Last month I was kindly sent the limited edition Barefaced! cleansing brush by Magnitone to trial and review. Cleansing brushes have taken the skincare industry by storm these past couple of years and I too have been sucked into the whirlwind craze!
For years I’ve been trying to find a skincare regime that works for me and that isn’t too much effort. It was only last year that I was using face wipes as the primary way to clean my face (crazy huh?!), it would be very rare for me to ever use any kind of scrub, cleanser or toner which was reflected through my clogged pores, constant spots and occasional blackheads. After reading plenty of reviews on cleansing brushes, it sounded like the thing I was looking for – a deep cleanse in minimal time. I’ve heard of some skincare regimes that have loads of steps in them and take up to half an hour to complete! Imagine trying to stick to that after a night out when all you want to do is go to bed?
Nowadays we all lead such busy lives and don’t necessarily have the time to look after ourselves as much as we would like. The Barefaced! cleansing brush* by Magnitone takes just 1 minute out of your day and leaves you feeling like you’ve had a facial in a spa.
Appearance wise, I would say the limited edition brush would appeal more to teenagers and young women due to the pastel illustration by artist Laura Callaghan due to its fun and quirky design. The device is very lightweight and the brush head is really soft to touch which is great for sensitive skin. As a result of the soft brush head, it sprays a bit when its in motion so you have to make sure you close your eyes!
From the first use, I could see a visible difference in my skin. At first I wasn’t convinced by the soft brush as I thought it wouldn’t give my skin the deep clean I was expecting. However, after I rinsed and dried my face off, my skin was glowing; I’d never seen it so shiny and fresh. I’ve been using the Vitamin C Facial Cleansing Polish from The Body Shop with the Barefaced brush so perhaps that has had an effect on my skin too. Afterwards, I tend to use the Tea Tree Water from Lush on my face to ensure any residue has been removed.
Inside the box you can expect to find a limited edition vibra-sonic facial brush complete with an active clean brush head. The product also comes with an illustrated, waterproof travel bag so you can take it with you wherever you go. The is also a wireless USB travel charger and a 12 month warranty card inside. I loved how the box was packed up with a place for everything and an explanation on what everything is.
Magnitone Vs. Clarisonic
When looking at cleansing brushes for my birthday last year, I couldn’t decide which brand to go for. At the time, Clarisonic was the most talked about so I decided to give it a try. Whilst I absolutely love my Clarisonic Mia 2 (read my review here), I was intrigued to try a device by Magnitone as they are a cheaper alternative and seem to be the talk of the internet at the moment. Their lightweight design, soft brush and effective results definitely gives the more premium brands a run for their money.
What do I think?
I think Magnitone have done a great job at creating a relatively cheaper alternative than other high-end brands. I feel like the brand is less intimidating than the likes of Clinique or Clarisonic who seem to have a brand image more suited to middleage/older people. Magnitone appeal to the younger generation offering a skincare solution that works with minimal effort. With a starting price of £75 (and that’s without the regular sale prices I see on the internet), it’s a cheaper alternative and does exactly as it promises – ‘Visible results from your first time, no microscope needed’.
Do you use a face cleansing brush? If not, I’d love to know more about your cleansing routine.
*This post includes gifted items. Please read my disclaimer for more information.