Apart from the Comments received on the post, I received numerous messages via various channels (YouTube, Twitter, email, FaceBook) about my BOTTOM LINE...
I have this sneaky suspicion that you guys skipped ALL my rambling and just zoomed to the Bottom Line ^_~ (naughty, naughty!)
"Some were DISAPPOINTED that I didn't fall to my knees, declaring it...
...my be-all end-all skincare tool...
...turned my skin perfect...
...THE MIRACLE OF MY LIFE..."
"Some (kind of) REJOICED because they were relieved that the Mia was not a guaranteed cure-all."
In fact, I think some may have misconstrued that I dislike my Mia =_=
And NOW, allow to explain why I THINK the Mia didn't blow me away,
because it MAY be miraculous for YOU!
By the way, in case you have not been following my Mia Chronicles, links below for recap:
- Intro: (Clarisonic) Mia Chronicles
- Week 1: (Clarisonic) Mia Chronicles
- Week 4: (Clarisonic) Mia Chronicles
The Effectiveness of the Mia Depends on your Current Skincare Routine
All of us (I assume) know that the Mia's patented Sonic technology excels at cleaning out and unclogging pores - EXFOLIATES!
Which is why the Mia was not "Oh-My-God" on my skin.
Because...my skin routine (which you would already know if you had *clears throat* clicked on the link I provided in Intro: (Clarisonic) Mia Chronicles)...for the past 6 years...includes Salicylic Acid cleansers and serums, morning and night, every single day.And that my friends, (chemically)-exfoliates my skin, whilst the Mia is an additional MANUAL exfoliator.
IF you don't exfoliate your skin regularly, either chemically or manually with any other skincare tool, try the Mia.
It might just turn your life around *kaching!*
In my case, I experienced the most difference in Week 1: (Clarisonic) Mia Chronicles because Mia-ing got rid of what my Salicylic Acid COULD NOT ^_^And my pores are progressively improving even as I speak...
DOS:The Effectiveness of the Mia Depends on your Skin's Condition Prior To Mia-ing
Apart from exfoliation, another of Mia's niche is in CLEANSING. Dirt, makeup, etc.
The very reason I purchased the Mia was because of my Hot Zones (see Intro: (Clarisonic) Mia Chronicles). I was desperate to get rid of the clogged pores there.
No fear! I declared the Mia a fail in removing them (Week 4: (Clarisonic) Mia Chronicles), and I still stand by what I said!My breakouts and clogged pores were due to allergy (I remove my base makeup religiously), which is why the Mia couldn't remove them.
IF your skin is not perfect (clogged pores, breakouts, etc) due to improper makeup (especially base) removal,
OR your makeup removal process isn't cutting it
and you need additional ooommpphhh in that aspect, by all means, try the Mia.
Allow me to reiterate that I LOVE my Mia.
I would definitely repurchase a replacement brush head in May, I would repurchase the whole damn set should I ever lose it (heaven forbid!)
for though it failed in the Hot Zones, it DID improved my skin at all levels on the rest of my face.
I really hope that this clears the air about my declaring the Mia a partial failure in Week 4: (Clarisonic) Mia Chronicles, and not put anybody off from trying it.
Thanks for reading! <3