Sunday, 10 February 2013

No7 Cleansing Brush

Skincare is something I am always battling with, and I think as a young woman, I will for some time to come. Let's start with my skin type. I have oily/combination skin. Meaning, I also have to battle with settling on a balance, to keep my skin as 'normal' as possible. I tend to have moisturised skin through the night, but by morning, it's dry. Throughout the day time, by skin becomes oily and by late afternoon, I can't wait to strip my face of make up! This is where my new and current skincare comes into play. It's not anything grand or too different, just a new tool in conjunction with a product, I used to use on it's own.
Around Christmas time, I very luckily won the No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush. I have always wanted to try a Clarisonic Mia, which retails at £120. or even the Sigma Cleansing Polishing Tool, which retails at £34.95. version, but my funds unfortunately don't stretch that far, for something I deemed as not a necessity. Finally being able to try a Cleansing Brush, which retails at £15.00 (current introductory price. Was £24.95), I thought I would share my views.
The Cleansing Brush offers two speed settings. I personally use the faster of the two, because I do like the feeling of a deeper clean, and my skin can handle the abrasiveness. However, if you do havs sensitive skin, I would recommend using the slower setting daily and the faster setting once or twice a week.
The rotating brush head contains alot of gentle bristles. Unlike the Clarisonic or Sigma (I don't own either), the rotating head isn't able to be removed or exchanged for a different density of bristled head. I haven't felt this to be an issue, though.

The tool also comes with batteries,  which saves you a trip to Argos! They fit snuggly in the back of the device, which are covered by a tight backing and closing switch, to prevent any water leaking through. I believe this tool is also not water proof. I do use mine in the bath, with wet hands. I also run water amongst the bristles, to clean them after use. This hasn't affected the use of the tool in anyway. 
I use this Cleansing Brush with my No7 Foaming Cleanser. This is a product I already owned and previously used on it's own. No7 recommend you use this product or the No7 Melting Gel Cleanser, but of course, you can use whatever you like! To use, I massage two pumps of the Foaming Cleanser into my skin. I then turn on the brush to the highest speed, dip into water to wet the bristles and gently guide the brush around my face, also using circular motions  Once I am done, I rinse the brush head and rinse my face. After a few tries of using this, I have become more confident of how thorough I use it.
Ultimately, I think this is a great tool to have. Quickly deep cleans, thoroughly removing last traces of make up and grime, but is this something that can also be portayed as.a glorified Muslin Cloth? Yes. This device essentially saves you the work of having to massage your face for a good five minutes, whilst the speedy rotation brush does the work for you in no time. Having said that, for the price of £15 (currently), if it is within your budget, it's also a little lifesaver. It's not something you NEED, but it efficiently cleans your face in double time, with minimal effort.

Have you tried the No7 Cleansing Brush?




  1. This does sound great, can you get replacement heads for them once it wears out like you can for the Clarisonic? :)

    Jess xo

    1. That is one of the only cons to this cleansing brush! You unfortunately can't purchase a replacement head. Although my brush is still as good as new! :)


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