Thursday, November 10, 2011

Product Review: Cleansing Brush

Everyone's been talking about the new cleansing brush systems. If you look at Sephora they can run up to $200, or at CVS they are as cheap as $19.99. Since they seem to be all the rage right now I decided to try one out and tell you what I think. Of course I went for he CVS $19.99 option, I'm not going to spend a fortune on trying something out.

Features: Two speed rotating head, water resistant for use in the shower, comes with an extra brush head and a set of AA batteries. The only thing I was disappointed with is that it doesn't come with any sort of case or holder. 

To use the brush you simply wet your face and apply cleanser, then wet the head of the brush and turn it on! I used the faster setting because I felt like it would do more exfoliating, but the slower setting is good for sensitive skin. The bristles are very soft, not scratchy, and easily glide over the curves and creases of your face. I found that going slow, even holding it still in some areas, and applying light pressure worked best. Think of it like an electric toothbrush. And don't forget to do your neck ladies!

Overall I am very impressed. My skin feels smooth and polished but not at all raw or irritated. 

Tip: for soft hydrated lips, lightly go over your lips while brushing your face in the shower. After the shower apply Aquaphor to your lips. So smooth!

I give this product an A! Totally worth the 20 bucks.


  1. Of course on older skin types,like your 60 year old Auntie, gentle is the owrd. I think these type of products are for young oily complexions.
    I use Dove soap & sometimes use a teaspoon of sugar for some extra cleansing. Apacket of sugar form McDonalds is perfect,expecially for traveling.
    Everyone thinks I look 21 but I am not! I sometimes have to show my ID when buying a box of good wine at the gracery store.

  2. Actually, I have very dry skin and am concerned about aging. The brush is very soft and gentle and does not over dry or irritate. People will dry skin do not need to exfoliate as often but exfoliating is still an important part of the skin care process and should be done at least once a week for all skin types.
    Exfoliating is an important part of the anti-aging process because it promotes cell regeneration. Therefore this is not something that is only for young skin.

    Also, I would be careful exfoliating with sugar. I always say, "if it works, stick with it" but using ingredients like sugar or any type of an exfoliant with sharp, jagged edges can be too abrasive and leave tiny little tears in your skin. This is why I also do not recommend apricot scrub. A scrub with round beads that roll over your skin instead of scratching it (as I mentioned in my previous post) are preferable. Another reason I like this brush is because the bristles are very soft, and probably actually more gentle than a scrub.

    I'm not saying everyone should run out and buy one- use whatever works for you. But this product is definitely not just for young or oily sin types.

  3. hmm, maybe i should get one before the reunion??? haha ;) sounds good though...i will keep this in mind next time i have twenty bucks burning a hole in my pocket!