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A Love Letter to the Clarisonic Mia: You’ve Got Male

Once a week, Birchbox’s resident Yoga and men’s product expert, Eric, will gives us girls some insight into his world in You’ve Got Male. Whether he’s giving his expertise on skincare (boys need advice, too!) or highlighting his new favorite grooming trend, this guy has got taste—so we’re lucky he’s on staff and willing to share.


If there is one skincare item that has become a necessity in my life, it is my Clarisonic Mia

As I have said here before, I am blessed with good skin. I don’t often get breakouts or have problems with my complexion being imbalanced, but a few years ago, I found myself at a crossroads. I knew I loved the cleansers I was using and I had a good spot treatment for the occasional blemish, but my skin looked dull and never felt totally clean. Then, I was lucky enough to meet Dr. Robb Akridge in the green room at QVC. Dr. Robb is the co-Founder and VP of clinical affairs for Clarisonic, not to mention the face of the brand. He is one of the angels who developed sonic cleansing for skin and helped birth this amazing innovation in skincare, which uses a patented frequency of more than 300 movements per second to deep clean. He explained to me that not only is there no better way to flush out pores and eliminate dirt and oil, but that it’s incredibly gentle (more so than washing your face with your hands!) and it’s the best way to not damage or stretch skin while you wash. He also gave me my Clarisonic Mia. 

Within a few days of using the tool, my skin was noticeably brighter, felt squeaky clean without being dry or stripped, and any blemishes or breakouts that I had been suffering were clearing up. The best part is that you can use the Mia with your favorite cleanser, so no need to invest in new products. My faves to use with my Clarisonic are Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser and Clark’s Botanicals Skin Clearing Face and Body Wash, but any gentle facial cleanser works great. For all of my guys out there, this is a totally non-girly way to upgrade your cleansing and do a great thing for your skin.

Learn more and pick up Eric’s favorite, the Clarisonic Mia, or the Clarisonic Classic for face and body in the Birchbox Shop.

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