I have to say, this is a product that I have been struggling to not talk about for quite some time now! I brought this at the start of January in the after Christmas sales on LookFantastic following months of deliberation. I finally bit the bullet after reading a post by Robyn over at Hey There Robyn which helped me get to the conclusion that it definitely sounded like the skincare product my routine was missing. This of course means that it has now had 3 months of daily use to make sure it was thoroughly tested before giving you all my verdict…
For a quick rundown, jump to my bottom line section at the end, I know I can ramble, but I enjoy it so it stays.
This arrived in a fairly sizeable white box with a sleeve showing the product and product details (this got damaged when I removed it so I threw it away back in January). The box itself is fairly minimal being white with pink geometric patterns on the front and sides with the brand name in the middle of the front. On the back are more details about the product such as it being 100% waterproof and Vibra-Sonic Gentle Deep-Pore Cleansing.
Opening the box, a plastic cover holds in place the cleansing brush, magnetic charger piece, USB-ended charger cable and underneath the carboard holding these, are the instructions, a warranty card and a neon pink plastic storage/travel bag. The travel bag has been very useful for me as I work away a lot of weekends and also travel to visit my boyfriend regularly. This bag means that I have somewhere to store the cleansing brush while wet, meaning it isn’t going to drip on or soak other items in my bag. I usually put my wet muslin face cloth in here too when packing to travel home. The real benefit of this is the solid, wipeable plastic as it’s easy to clean and remove/dry any water that leaks inside it.
When you first receive the Magnitone cleanser, you need to charge it up to full capacity. I did this overnight and started using it the following evening. So far, in 3 and a half months of use once a day, this is the only time I have put it on charge. I find this absolutely astonishing, especially compared to my electric toothbrush which lasts about 10 uses before it needs to be charged again. Further to this, the nature of the charging method makes it very easy to take on the go in case it does run out as the little magnetic piece and cable are so small they fit into the travel case with the brush. My only issue with the charging method is that a wall plug to USB adaptor isn’t provided. Although this isn’t a massive problem with most people owning either a phone with one of these or a laptop to plug into, it can still be more inconvenient at times, particularly when multiple items need charging and you only have one adaptor. These can at least be purchased cheaply from amazon as I did to make sure I would always have a spare.
One of the main reasons I chose the Magnitone Barefaced cleansing brush over some cheaper alternatives I had considered was that it is 100% waterproof meaning I can use it in the shower if I need to be extra quick instead of running a separate bowl of water and going through my cleansing process before showering. I have done this several times now (usually when I’m not wearing make-up as I prefer to be in front of a mirror for make-up removal) and not had any problems with it.
The magnitone brush also has two settings, the standard vibration (press the button once) or the pulsing vibration (press twice). The second setting is for a deeper, more thorough exfoliating cleanse so I personally use this once a week and keep to the standard setting for the rest of the time.
The set comes with one brush head (no replacements which would have been nice) which is the standard Active Clean brush head, however, there are many different options when it comes to replacing it, meaning that it is very versatile for all skin types. Being someone with eczema prone skin, I expected the standard head to be too rough for me and almost purchased the Sensitive brush head before I had even tried the original. I am glad I didn’t do this because, so far I haven’t had any issues with it and I would actually be worried that the sensitive brush isn’t enough for my more blemish prone areas.
Since using this, I do still get a few breakouts, but they are nowhere near as frequent or long-lasting as they used to be and the dark patches left are also fading much quicker. I would certainly say that I try to avoid making too many changes in my skincare regime at once and for this reason it wasn’t until the end of march that I started to make changes again, once I had fully come to grips with what my skin needed after the addition of this (which isn’t a lot to be fair). The longer I use this, the better my skin seems to be in terms of quantity and duration of breakouts and my skin is the best it has been for a couple of years now, something which I am incredibly excited to be able to say! Below are some photos of my skin completely bare (except for a glossy lip balm). I definitely need to mention however, that the recommended use of this is twice a day, but for the moment, I prefer to use this once as it is exfoliating and I don’t feel like I need to exfoliate that frequently, however others with oilier skin types may prefer to use it more often.
With how careful I am to only make one change at a time, I can definitely say that this cleansing brush is the reason for the major improvements in my skin and for this reason I would 100% recommend it. I have the Magnitone Barefaced Cleansing Brush in the shade baby pink, however if this colour isn’t your thing there are others such as yellow, blue or gold available and now also some limited edition print patterns exclusive for QVC beauty day, so check those out I you want something a bit different!
When I purchase my next set of replacement brush heads, I intend to keep the current one to use on my body as one of my biggest concerns (other than eczema) for my chest, back and shoulders are the breakouts I get which seem to be worse and more frequent than my face and has been for a long time. I should have probably invested in the Magnitone The Full Monty brush so I could use it everywhere, however, this was a lot more expensive at the time and I wasn’t sure if it would be worth the price it is. Now I know it definitely would have been!
The Bottom Line
With my skin now looking the best it has in years and any new breakouts being less frequent and not as long-lasting, I would definitely give this a 10/10. This is great even for my sensitive eczema-prone skin so will be great for all skin types and with it regularly being on offer in places like Boots or LookFantastic for £50 instead of £70, it is well worth the investment. If you are on the fence like I was, I highly recommend you give it a go and let me know what you think!
Have you used this cleansing brush or perhaps one similar? Let me know your thoughts in the comments as I would love to hear them!
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Thanks for reading,
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