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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush

Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush (3) copy

Get your excited pants on ladies, this is a good one! I'll admit, I didn't think a whole lot about it when it crossed my desk, but once I used it? Colour me impressed! Read on and find out why.

Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush (1)
Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush (2)
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Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush (4)

'This lightweight, two-speed power brush gently massages as it thoroughly cleans skin, removing residue, dirt and makeup in seconds. In fact, it removes makeup 85% better than cleansing by hand.* It also allows your skin care products to absorb better and more quickly, and helps maximize the instant hydration benefits of your moisturizer. Even makeup applies more easily and evenly. With consistent use, skin’s overall appearance is dramatically enhanced.' - Mary Kay

Let's not tip-toe around it, this is essentially Mary Kay's version of the Clarisonic Mia, but at a much more wallet friendly price point. Because I am used to using a Clarisonic Mia, I didn't really think I'd end up loving this, but it is pretty amazing!

In terms of similarities, Skinvigorate is lighter in hand than a Clarisonic, and has two speeds- which the Mia does not. It's waterproof, so you can still take this in the shower, and gives the same gentle, deep cleanse. Unlike the Mia, Mary Kay's version requires two AA batteries- which were included, how nice is that?- but that could be a plus if you travel a lot as it means you are less likely to loose the charger. I found the bottom cap (where the batteries are inserted) to be quite difficult to remove. I'm hopping it's just because it's new.

The brush heads are super soft, but not so soft that they don't get the job done. They feel gentle on skin but when used with the brush, leave skin feeling deeply cleansed and happy. Super happy! I love that this has two speeds allowing you to go extra gentle if your skin needs it. Since the brushes are quite soft, and there is the lower speed, I can see those with very sensitive skin preferring this to the Mia. The fact that the replacement heads come in a combo pack for $18 is amazing too. It definitely beats the $25 cost of one Clarisonic head.

Overall, I am totally impressed with this brush! If you've been hankering for a Clarisonic Mia this is an excellent option. Do you like the ideas of electric cleansing brushes? Do you use one?