The Clarisonic Mia Is Worth the Splurge
What it is: Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System
Why we love it: Back in 2005, the inventor of the Sonicare toothbrush had the brilliant idea to apply the sonic vibration technology to skin care, and the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System was born. Talk about major beauty news: Oprah declared it one of her Favorite Things in 2007, top beauty bloggers sang its praises, and it received the Best of Sephora Award in 2008 (among many other accolades). The brush uses gentle vibrations to loosen dirt, makeup, and sebum from pores without stressing the delicate collagen fibers in the skin. The result: a noticeably clearer, smoother, more radiant complexion (blackheads are no match for this thing). The only downside is the $195 price tag. Well, if you've been debating whether or not to buy the Clarisonic, now is definitely the time to take the plunge. The brand recently launched the (slightly) more affordable and travel-friendly Clarisonic Mia ($149). Like its big sis, the Mia removes makeup six times better than traditional methods, reduces the appearance of pore size, and leaves skin looking glowy. We guarantee that you won't be disappointed with this purchase.