Clarisonic's Latest Tool Lets You See If Your Skin-Care Routine Is Actually Working

Clarisonic just got a couple of high-tech updates. The brand's new oscillating facial-cleansing gadget, called the Mia Smart, syncs with your phone so you can track how often you cleanse and, more importantly, check out before-and-after photos in the Clarisonic app to decide whether your routine is worth sticking to. That's pretty exciting news — finally, there's a way to know whether or not a new skin-care routine is actually working.

The Clarisonic Mia Smart also comes with a softer, gentler cleansing brush head that's got an indicator that turns red when it's time for a fresh one. It's a nice feature for anyone who'd rather not guess whether or not they've been using their brush head for too long.

But even more exciting — if you ask me, at least — is that the Mia Smart debuts with a massaging undereye attachment. Data shows that it firms puffy skin and smooths crow's-feet and undereye wrinkles in as little as two months.

"The rapid oscillation can stimulate circulation so your eyes look brighter, and anytime you massage your skin, you're waking up fibroblasts to trigger collagen production," says Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist and assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City.

Don't underestimate the power of massage. "After I give patients certain fillers, I have them massage the area for five minutes a day for a week so it sets nicely. Many patients keep at it because manual manipulation makes skin suppler and healthier-looking."

After you cleanse with the Mia Smart, snap on the Sonic Awakening Eye Massager and smooth it over your under-eyes, brow bones, and temples to stimulate circulation. It's got two little aluminum balls that feel cooling on the skin, and you can pop it into the refrigerator if you want an extra cooling boost, which will help with de-puffing.

The Clarisonic Mia Smart is available now for $199 at and

Allure editor Sarah Kinonen tries the Clarisonic Mia Smart

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