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Will this product cause my sensitive skin to breakout?
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How often do I need to use the shampoo if I'm using the daliy brush cleaner?
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I just tried using this for the first time and it did not lather AT ALL! Did it for anyone else or is it just me????
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Can't I just use the same shampoo?
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SEPHORA COLLECTION Purifying Brush Shampoo

What it is:A makeup brush cleanser.What it does:Keep your brushes in tip-top shape with Sephora Brand Purifying Brush Shampoo. Prevent gunky buildup and prolong the life of your prettiest tools by treating them to a weekly detox.What else you need to know:This anti-bacterial formula keeps your brushes pure, on point, and ready to perform beauty-fully.
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I just tried using this for the first time and it did not lather AT ALL! Did it for anyone else or is it just me????
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Illinois)
on Purifying Brush Shampoo
9 answers
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answer 1
I have noticed that it doesn't lather all that much. I put (one pump) of soap in my hand and massage my already moist brush in my palm. it lathers a little, but watch what comes off your brush, ew!
answered 3 days ago
NewYorkNelle
(New York NY)
answer 2
It's not supposed to lather, it's only supposed to remove your make-up from your brushes. You would know if they weren't clean- they would begin to smell terrible!
answered 10 months ago
Slenderella
(NYC)
answer 3
It doesn't lather, but I usually wet my brushes and then swirl in the shampoo, so I do see lather when I do it that way. I prefer wetting the brushes, sometimes it helps clean faster.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
newyorking
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Maybe lather wasn't the right word because it didn't really lather for me either. The shampoo did clean pretty well though and that's all I was really concerned about.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
AVon89
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 5
Yes, I noticed this also and I really like that it's not foamy. I don't like it when I have to rinse the soap out of the brushes too much.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
macki
(Milwaukee WI)
answer 6
Lather does not equal clean, so don't be discouraged if you don't see bubbles. I've used this product for a long time, and I get zero suds. The soap remains silky and literally draws out the makeup. I gently swirl it in the product in the palm of my hand and rinse with warm water.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
pigmy80
(Georgetown, TX)
answer 7
Mine didn't either, but it cleaned my brushes 100%, so I wouldn't stress out too much.
answered 2 years ago
goblynqueen
(phoenix, az)
answer 8
Wow..It lathers great for me. However, with my larger powder brushes, I have to put a few extra pumps of the shampoo directly onto the brush hairs to get a good lather! Hope this helps!!! :)
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
lesttpe
(Atlanta)
answer 9
I don't find this product lathers much at all. It is such a gentle formula, which is good because it won't dry out or ruin the burshes, but for heavier cleaning it is not the best. For deep cleaning use a mild baby shampoo
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
eastws1
(Fernandina Beach, FL)
Question
how do you use it on your brushes?
do you spray it on and wash it off or just let the shampoo set on it?
asked 5 years ago
rachu
on Purifying Brush Shampoo
8 answers
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answer 1
It's so much easier to use a soft sponge to clean the brushes.

1. Wet sponge.
2. Pump a little shampoo onto the sponge and slightly work into sponge.
3. Dampen bristles of brush(es).
4. Swirl in sponge/shampoo until all make-up is gone.
5. Rinse brush(es).

If the sponge gets super dirty while cleaning, just run it under water and squeeze out the solution.

Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
victorrriamarie
(Sherman Oaks, CA)
answer 2
I like to squirt a dime size amount in my hand and swirl the brush around, but you could also squirt a small amount on the brush and work it into the brush as you rinse it. You may have to repeat the process 2x to really remove all the product...especially when dealing with concealers or face makeup.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
30ish
(Los banos, CA.)
answer 3
It has a shampoo-like texture, which you pump out into your palm. Then you gently rub the wet brush into the gel to work it into the brush (there will be little or no 'sudsing'). Once it is worked through all the bristles, you simply rinse well, pat the brush carefully on a towel, then re-shape and lay flat to dry overnight. Obviously you need to do this when you have time to allow brushes to dry completely, as you wouldn't want to use them in cosmetic while wet. Makes your brushes amazingly fluffy, but doesn't damage, dry out or change the texture of the bristles!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
BeautySpook
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 4
you should wet the brush first, then pump one pump onto the brush. then swirl the brush around in the palm of your palm, allowing the product in the brush to come out. then when finished, rinse the brush.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
morganariel
(baltimore, md)
answer 5
I wash my hand thoroughly. I dampen the brush tips, pump a small bit of shampoo on hand and gently swirl the brush into the shampoo. It came off quickly and easily on all brushes except for the foundation and concealer brushes.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
amynohio
(Springboro, OH)
answer 6
I wet my brushes with warm water and then spray the product in my hand. I then swirl the brushes in the shampoo(till makeup is washed out)then rinse clean and air dry. It is good if you can rest your brushes off the end of your bathroom counter or any counter to let all the bristles air dry.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
cathygr72
(Huntsville,AL)
answer 7
Put some shampoo on the brush, then make a cup with your hand and put some water in it. Lather up your brush then run rinse and let brush dry. You will notice the difference.
answered 5 years ago
Pammiebrad
(Oberlin, OH)
answer 8
I just use a couple of squirts of the brush cleaner in my hand and then swirl the brush in that. Sometimes you have to clean the brushes twice.
answered 5 years ago
chantel126
(Boynton Beach, FL)
Question
How often do I need to use the shampoo if I'm using the daliy brush cleaner?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
jessicay26
on Purifying Brush Shampoo
8 answers
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answer 1
I try to wash (with the shampoo) every two or three days. I use the cleaner in between washing.
answered 3 days ago
NewYorkNelle
(New York NY)
answer 2
I use the brush shampoo every day for my eye lining brush, concealer brush and my face makeup brush. I don't use the cleaner at all. The cleaner is faster drying and doesn't require rinsing. I would think that if you're using the cleaner each time you could shampoo your brushes 1x per week.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
30ish
(Los banos, CA.)
answer 3
Well if you're using the daily brush cleaner, you'd be likely to need to use it daily, but if you're using the general brush cleaner, probably about twice a week dependent on use.

