Finally, a chance to see for myself how these electronic cleansing brushes everyone has been raving about since forever, really work. Now you know how I feel about spending money on a cleansing brush, especially when I’ve been banging on about the *aherm* manually operated Body Shop Facial Brush at a mere £4.00 – Cleansing? Meh, but great at removing face mask residue and getting into all the nooks and crannies.
So, when an opportunity arose to trial one of these ‘super duper’ brushes, then of course, I had to take it. I read up on Magnitone’s Lucid Cleansing and Exfoliating Brush and I think it’s aimed towards the younger/normal skin market. My skin can be really sensitive and my rosacea flares up and down like a yo-yo, so I didn’t want anything too frisky, which is why I’m reviewing the Magnitone Pulsar.
There’s quite a lot to this brush, which you can read about in-depth on Magnitone’s official website. I don’t want to make this post too wordy or you’ll lose interest – I don’t like wading through lots of text either, so I’ll just point out the important bits.
Magnitone Pulsar is a face & body brush for daily cleansing that promises to give you significantly softer, smoother & clearer looking skin.
- Deep pore cleansing & exfoliation
- Takes 1 minute, twice a day
- Two brush heads – Face & Body
- 3 weeks usage from full charge
- Light and gentle pressure always
4 Daily Cleansing Modes
- Exfoliate for dry skin removal and use on legs and arms
- Sensitive for delicate or irritated skin
- Deep Cleanse for daily cleansing and superior make-up removal
- PulseLift Massage
As my skin can sometimes be on the delicate side, I bought the Sensitive Replacement Heads from Boots £15.99 (Eek!) The bristles are super soft though.
HOW TO USE
Begin by wetting your face with warm water. Apply your regular daily cleanser to the brush head. Move the brush head to your face and rub the cleanser into your skin. Switch on the Magnitone Pulsar in your chosen skin cleansing mode. Spend 20 seconds on the forehead & T-zone, 10 seconds on each cheek and 10 seconds on your chin.
A FEW (COMMON SENSE REALLY) TIPS
Keep your brush heads scrupulously clean and of course wash after each use. I wet mine, brush over a bar of Simple soap, ‘work’ the bristles, then rinse like crazy in cold water. Leave it bristle side up to air-dry. Wipe over the ‘hand set’ part with a damp cloth.
Buy a new brush head every 8-10 weeks, even if the bristles look fine. This is an extra outlay, for sure, but it’s all to do with bacteria potentially building up in the damp brush environment and you really don’t want anything like that near your face.
I recommend you apply cleanser to your face and not the brush head as directed, as it’ll splatter everywhere when you turn the brush on.
Don’t go over the suggested usage time which is 1 minute for the face. Even though this is the ‘gentler’ version, it still runs at 15,000 rotation-oscillations per minute, you don’t want to strip your face of natural oils.
I must admit, the first time I used it, after my normal cream cleanser/cloth/toner routine, I was a bit shocked at the amount of foundation that came off on the brush after my so-called ‘thorough’ cleansing. It definitely works on that level.
Magnitone confidently claim that you should be able to start to see the following 10 benefits within 7 days:
- More effective deep cleansing and removal of impurities
- Can help increase collagen level in skin
- Softer, smoother and clearer looking skin tone
- Firmer, tighter feeling skin texture
- Can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Noticeable increase in blood circulation to the skin
- Helps reduce appearance of visible pores
- Gentle exfoliation of dry skin for silkier arms and legs
- Helps reduce razor rash and irritation after hair removal
- Enhanced moisture and nutrient absorption of your regular skin products (SPF, self-tan, moisturisers)
Although, it’s going to take me a little longer, as I’m only going to use the Pulsar a couple of times of week to begin with. I like to take my time with trials, so that I end up with an in-depth review. I want to write what *I’d* like to read.
The Pulsar is now (18/7/14) on promotion, with Look Fantastic offering the best deal at £84.99 Check out these reviews!
Boots aren’t far behind with a price of £86.65 Handy if you want to spend/earn points.
Official Magnitone Website