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Beauty / Ali Horsfall

The Skincare Duo That Could Transform Your Complexion

We’re no stranger to hard-working double acts. Think cleanser and toner, shampoo and conditioner, contour and highlighter – these are the beauty buddy-ups that perform in perfect harmony to get results. They’re stronger and way more effective with each other than they are alone, so how could we possibly separate them?

And there’s another super-twosome that we suddenly can’t. live. without. Introducing our new favourite beauty duo, the face brush and soft cloth combo.

If you’re not yet a convert, let’s take a look at exactly how this skincare pair delivers, and why a brush and cloth is now a firm fixture in our daily beauty routine.

The face brush

Mushing face wash into your skin with your fingers, mopping up a cream cleanser with a cotton pad, or having a whip around with a face wipe still gets the job done, but for next-level skin cleansing, a face brush really is the way forward. In the pursuit of a smoother, clearer, complexion, the Magnitone BareFaced Vibra-Sonic™ Daily Cleansing Brush is our go-to beauty gadget of the mo and available to buy from the Pink Shop. This wonder brush slots into your skincare routine and uses vibra-sonic technology to deeply cleanse, remove dead skin cells, massage and tone the face – all in the same time that a usual cleanse would take.

So how does it actually work? The waterproof brush (yet, it can even be used in the shower), relies on vibrations and oscillations to remove all dirt and impurities from within the pores. You cover the skin with your usual wash or cleanser, wet the brush bristles and then work it around the face using circular motions – the brush will helpfully beep to let you know when it’s time to move onto a new area. The rapid oscillations of a face brush not only shifts make-up and grime, but encourages blood flow and lymph drainage, giving you the ultimate of skin goals – a fresh, barefaced, glow.

The soft cloth

We all know that face wipes aren’t that great on the environment but if the idea of using a wet bit of fabric on your face gives you the heebie-jeebies, it’s probably a hangover from your childhood when mum dragged a flannel around your face as you grimaced and groaned. So let’s get this straight, a flannel and a microfibre soft cloth are worlds apart and for face wipe addicts, it’s well worth giving one a go.

Our fave, the Microfibre Wipeout Cleansing Cloth from Magnitone, is super-soft and can remove even the most stubborn of make-up and dirt without getting rough and tough with your skin. The microfibres swell up when wet, grabbing hold and trapping dirt particles, meaning make-up is removed smear free. When it needs a clean, you just chuck it in the washing machine, ready for its next use.  For a pre-clean before using the Magnitone Cleansing Brush, or for the days you want to give your skin a break from the brush, these are a skincare must-have – head to the Pink Shop to get your hands on yours.

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