Eek, I’m really excited to finally share this review with you all! After reading lots of hype all across the blogosphere about skincare brushes I decided to take the plunge and buy one. My budget just couldn’t stretch to the presitigious Clarisonic, however I had heard amazing things about the Boots No.7 Beautiful Skin range so went with this.
The purpose of a skincare brush is to deep cleanse the skin. This brush claims to remove more make-up, dirt and oil than manual cleaning alone, and promises soft radiant, healthier looking skin in just 60 seconds. Sounds great! I was eager to give this a try…
The brush itself is battery operated (batteries included), splash proof and comes with the first brush head. The brush head oscillates in a circular motion, unlike the pulse of the Clarasonic, however I haven’t found this to be a problem. The brush has two speed settings, and is solely controlled by the on/off button. As Boots were offering No.7 products 3 for 2, it would be rude not to pick up a couple of extra bits so I also bought a pack of extra brush heads and the No.7 Melting Gel Cleanser.
To use the brush I apply the cleanser to my skin, wet the brush and start cleansing by moving the brush in small circular movements, starting with my cheeks, then the forehead and chin. In total I use the brush daily for between 30-60 seconds. I then rinse my skin with fresh water and a cleansing cloth to remove any traces of product on the skin.
The No.7 Melting Gel Cleanser is a really cool product, it applies like an amber coloured gel, however when mixed with water it transforms into a cleansing milk. It also smells gorgeous and works perfectly with the brush. As all brands like to endorse their own products, No.7 recommends using this cleanser with the brush however to be honest it will work just as well with any good cleanser. I was however told by the lady at No.7 not to use foaming cleansers “unless I want a beard like Father Christmas” – ha! I’m yet to try that one…
I have combination skin, which is a mix of an oily T-zone area and dry patches. I get the odd break out at certain times of the month or if I’ve been over indulging, so I was eager to see what the results would be like. After one or two uses I could already feel my skin was feeling incredibly smooth, the brush doesn’t claim to exfoliate however I have found it keeps the skin so soft. I was surprised at how clean my skin felt and loved the tingly just-massaged feel.
A month down the line and I’ve been using the brush every day, and I use it on the higher setting once or twice a week to give my skin a real deep cleanse and I’m pleased to report I have seen amazing results! I have had clear skin for the whole month so far, a couple of the tiniest blemishes but nothing in comparison to before. My skin visibly looks radiant and have been more confident to try wearing a little less make-up during the week. For work I use a little bit of concealer and a finishing powder – thats it! I have even had a couple of compliments on how clear my skin is looking.
I cannot recommend this product highly enough! It has revoluntionised my skincare routine and given me great results. For just £24.99 it’s so affordable too.
Luckily, Boots have loads of deals on at the moment, No.7 skincare is 3 for 2, and they are also doing their famous £5 off No.7 range vouchers, so for this bundle I should have paid £41.95, but with the 3 for 2 and the voucher I paid! If you are looking into a skin brush grab this NOW from Boots while the deals are on.
Have you tried this skincare range? What is your thoughts to skincare brushes?