I was super lucky to be challenged by the lovely team at Magnitone London to use the BareFaced Cleansing Brush for 30 days straight and share my experience. I was delighted to take part in this challenge because Magnitone brushes have been on my radar for a super long time and I was pleased to be kindly gifted with the Magnitone BareFaced Cleansing Brush in Aqua*. If you would like to know more about my initial thoughts when I first received the brush, hop on over here to this post. I thought it would be useful to share my full experience after using the brush for almost two months.
What does the Magnitone BareFaced Cleansing Brush do?
The Magnitone Barefaced Brush is he Magnitone BareFaced Cleansing brush uses their trademarked Vibra Sonic technology to deliver results. The Vibra Sonic technology is essentially a combination of sonic oscillations and electromagnetic vibrations which is equal to a skin workout (for the face). It works by cleansing deep into the skin via the pores to remove impurities that may have accumulated on the skin. It promises to boost circulation and provide healthy skin benefits consistently. You can read my previous review for more details about the history of the brand and the technology they use.
How did I use the Magnitone BareFaced Cleansing Brush?
I used the Magnitone BareFaced Brush for approximately 7 weeks (6 weeks non-stop and a gap when I travelled and then one week). I used it every morning and night with a choice of cleansers because I wanted to see how it works with different cleanses. I am happy to report that it works amazing with all cleansers regardless of their formula. I used it with my La Roche Posay Effaclar Cleansing Gel*, Trilogy Rosehip Cleansing Gel*, Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser, Dudu Osun Soap, etc. Each time it delivered super clean results but I think I enjoyed using it best with cleansing gels. It just glided across my face super easily compared to when I used it with a foaming cleanser. My routine is as follows: I wet or dampen my face, massage my cleansers across my face with my fingers, wet the brush under the tap, then I ensure I tap off any excess water from the brush (to prevent any splattering) and use it across my face. Some people apply the cleanser to the brush btu I prefer to apply to my face instead.
Did I experience any breakouts?
I think one of the reasons people avoid using cleansing brushes or devices is because they are scared of experiencing breakouts and with good reason. I have used other cleansing devices without any breakouts and I did not experience any as a result of using the Magnitone BareFaced Cleansing Brush. I know some people experience the purging phase but I did not experience that as well because I was already using other devices prior to using the Magnitone. I think it all depends on your skin type but I don’t think it should deter you from using the brush unless they are very serious. I did experience some mild breakouts in my 3rd to 4th week but it was hormonal and also due to me consuming cheese and I know this because they disappeared when the period arrived and I ditched the cheese.
What was my experience?
I have to say I was super impressed with using the Magnitone BareFaced Cleansing Brush and I still use it even after the challenge. It gives my skin a deep cleanse which I love especially in the evenings after a day out or after work. I wear makeup quite a few times in a week so knowing every single bit would be removed with using my Magnitone brush made me really delighted. I always use a makeup remover first for a first cleanse then dive in with a cleanser and my Magnitone Cleansing Brush for my second cleanser. A double cleanse is a must for good skin especially if you are out and about or you wear makeup. I think people avoid wearing makeup because it is sometimes difficult to remove it but I find that using a cleansing brush such as the Magnitone one makes it a breeze.
What were my results?
My skin felt super clean, soft and smooth and that means a lot to me because I have previously suffered from acne and my skin looked pretty rough. I also have to mention that I went makeup free quite a few times during the challenge and I know the results I got (in addition to other skincare products I am trialling) were responsible for my new found confidence. I would highly recommend the Magnitone Brush to anyone who wants super clean, soft and smooth skin. I also found that my skincare products appeared to work better because my pores were clean and hence they could penetrate and work better. You can purchase the Magnitone Brush from various retailers including the Magnitone London website . It retails for £70.
What did I love best about the brush?
Apart from all the reasons stated above, I loved the fact that I actually have not had to charge my Magnitone Brush since the first charge. I have used it for 7 weeks and I only had to charge it the first day I received it. I am really impressed by this feature because I thought I would need to charge it a whole lot more frequently than this. So, if you were concerned about having to charge it, be rest assured that the battery life really lasts a good while provided you charge it to the fullest the first time you get it. Incidentally, this morning while using it, I noticed the red light which indicates that it may need a charge pretty soon. I am guessing the battery life can last for as long as 8 weeks if you use it day and night. I am also assuming it will last longer if you use it once a day or a few times a week. I am very, very impressed by this feature.
What didn't I like or work well for me?
The only thing I did not like about the Magnitone BareFaced Brush is the design of the charger. I know this is quite a petty thing to dislike but I will explain why. The charger has a magnetic head which slips on to the handle of the brush to get charged. I would have preferred if it had a regular USB slot (on both ends) for charging. I feel like it could easily shift and it would no longer charge . Also, if you ever forget the charger, I can imagine it will be difficult to find a good alternative as a result of the design. You can see it is a petty thing to dislike but those are just my thoughts. When I charged it, it felt quite secure as the magnetic attachment is a strong one so I guess the chances of it moving while charging is very minimal
Would I keep using the Magnitone Brush?
Absolutely!! I have totally incorporated it into my routine and I don’t see myself not using it. As I also have other beauty devices, I think I would use it mainly in the evenings. I love the fact that it gives my skin a really deep cleanse and I enjoy using it so much. It’s a real gem and I am so grateful I had a chance to try it out.
Would I recommend?
A big fat YES!! I would totally recommend it to anyone who wants visible results in the texture and appearance of their skin. It does not matter whether you wear makeup or not because you will enjoy the beautiful cleanse it provides. If you have sensitive skin, there is an option of buying the sensitive brush head which I believe is gentler. The one I have is the regular one and it does not feel abrasive or rough on my skin. I would not say it is super soft but I like it that way because it works well for my combination-oily skin. Also, you need to be aware that the brush heads need to be changed every 3 months so it is an added expense. However, you do get a £5 voucher with your first purchase which is very handy. They also run competitions every month where a winner is chosen to receive a year's worth of brush head supply. You can find out more about this competition here.
What can I say? I have absolutely enjoyed using it and I did indeed see very visible results even from the 1st day of using it. I am glad I did not have to wait a long time to see results. The early results I got enabled me use it consistently during the challenge period and even beyond. I was not the only one who noticed results on my skin as friends and family noticed as well and seriously, that made me very happy. I am totally loving the texture of my skin and skin seems to have an innate glow. I still use it because it’s now become a staple in my skincare routine and I am still seeing good results. That’s pretty much my update and I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you tried the Magnitone BareFaced Cleansing Brush?
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