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The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush


The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush

What it is:A luxurious cleansing brush designed with silky-soft, finely tapered bristles and silicone cushions to gently massage the skin. What it does:This brush heightens the benefits of foaming cleansers while providing gentle facial massage for increased wellbeing and more thorough cleansing. What else you need to know:Curved handle is designed to provide ease of use and effective cleansing over facial contours. A unique cap protects the brush's bristles.
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Questions & Answers for Shiseido The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush

Question
Why can't I use this brush with a liquid cleanser?
I have the purity by philiosophy in the creamy liquid version...i just bought this brush and want to know if i use it with that cleanser will it ruin it? Does it have to be foam only? If so what is the difference?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
lezlee
(Tyler, Tx)
on The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
You should always use foam cleanser to use this brush; that's what the package says. soap (cleanser) may not lather if you used different kind of cleanser than foam cleanser.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
etchan
(Kalamazoo, MI)
answer 2
I use the philosophy Purity cleanser and it works very well with this brush. I find that it does foam pretty good to cleanse your face. Also the Aveeno foaming cleanser fragrance free works well. So does Oil of Olay foaming cleanser for sensitive skin. Have no idea why the poster said it doesn't work with philosophy; it certainly does.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
peg55
(Netcong, NJ)
answer 3
Since it is a cleansing brush, you can use it with any cleanser. It will not ruin the brush. I believe tho using an exfoliating cleanser would be hard with this brush, but since the purity is not you will be fine! I know this because I've used purity with this brush before. Put a dime size amount on the brush, wet with water, and your ready to go!
answered 4 years ago
ashleynne
answer 4
I use purity with it and is has not ruined the brush. You won't get much foam with using Purity, but thats really not important. What I like best abou the brush is that a litle product goes a long way, so in the long run you get way moreout of your purity :D
answered 4 years ago
SkinnyBlonde
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 5
i find that the philosophy purity cleanser doesn't foam up enough to use with this brush... try using another cleanser that foams up REALLY much and you'll see the benefits of this brush...
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
oli626
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 6
I've used this brush with all kinds of cleansers and it works just fine.

I haven't noticed one being better than another.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 7
I have used this brush not only with a Shiseido foaming cleanser, but also with drugstore brand non-foaming ones (which happened to lather up just fine) I think the only issue is whether or not your cleanser will lather properly with the brush. As long as it does, I personally don't see there being any problems.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
anemone
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 8
I use the same products you do. Philosophy's scrub and cleanser and I apply 1/3 of the amount I would put in my hand, right in the middle of my brush. It foams up like crazy and enhances your scrubs and saves you a lot of money because your cleansers go a long way with this brush. I've used mine for years, and it is perfect for scrubs and cleansers. I have even used it with a cleansing soap and it lathered up just a good as with a liquid cleanser. I don't know what the life expectancy of this brush is, but I've had mine for years. You might be able to clean it with a little hydrogen peroxide, to remove bacteria, but I would contact Shishedo first, and ask them.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Snoglo
(Oatman, Arizona)
Question
Does the brush run on batteries?
Does the brush run on batteries or is it just a regular manual brush?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
MsSuperModel
(Manhatten, New York)
on The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
etchan
(Kalamazoo, MI)
answer 2
No, this is definately human powered.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
SheXy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
No, the brush does not run on batteries. It is a facial brush. I wouldn't say it is "just" a facial brush, as I have used many and this is by far the best. And I have used quite a few!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
peg55
(Netcong, NJ)
answer 4
It is a manual brush.
answered 4 years ago
ashleynne
answer 5
it's a regular manual brush... which i like better coz you have more control over it that way... somedays you might want to scrub just a little bit harder coz you were out all day and feel like a lot of dust/oil settled on your skin... or somedays you might just want a soft easy scrub coz your skin is sensitive that day or smth...
hope that helps!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
oli626
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 6
Hi,

It's manual. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 7
No, this is a manual brush. But I don't recommend buying it.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
lilmakeupfreak
(New York, NY)
Question
How do you use this??
is there a built in lotion or do you have to buy something to go w/ it or do you not use anything???
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
bananagirl1
on The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You need foam cleanser to use this brush.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
etchan
(Kalamazoo, MI)
answer 2
Use it with your cleanser, in lieu of your fingers, to cleanse your face. It doesn't hold anything, it's just a gentle application brush.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mellie
(San Francisco Ca)
answer 3
You perhaps have already received your answer, but I begin with a light splash of water over my face and neck, adding a small dab of cleanser to my forehead, both cheeks and neck, and with the dry brush begin massaging. ( Presently I am using Shiseido White Lucent cleanser, very small amounts are needed, so it will depend on what cleanser you are using.) When the product has penetrated, I then add a small amount of water to the brush and continue cleansing. At this point it is quite foamy and after about a minute I remove with water and washcloth.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
meadow
(Brainerd, Mn)
answer 4
You can wet your face, do not use very hot water, warm is best, put the cleanser on the brush and just place on your face and cleanse, using a circular motion. To rinse, use a washcloth or a very soft facial sponge.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
peg55
(Netcong, NJ)
answer 5
My blog explains how to use this with the cleansing foam

