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Let’s Talk Easy Skincare Upgrades: 4 Cleansing Brushes to Give You That Truly Deep Clean


Here’s how you can up your facial cleansing game



If soap and water alone made cleansing a done deal, everyone would have a much better shot at impeccable skin. As reality would have it, good skin days will always be disrupted by the occasional bad skin moment, with dryness, dullness or hormone-induced breakouts making cameos in between.


Regardless of the number of steps you decide to take to nip all of the above in the bud, a thorough cleansing technique right off the bat remains crucial—no, it’s superior. After all, it isn’t necessarily about how many things you slather on or how expensive the goop. How you decide to make the most out of the basic cleanse-tone-moisturize is enough to make a considerable difference. It begins, as mentioned, with cleansing, and the best of which is still to come for those who have yet to use a facial cleansing brush.


For one, manual labor is taken right off your hands. A brush allows you to do more with less product in nearly the same, if not less, amount of time. It packs a wondrous one-two punch, too. Upgrading to a facial cleansing brush means you get that deep clean every time (no amount of grime, deep-seated dirt, sebum or stubborn leftover makeup stands a chance) and get to treat yourself to gentle exfoliation: the recipe for a radiant complexion and the secret behind that lit-from-within glow.


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Beauty guys and gals who’ve met the facial cleansing brush of their dreams swear by this simple upgrade. Are you ready for yours?


Ahead, four takes on the single skincare tool powerful enough to supercharge the regular cleanse. Reveal the silky-smooth skin that’s just been waiting to be uncovered right this way:



The Multitasking Wonder

While on the pricier side (P6,000 is steep, we’re not going to lie), this cleansing brush from FOREO’s famed Luna series is one of those smart beauty investments worth the splurge; it's a gift that just keeps on giving. Featuring ultra-soft silicone bristles, the Luna Go is a travel-friendly rechargeable cleansing tool that doubles as a tone-improving face massager. It not only gently buffs out dead skin cells as it cleanses, but encourages blood flow and spurs collagen production, too.


Perfect for the In-Shower Cleanse

What’s great about this dermatologist-developed cleansing tool is that it allows you customize your cleansing experience with the different brush heads from the Clinique “Sonic Family.” The original brush (pictured below) is great for all skin types; it gets you that same deep clean, but is non-irritating. Then there’s the Clinique Sonic System City Block Purifying Cleansing Brush Head that’s ideal for drawing out pollution, dirt and oil. The Clinique Sonic System Acne Solutions™ Deep Cleansing Brush Head, meanwhile, is designed precisely for dealing with acne-prone skin and works overtime to unclog pores and keep them clean.


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The Gentle But Effective Starter Set

Here’s a sound entryway to the world of facial cleansing tools: The Black & Black Pore Cleansing Set is a two-for-one. It features a vitamin and antioxidant-enriched Black & Black cleansing foam that works hand-in-hand with the Nella cleansing brush. Together, they draw out dirt then bring the good stuff in. Noticeable results for long-time users include a smoother complexion and the disappearance of even the most stubborn blackheads.


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Black & Black Pore Cleansing Set (P490) by NELLA


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The Holy Grail of Face Brushes

Probably the brand with the most dedicated following, no roundup on facial cleansing brushes is ever complete without Clarisonic. The Clarisonic Mia 2 is a patented two-speed scrubber that makes sure pores are unclogged and, with continued use, stays unclogged. Baby soft skin is just a minute away.



With a thorough cleanse like this comes the second-best part: you’ll hands down be making the most out of all other products that follow, too. And there's no better time than now to supercharge your whole routine.


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Words Nicole Blanco Ramos

Art Alex Lara

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