A new clean: Clarisonic Mia Prima

I have four Clarisonics.

Okay, well technically three because I sold my original Mia, but if you can’t tell, I have a slight addiction when it comes to the facial cleaning device brand. Although they basically all do the same thing when it comes down to it (i.e. cleaning your face), there is always something so exciting when they release a new version.

In case you haven’t heard, Clarisonic released a couple new devices in September 2018. The Mia Prima is the new and improved Mia original (which is still available) and is powered by their patented sonic technology, which is proven to cleanse skin up to six-times better than hands alone.  It also removes long-wearing makeup 89 per cent better than wipes. In case you’ve never tried a Clarisonic, they really are life – rather, skin – changing.

The Mia Prima features a new design, which is a simple and effective approach to washing your face. Like the original Mia, it has one button which powers it for 60 seconds.  The device was designed by the Ammunition Group, which are the same people behind Beats by Dre., Adobe, and Polaroid. The device’s new design features a waterproof universal handle (to be honest, I thought it was waterproof before), that is designed to fit all face shapes, contours, and comfortably fits in all hand shapes.

Clarisonic Mia Prima device

Other new features include the USB charger (previously it either had a base or it’s own special charger), which attaches to the handle and gives you 60 uses per charge, and the soft start feature, which allows for easy acclimation to cleansing routines.  That means that when you first get the device, the cleansing mode is set to 80 per cent power and then gradually climbs to full power after two weeks of use, so your skin isn’t shocked by this new device.

One of the coolest features is the replacement indicator on the brush heads (only on the new Daily Radiance and Sensitive brush heads), which feature an indicator, so you know when it’s time to replace (raise your hand if you don’t replace your brush heads often enough).

I’ve been using this device since I got it, with both the regular brush head to cleanse my skin, as well as the foundation brush head (click here to watch my IGTV first impressions on it). Aside from the dreaded Clarisonic skin purge that you would regularly get from the device, which makes you break out, I have really been enjoying how it cleans my skin.

Since I have so many of their devices already, is there a big difference between the Prima and the other Mias? Honestly, not really. Aside from the indicator on the brush head, the way you charge it, and it being a little lighter to hold than its predecessors, it’s still the same Clarisonic that we all know and love.

Clarisonic Mia Prima device with brush heads

I also want to note that I do post a lot about my FOREO Luna on here, which is a competitor device, and that one is still one of my favourite beauty products. Although both FOREO and Clarisonic do an amazing job at cleaning your skin, they definitely have their own pros and cons. Clarisonic is definitely the more popular and well-known device out there, and now that there are so many options to choose from, I recommend taking a look at what each one offers to decide which version is the right one for you.

If you are interested in picking up the Clarisonic Mia Prima, it retails for C$129, and if you are a Sephora VIB member, then you can score 20 per cent this weekend, starting today with code “VIBBONUS”.

Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.

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