Electric cleansing brushes topped many Christmas wishlists last year and it's been interesting to see the new ones that have been proving popular for this year's gifts. The Braun Face 831 Beauty Edition is one such product that has managed to stand out from the rest.
This clever piece of kit is a 'world first' as it combines both a cleansing brush with a mini facial epilator, giving the customer a complete two-in-one versatile and easy to use, electrical beauty product. You simply click on the cleansing head over the epilator when you want to use the cleanser brush, and just take it off when you want to use the epilator - easy!
Let's have a closer look at the main star of the Braun show - the cleansing brush. Now I must admit that I was gifted a Clarisonic when they first came out in the UK a few years ago and sadly I hated it. It was far too rough and abrasive for my sensitive skin, but luckily I'm getting on much better with the newer variants, of which Braun's offering is as good, if not better, than the Sensitive Head equivalent on the Clarisonic.
The bristles on the Braun Face are slightly softer in my opinion, which fits better with my sensitive skin, and whilst it delivers a good, deep exfoliation, it doesn't feel like it's sandpapering or damaging my skin like others I've tried. I don't use it everyday as my skin doesn't need it, but instead use it 1-2 times a week and my skin is feeling smoother and looking less congested already. There's one simple setting on it (uses an AA battery) and you can use it with any gel or cream cleanser. Replaceable brush heads are available separately, and it's recommended to replace them every 3 months for hygiene reasons.
The mini epilator has a nice slim head for precise application and features 10 micro openings to capture even the finest hairs to leave your skin hair free for up to 4 weeks. You can use it on the upper lip, chin, forehead and to maintain eyebrows. I've used it so far on my eyebrows and it's easy to use, though I'm not going to lie - this hurts just the same as any other epilator I've tried but the results were great.When not in use, the Braun Face has a sleek metallic coloured cap to keep everything tidy and clean (as above), and this special Beauty Edition includes a storage/travel beauty pouch, mini brush cleaner and a handy light up mirror. Definitely one to check out!
The Braun Face 831 Beauty Edition* retails for £89.99 and is available from various stockists including Boots, both instores nationwide and online at boots.com
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