Clarisonic Mia Smart 3-in-1 Device Review and Pictures

2018-12-22

Take Control of the future of your skin – One Device, Infinite Benefits.
The NEW Mia Smart 3-in-1 Connected Beauty Device is Smart Skin Care.

Cleansing – Remove makeup 6x better than hands alone. After 1 week, skin appears more radiant, glowing, and smoother. Skin feels softer and more refreshed.
Firming – Uplift 15 signs of aging on face, neck, and décolleté after 12 weeks of use when using the Firming Massage head applicator (sold separately).
Awakening Eye – Puffiness appears minimized after just 1 week of use with the Sonic Awakening Eye Massage applicator (sold separately).
Makeup – An airbrushed look in 60 seconds with the Sonic Foundation Makeup Blending brush (sold separately).
Connected – Pair the Mia Smart with the Clarisonic app to get expert recommended routines for your personal skin goals and sync custom routines to your device and adapt to personalize when you want.
Clarisonic is the #1 cleansing device recommended by U.S. dermatologists* and the #1 at-home beauty device brand in the U.S.**
*Based on a 2016 survey of 424 U.S. dermatologists who recommend cleansing devices.
**Based on 2017 Kline Report (Beauty Devices: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities).

Clarisonic uses patented oscillation technology to flush pores with water for surface and deep pore cleansing. Founded in the Pacific Northwest, Clarisonic is the #1 cleansing device recommended by U.S. dermatologists.

Let’s get into this luxe facial cleansing device (also read: fancy) Clarisonic Mia Smart 3-in-1. Also known as the new & improved Mia Smart 2, which I didn’t think was the most amazing device to begin with but we are here, with a new smart device that’s compatible with all Clarisonic heads and pairs with a really cool app.

Being a fan of the Clarisonic brand of cleansing devices for nearly a decade I thought it was time for an updated device, plus I couldn’t find my older one after the move. Of course I found it after the fact but at the time it was it convenient to get a new device. If I had to describe this device it would be the necessary expected update. At one point Clarisonic had so many devices on the market I stepped back like “what the hell is going on?” There was the Mia 1, Mia 2, a couple anti-aging massaging devices, a handle-less styled device, some which come in multiple colors and brush head options. Doing the most if you ask me. I couldn’t imagine having so many devices taking up counter space or travel bags for daily use. I struggle just maintaining a regular routine. I didn’t think they wouldn’t continue making more devices and sure enough they started scaling back in the right direction.

Settings, routines, and intensity

Clarisonic nailed it! Skin care is a roller coaster for some of us and we need a build up, climax, and slow down. Not only do you get the option to start slow to build up the intensity over the span of 2 weeks. You also get 7 customizable cleansing routines (plus 2 more for beaded/ shaven men), how-to videos, and reminders. Everything is tracked in the app. It doesn’t take up much data/ battery life and since I usually keep my phone’s bluetooth off, I only sync after every use.

What about the battery life

The Mia Smart 3-in-1 holds a charge forever! Kidding, but for real… a couple weeks or longer. My device hasn’t dropped below 65% so I just put it on the charger every 2-3 weeks. This is a good time to note my old device held a charge just as strong just as well.

So do I see a difference with my skin?

Manual cleansing doesn’t feel thorough after you’ve used a Clarisonic. I’ve used a handful of cleansing devices, some with similar technology but always return. In fact after you do a manual cleanse and use the Clarisonic you see a lot of leftover gray and brown dirt you’ve missed. It’s tricky remembering the timing of the zones but with daily use you’ll remember it in no time. I customized my daily routine to add more time for my nose and chin areas. There’s also a setting to do a daily cleanse so you don’t have to change your routine or switch back easier.

Remember, let the device do its job. It does not feel heavy in the hand. Be delicate without pressing the brush head or applying pressure. I typically rinse my face with warm water, apply (spread) my face cleanser, complete a routine with the Clarisonic, then rinse. Now rather I do that first or second depends on my level of laziness and if I wore makeup that day.

Cons

  • Flimsy feeling charging base, but you won’t use it often. I wouldn’t call it cheap but it feels lightweight.
  • How-to videos play music instead a voiceover which would help not only visually impaired but anyone doing a timed multi-zone cleansing with soap in their eyes.
  • Dates/ history missing from tracker

Notes

Keep basic dye free antibacterial hand soap nearby to thoroughly clean and rinse your brush head after every use. I get the $3-4 jugs from Walmart and use it to wash my Daily Radiance brush head. Once a week I let it air out by leaving the cap off and clean and sanitize.

Speaking of the Daily Radiance Brush Head the inclusion of silicone nibs seem with bristles seems to be the perfect wave. It is a noticable difference from the previous brush heads I’ve used and pulls out even more dirt.

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