Monday, July 21, 2014

Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush Review

Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush Review

Let me introduce you to a new cleansing brush, one that has sold out three times since its launch earlier this year. One that costs a mere £35 and from a brand you may not be all that aware of (I know I wasn't). Ladies and gentlemen I present the Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush.

Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush Review

Yes this will draw comparisons to the Clarisonic but then again what cleansing brush doesn't.
Have I tried a Clarisonic? Nope and to be completely blunt I doubt I will ever fork over the £100+ for something that I will only use when I can be bothered. You see I don't think brushing my face daily is all that beneficial for my skin type, it is a little abrasive for my needs so I do only use such method once a week. A deep cleanse if you will and with a cleansing oil rather than a foaming cleanser to make the whole process a little more kinder and dare I say it indulgent. 

Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush Review

It seems Mark Kay agree with me to some extent as they only recommend using their Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush once a day. The Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush is lightweight - white plastic that looks just as expensive and well made as the machines that cost double. It offers two-speeds but only one type of brush head - small so you can get into all the contours of the face yet soft so it isn't harsh. The idea is that the power brush head gently rotates and massages as it thoroughly cleans skin, removing residue, dirt and make-up in seconds. Mark Kay studies have shown that it removes make-up 85% better than cleansing by hand. I guess to an extent that is true but I recommend cleansing your face before use to remove the bulk of make-up otherwise you are really just spreading old make-up and grime all over your face. I tend to cleanse in quarters (my forehead is one quarter, my cheeks a quarter each and then my chin area) and wash the brush after each section. I will admit that after each use of a cleansing brush I do find that any skin care product absorbs much better and quickly not to mention my make-up always sits a little better, I have a glow to my skin and it is softer due to the exfoliation.

By only using a cleansing brush once a week I also skip that dreaded purge stage which seems to be the main reason many leave such tools well alone! Although marginally cheaper than many cleansing brushes out there I have to say that the Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush is a good as any I have tried. My only gripe if you could call it that is that the brand only offer one type of brush head (a pack of two brush heads only costs £8 which is fantastic). I would like to see an expansion of brush heads - a firmer one and an exfoliating version would be great. Other than that I have no complaints. If you have always wanted to try a cleansing brush but winced at the price I would suggest giving this a go!

Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush £35 via Mary Kay - link

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  1. I LOVE my Mary Kay Skinvigorate brush. I have been told plenty of times that Clarisonic is the best, but I have done my research and Clarisonic is not recommended for sensitive skin. I started using my Skinvigorate in April and I can hardly believe the difference it has made with my skin! My skin is clear and healthy and glows! Great review of this awesome product.

  2. This looks AMAZING! I have been wanting to buy a clarisonic, but to be honest I am not prepared to pay over £100 for one. This seems like a great alternative and am now keen to get hands on one :)
    Good review ♥



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