“ Type: Brushes / Brand: Dermalogica / Suitable for: Face / What it does: Cleanses, „
I previously had a facial brush that I bought from the body shop but I found it to be too harsh for my sensitive skin and after using it it would leave my skin red and blotchy. I bought the Dermalogica brush on the recommendation of my beautician who told me that it would help to decongest my skin and leave it looking cleaner and less spotty.
It cost me £15 so it isn't cheap but it is such good quality that I would recommend it and would buy it again myself.
It is a simple product in that it is just a plastic handle with a nylon brush head. The bristles on the brush are made with nylon and are ultra soft and not at all harsh on my skin.
To use the brush you just add a pea sized amount of cleanser on to the head and wet it. You then just massage the brush gently using circular movements all over the face for about two minutes. The bristles are really good and don't scratch or irritate my skin. There is a slight pinkness on my face after using it but this soon fades and my skin is left looking and feeling deeply cleansed and really soft.
The brush is designed to be used quite often but I limit myself to using it only a couple of times a week as I don't think over exfoliating is too good for my skin. The exfoliation this gives is gentle but you do need to make sure that you don't apply too much pressure or else you can end up damaging the skin even though the bristles are really soft. Afterwards I can really notice a difference in the texture of my skin and it looks so much healthier and zingy and the dullness that I can have especially in winter is gone.
It also prepares my skin great for moisturiser and make-up and moisturiser just soaks in to my skin after using the brush.
I would highly recommend this skin brush. It is more expensive than many high street alternatives but the quality and softness of the bristles more than makes up for this especially if like me you suffer from sensitive skin and need something that isn't going to irritate the skin and leave it looking and feeling sore.
Normally I list one or two of the all natural nourishing ingredients found in all of Dermalogica's products but this is different. I got this for free so I can't complain and I'm not complaining but it's a brush for your face. A very soft brush that should be used for exfoliating purposes. It comes in a see through clear plastic box with a simple grey sticker on the front. The design of the brush itself is equally plain. It's just a long, thin handled, dark grey brush. The bristles themselves are wonderfully soft and are long enough that even with some pressure I never feel the base of the handle against my skin. The bristles are weaved in a circular shape that gives this brush a pot scrubbing, washing up brush-like appearance. There are loads of theses type of brushes available but until recently they where meant as body brushes to reduce the look of cellulite on the hips, thighs and buttock area by increasing circulation. This isn't meant as a cellulite busting brush but it does exfoliate your skin and encourage circulation like the others. There are also sonic powered brushes available that are supposed to give you a supper deep clean. So why go for this plain version when there are fancy electronic versions available?
Well in my opinion you should go for the fancy version. Yes this is cheaper, and yes it does make your face feel soft when used during the cleansing process. But I own a sonic face brush and it does make a huge difference.
The most famous of these sonic devices is made by Philips, that's not the one I have. I got mine in Argos of all places around two years ago. I've looked in their most recent catalog and it's not in it any more. But if you google it you may find it for cheaper than I payed. I payed £100 for it.
But I have done it for you and found it elsewhere by doing a little google research for you nice readers.
it's available on Tesco Direct, I would also recommend if you are conserdering buying this brush to watch the YouTube videos of the product.
This brush by Dermalogica is lovely and maybe if I hadn't tried the other brush beforehand I would have been more impressed. But if you are on a budget this Dermalogica brush can be bought online at :
www.dailygrooming.co.uk for £12.32 SALE PRICE.
Or if you would like to give the Rio Sonicleanse Exfoliating, Cleansing and Smoothing System brush a try, it too can be bought online at :
www.direct.tesco.com for £49.97.
I am so excited about seeing this brush again! I stumbled across it whilst reading a review about Dermalogica skin cleanser, which I used to use many years ago. Around twelve years ago I suffered from terrible acne, and unfortunately was working as cabin crew for a well known airline which meant I was representing the company and public appearance meant a lot.
It is so easy to underestimate how a condition such as acne can impact on your self confidence. I actually went into the Dermalogica store which at the time was in Kingston upon Thames. It was such a lovely experience as I was reassured that they could find a product to help with the redness and scarring caused by my acne. I was recommended use of a lovely calming gel cleanser, was and told to gently exfoliate with this brush every day.
It's not like any other brush I have found, being circular helps get into all the areas of the face and neck and it does not scratch or feel too abrasive. It's a really unique experience that you probably wouldn't experience other than in a spa setting. Gently rotating it in small circles it helps remove any dead skin cells and leaves your skin looking radiant.
It retails around £12.50 and is available from most online sites. Just Google it and there will be many online stores selling it, as well as Dermalogica themselves. I was actually referred to a Dermatologist in the end and given a course of roaccutane as my skin was terrible. The cleansing gel and this lovely brush helped keep the acne at bay. Love all the company's products and glad I found my brush again!
Recently I have been making an extra effort to look after my skin. I have acne prone, oily/combination/sensitive skin and lately my skin is starting to look better than ever after following various trips to my dermatologist and several months of taking medication for my acne. I have therefore been looking at various skincare tutorials on youtube and looking on many websites advising on the best ways to look after my skin. After many skincare reviews raving about the clarisonic (which doesn't seem to be available in the UK) - An electric facial brush which is supposed to exfoliate skin well as to aid in thorough cleansing of the skin, I started to look for cheaper alternatives.
I stumbled upon this product on a website which suggested it as a cheap alternative to the clarisonic. Perfect! The brush cost me about £12, the clarisonic costing over £100. I couldn't help but be dubious as the product just looks like a smaller back scrubbing brush, something which costs nothing more than £1, but after reading the reviews I thought i'd go for it. When the brush arrived, it looked much smaller than expected, it is quite cute though, and comes in with a plastic cover for the bristles and in a rectangular plastic box. The bristles are extremely soft, it feels similar to a baby brush does, therefore it is evident that the bristles are made specifically for skin on the face.
I already use Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel (which I love - see my previous review on this) so every night I just wet my face and the brush, apply a tiny amount of my facial wash to the bristles then rub all over my skin in circular motions for about 2minutes. I will then wash the product off with warm water. After using, my skin feels extremely soft and looks extremely clean. I usually use the product after I have removed my makeup, but I can often see some makeup coming off onto the brush after using, which in my opinion shows that the brush really works into your pores to remove excess dirt/grime. I find that dry skin which I get around some of my spots has totally disappeared after using the brush, it has definately helped to make my skin look clearer and brighter. This might be due to the way in which it aids in giving skin a deep clean every night. The bristles are not rough at all, they do not affect my sensitive skin at all. I only use on a night time though as I think to use twice a day would be a bit excessive.
Overall I am glad I invested in this brush, it has helped to clear my skin, get rid of any excess dry skin and make my face feel very smooth. I can't think of any disadvantes, I would highly reccommend!
Supercharge your Dermalogica cleanser with this ultra-soft brush / Durable, hygienic nylon bristles gently loosen dead skin cells and debris for professional cleansing results / It's an ingrown-hair-preventing must for men! Hygienic, quick-drying nylon bristles / Comes packaged in convenient travel case /