Beauty & SkincareContest

The Pros & Cons of the Clarisonic Mia 2 & MMV Giveaway

Traditional methods of cleansing don’t get your skin as clean as you’d think. Using Sonic Technology, Clarisonic‘s patented micro-massage motion works within skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind, leaving skin softer, smoother and more beautiful.  Clarisonic sonic skin cleansing system was named among Oprah’s Favorite Things and has made it into the good books of celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Courtney Cox, Fergie and Liv Tyler.

Clarisonic looks like a gigantic electric toothbrush.  The head of the beauty device uses “a patented sonic frequency” of 300 movements per second as the tiny bristles oscillate back and forth, gently foaming up your face with your favourite cleanser. As you can imagine, this gentle but speedy vibration allows the bristles to cleanse into pores and fine lines where a normal washcloth cannot.  As a result, this prep work with the Clarisonic device prepares skin for better absorption of creams, serums and moisturizers.

I’ve been incorporating the Clarisonic Mia 2 into my recent skincare routine and here are my thoughts on it, broken down into Pros and Cons.


  • Soft brush head gentle massages your skin, which feels like a mini-facial.
  • A 1-minute pulsing “T-Timer” which indicates when it’s time to move on to cleanse the next area of your face (forehead, cheeks, nose, chin).
  • No batteries required – the Clarisonic Mia 2 comes with a rechargeable, magnetic plug. When fully charged, the system should last for 24 rounds of 1-minute cleansing.


  • When cleansing the forehead area, the foam generated from the cleanser got into my eyes.
  • The product is relatively compact, but it’s still a bulky addition to a bathroom without much counter space – especially when I am charging it, I feel like I’m always going to knock it over.
  • Not recommended to use while you have eyelash extensions on (such as myself, currently).

Modern Mix Vancouver would love to give you the opportunity to try out the Clarisonic Mia 2 for yourself!  Check out our giveaway below.

MMV Giveaway: Modern Mix Vancouver is giving away a Clarisonic Mia 2.  To enter, please “LIKE” the MMV Facebook Page by clicking here and ALSO leave a comment below about why you’re excited to try this device. A random winner will be chosen from the comments below. Giveaway ends Sunday March 3rd (11:59pm PST). Open to anyone in Canada.

For an additional entry: Follow @ModernMixVan on Twitter and tweet “Win from @ModernMixVan a Clarisonic Mia 2! #SonicPower Click here: | RT to enter!”



  1. @plumerea
    February 23, 2013 at 11:41 pm — Reply

    Battery free skin cleanser is exactly what I’ve been dreaming of! I’ve spent years and I don’t know how much money on products for my tricky combination skin. Thank you for providing pros and cons to this awesome product. Thank you for the chance to win some much needed skin rejuvination. Fingers crossed.

  2. Erica
    February 24, 2013 at 12:47 am — Reply

    I’ve been thinking about getting one for a while! I would love to win one!

  3. Laurel
    February 24, 2013 at 2:55 am — Reply

    Great write up! I’ve been reading a lot about these cleansing brushes and am interested in trying it out. I’d imagine it’d leave your skin feeling pretty amazing 🙂

  4. maria
    February 24, 2013 at 9:49 am — Reply

    I would love to win this to improve my complexion!

  5. maria
    February 24, 2013 at 9:50 am — Reply

    I tweeted @mariab76

  6. Jen
    February 24, 2013 at 11:11 am — Reply

    I love this review, thank you! This product would be amazing for my skin!!! The way it cleanses the pores would definitely help prevent blackheads and cleanse my t-zone, perfect 🙂

  7. Tracy
    February 24, 2013 at 12:35 pm — Reply

    my friends keep raving about it, but i’ve yet to try it!

  8. Nicole
    February 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm — Reply

    I’ve always been meaning to try the Clarisonic Mia – and especially now, since my skin is breaking out recently. I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about it. And thanks for the post, it’s been really helpful 🙂

  9. Sarah M
    February 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    Pick me!!!! I’d love to try it!! And have been eyeballing it for months…….

  10. Jess L
    February 24, 2013 at 1:18 pm — Reply

    I’ve always had skin issues so this would be something nice to try out! thanks!

  11. jan
    February 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm — Reply

    Keep hearing how great this product is

  12. Cecilia
    February 24, 2013 at 11:51 pm — Reply

    I would love to try this because my pores are forever clogged ):

  13. anna key
    February 25, 2013 at 8:28 am — Reply

    I would love to try the clarisonic mia 2 because I’ve heard so many great things about it. Who wouldn’t love the ability to give yourself a mini-facial whenever you wish? Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. February 25, 2013 at 11:13 am — Reply

    it would be great to exfoliate the particles deep in the pores. I’m sure there’s a lot of BB cream in there that makeup removers cant even take out!