Also if you use a lot of products or product on the brush, you should use it more often to keep your brush in tip-top shape.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
siddles
(Greenwich, CT)
answer 4
I would say ideally once per week. But I usually lolly gag for a couple of weeks.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
amynohio
(Springboro, OH)
answer 5
One a week
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
cathygr72
(Huntsville,AL)
answer 6
I use it once every two weeks. I would probably use it less, if I wasn't a make up addict.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Asolo
(Miami, FL)
answer 7
Hi,

I use this at least once a week, and clean my brushes daily also.

Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 8
I use this shampoo every week or so while using the spray cleaner more frequently. Especially good for foundation, concealer and eyeshadow brushes.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
linda1228
(Burlington, ON)
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Does this work on foundation brushes?
I have this cleaner and it works great on all my brushes but my foundation brushes. i have used mac brush cleaner and it does get everything out but this one i will wash my foundation brush 4-5 times and it still doesn't get it all out
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Atascadero, CA)
on Purifying Brush Shampoo
7 answers
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answer 1
I use this to clean my foundation brushes, but I swirl the brush around before rinsing. I sometimes repeat the process to make sure I truly get it all. I don't use a huge amount, but I do work it around in my hand. You can always reshape the brush after you've rinsed it & are setting it up to dry. You can always ask for a sample so you can try it before you actually
purchase it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
30ish
(Los banos, CA.)
answer 2
I would say it does. I cleaned my foundation brush... it took about 3-4 applications of the shampoo before the water ran clear, but it ran clear. I followed the instructions and pumped the shampoo on to my hand and then swirled the brush into it while running it under warm water. (im using the sephora foundation brush- and had never washed it since i bought it- so it was full of make up)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
24yroldfemale
(Fresno, CA)
answer 3
This works on foundation brushes
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
jn75130
(Biddeford)
answer 4
you need to put a little effort in and move the brush around but it does work for cream products, I use it on my lip brush and my cream eyeshadow brush with no problems!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
NikiMc
(toronto)
answer 5
Good question - and I almost noted this in my post...unfortunately, it takes substantially more effort to get the foundation and concealer brushes clean. It will clean them effectively...eventually. But it does not come off effortlessly as with the other brushes.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
amynohio
(Springboro, OH)
answer 6
This shampoo gets my foundation brushes clean. You might be using a brush cleaner unsuitable for heavier make up ingredients such as the ones found in liquid foundations. It could also be that your brush bristles are bleeding dye so it may not be residual foundation. I had a brush that did that and I, too, thought my shampoo wasn't getting it clean.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dj78
(Durham, NC)
answer 7
I use the Bare Minerals mini-kabuki brush, and it holds a lot of foundation. I had to lather and rinse mine about 3 times, but after that, my brush was "painting" clear with this product.