http://tavyda.blogspot.com/2010/09/match-made-in-heaven.html
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(houston,tx)
answer 6
You do not use lotion with this brush and there is nothing built in to store product. Since it is a cleansing brush, you use it with your cleanser to clean your face. Put a dime sized amount of cleanser on the brush, wet with warm water, and your ready to cleanse your face!
answered 4 years ago
ashleynne
answer 7
no... it does not come with lotion/cleanser... you have to use your own foaming cleaner... but it does massage your skin and gets into every creavse there is!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
oli626
(Vancouver, BC)
Question
how do you sanitize the brush after use?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
yes2clean
(Tulsa, OK)
on The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't sanitize it. Just rinse it thoroughly, then air dry.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
etchan
(Kalamazoo, MI)
answer 2
You can clean and disinfect your brush by pouring half of water and half of vinegar letting it rest for 3 mins and then wash with water and air dry. The vinegar works as a natural antibacterial an also disinfectant and it wont damage your brushes or harm your skin. :D
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
stephanieross
(Cancun Mexico)
answer 3
Just rinse it. You could also put a little gentle soap or cleanser on once a week and rinse it, if you want.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ushie
(Greenbelt, MD)
answer 4
I use soap and warm water and rince well. Once a week, I pour alcohol over it to sterilized. Shake and rince....store back in the special cradle.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
SheXy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
Use it with your face cleanser and then just rinse after use and let it dry. If you use an oil-based cleanser, then just wash this after use with a gentle soap like hand soap.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mellie
(San Francisco Ca)
answer 6
For sanitizing, I just pour some peroxide over the brush then rinse in hot water. But I must admit I don't do it every time after using it. Mostly just hot water.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
chayree
(Moreno Valley, Ca)
answer 7
i wondered the same thing when i bought it!

