Everyone wants perfect skin, but not everyone (by which we mean, us) wants to exert more effort than a swipe with a wipe at the end of a busy day. One simple way to improve your cleansing routine if you’re short on time and motivation is a facial cleansing brush. These easy-to-use gadgets are designed to work with your cleanser to help remove make-up and dirt and promote firmer healthier skin in one fell swoop. Think of it as an electric toothbrush for your face.
Here are our picks of the best ones available, whatever your skin type and budget.
FOREO LUNA 3
This pocket-sized pastel wonder is a dream for regular gym-goers. The powerful pulsations dislodge sweat and dirt to give you the effect of a full facial in one minute flat. Made from easy-to-clean soft silicone, this model also scores high with us for its wrinkle-busting benefits and its ten-hour-plus battery life.
Clarisonic MiaFit and AlphaFit
What’s better than a facial cleanser? His and hers facial cleansers. Mia’s soft brush head removes stubborn make-up while the Alpha has shorter bristles for keeping beards clean. Both have two speeds, one for gently cleaning away the day’s grime and one for when you need a more intense scrub (usually Sunday morning for us). Lightweight, compact and freestanding, this set is ideal for power couples who travel a lot.
PIXNOR Face Brush 7in1 Facial Cleansing Brush
For those on a budget, this purse-friendly electric cleanser will keep your skin clean and smooth as well as improving circulation. It also boasts seven heads – one for each day of the week if you like – so you can give yourself a good exfoliating one day and then a gentle facial massage the next. It’s waterproof so you can use it in the shower and at just £13.99, it’s a bit of a bargain.
Buy on Amazon (opens in new tab) | £13.99
Proactiv Charcoal Pore Cleansing Brush
If you’ve got spot-prone skin, this award-winning brush infused with blemish-beating charcoal will be right up your street. The angled head rotates through 360° to work more effectively with the contours of your face (begone oily T-zones!) and it’s gentle enough to be used every day.
Buy from Proactiv (opens in new tab) | £34.99 (currently reduced to £26.24)
Forget charging cables and replacement batteries – this hassle-free manual brush slips easily into your wash bag, protected in its travel case. The soft, quick-drying bristles are ideal for sensitive skin types, and offer an easy and gentle way to achieve a brighter complexion.
Sam covers women’s gymwear for Coach, and is a qualified pilates and exercise-to-music instructor.
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