Give Your Momma, a Mia (by Clarisonic) So She’ll have a FIT!
By Alison Blackman
Anyone who has tried a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush will tell you: there’s nothing better, so I’m really excited about the new Clarisonic Mia Fit.
The Clarisonic Mia Fit works like all the other Clarisonic models (read our 2013 review of the Clarisonic Mia 2) but the Mia Fit is aptly named since it “fits” in the palm of your hand.
It’s lightweight, waterproof, and smooths and cleanses your skin on the go, six times better than hands alone.
The Benefits of Using a Cleansing Brush
For some, a cleansing brush might just seem like a pampering indulgence. But really, using a cleansing brush has many benefits (besides being fun to use).
Brushes can gently remove dirt, sweat, products and makeup that hands and washclothes ,and even exfoliating cleansers can’t reach. In warmer weather when you’re
In warmer weather when using extra sunblocks, or if you wear a lot of long-wear products, breakouts can occur because it’s really difficult to get every bit of these products off your skin.
Cleansing brushes also perform a gentle exfoliation every time you use them, so your skin looks better and brighter and your serums and other treatment products can penetrate better.
While I wouldn’t advocate using a facial brush, even one with a sensitive brush head if you have a skin condition such as Psoriasis or Eczema, or if you skin is sunburned skin or right after any microdermabrasion or laser facial treatment, for most people regular cleansing with a high-quality facial brush such as a Clarisonic, is a skin-loving bonus.
For men, using a facial cleansing brush can also help deal with ingrown facial hairs.
What Makes a Clarisonic Different?
Unlike the traditional facial cleansing brushes, the brush head of the Clarisonic doesn’t just spin on a spindle, it oscillates at a sonic frequency that produces over 300 movements per second( see a video about how sonic cleansing works)..
The resulting flexing action created between the outer and inner brushes works to loosen dirt and oil, removing deep-seated impurities from pores.
But it won’t rip and tear your skin!
Clarisonic Mia Fit Is Small Powerhouse
The larger Clarisonic Mia models fit easily in their docking stations, but the Mia Fit has a nearly flat charging platform about the same size as the base via USB.
It doesn’t take up more room than a jar of cream so it fits easily on a shelf.
Push-button operation is so easy, a child can do it with two new pre-programmed settings:
Setting 1: 60-second Delicate Cleanse to remove everyday impurities and
Setting 2: 80-second Power Cleanse for after workouts or long-wear makeup removal
Use a Good Cleanser:
Help your Mia Fit get great results with a good cleanser, such as Lancome’s fabulous Crème Radiance Clarifying Cream-to-Foam Cleanser ($26 4.2 fl. oz.)
This luxurious, floral-scented cleanser is dermatologist and ophthalmologist and features antioxidant white lotus and soothing rose de France.
It penetrates deep into the pores without over-drying, to gently remove makeup, even if it’s waterproof or long wear
It also will dissolve impurities and purify the skin.
Foaming cleansers are fun, but when you use it with the Mia Fit there is serious skin cleansing happening.
Mia Fit Makes A Great Gift!
If you’re considering what to get your Mom for Mother Day or for your BFF or for a bridal shower, the new Clarisonic Mia Fit is a fabulous choice.
It comes with a two-year warranty. Price: $219, Available at Clarisonic.com (among other places)