Friday, 23 March 2012

Clarisonic Mia Poppy - Cleansers I'm currently using

The Clarisonic Mia is probably my most favourite beauty gadget, ever. My mum bought this as a gift for me at Christmas and I really don't know why I didn't get one sooner (price is a probable factor). I had the Christmas version in a poppy red and was around the £120 mark I think.
Since having this sexy little gadget I think I've only exfoliated my face twice, before it was everyday as I get blackheads on my nose and dry skin.
For the first few weeks of having the Mia I was using the sample cleanser which came with it, and I found it lovely to be honest and will purchase some more when my wallet allows me as I think it will be perfect for the summer months, though  I found it slightly drying for the winter months and for everyday use. 
That's why during January I bought Dermalogica's Ultracalming cleanser which is more suited to sensitive skin, it's a lovely cleanser to use with the claisonic as it gives enough slip and doesn't irritate skin, but I found it not to be so good when removing a days worth of makeup :/ On a light use of makeup it's fine, but when you've been out all day and you want to thoroughly rid your skin of nasties I felt I had to use a lot of product and at £20 odd I felt as though I was wasting a lot of product for the price.
That is why Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm is my favourite of the two. It costs only £9 and a little goes a pretty long way. There's good slippage and it doesn't dry or sensitize my skin (though dermalogica didn't either) and it's really good at helping the Mia cleanse skin. Plus the squeezey tube makes it more convenient for dispensing the product, which is good if you have the Mia in the other hand :)

Anyway all of that said I have found my skin to be much smoother since using the Clarisonic, and I feel that moisturisers or oils penetrate my skin better instead of sitting on-top of a layer of dead skin, Yuck! Therefore they do their jobs better :)
I only use the clarisonic at night, and usually give my skin one day a week off from it, to give it a little rest.

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