In the past three years of blogging, one of the most popular posts over here has been my review of the Clarisonic. If you haven’t had the chance to read it, here’s the gist: it’s a must-have beauty gadget! The longer description is it’s a vibrating cleansing brush that ensures your skin is completely clean of any dirt, makeup or other contaminants.
The Clarisonic has been one of the bestsellers at Sephora in the United States for many years now. I’ve been a Clarisonic Plus owner for some time now and couldn’t be happier with the device. As new models (and colors) of the Clarisonic have been launched, my 3-year old device still functions as if it were new.
Unfortunately, the device has only been available in the United States until recently when it was launched at Sephora Dubai Mall. And last week when I ventured over to Sephora Marina Mall, I found it stocked with the Clarisonic as well. So what’s the pricing like?
The top-of-the-line Clarisonic Plus retails for AED 1,060 (available at Sephora.com for USD 225) and is available in 2 colors. Also available is the Mia 2 for AED 700 (available at Sephora.com for USD 150) available in several different color options. There is a approximately an AED 150 price markup but considering sales tax and shipping charges, the price difference isn’t significant.
In case you’re sold on the concept and are having a hard time deciding which one to go for, the Mia2 will cover the needs of most. However, the Clarisonic Plus comes with a charging cradle and can be used with the body brush head. That being said, the Mia2 is the latest launch while the Clarisonic Plus hasn’t been updated in a significant time so I recommend the Mia2 (I almost never use the body brush). However, do check out the comparison chart which shows the other models of the Clarisonic too.
Also worth investing in are the deep pore cleansing brush heads. I use my Clarisonic only a few times a week, that’s why I prefer the deep pore cleansing brush instead.
I’m glad to see Sephora Dubai expanding its range of brands and products continuously. With Marc Jacobs Beauty launching soon as well, it might not be long before we see all our favorite brands available here. Until then, I’m going to hope they launch the Clarisonic Pedi Foot brush soon!