Tuesday, 25 February 2014

no7 beautiful skin cleansing brush


Let me introduce you to my favourite Christmas present, the No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing brush. Like everyone else, I'd seen the rave reviews of Clarasonic Mias but personally I could never drop £100 on a tool to, essentially, clean my face. This little gem from No7 is available for under £25, a lot more purse friendly in comparison, and has worked wonders on my skin.

I was a bit scared to start using at it first, after hearing about the terrible 'purging' phase causing horrendous break outs and having blemish prone skin already this was my worst nightmare. My skin is also quite sensitive and can be dry, so I was worried that the brush would be too harsh. After my first use though, I was addicted. The difference it made was definitely visible, and as I looked at my skin the following morning I was actually excited to wash my face again that night. The difference it had made to my skin was more than I expected - all my rough areas were completely soft, a lot of my blocked pores were clear and my skin had a glow to it.

Two months on my skin is clearer than it has been in a long time and blackheads are a thing of the past. Simply using this and moisturising each night has left my skin feeling baby soft and actually feeling more hydrated than before. I've still had a few blemishes but I find that the brush helps clear them up slightly quicker than usual and the red marks haven't been as noticeable.

The cleansing tool has 2 speed settings: a gentle one to suit those with sensitive skin, and a quicker, rougher one which I actually prefer to use myself. It's the easiest tool ever to use - simply apply your cleanser of choice to your skin (I'm currently using up my stash of skincare so I'm finishing off this Neutrogena wash and mask), switch it on and take it across your skin in small circular motions. I never remember to stick to beauty regimes or even do regular facemasks, but this sits in my shower and as it only takes 30 seconds or so to use is a step I never skip.

The instructions recommend using it 2-3 times a week, but as my skin has reacted really well and as I haven't had a break out, dry skin or any adverse effects I've been using it more often, but not quite daily, and alternating between the two settings so that I'm not too rough on my skin.

I can't recommend this enough, and with replacement heads coming in at only £8 for two (one will last you a recommended 3-4 months) this is a step in my routine I'll definitely be keeping up!




  1. My mum bought me one of these last year, but I haven't been using it frequently enough to notice any changes... I must work on that, because I've heard that the results at great!
    swallows and skylines.blogspot.co.uk

  2. I'm in the market for some new skincare but I've been very skeptical of the clarasonic-esque products. (One mention of the 'purging' phase sends me running) but I think I just need to man up and give it a try, and with this price it's far less of a risk!

    Bella . BELLAETC

  3. I have this! I got it when it first came out so got it for £15. I'm the same, everyone was getting the Clarisonic and I just thought no way am I spending that much money! However, I did get the Mia 2 for Christmas, and when I first started using it it was really weird because it only vibrates and you have to do the circular motions yourself, kinda felt like it wasn't doing as much as the No.7 one? I do find it quite harsh on the skin though, I always used mine on the first setting x

  4. I've been looking for something similar to this, after reading so many good reviews on the clarisonics at a massive hefty price so I'm with you on that. I'll definitely have to give this a purchase and try it. Thanks for the read and the review :) x

  5. How perfect! I could never spend that silly amount of money on a clarisonic, mainly because I generally have pretty clear skin, but for under £25, this would be a lovely addition to my skincare stash! Thank you for the review xx

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  6. This sounds like a really affordable option, will definitely look more into it :)


  7. I had one of these...and now it's gone missing!...Going to have to get another one as I really liked using it, I think I have enojugh Boots points to buy it too! Wahoo! xx

  8. I saw this whilst shopping in Boots recently and I was so tempted to buy it! I think it will definitely be worth trying for such a good price.

  9. Saw this a while ago and was pondering whether or not to get it, in comparison to the clarisonic its a bargain!

    The Student Blog x