Clarisonic's New Device Is In a League of Its Own
Clarisonic Mia Smart Review
If you’re a true skin care fanatic, then you must already have a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush in your arsenal. These sonic cleansing devices are wildly popular for making the process of cleansing not only easier, but way more enjoyable and effective. (As a reminder, Clarisonic facial cleansing brushes can remove makeup up to six times better than hands alone.) While we have a place in our hearts for the brand’s existing portfolio of devices—Mia 1, Mia 2, Mia FIT, Smart Profile Uplift, and more—there’s a sleek and shiny newcomer that’s truly a force to be reckoned with. This futuristic device goes by the name of Mia Smart.
THE CLARISONIC MIA SMART
When we tell you the Mia Smart boasts benefits, we mean it. Dubbed the brand’s “one device that does it all,” Mia Smart is everything you could ever want from a facial cleansing brush and then some. Powered by the brand’s patented sonic technology, this device cleanses skin six times better than your hands alone. Think the benefits stop with cleansing? Think again! Mia Smart is sure to be a hit amongst consumers thanks in large part to its versatility of use. All you have to do is switch up your brush heads to enjoy them all.
Function #1: Cleansing. Pair your Mia Smart with any of Clarisonic’s existing cleansing brush heads to remove surface dirt, oil, and impurities, as well as makeup. The brand unveiled a new Daily Radiance Brush Head and Sensitive Brush head as well. Choose from two newly-designed and customizable cleansing programs: A Daily Cleanse Mode and Gentle Cleanse Mode. Need a cleanser rec? We're sharing a list of the best cleansers to use with a Clarisonic here!
Function #2: Makeup Application. Pair your Mia Smart with the Clarisonic Foundation Brush Head to apply your makeup without needing to dirty your fingers. The result? An airbrushed makeup look in just one minute.
Function #3: Firming. Pair your Mia Smart with the Clarisonic Firming Massage Head to help target 15 signs of aging on the face, neck, and décolletage after 12 weeks of use.
Function #4: Wake Up Tired Eyes. Pair your Mia Smart with the new Clarisonic Sonic Awakening Eye Massager to help reduce the appearance of puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. The eye massager boasts a cooling tip that feels incredibly refreshing.
The device has “smart” in its name for a reason. It can auto-detect which brush head has been locked in and can adjust the frequency accordingly. Other features include an LED light indicator that displays which mode is currently active, a waterproof handle that’s designed to comfortably fit all hand sizes, Bluetooth compatibility with the brand’s mobile app where you can truly personalize your experience, and a soft start option that gradually climbs to full power as your skin gets acclimated to the device. "Some people’s skin tends to get overstimulated," says Clarisonic co-founder Dr. Robb. "So there’s this ramp up process now; as soon as you turn on your Clarisonic for the first time it starts off at 80 percent of the power and over a two-week period, it slowly builds up to full speed."
When we first heard about this device, we were seriously impressed by its claims and couldn’t wait to give it a try. Luckily, our friends at Clarisonic provided a complimentary sample for road-testing. Spoiler alert: It’s even better than imagined.
WE TRIED IT: CLARISONIC MIA SMART REVIEW
Before I delve into specifics, I’d like to first point out that for such a powerful product, it’s incredibly easy to use. From the get-go, I was drawn to its sleek design and unique handle that allowed me to grasp onto it comfortably. As mentioned, you can choose from a number of different settings, including a Daily Cleanse Mode, Gentle Cleanse Mode, and versatile Smart Mode.
To start, I paired my Mia Smart with the brand’s new Daily Radiance Brush Head for a gentle cleanse. This brush head removes makeup six times better than hands alone, and I believe it! With just a few pumps of cleanser, my skin was clean and felt refreshed. With continued use over a week, I should expect to see skin that appears more radiant, glowing, and smoother.
Ok, so there’s no doubt that Clarisonic’s devices are incredible at cleansing the skin, but I was really eager to try the new Sonic Awakening Eye Massager. It boasts 18,000 cooling massages per application, and can visibly reduce the look of under-eye puffiness in just one week. After eight weeks, it can visibly smooth the look of crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles around the eye contour. I have to admit that the Sonic Awakening Eye Massager was incredibly gentle, which is important since the skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate. The cooling sensation was an unexpected but appreciated bonus. I typically store my eye products and tools in the fridge, so I was really excited about this perk. Since I do have some fine lines starting to appear, I look forward to using the device for two months to see even more results.
THE FINAL VERDICT
So, my overall opinion on Clarisonic’s new Mia Smart? It’s an obvious winner to me! Just the fact that it can work with the entire portfolio of brush heads makes it worth it, because there truly is so much this device can do for your skin. For anti-aging benefits, you can choose the Sonic Awakening Eye Massager or Firming Massage Head. For flawless-looking makeup, switch on the Sonic Foundation Brush. And to cleanse your skin, take your pick from a wide-range of cleansing brush heads.
If you already have a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush that you use but wish to switch over to the Mia Smart, you shouldn’t hesitate to do so. Why? Because Clarisonic has launched a trade-in program that allows you to swap your older Clarisonic brush model, with $25 off your new purchase of Mia Smart. To learn more about the trade-in option, click here!
Clarisonic Mia Smart, $199 MSRP