Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush | Review

Having tried out the Philips VisaPure Facial Cleansing Brush a while back, I was super keen on trying out the Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush. I was constantly and actively promoting the benefits of cleansing brushes to my family/friends as I loved the effect on my skin so much; I was completely sold!! However, many people I spoke to mentioned about the price point and not everyone is open to a budget of almost $200… here’s where the awesome Mary Kay Skinvigorate brush comes in. At first glance, it is very much more affordable at just $65, with a pack of 2 replacement brush heads going for just $18.

This cleansing brush is dermatologist-tested and suitable for all skin types, even sensitive and acne-prone skin. It is waterproof, though not recommended to submerge in water and battery-powered {2 AA batteries} and comes with 2 brush heads. As a side note, I honestly don’t mind the battery powered feature because I do find it a tad more convenient to pop in 2 batteries rather than lug out a charging station with wires and all {though the latter is really not a big deal as well; just sayin’}. Plus I travel a few times a year {short trips + overseas} so it’s great to take this along and not have to worry about international chargers etc.

I like how lightweight it is and how it has a very ergonomic, compact design that does not feel flimsy. Also, when I set it down on the wash basin, it does not roll off {the Philips one does do that quite a bit unfortunately}.

Two speed settings are on hand to do the job – I usually use the slower one all over my face and switch to the faster one when I get to my nose area {them blackheads need lots of exfoliation, I’d say}. I find that both settings are gentle enough, not too harsh yet effective enough to do the job well. It also didn’t cause me any breakouts, even after the first usage though I have to mention I do not have generally sensitive skin.

Here’s a list of benefits from Mary Kay regarding the Skinvigorate:
- starts improving skin’s appearance immediately
- more even-looking complexion
- boosts absorption of moisturiser
- removes makeup 85% better than cleansing by hand
- appearance of lines and wrinkles is softened
- pores appear smaller

Overall, I can say “yes, checked!” to all except perhaps the softened appearance of lines and wrinkles {most of my lines/wrinkles are under my eyes where the Skinvigorate does not travel to so can’t speak for this}.

For comparison’s sake, while I would say the Philips one is sleek, modern and very fancy, I will tell you that this Mary Kay Skinvigorate is prettay awesome in its own ways. It is simple, unassuming, easy to use, does the job well and best of all, it’s one of the most affordable ones in the market. If you want to hop on the bandwagon of cleansing brushes, the Skinvigorate would be the way to go.

You can get your Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush from a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant in your area. Visit www.marykay.com.au or www.marykay.co.nz to find a consultant near you!

*This product was sent to me for review purpose. My opinions are uninfluenced and genuine!

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Mandy Webb

Freelance writer and Mum of 2 who loves penning my musings, documenting my journey through motherhood and life while indulging in my love for beauty and wellness! I believe in mums looking after themselves, inside and out... not only because we deserve it, but also because it helps us to be our best selves for our families. Read more about my story here

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  1. Ty 7 June, 2014 at 01:01 Reply

    Oh wow. So many companies are coming up with these brushes now. Has Clarisonic’s patent expired? Thanks for the excellent review! :)

    • Mandy W 28 June, 2014 at 04:44 Reply

      Hello Ty!! Haha actually, I have never tried the Clarisonic one! There are quite a few options on the market but this Mary Kay Skinvigorate one is definitely one of the more affordable ones. And best thing is, it does its job well too. I was really impressed!

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