Cleansing brushes have been on the rise over the past couple of years but with the launch of the Clarisonic at £200 they haven't always been in everybody's budget. That's where the Magnitone Lucid comes into play, retailing at £69.99 (or £55.99 with the coupon code below) it claims to leave your skin feeling clearer, softer and brighter in just 7 days. I have always been sceptical as to whether cleansing brushes actually work so this week I have been taking the Magnitone 7 Day Challenge to see if it lives up to my expectations.
So how does it work? The Magnitone Lucid is powered by 'Active Electromagnetic Technology' creating 10,000 pulsations every minute, rapid vibrations are sent to the skin unclogging pores and removing dead skin cells. There are two modes of power, regular and sensitive, ensuring its gentle enough for all skin types. One of my favourite parts of this little device is the built in timer. The machine runs on a 1 minute cycle and beeps every 20 seconds ensuring you focus the right amount of time on each area of the face for a thorough cleanse.
You can use this cleansing brush with any cleanser making it perfect if you have a favourite, the brush simply acts as a deep cleanser and exfoliater enhancing your current skincare regime. I am currently trialling the Sebamed Clear Face Range so have been using it with the Cleansing Bar. Due to the bar formation of this cleanser I have been applying it to a wet face and then going in with the brush to thoroughly cleanse and enhance absorption. I have been using it daily on sensitive mode both morning and evening however the more powerful mode would be appropriate for a one off cleanse.
After 7 days I have certainly noticed a big difference. My skin has always been quite problematic and with the addition of exams it has been breaking out recently, but my Magnitone has definitely improved the overall condition. After the first use my skin was much smoother and visibly brighter and 7 days later it is much clearer. I suffered quite badly with large pores and blackheads which have been considerably reduced with my daily cleansing. I have still been experiencing a few breakouts however no where near as bad as before, I am going to continue using daily as I think in a few weeks I can reduce this even further.
One of the best features of the Magnitone Lucid is the charging system. I can get quite geeky when it comes to technology so when I saw this cleansing brush is charged magnetically I got very excited! The 'clink' charger is magnetically attached to the handle and plugged in to a regular socket (it even comes with a travel adapter), this ensures the system is 100% waterproof perfect for use in the shower! I put the device of charge for the recommended 15 hours and after a week of use it is now where near dying - in fact I've read that many people can go for months without needing to charge it!
Now here's the exciting bit. The lovely people at Magnitone are giving my readers 20% off any Magnitone Lucid, just head over to their website by clicking here and enter the code 'RebeccaH20' at checkout.
The Magnitone Lucid is available in 4 gorgeous colours - Plush Pink, Aqua Green, Dazzling Blue and Sunshine Yellow - of course I had to get mine in pink, much to my parents disapointment as it doesn't fit with our bathroom's colour scheme! You can also purchase accessories including different brush heads such as a body brush and sensitive brush.
I would highly recommend the Magnitone Lucid to anybody looking to improve their skincare routine, I was truly sceptical at first and now I genuinely can't imagine going without using it daily. Do you think you're going to be trying it out? Or if you already have one, what do you think of it?
// *This product was sent to me by the lovely people at Magnitone as part of the Bloggers Hub Twitter Party however as always all opinions are 100% honest and my own! //