I tried it out on a glass plate, so when the soap and plate were clear, I figured it was clean.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
wanderluststar
(Boston, MA)
Question
Will this product cause my sensitive skin to breakout?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
morg2585
on Purifying Brush Shampoo
7 answers
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answer 1
I have sensitive skin too, and I think this soap works quite well. no breakouts!
answered 3 days ago
NewYorkNelle
(New York NY)
answer 2
I have healthy, clear skin. Luckily, I am not prone to break out. I tried this product about a month ago. I cleaned my brushes and made sure they were thoroughly rinsed out and dry before using them again. I had a reaction to the brush shampoo. It caused me to break out, so it isn't what I'd call an allergic reaction, but clearly something in the product did not agree with my skin. I'd be cautious. You could always try it, and if you do have a reaction you know Sephora stands by their products and would try to find you something that didn't cause a reaction.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cassfactor
(Iowa)
answer 3
No. My skin tends to be sensitive & I haven't haven't had any issues. In fact, cleaning my brushes more frequently has avoided any oil build up on the brushes. Also, you are washing and air drying your brushes for at least 6 hrs. before you use them and the purifying shampoo has been thoroughly rinsed out.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
30ish
(Los banos, CA.)
answer 4
I have very sensitive skin and I had no problems using this product.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
jn75130
(Biddeford)
answer 5
If you rinse the product thoroughly from the brush, it shouldn't be harmful. Keeping your brushes clean will likely benefit your sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
amynohio
(Springboro, OH)
answer 6
I have sensitive skin and I don't have a problem. Just like with anything, make sure to completely rinse out all the shampoo to avoid having irritation for sensitive skin
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
glo637
(Irvine, CA)
answer 7
No it won't. Just make sure you clean and dry your brushes thoroughly before using them.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
cipper
(Toronto, Canada)
Question
Can't I just use the same shampoo?
A gentle shampoo or shampoo that removes product build-up from the hair sounds like an excellent alternative and it's something I already have. Doesn't it make sense that I could use that instead of buying a separate product?
asked 1 year ago
88tbone
(San Jose, CA)
on Purifying Brush Shampoo
7 answers
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answer 1
You could. But I have found that with my sensitive skin, this brush shampoo works the best. Plus, idk about you, but my shampoo has extra stuff like keratin or anti-frizz stuff in it, that I just don't need to put on a brush I use for my face.
answered 3 days ago
NewYorkNelle
(New York NY)
answer 2
I've actually gone that route before, and found that it wasn't as effective as using this product. I had to wash the brush repeatedly to get it clean, and it didn't feel like it rinsed cleanly, either. This is my favorite shampoo that gives me gorgeous hair (my stylist lusts over it), so I'm not changing shampoos just to clean my brush! For the price, and with Sephora's satisfaction guarantee, I was willing to give it a shot, and I'm glad I did.
answered 9 months ago
katannah
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
Once brush is clean, squeeze out excess water with a lint-free tissue and reshape brush. Lay flat or upside-down to dry! Because your brush has to be bacteria-free, be careful not to touch its hair without washing your hands.
answered 10 months ago
sweetsjjw
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
Nothing seems to remove my foundation from my Sephora brush except this great shampoo---it is specifically formulated to do that, and it works quickly.
answered 10 months ago
Slenderella
(NYC)
answer 5
absolutely. use a gentle shampoo and rinse with warm water. it may take longer to dry this way but its much better for your brushes than a brush shampoo that has alcohol (which this one does)
answered 11 months ago
ghkim
(New York, NY)
answer 6
Yes. There's nothing wrong with using regular shampoo and it probably works better.
answered 11 months ago
JamieDawn
(Tulsa, OK)
answer 7
You can use a mild dish soap instead. This brush shampoo does not work on a brush that is used for Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation I find. I haven't got another foundation to try this brush shampoo on so I am not sure. It will probably work on a brush that doesn't have a heavy foundation base on it.
answered 1 year ago
Lorilit
(Ft. Worth, TX)
Question
What do I need to do if the bristles got worse / puffy ?
I used this brush cleaner and by the time it dried up, the bristles started separating and out of its original shape. What do I need to do?
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asked 3 years, 4 months ago
1234shippo
(Granada Hills,CA)
on Purifying Brush Shampoo
6 answers
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answer 1
you can always buy a brush guard to put on your brushes after you wash them. It helps them maintain their original shape and you can get a set for pretty cheap online.
answered 3 years ago
mf0311
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
Get brush guards. If you look up that term using a search engine, you'll find them. They do a great job in keeping your brushes shaped properly and protect them wonderfully during travel.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
answer 3
I squeezed out most of the water after rinsing the heck out of my brushes and then smoothed the bristles into shape before laying them on a washcloth to dry. that worked really well for me.
What you described sooouuuuunds like a drying issue? Something similar happened to me once before I tried this product--but when I dried it, I was shaking water out of it--and I ended up with some fluffy spikiness. How did you dry them?
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
queenjealousy
(Mount Laurel, NJ)
answer 4
I always squeeze the remaining amout of water out and re-shape my brushes, usually if its puffy normal use will make it go back to normal. I had a blush brush that did this and i just re-washed it and re-shaped.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jackierenee
(Tacoma, Wa)
answer 5
When you cleansed, did you lay the brushes flat to dry and shape them while still wet? I didn't find this item made my brushes in any better or worse shape, that all had to do with how I dried and shaped them after.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cassykins
(Groton, CT)
answer 6
Definitely be more gentle with your brushes!
Also,when you're drying your brushes,keep them with the bristles downwards. Or else,water could damage your brush. :L
I suggest brush guards from Coastal Scents.:)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cl0e3
(Canada)
Question
is this product suitable for vegans?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Royale
on Purifying Brush Shampoo
6 answers
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answer 1
As it says on the back of this product, it contains... amphoteric surface agents, non ionic surface agents, sodium benzoate, alcohol, isopropanol, and fragrance. I think you can use it freely because all it contains are just chemicals helping your brush cleaning! :)
answered 10 months ago
sweetsjjw
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
The only ingredient that MIGHT contain animal products is the fragrance, but they don't specify the source. You could contact the company for more specifics.
answered 10 months ago
Slenderella
(NYC)
answer 3
Sephora brand does not test on animals, but I am unsure of all the ingrendients. I use this and I am vegan, but my friend is vegan and she has diffrent standards than me. Since we all have our own definition of vegan I would check out the ingredients and make your own best decision. Hope that helps. :>
answered 2 years ago
goblynqueen
(phoenix, az)
answer 4
Yes, it is suitable for vegans. Here is the ingredients list (directly copied from the bottle):

