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Do you use a Face Brush?

I was in Sephora the other day and saw a sign that said — “96% of Women Experience Smoother, Healthier Looking Skin”.  The sign was in the Face Brush section.  I use a face brush and know the positive results.  With so many choices on the market,  I thought I’d share some information about them.

First, the basics — Many people think we cleanse our face to remove the dirt and makeup from the day and the oils accumulated overnight.  This is only partly true, because you also cleanse to prepare your skin for the next step in your skin care routine.  The cleaner your face, the better your skin will absorb the moisturizer, anti-aging cream, wrinkle filler, dark spot reducer, acne treatment, etc. that you apply after cleansing.  So, if you aren’t getting good results with your products, it may be because your skin isn’t absorbing the product at the level needed to make an impact.

Now, let’s look at a few brands…

Clarisonic® is the most popular brand.  They have several brushes on the market, range from $129 to $339 and usually come with one brush head.  Their brushes are rechargeable and replacement brush heads range from $27 t0 $35 each.  When purchased from the company, you have a 2 year warranty.

Note:  For best results, you should replace your brush head ever 3 months, just like your toothbrush.

Next, is Mary Kay’s Skinvigorate™ Cleansing Brush.  Priced at $50, the brush comes with 2 brushes and the 2 AA batteries needed to power the brush.  A pack of  2 replacement brush heads cost $15.   There is a Satisfaction Guarantee on all Mary Kay products when purchased from a Mary Kay representative.  Contact your representative for a full refund or replacement if you are not satisfied at any point.

Finally, the Lavo Brush had great reviews from other bloggers and is the cheapest product I’ve found.  On Amazon, it sells for less than $30 and come with 2 brushes.  Batteries are not included.  A set of 2 replacement brushes are $12.99 on Amazon.  The brush come with at 90 day warranty.

There are many other brands on the market, as a simple Google search will reveal.  Whichever brush you choose, I hope you choose!  As you contemplate, think about the following:

  1. Is waterproof a requirement?  If you don’t plan to use the brush in the tub or shower, being completely waterproof is a feature not worth paying for.
  2. What is the warranty?  If you aren’t satisfied or the product stops working, you want to be able to return it without much hassle.
  3. What are the cost of replacement brushes?  Just like a printer, the ink could cost more than a new printer after a few replacements.

Do you use a face brush?  If so, which one and how do you like it?





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