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Update: Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush

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Unboxing the Clarisonic Mia Prima
My update on the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush

I made an update on the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush about 3 weeks ago, but it’s time for another update. It’s almost close to 2 months…not quite yet. I think it’s time though. I’ve been using the facial brush religiously in the morning and at night. Here are my results so far…

I wanted to try the this facial brush because I thought it would help with some acne and exfoliation. At the beginning, it went well. I noticed some results. The results weren’t spectacular, but I noticed something different in my complexion. Since I’m nearing 2 months, I’ve noticed that it’s not as effective compared to what I’ve experienced in the past. I’ve mentioned that this facial brush is much weaker than the one I previously used. It is. Maybe that’s why it’s not working the same as the one I used before.

So, the facial brush isn’t living up to my expectations. It’s not helping much with my acne-prone skin. I could easily use a facial scrub and get the same results. Facial scrubs tend to be a lot cheaper too. The Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush was around 100ish plus tax. I can feel a thick layer of dead skin cells on my facial skin as the days go on. It does make my skin feel a tad cleaner, or is it from simply moving the bristles across my face?? I find the oscillations and vibrations pretty pointless and has no effect on my complexion.

As of right now, I’m thinking about giving up the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush. I’ll give it a couple of more weeks. If nothing changes, it’s going back. If I’m paying this much for something, it should work. I’m definitely leaning towards moving onto a facial scrub instead.

If you missed out, here’s my introduction of the facial brush. Have you used the Clarisonic Mia Prima before? Did it work for you? Share your thoughts on it! Look forward to my Skin Care Routine and Makeup Routine soon. I haven’t posted them up yet because I wanted to do an update on the Clarisonic Mia first. 😊

– Jen

LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum

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Facial Brightening Skin Care Products
Skin Brightening Products

Hello 🙂 Since Acure Brightening Glowing Serum (left) didn’t work for me, I went off and found something else. It’s called LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum (right). More about the serum below.

About LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum

Ingredients:

Aqua, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid (5%), Vitamin C (20%), MSM, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Vitamin E, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Organic Dandelion Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Directions:

  1. Wash and pat skin dry.
  2. If using toner, apply toner first.
  3. Smooth a small amount evenly over the face, neck, and décolletage areas prior to moisturizing.
  4. Allow to dry.

My experience

I’ve gone through one bottle of LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum already. I’m on the second bottle. What attracted me to this skin care product was that it’s natural and not tested on animals. I needed a skin care product that would even out my complexion. This seemed like a perfect match for my skin woes. Vitamin C is an awesome skin care ingredient that helps with anti-aging, wrinkles, collagen, and dark spots or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I decided to try it. This is what happened.

This skin care product worked to brighten my skin. I can literally tell the difference in my complexion when using this vitamin C serum consistently (day and night). It’s not sticky and absorbs into the skin very well. It’s not moisturizing though. I can feel my skin becoming a tad dry after application. So, when I was using the first bottle, I loved the brightening effect, BUT I would get random clogged pores ever so often. I continued using the serum because I didn’t know if it was the serum or something else that caused me to breakout.

Once I started on the second bottle, which I have a lot of product left, I started to notice that my skin would become clogged. I would get random pimples in the most bizarre areas. It wouldn’t stop. I stopped using the product ASAP. The serum works to brighten the skin, but it’s uncool when I’m breaking out at the same time. If I’m breaking out, that means I’m going to have to deal with acne scars. That’s not something I want to deal with. I have noticed that my pimples are going away after I stopped using it.

I really wanted this serum to work. It just didn’t work out. The product says that it’s non-comedogenic…it’s not. This would work for people that don’t have acne-prone skin. As of now, I am not using any skin care products all-over my face. I’m letting it heal. I’m still using eye care products though. Stay tuned for that! I hope this review was enlightening for people looking into purchasing this vitamin C facial serum from LilyAna Naturals. Thanks for reading!

– Jen

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