I’ve been lusting after a facial cleansing brush for a really really long time. When Magnitone & Clarisonic were all the rage with bloggers, I just HAD to have one but I didn’t feel fully comfortable with using an electric brush on my face. I have acne scarring so I always think twice about aggravating it or damaging my skin any further. The bristles always felt coarse so I decided against it. The thought of having to buy additional brush heads every month didn’t sound very fun either.
I’ve stuck with muslin cloth’s for a long while now and although they’re fab and I’d definitely recommend everyone has a few on hand in their bathrooms, I was still looking for a better cleanse. Especially as my skin is no longer in it’s youthful teenage years and I love me a full face of makeup, I needed something strong enough to cleanse but without damaging my skin.
Last week I was sent the SENSSE Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush and Exfoliator to review and I was wowed as soon as I opened up the parcel. The packaging is so sleek that it looked like I was opening up an ipad! Inside the box came, the facial cleansing brush, a usb lead charger (no plug) and a sparkly pink bag to store it in. I have to say, I was really impressed and definitely excited to give it a try.
The brush is made of medical grade silicone which is gentle enough for all skin types and has inherent antibacterial and antifungal properties. It’s light pink in colour and very light weight to hold. Aesthetically I love it and it turns out that it’s pretty good practically too.
Once it’s charged, the LED light will illuminate and flash to show power and that it’s ready to go. There are three buttons on the front. The button in the centre is to turn it on and off and the two up/down buttons on either side adjust the intensity.
The brush works in 2 cycles. One press of the button will start the main deep cleansing mode, so all you need to do is add some cleanser to your face (I use Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant) and using circular movements lightly press the brush over your face to cleanse.
There’s a brief pause every 15 seconds to remind you to move on to a new area of skin which is handy because I never usually know if I’m going overboard with my scrubbing! There are also 6 speeds to the intensity for you to adjust to your liking using the up and down arrows.
Once you’re done, just rinse and clean your face with warm water. Pressing the power button a second time will activate a deep cleansing mode. For me this was a little too intense so I have just been sticking to the initial setting. Another press of the button in the centre puts the device to sleep (the light will stay on) this gives you time to clean the cleanser from your face before a third press activates the anti ageing mode.
This mode is a slower but deeper massage, and is performed using the back of the device which has harder, broader nodules. Regular use of this around problem areas of the face and neck is said to gradually improve the appearance of fine lines by plumping the skin. I love that the SENSSE cleansing brush has a safety cut out of 3 minutes of inactivity because I’m that person who leaves things switched on (thanks fish brain memory!) and then when I need to use it again, the battery has run out!
When I first took the brush out of the box I had a quick try on my hand and if I’m completely honest, I was sceptical. It just felt like it was vibrating on my hand and I couldn’t see how it would be doing much deep cleaning. Still, I gave it a go and by the time I was done, my goodness, my face was squeaky clean. The clogged pores on the side of my nose had gone and I loved the feel of my skin. I’ve been using the brush every day and already I can’t see myself without it!
For me, the biggest selling point of the Sensse silicone Facial Brush is that it is SO convenient. The brand has literally thought of everything that a consumer would need. I love that it is waterproof so I can even take it into the shower with me without having to worry about chopping and changing rooms – my shower is downstairs and bathroom upstairs!
What about keeping it clean? Well since it’s waterproof, it’s really not hard at all to keep clean. All you need to do is run it under warm water when you’re done cleansing.
In just a couple of weeks, I’ve noticed such a difference in my skin. I’m finding that it actually looks cleaner (who knew that was even possible!) The texture, particularly on my forehead has also improved dramatically. I’m definitely going to be keeping the SENSSE Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush as a regular skin care tool and recommending it to everyone I know!
The facial cleansing brush is priced at £90 but it’s currently on promotion on Amazon for £49.99. There’s no additional costs or any other add on’s that you need to buy as it’s all supplied. If I’ve convinced you but you’re still unsure about the price then you’re in luck, because I’m giving one away!
SENSSE’s Giveaway ends on 20th July and the winner will be contacted directly by the brand. Good Luck!!
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