Tuesday, 26 February 2013

No. 7 Cleansing Brush

I've always been intrigued by the Clarisonic cleansing brushes, so when No. 7 at Boots released this much cheaper version I was very keen to pick it up. I can't justify paying £100ish for something I'm not sure will suit my skin - No. 7's version was a much less risky alternative.

This is an electronic cleansing brush, with two speed settings. The slower speed setting is designed for those with more sensitive skin, whereas the faster setting is for those with more oily skin. I personally have been using the slower speed as I feel the faster setting can be a little bit too harsh on my face (and cleanser gets sprayed all around the bathroom...). The brush is very soft and gently exfoliates while cleaning your skin. No. 7 recommend using their foaming cleanser with the brush to get the best results.

The brush and cleanser combined leave me with very fresh, clean feeling skin. I only use this around once a week, as it's quite an extensive clean. After using the brush and cleanser, I do feel like I need to thoroughly moisturise (you should anyway) but sometimes it can make my skin feel quite tight.

Over all, I think the No 7 brush is great for a harder weekly clean but I wouldn't recommend using it much more than that. I can't directly compare to the Clarisonic version, but for the price, this definitely stands up as a competitor in my eyes. My skin has had no problems after using the brush, I have heard that the Clarisonic can sometimes make people break out.

Have you tried the Clarisonic or the No. 7 brush? What do you think? x

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  1. I've wanted to try the Clarisonic for aaaages! This looks fab might have to give it a go!

    Sophs xx
    The Sopho Diaries

  2. I've got this and it terrifies me, even on the slow speed cleanser goes everywhere hahah! I still like it though but I got one massive spot after using it the second time and I'm guess it's from that that. Hopefully that was all the crap coming out and there's not any more!!! xx

  3. I've been wanting to get the Clarisonic one, but I just can't justify the hefty price tag and am a bit afraid of the breakouts. :D

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  4. Thanks for the review! Sounds scary for my sensitive skin!

  5. Thanks for much for this review! I'm really thinking of getting this! can't quite justify to pay £100 for the clarisonic! love your blog and a brilliant review! X

  6. I've always wanted a Clarisonic and when I saw in boots I wondered if this would be similar. Will definitely be purchasing it next time I go shopping! :)
    Binita xx