  15. February 25, 2013 at 11:28 am — Reply

    Love to improve my skin for the spring after a cold dry winter!

  16. Arjun Rudra
    February 25, 2013 at 11:50 am — Reply

    Want to experience the patented sonic frequency of 300 movements per second and see for myself if the device does indeed clean one’s skin better than comparable devices/products.

  17. Jeannelle
    February 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm — Reply

    I’ve always wanted to try the clarisonic since they first came out. I have some skin issues on my upper arms, and i’ve always wondered what effect it may have there.

  18. Portia
    February 25, 2013 at 3:24 pm — Reply

    Because the feeling of leftover makeup and grime after cleansing is NOT a pleasant feeling! Been wanting to try this since a while back!

  19. Bons
    February 25, 2013 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    Have heard great reviews on this product. Love to try for myself and improve my overall skin care. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Lisette
    February 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm — Reply

    This sounds great! I love that you get a mini facial while cleansing your face.

  21. Natalie
    February 25, 2013 at 7:21 pm — Reply

    I’d love to try this – I have a temperamental complexion. I’d love to see if this improves it!

  22. Emilia
    February 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    My sister’s complextion really improved with one.

  23. Tina
    February 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm — Reply

    I really want to try this for a while now. My skin could definitely use it.

  24. KY
    February 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm — Reply

    I’vw never tried this and this would be a great opportunity

  25. Rebby
    February 25, 2013 at 10:56 pm — Reply

    I like Modern Mix on Facebook (Rebecca Roberts) and I would like to try this because I have heard great things about the product and my skin could really use a pick me up!

    I follow MMV on Twitter and tweeted

  26. Liv
    February 25, 2013 at 11:37 pm — Reply

    Friends have recommended me this product but I’ve never considered it because of the price tag. But now that I can win it through, I might as well give it a shot!

  27. Carizza
    February 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    I’ve only heard good things about the clarasonic, so I’d be ecstatic to be able to try it out! lovely giveaway. x

  28. brand
    February 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm — Reply

    I would love to try it out as i think it would help improve the complection of my skin

  29. Joanna
    February 27, 2013 at 8:13 pm — Reply

    I’m so excited about this giveaway! Hopefully I could finally give it a try as it will definitely give me clearer skin almost back to its unblemished and virgin state!!! Can’t wait 🙂

  30. Kat K
    February 28, 2013 at 8:43 am — Reply

    Receently, my skin has been breaking out, out of the blue. I’ve had perfect skin for as long as I can remember. Now, at 20yrs of age, my skin is unfortunately, finally acting up. I feel that a clarisonic would help clear things up!!

  31. Christina D
    February 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm — Reply

    I think my skin would appreciate it and I know it would help with the appearance of my skin. Follow on Facebook and tweeted:

  32. Tin
    March 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm — Reply

    I like how it works like a mini facial and has a timer, sounds like a great product to have. My skin will sure appreciate it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Melanie
    March 2, 2013 at 8:25 pm — Reply

    Like everyone else, I’ve heard about all the wonderful aspects of owning a clarisonic. I’d like to try it out myself, just to see what everyone’s talking about!

  34. Uana
    March 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    From what I’ve read and heard, this product is a must-have!!! I’ve been raving about it for months and months but can never afford one because of the price tag! I’ve been searching for a solution to my now rough (sadly!!!) skin and I was hoping to give this a try but I’m afraid it might backfire at me. This chance would be a great great opportunity if chosen! I wanna be able to practice what I preach!!! 🙂

  35. Wondergirl
    March 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm — Reply

    My skin gets very dry in winter and would appreciate having the Clarisonic gadget to help my skin be vibrant again, especially since so many people are saying good things about it.

  36. Carizza
    March 3, 2013 at 10:36 pm — Reply
  37. fiona
    March 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm — Reply

    liked on FB and tweeted 🙂 I would like the Mia so that I dont have to go to facials as often with the sonic technology

  38. dan
    March 4, 2013 at 3:10 pm — Reply

    i have been waiting to have one since christmas

  39. Uana
    March 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm — Reply

    I don’t know where my comment yesterday went, I don’t see it posted! 🙁

    I was saying that I am hoping to get this product a try since I’ve been raving about this myself! I want to be the proof of this little miracle skin worker!!! 🙂

    I liked in FB and tweeted about it too!

  40. March 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    Thanks for this post

    Other pros would include it’s waterproof, light to take on travels with you and there are a variety of brush heads to choose from depending on your skin type.

    Cons I would say price.

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