INGREDIENTS: >5% amphoteric surface agents - >5% but < 15% non ionic surface agents ALSO CONTAINS: sodium benzoate, alcohol, isopropanol, fragrance.

No beeswax, glycerin (though much glycerin is vegan now-a-days, being derived from plants), and definitely no gelatin. None of the ingredients listed are derived or can be derived from animal products. :)
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
ladytruth
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 5
yes
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Asolo
(Miami, FL)
answer 6
I was told by one of the beauty experts at Sephora that they do NOT use animal products in any of their store items. I was also told that they do NOT test on animals. However, I don't believe most people consider beeswax as an animal product and I have found that in some other things Sephora has stuck it's label on. I have not found, so far, any gelatin or glycerin in their products. I'm not an expert, but I haven't found anything that wouldn't be vegan about this product.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
ClovisKitty
(Fresno, CA)
Question
Can the Purifying Brush Shampoo be used on the Clarisonic Brushes?
Hey everyone. I just got a Clarisonic and am wondering if this product is safe to use on the brushes and how often I should be using it. Thanks.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
bellaerin
(Victoria, BC Canada)
on Purifying Brush Shampoo
6 answers
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answer 1
For Clarisonic brush, they sell refill-brush on their website/ sephora.com. I don't think it's a good idea to wash it with brush cleaners.. :(
answered 10 months ago
sweetsjjw
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
I would say that you can clean the Clarisonic brushes with just soap. This product is intended to clean make up from make up brushes...

I use the Clarisonic and have never cleaned the brushes because the clean when you use it with the cleanser, then you just rinse it with warm water...

Not sure if this helped you.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
canchera
(NYC)
answer 3
I have this product, and a Clairsonic, and TBH I've never thought of cleaning my Clairsonic with it. I might try, but I currently just snap off the Clairsonic brush and boil it in water on the stove for 10 minutes every few weeks or so. Maybe I'll wash it with this product before boiling next time.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
sarahmichelle19
(Oregon)
answer 4
I usually use a very little bit of my face cleanser on my clarisonic brush heads but I'm sure this would be fine too (and a little less expensive.) : )
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
lillysephora
answer 5
Of course! It's a gentle cleanser! Clarisonics are waterproof, so you won't break it.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
sheldonbruck
(New York, NY)
answer 6
I have a clarisonic brush and you'll probably ruin it if you do that. You just have to detach the brush head, rinse it with warm water, and clean it with a bit of your own cleanser. Hope this helps :)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
cherrybomb10
(Miami, FL)
Question
Is this product safe for natural hair brushes?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
dfsfsdf
(NJ)
on Purifying Brush Shampoo
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
misskimmy11
(Reno, NV)
answer 2
yes, its safe for both natural and synthetic brushes. i highly recommend using it with the brush guards too. it will help with reshaping the bristles while it dries and will also aid in prolonging the life of your brushes too.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
danielleja
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 3
Yes, I use this product on my real hair brushes and it cleans them very well and keeps them soft! This is a great product!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
missluhollywood
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 4
Yes. I use this regularly on all of my natural hair brushes, and have never had an issue with discoloration, drying out, or loss of hairs.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
rSakura
answer 5
For sure. I use it on all my brushes.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
lyndigirl
(Texan)
answer 6
I use them on all my Bare Minerals brushes. Rinses easily and does not leave the brushes stiff. The directions are easy. I was surprised at how little work was involved.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
lanady
(North Augusta, SC)
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