I've never been one to use electrical "skin care tools" as I've always thought that you get a more thorough, cleaner and satisfied finish when you do it yourself using simple old school products.
And it was the hype over the "Clarasonic" (a sonic skincare system for cleansing) teamed with the fact i can't cleanse my face without looking like I've dipped my elbows in the sink that i thought of purchasing a tool that could help out. I wanted a manual beauty tool that I could pair up with my daily routine to help make it easier, better and give a more deeper cleanse to remove excess makeup.
This is when i stumbled upon a small wooden face brush known as the Botanics Facial Brush hanging among the shelves of Boots. It didn't look much but for £6 I thought why not? I'm so glad i picked this little beauty up!
I teamed it with my Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel (review here) which i firstly applied to my face using my fingers. I then ran this baby under the hot tap and massaged my face in circular motions. The bristles felt so soft and gentle on my skin yet stiff enough that they feel as though they are getting to work lightly exfoliating my skin and pushing out any makeup trapped in my pores. The handle is long enough that its easy to maneuver around your face without getting in the way nor too short that your thumb is touching the bristles, so i guess if i quote Goldilocks the length is "just right".
The feel of my face afterwards was pretty darn squeaky clean and a lot smoother. The brush definitely helped clean my skin more thoroughly around the hair line and paired with the cleanser got rid any dead skin cells sitting on the surface. The only negative point i found with this product is that it didn't foam my cleanser as much as it does if i use my hands. Although afterwards I realized that it is more suited to a cream cleanser than an oil to foam.
All in all i would highly recommend this product if you want a more manual beauty tool or you don't want to splash out on a £180 sonic skincare system.