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Tried and Tested: The Clarisonic Mia Fit Review

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Photographed by Jason Kibbler, Vogue, April 2016

I’ll admit it. I don’t share the same adoration for sonic cleansing brushes that many beauty enthusiasts do. I’ve had a few dalliances with the high-tech tools—from my two-week flirtation with the Clarisonic Mia 2 to my short-lived affair with Clinique’s Sonic System—but when it comes to my extremely reactive and acne-prone skin, electronic, rotating brushes just aren’t for me. So, when Clarisonic’s latest gadget—the Mia Fit—landed on my desk, I was hesitant, but went ahead and gave it a whirl. Read the complete Clarisonic Mia Fit review here.

THE PRODUCT

The compact cleansing brush certainly doesn’t look like any other Clarisonic tool. The palm-sized device is a smaller version of the original Mia 1 and 2, and is meant to fit perfectly in your gym bag, carry-on, or purse so that it can be used post-workout, during a long flight, or as an instant pick-me-up during the sweaty, summer days. The travel-friendly device features two speed settings: one for a gentle, everyday cleanse before bed, and another more powerful one that offers a deep cleanse while removing stubborn makeup and unblocking clogged pores.

The Mia Fit comes equipped with Clarisonic’s Radiance Brush Head (designed for every skin type) and a Sonic Radiance Skin Illuminating Cleanser. The brush comes in three pastel colors—baby pink (my favorite), eggshell blue, and a creamy white for the color minimalist.

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With the steamy temperatures outside, my current makeup is waterproof and smudge-proof. This means that cleansing my face at the end of the night requires thorough scrubbing and at least two different cleansing formulas. The Mia Fit not only streamlined my pre-bed beauty regime, but also left my skin spotless. I opted for the second setting for a more powerful cleanse that lasts 80 seconds. Although the manual suggests charging the device every day (it comes with a USB cord so you don’t require an outlet), I used it for a week without draining the battery.

THE VERDICT

My complexion looks and feels considerably cleaner, and my serums, moisturizers, and makeup absorb into my dermis better. However, I have experienced a few breakouts, which I attribute to the sonic cleanser. While it is common to experience a total skin purge for the first couple of weeks, this is the reason I usually avoid sonic brushes altogether. With that being said, I would definitely choose this device over other sonic cleansers for its portability, efficiency, and practicality. I recommend this tool to anyone in search of a high-tech solution for summer’s skin issues. Shop the Mia Fit below and try it for yourself.

Clarisonic
Mia Fit
US $189; AED/SAR 694
Shop here

 

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