Last year I was lucky enough to become a Magnitone Brand Ambassador an try out some of their products. I now use my WipeOut cloths everyday to help remove my makeup (there are no makeup wipes in my house anymore!) and my Barefaced brush is still in my shower for my cleansing needs. When they contacted me about trying the Magnitone Barefaced 2 Brush, well my problem skin practically screamed yes. I’ve had it for a month and half already as I wanted to make sure I gave it a good test before letting you know my thoughts.
The first Barefaced brush had two modes: PulseLift Toning Mode and Vibra-Sonic Gentle deep-pore cleansing mode. The toning mode wasn’t one I used too often, but the cleansing mode was my go to. It would apply my cleanser to the brush head and let the brush do the work. It had a really useful timer also which beeped after 20 seconds, like your electric toothbrush does, so you can move section and not overdo it. My favourite thing about it was the ‘waterproofness’ of it – I could use it in the shower which made life so much easier.
The Barefaced 2 is the older sister of the Barefaced brush, this can be seen in the colour options: pink and rose gold, or white and rose gold. I chose white because it matched my bathroom best. The body of the brush is a lot bigger, suggesting more power and space to house the extra mode, (I do prefer the old design to an extent as it was good for my small hands!) When I go to use this in the shower I do sometimes worry that I’ll drop it as my hands are wet, luckily it is waterproof and comes with a useful stand and so that sits on the shelf in my shower once I’ve finished using it .
The new improved Barefaced brush has 3 modes: Sensitive, Deep Cleanse and PulseLift Toning. Sensitive is the one I usually cleanse my skin on, I have skin that goes red very easily so this is very much an evening cleansing product. The deep cleanse I have only used when doing Halloween makeup as that really gets in deep and gets off everything, if I want to use this mode more often I will need the sensitive brush head. Pulse Lift Toning is a mode I’ve used when my skin is getting super spotty, it’s meant to help ‘supercharge your favourite skincare potions’ which I hoped would mean my skincare if overall more effective.
You can see you get a little stand for you Barefaced 2 brush in the photo, it also holds the second brush head: the Tone It Up silicone brush head. Apparently because it has silicone bristles it stimulates the skin (cue more redness for me) and makes you skincare absorb better. I’ve been using this brush head around once a week and so far it hasn’t disappointed. I’ve found that applying hydrating products after using it, namely The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid serum, has left my skin much less flaky.
I tend to steer clear of the PulseLift toning mode, as at the moment my skin is pretty firm. I know everyone talks about preventative measures but for me, preventing signs of ageing starts with my skin’s dehydration. Feel free to recommend me your favourite face oils because I think I need one!
I don’t use this everyday, I think it would end up doing more harm than good as it is basically an exfoliating treatment and cleansing brush in one. I’ve been using the sensitive mode twice a week and after my skin feels squeaky clean and super smooth. I tend to use it with my second cleanse, which at the moment is Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, I put the gel on the brush and lightly run the brush over my face and it cleans off any excess makeup. On Sunday’s I’ve been using the silicone brush head as part of my pamper routine; I cleanse my skin and then use the brush to hopefully make the skin treats that follow sink in better.
While the Magnitone Barefaced 2 brush is expensive at £90, you can often find it on sale, and it’s on the cheaper side when it comes to cleansing brushes with multiple modes. Personally, I don’t think a cleansing brush is a must, but if you’re finding your current cleansing routine isn’t working for you, why not give one a go!? And if you’ve got sensitive skin they even have a softer brush head you can try! So, if you know a skincare junkie this could be the perfect Christmas gift… just saying…
You can buy the Magnitone Barefaced 2 Brush from the Magnitone website for £90.
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