when i'm done, i was it with a bit of anti-bacterial foaming hand-soap. it only takes a few seconds. oh how i love this brush!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
aRose222
(Wisconsin)
Question
What is a great foaming cleanser to use this with for oily skin types with large pores?
I notice most cleansers designed for oily skin tend not to be the foaming type.
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Providence, R.I)
on The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I can't answer it because I have very dry skin myself.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
etchan
(Kalamazoo, MI)
answer 2
Shiseido The Skincare Extra Gentle Cleansing is excellent. There are also other Shiseido cleansers that would work well with this brush.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 3
I have combo skin with a T-zone that can become super oily if I use the wrong products, and Shiseido The Skincare Purifying Cleansing Foam has worked very well for me, especially when used with this massage brush. It's gentle, non-drying, and leaves my skin soft and bright (and oil-free).
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
anemone
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
Origins best-selling Checks and Balances (for combination skin) has the perfect texture to use with this brush.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
seekingthebest
(Northwest CT)
answer 5
Shiseido makes a cleansing foam to specifically address oily and blemish-prone skin. Pureness Deep Cleansing Foam contains purifying granules to gently lift away pore-clogging impurities , makeup and oil that can lead to imperfections.
http://www.sephora.com/browse/produ...
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
ShiseidoBeauty
(NY, NY)
answer 6
aveda outer peace foaming cleanser
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
jennyshel
(melbourne, fl)
Question
is this ok if i have very dry skin?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
alyyk123
on The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have very dry skin and have no problem with using this brush.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
etchan
(Kalamazoo, MI)
answer 2
Compared to other brushes no,I think it actually has helped my face produce the right amount of oil probably because of the rubber thingys it has (I believe) to stimulate your skin and oil glands to produce the right amount of oil.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
stephanieross
(Cancun Mexico)
answer 3
You control the force of using the brush. The bristles are very soft and the nodules even softer. I don't think it will make your face dry.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ushie
(Greenbelt, MD)
answer 4
Absolutely. Use it with your favorite clenser.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
SheXy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
It should be fine. This is super soft and gentle, doesn't exfoliate at all, just feels like butterfly wings giving you a little skin massage.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mellie
(San Francisco Ca)
answer 6
In my opinion, absolutely. I would just caution which products you use it with to be sure your are addressing your dry skin with the right cleanser. I love the Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam, but there may be a better Shiseido cleaner for dry skin. I'm not familiar with their whole line, but I have been very happy with everything I've tried.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
deemontana
Question
I apply foundation and sunscreen everyday. i was wondering if it would damage the brush if i used it (with my daily cleanser) to remove makeup.
Should I use a cleansing oil or makeup remover first?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
sunnysideupvic
(New York)
on The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've found that if you use it to remove makeup, it washes out of the brush very easily/completely, so I wouldn't worry about that! :-)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
ilovebronzer
(Evanston, IL)
answer 2
In my opinion you should always use make up remover before washing your face with cleanser.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
etchan
(Kalamazoo, MI)
answer 3
Eye makeup remover is not necessary if face is cleansed thoroughly and properly with the brush.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lkpowers
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
Makeup doesn't seem to damage the brush at all. Just rinse the brush well after use.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ushie
(Greenbelt, MD)
answer 5
I use it all the time to remove my makeup and it seems to be just fine. Just make sure you rince the brush a few times during use if you are removing makeup. =)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
SheXy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
No, in my experience it didn't damage the brush to use it with cleaner to take off makeup. The brush tips might get a little stained, but they're just stained, not dirty.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mellie
(San Francisco Ca)
Question
Is the Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush battery operated?
Is this battery operated / electric?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
kmm14
(Nanuet, NY)
on The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Which, are you referring to the Shiseido? NO! Don't
be fooled, it looks like it might be online but it's a cheap
plastic handle with a pretty useless brush head :(
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
ceci7
(Homestead, Florida)
answer 2
No, it is not battery operated or electric! All manual power, so you can go as fast or slow as you like, esp in the tricky areas like your nose and by your eyes. :)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
crzysvety
(Sykesville, MD)
answer 3
No completely hand operated. I must warn though if you have long eye lashes like I do, when sweeping brush around outer eye area, lashes can come into contact and get soap in your eye.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
sweetheart1018
(baytown, tx)
answer 4
No
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
ilovebronzer
(Evanston, IL)
answer 5
No. No electric power. It's just a simple brush. But a very well made one. You'll have it forever. I have the Clarisonic too, which is fun to use. But this really cleans just as well. And it's about the same cost as the replacement heads you need to change every 6mo. for the Clarisonic- which really adds up to a lot of moolah!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dbcla
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
No, it's not one of those battery operated, vibrating brush.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
campfire
Question
When should I repurchase this brush?
I have had this brush for four months and wondering if it is time to repurchase for fresh, clean bristles. Any suggestions?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Santa Fe, NM)
on The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't know; I've owned it only a month.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
etchan
(Kalamazoo, MI)
answer 2
If it still looks and works like new continue using it! Like with all brushes I think when the bristles get really worn down and start seperating it's time to cash in for a new one! Just make sure to clean your brush after each use!
answered 4 years ago
ashleynne
answer 3
i've had mine for 4 months now and i feel like everytime i'm done with it... it's like new esp coz you just used cleanser on it... but if your brush seems to be fraying a little, maybe you can consider buying a new one...
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
oli626
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 4
Hi,

I wash my brush well each time I use it and then shampoo it with my regular brush cleaner when I clean my makeup brushes about once a week. I once put it in the dishwasher but I'm not recommend this to anyone. I made sure there was NO heat and no drying (by shutting off the dry cycle) because I'm not sure if the brush would melt. I also secured the brush so it wouldn't fall into the mechanisms. If you dishwasher is very hot and you can't control the dry cycle, I definitely would not do as it could melt.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 5
I would think the brush will last up to 6 months to year.. Do not clean with bleach.. rinse well after each use & air dry before replacing protective cap... If brittles turn yellow is time to replace.. you can ask if there are replacment heads
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
iiloveelvis
(harrison , NY)
Question
This brush or Sephora's $5 one?
http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?categoryId=A17&id=P0096

Which is better?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
pinksoysauce
(Colorado)
on The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Personally I don't trust too cheap products.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
etchan
(Kalamazoo, MI)
answer 2
This brush is fab! You will just love it!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
SheXy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
I had the sephora brush before I got this. The sephora one is absolutely horrible especially if you have sensitive skin. I found it to be itchy and rough on my skin, bought the shiseido brush and am very happy and would definitely recommend buying this one over the other.
answered 4 years ago
ashleynne
answer 4
Hi,

I agree with the previous answer. You need to decide what you need the brush to do, and then buy the one that will fulfill your needs.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 5
I've tried both. Personally, I think the Sephora brand brush is more effective for mild daily exfoliation and keeping skin smooth (as in, no dry flakey bits). However, it does feel a little harsh. The Shisiedo bristles do feel luxuriously soft in comparison. Also, the plastic is heavier and of better quality. I guess it depends on what you need it for - actual exfoliation, or just enhancing the cleansing experience?
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
GlamGranolaGirl
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