Facial cleansing brushes help you find your best skin
Forget the makeup and concentrate on beautiful skin. That might be taking it a little far — we love great makeup — but clear, bright skin is a lovely canvas for your favorite products. Before you worry about finding the right foundation at a cosmetics counter, start building one with a fabulous skin care routine. Facial cleansing brushes can help brighten your skin and make you look more polished — and well-rested.
Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
If you’re looking to try a facial cleansing brush without making a major financial investment, the Olay Pro-X is the brush for you (Ulta, $35). The cleansing brush is designed for exfoliation and deep cleaning, with a brush that rotates at two different speeds. You’ll need to replace the cleansing brush head when the bristles begin to wear (Ulta, $11). Replacement time varies according to use, but generally plan on getting about three months worth of wear out of each brush. Though the brush rotates instead of using the sonic motion of some of the more expensive brushes, the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System consistently gets rave reviews, much like brushes that cost more than twice as much.
Proactiv Deep Cleaning Brush
Designed to work with the rest of their skin care system, the Proactiv Deep Cleaning Brush is available as a gift with your Proactiv+ 3-step system (Proactiv.com, gift with subscription). If you are already a Proactiv+ user, this is a great brush to try, because you can add it to your next purchase without any financial risk at all. The brush is sonic, meaning it vibrates in small movements. If you aren’t a Proactiv+ user, you might want to try another brush, because the purchasing options are targeted toward people also buying the skin care line.
Clinique fans will love the Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush designed to be used with Clinique’s classic three-step cleansing routine (Clinique, $90). Used with face wash, the brush removes makeup and cleanses and exfoliates skin to make the other skin care products penetrate deeper and work better. The waterproof case makes it easy to use in the shower, and even if you don’t use Clinique skin care, the cleansing brush offers benefits. The angled tip makes it easy to reach the area around your nose, a huge plus if you’re one of the (many) people who notice most of their skin issues occur in the T-zone.
Clarisonic Facial Sonic Cleansing Brushes
Conversation about facial cleansing brushes always comes back to the options from Clarisonic. From the Mia™ Skin Cleansing System to the larger, more complete systems, Clarisonic is a highly-rated, dependable cleansing brush (Sephora, $99). The Clarisonic is a sonic brush that moves back and forth more than 300 times per second, cleaning skin and pores much better than manually washing your face. The timer lets you know when you’ve completed cleaning, and you can customize your brush choice — including a brush for sensitive skin. Waterproof and available in a variety of colors, the Clarisonic aims to make it possible for anyone to get cleaner, healthier, younger looking skin.
FOREO LUNA™ Facial Brush
FOREO knows not everyone is going to remember to change their cleansing brushes on schedule, and the LUNA Facial Brush doesn’t need changing (Sephora, $200). The phthalate-free brush uses body-safe silicone and T-sonic pulsations to deeply cleanse skin. Lower-frequency pulsations help reduce the signs of aging, and the unique shape of the facial brush fits comfortably into your hand — and the hard to reach areas on your face, like the sides of your nose. The brush holds a charge for a significant period of time, which is great if you don’t want to worry about an additional charger while traveling.