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Updated: Aug 29, 2019

One of the newest innovations in the beauty realm has been cleansing brushes, and it’s slowly taking the beauty community by storm. Influencers and beauty gurus alike are repping the benefits cleansing products can bring to the skin when used. But is all the hype really worth it? Or are cleansing brushes just another passing fad? We got you covered ⁠— from the pros and cons, we’ll give you the lowdown on cleansing brushes.

What it is…

Cleansing brushes are just as what the name suggests, they are brushes to make your cleansing routine easier and more beneficial. The devices themselves typically have a battery-operated motor which rotates the brush either in circular or back and forth motions.

Cleansing brushes work to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin to get rid of deep-seated dirt and promote cell turnover for brighter and softer skin.

How to use

Cleansing brushes are pretty straightforward to use, just turn them on and press it gently to your face. Some products even come with levels according to your tastes or your skin condition. But in case you want a clear visual of what to do here it is:

Why it’s a staple

  • Offers a deeper, more thorough cleanse than just using your fingers.

  • It speeds up skin cell turnover.

  • It tightens the skin and shrinks the appearance of pores over time.

  • Stimulates the surface of the face making it appear brighter.

  • Detoxes the skin as it promotes better circulation in the lymphatic system.

  • Preps the skin for your skincare routine.

Some important reminders

  • Ease into it - This product much like any other products can take time for it to work. Skin experts recommend people use it once or twice a week and take it from there. It’s also important to note that cleansing brushes do exfoliate the skin just a little so take care to not overuse it.

  • Sensitive skin types be aware…. - We understand that most sensitive skin types might be a little hesitant to give cleansing brushes a try but they don't have to be. Most cleansing brushes come with sensitive type-friendly silicone brushes which is way more gentler than regular brush heads. Some devices may even be adjusted according to your skin type.

  • Hygiene - This comes as no surprise but cleansing brushes need to be cleaned regularly. As in for every use in order to prevent acne-causing bacteria. For squeaky clean brushes, wash with unscented liquid soap, rinse under warm water and leave to dry completely.

  • Price - Cleansing brushes come with a pretty hefty price tag raging in the thousands. But if something makes your routine easier and way more efficient and if the results speak for themselves then why not? It’ll be a great beauty investment in the long run.

We Recommend…

Iconique’s Iconibrush is a powerful device that uses micro-seismic technology to clean clogged pores without the use of abrasives or chemicals. When used in conjunction with skin care products, the device aids in the absorption of skincare products, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and improvement of the skin tone. Find more about the product here.

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