It’s pretty clear that the success of the Clarisonic is starting to trickle down into the minds of product engineers and marketers as they develop the next generation of cleansers. While there are various tools and exfoliating brushes out there, we’re starting to see an influx of the brush affixed to the cleanser itself. I’m all for this – especially if the products live up!
Garnier’s latest launch, The Brusher Gel Cleanser, combines a non-drying gel cleanser with a flexible soft brush to exfoliate skin and promote cell renewal. It includes Vitamin B5 to moisturize skin and prevent that drying feeling, antioxidant Vitamin E to detoxify skin and Green Leaf Extract to soothe skin. I bought this a few weeks ago and have been using it since. The verdict so far? I’m digging it.
The pros: it isn’t drying in the least and the brush is gentle enough to use every day. Plus, there’s a little twist to the tube so that after you’ve pushed the cleanser onto the brush you can close it so water doesn’t get in there. I use this after removing my makeup with NARS Cleansing Oil and it does a fab job of cleaning off the day. The cons: it’s a little clunky to use because the brush is affixed to the bottle. So I’m cleansing my face and toting around a heavy bottle at the same time. Can be a little cumbersome.
I’m liking this product and recommend giving it a try if this type of product appeals to you. For me, the pros outweigh the cons. I picked it up for about $7 at my local CVS.