Does This Thing Really Work: Facial Cleansing Brush


A friend of mine asked me a couple of weeks ago what I thought about face cleansing brushes. (Hi BB!) I have had mine for a couple of years now, and I use it once or twice a week whenever I do my deep exfoliating cleansing routine. I really really like it but I’ve never used it consecutively.

When I read online that some folks use their face cleansing brushes everyday, and my friend mentioned that she intended to use a facial brush as part of her daily facial routine, I became curious so I decided to take on a 7-day facial cleansing brush challenge.

I was a little hesitant at first because I was concerned that using the face cleansing brush everyday would make my normal to oily skin dry and brittle but for the sake of testing products and debunking myths, I decided to take the plunge. Obviously, I am my friends’ beauty guinea pig. LOL!

On the first day, my face felt really good – it felt clean like it always does when I used to use it before. Second and third day, my skin felt smoother, and by the fourth day, I noticed that my skin was glowing, and my whiteheads and blackheads have diminished. On the fifth day, I wore a ton of make up – face, eyes, the works – and I used the brush to remove my make up. The brush, along with my usual facial wash, did wonders! it got every little bit of gunk that was on my face, even my waterproof mascara and my full on brows. I followed it up with a make up remover wipe and the wipe was clean – meaning the brush removed EVERYTHING!  Day six, I used the brush twice – I used it with the St. Ives Apricot Scrub in the morning and at night, I used my usual Neutrogena facial wash and my skin felt a little tingly but nothing too uncomfortable.On the 7th day, I noticed that my blemishes and acne marks lightened. I just make sure I apply moisturizer after to make sue my skin does not dry out.

I’ve obviously fallen in love all over again with my Avon Wellness facial cleansing brush. I am so happy that I got two of these when I saw it on the Avon brochure and I hope they bring it back because it is amaze-balls! I love that it allows me to use whatever facial wash I want to use – whether its a face wash or a face scrub. It was very inexpensive too, for all that it does it was definitely a steal!

Price-wise, I am not the best person to comment as I got this many many years ago – i think 6 years ago – for less than Php300.00 (less than $8.00). That was quite a steal I think as the cheapest one I’ve seen is the Olay Regenerist one for Php1300.00 (around $35.00). I haven’t tried the Olay one yet but I plan to and if it does amazing things like this Avon Wellness one, then it would be a perfect alternative. I’ll let you guys know how that pans out.

The Avon Wellness brush requires 2 AA batteries, so I got rechargeable batteries, that way I don’t have to buy 2AA batteries all the time. The brush doesn’t eat up too much energy, I think, because I charged my batteries before I started the 7-day challenge and worked perfectly throughout the 7-days. In fact, I am still using it up to now (10 days after) without having to recharge.

If you find that the prices of these electric facial cleansing brushes are too exorbitant for you, an alternative are these facial brushes that I found in the SM Department Store and Landmark Department Store. The white one cost PHP90.00 (approx $2.50) and the blue one cost PHP40.00 (approx $1). They may not work as well as the electric ones but definitely better than just using your hands.

I am going to look into other alternatives but as far as I am concerned, yes these electric facial brushes do work amazingly well. Just make sure you complete your usual facial routine – use toner if you normally use toner, and of course apply moisturizer.

So there you go! Do you have this or any other facial cleansing brushes? Do you use it everyday? How has your experience been?

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  1. BB

    July 17, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Great review! Thanks for remembering me and giving useful info! 🙂

    1. Niña

      July 18, 2014 at 3:44 AM

      No problemo, BB! 🙂 Always happy to help you with your beauty questions!

  2. Gen-zel

    July 19, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Whooaaa I want! I bought the olay pro x but like you, I only use it once a week, i’m gonna donthis soon! 🙂 btw, does avon sell replacement for the brush head?

    1. Niña

      July 19, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      They dont unfortunately 🙁 i need na nga to replace mine so i’ll check if the olay one fits hehe! Oh and i saw sa suesh they are selling their version of the facial brush din 🙂 madaming kasama na ibang heads. Oh and dont forget your moisturizer after 🙂

  3. Donna Borromeo

    August 6, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Moisturizer! I forgot. Haha I was able to find a manual brush at Bodyshop (Php195) It was my first time and I was rough the first few strokes. I focused on my nose. Felt clean but dry (Haven’t had time for a facial in a really long while) I used Liquid Neutrogena. 😀 I use the face loofa on a regular basis so what I’ll do is keep using this brush once a day and then let you know how it goes.

    1. Niña

      August 7, 2014 at 12:08 AM

      Yes, moisturizer is key so your skin wouldn’t feel dry and rough! 🙂 Let me know how it goes!

  4. Jay

    September 6, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    i saw the olay regenerist brush and felt giddy excited about it.. but it is too expensive i guess. do u think it is worth the buy? i am fan of olay, as you know my skin during HS days was a total yuck haha!
    i also like all their facial cream care but my pocket is tight lol!
    what do u recommend, buy or not? haha!

    1. Niña

      September 8, 2014 at 11:09 PM

      Hi Jay! If you find the Olay Regenerist brush too expensive, I found a cheaper alternative at SUESH. They have a facial cleansing brush for only 550, multiple brush heads. 🙂 It actually looks a lot like the one on this post, except that its pink and white. 🙂

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