave into the shouting testimonials and purchased my very own Clarisonic Mia 2.







The Clarisonic Mia 2 is a cleansing device that claims it can clean your face 6x better than hands alone. With 300 movements per second, it loosens dirt and oil trapped within pores, leaving softer skin and enabling treatments to get in deeper. The rate of Vitamin C absorption after use is 61% greater as well. According to users, over 90% of them report softer, more radiant skin. It's not like I'm telling you anything you don't already know. Some of you probably already own a Clarisonic or some other cleansing brush, and most of you have probably spent hours researching it or hearing about it from various sources.

What sealed the metaphorical deal for me was the claim by Clarisonic and many users that because of the deeper clean, it enables products to perform better. As I mentioned, I've decided to invest in my skin, and if I'm going to shell out nearly $100 or so on a cleanser/toner/moisturizer trio, I want to get the most out of it. It didn't really hurt that this particular device, the Amethyst one, came with a few freebies that I really wanted to try! When I'd compliant to Sephora saleswomen about the hyper pigmentation on my face, they all suggested the Ole Henriksen truth serum vitamin c collagen booster, so I'm excited to try that.

I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't worried about the possibility of the dreaded purging stage. Apparently, because the Clarisonic is bringing impurities to the surface, a lot of people experience pretty unpleasant breakouts for up to a month, after which you're left with clean, supple skin. Can't say I'm looking forward to that! I figure that using it only once per day in the beginning may help prevent the purging stage from being too bad.

Any thoughts? Did you experience this phase? What did you do to either prevent or deal with it?