Monday, September 24, 2018

Clarisonic | *NEW* Mia Prima Sonic Cleansing Face Brush: Review

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Clarisonic and contains affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own. 

For Fall 2018, Clarisonic is introducing two new devices with lots of innovative updates. Today I have a review of the Mia Prima Sonic Cleansing Face Brush ($129 CAD) to share with you. Equipped with a redesigned brush head, the Mia Prima delivers the same gentle, yet effective cleansing with just "one mode, one button, and one minute". To read about this affordable introductory device, click......
Clarisonic | Mia Prima: Review
Clarisonic | Mia Prima Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush
What's Included:
Unlike other Clarisonic models, the Mia Prima does not have a charging dock or a magnetic charger. It has a silicone flap on the bottom of the handle which opens to reveal a micro-USB port. A USB charger is included but you will need to find a wall adapter for charging at an outlet. The Mia Prima comes with the Daily Radiance Brush Head; all other brush heads are sold separately.
Clarisonic | Mia Prima: Review
Clarisonic | Mia Prima | Device & Daily Radiace Brush Head
The Mia Prima:
With just one button, the Mia Prima is by far the simplest Clarisonic device, perfect for those new to facial cleansing brushes or prefer a simple, no-fuss device. With a thinner handle that accommodates smaller hands, the Mia Prima turns on with one press of the power button and delivers 300 micro-oscillations per minute. After which, the device will shut off by itself but you can pause at any time by re-pressing the power button. The device requires approximately 18 hours to recharge and a full charge provides up to 60 uses. There is an indicator light that illuminates underneath the power button to signal you when the device requires charging.
Clarisonic | Mia Prima: Review
Clarisonic | Mia Prima | USB Charging Port
Another thing that's different about the Mia Prima as compared to some of the other Clarisonic devices is that the Mia Prima does not have the "T-Timer" feature. Unlike the Mia 2, the Mia Prima does not pause at specific intervals during use to indicate when you should move on to another section of the face. This is not really a drawback in my opinion as I was never fond of that feature myself. I like to cleanse at my own pace and usually use the device for two instead of one minute. Needless to say, the Mia Prima only has one speed setting so if you own multi-speed devices like the Smart Profile, the lack of options may feel like a step back.

The Brush Head:
Aside from the new design of the actual device, Clarisonic has revamped its cleansing brush heads (see the comparison of the old and new brush head design in the photo below). With newly added silicone bristles along the perimeter, a noticeably wider circumference, and a larger clearing in the center, the new brush heads are better equipped at removing impurities, moving water along the skin, and preventing splashback. Additionally, the new brush heads have a built-in time strip at the center that activates by itself the first time it's attached to a device. When the strip turns completely red, you'll know that it's time to replace the brush head.
Clarisonic | NEW Daily Radiance Brush Head: Review
Clarisonic | Mia Prima | Old & New Brush Head Comparison
Final Thoughts:
Ever since I was been introduced to the Clarisonic all the way back in 2014, I've been pretty much using it every single day. It without a doubt provides a better cleansing than my hands alone or any other cleansing devices I've tried in the past. The difference it makes is palpable after every use and with the sleeker design and updated brush head, things have only gotten better. Overall, the Clarisonic Mia Prima is the perfect introductory device for anyone who's curious about the Clarisonic but doesn't want to invest $200 or more on the new Mia Smart or the classic Smart Profile. Its one-button design is simple to operate yet the result is noticeable after just one use.
Clarisonic | Mia Prima: Review
Clarisonic | Mia Prima Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush
Additionally, it's worth noting that the Mia Prima is compatible with the Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush. So if you already own a pricier model that you regularly use for cleansing, it might be worth buying the Mia Prima exclusively for applying makeup. Considering how cumbersome it is to swap between a damp cleansing brush and a dry foundation brush, $129 is not too much to pay if you regularly use the Sonic Foundation Brush. So whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned professional when it comes to Clarisonic, the Mia Prima has something to offer!

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