5 cleansing brushes that are totally worth the hype
It’s time to step up your cleansing game
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / May 03 2019
When it comes to cleansing, sometimes using your fingertips or a wash cloth just ain’t going to cut it. If your skin is forever looking congested, dull and anything but glowy, you may need to step up your routine – and a cleansing brush could be the answer.
While they’ve been getting around for quite some time now, these babies are still trending in the world of skin care – and for good reason. Facial cleansing brushes offer a deeper cleanse and exfoliation for a smoother, glowing complexion.
For those of you who aren’t facial brush devotees (yet), here’s why they’re so good. Cleansing brushes are a more powerful and effective way of removing stubborn makeup, dirt and grime that builds up on your skin throughout the day. The bristles penetrate further into the surface of your skin and not only work to slough off dead skin cells, but can also help to unclog pores and clear up congested skin in the process.
Good to know: While cleansing brushes can work wonders on some skin types (such as oily and acne-prone skin), it’s worth noting that this tool may not be suitable for sensitive skin types and dry skin.
Keen to give it a whirl? There are a lot of different cleansing brushes out there, so here are five of the best facial cleansing brushes that won’t disappoint. Trust us, once you add one to your routine, you won’t know how you lived without it!
Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skincare Cleansing System
If you’re familiar with facial cleansing brushes, chances are you’ve heard of the Clarisonic cleansing brush. Mia 2 is an extension of Clarisonic’s popular Mia family, and uses a frequency of over 300 sonic pulsations per second to get rid of dirt and impurities, while also boosting circulation and prepping the complexion for those serums and moisturisers. It features two speeds and a one-minute timer to guide your cleansing routine.
FOREO LUNA Fofo
A step up from the FOREO Luna Mini, this innovative little silicone brush does SO much more than cleanse your skin – and has been hailed as a serious game-changer in the beauty industry. Powered by artificial intelligence, this face brush uses advanced sensors to measure everything from how hydrated your skin is to your actual skin type. A sophisticated algorithm then processes this feedback via the FOREO app to customise the LUNA Fofo’s frequency, intensity and duration of pulsations on the skin while you cleanse. Say hello to your own personal advanced cleansing system. Insane, right?
Manicare Sonic Mini Facial Cleanser
Similar to the Clarisonic, Manicare’s cleansing brush uses sonic cleansing to clean impurities deep within your pores, will being amazingly cute, compact and quiet. You can choose between three different heads – a sensitive brush with soft bristles, an exfoliating brush for a deeper clean, and a massage brush to help stimulate circulation and absorption of skin care products. It's also completely water-resistant, so you can use it in the shower.
Philips VisaPure Facial Cleansing Brush
Set to make your skin care routine a whole lot easier, the Philips VisaPure Facial Cleansing Brush’s sleek, minimal design will also serve as some serous eye candy for your bathroom cabinet. This cleansing device incorporates both rotating and vibrating motions for a thorough cleanse, allowing you to adjust speed settings between a ‘gentle cleanse’ and a 'deep cleanse’. It also features an ‘intelligent skinzone timer’ that lets you know when to move to the next section of your face. Pretty nifty.
Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
If you suffer from blemish-prone or oily skin and are looking for something to get that T-zone area in check, Clinique’s Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush is the guy for you. It uses two different types of bristles for targeted cleansing on different areas of your face. The deep cleansing brush head features an angled green tip at the top of the brush that is designed specifically to tilt deep into the T-zone to reach problem areas where makeup, dirt and oil hang out, making it the perfect choice for combination skin.
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.