Suitable for even sensitive skin, it claims to help to 'purify' pores (i.e. lifting any residue that may be lingering in them and causing spots,) reducing the occurrence of blackheads and breakouts. It also claims to allow skin to better absorb nutrients and moisture from other products used after, including moisturisers, as the surface is left clear and ready to soak up any goodness. It's waterproof and therefore can be used in the shower, making it easy to integrate into a morning routine; I've been using this about twice a week just to aid the performance of my face cleanser and in the place of a traditional exfoliator. My skin does feel a little cleaner and fresher after use, but as I don't tend to suffer from breakouts it's hard for me to comment on whether it's making a difference to blemishes or pimples.
Magnitone have made the design incredibly simple, ensuring it's easy to use and doesn't require an engineering degree to operate it. You simply turn it on and you're away; it even bleeps intermittently to ensure you're not over-using it and keep cleansing to around a minute or two. It's simple to charge and contains a magnetic attachment which allows you to charge it on the go or when abroad, ensuring it can help cleanse skin wherever and whenever you are. Although these gadgets are by no means essential, if you're struggling with your cleansing routine and need a little helping hand to lift dirt and grime, then Magnitone provide a much more affordable option. They're available in a multitude of colours too, being perfect for teens and adults alike that want to address skincare concerns - although it's worth noting they shouldn't be used on open spots or inflamed areas as it could become incredibly uncomfortable!
So, can facial brushes really aid a cleansing routine? They certainly replace the need for exfoliators and aid the performance of cleansers, leaving your complexion feeling fresh and smooth. They're a great addiiton to any routine and can help to lift impurities and tackle blemishes, but they should be used with caution. Overuse will only cause more problems than this can solve, leaving skin feeling a little sore and irritated, but when used occasionally they could certainly help. At £49.99, the Magnitone Lucid Facial Brush isn't an impulse purchase, but it could be one worth considering and trying for yourself. What do you think of cleansing brushes?
The Magnitone Lucid Facial Brush is available online priced £49.99.