11 of the Best Facial Cleansing Brushes for the Ultimate Wedding Day Glow

Browse the best facial cleansing brushes on the high street, from antibacterial brushes for problem skin to silicone designs to give you a gorgeous glow

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If you haven’t already heard much about facial cleansing brushes then your bridal beauty regime is about to be transformed.

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What Is a Facial Cleansing Brush?

A facial cleansing brush uses bristles or silicone to get into your pores, to massage your much loved products into your skin and to remove every scrap of makeup at the end of the day. It is a hand-held device with silicone or fibre bristles that can offer a deeper clean than simply using your hands.

Take a look at our favourite facial cleansing brushes – there’s something for every skin need and every budget. If you still have questions about cleansing brushes then skip to the end where you can swot up on all the knowledge you need.

Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Cleansing Device – £89, Look Fantastic

The Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Cleansing Device is a sonic cleansing brush that is ideal if you have sensitive skin. One simple setting means you hit the button for one minute of gentle cleansing as the oscillating brush head removes dirt, grime, oil and makeup from your pores. The device is completely waterproof meaning you can use it in the shower and the interchangeable head means it’s also compatible with the Clarisonic foundation brush.

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Philips Visapure Mini Facial Cleanser – £39.99, John Lewis

This mini cleansing brush says it gets your skin six times cleaner than if you use your hands to apply your product. The waterproof design uses rotation technology and supersoft bristles to give your skin a thorough but gentle clean. Extra thin bristles mean that this brush is gentle enough to use twice a day and will leave you with clearer pores and a deeper clean.

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HiKiNS Facial Cleansing Brush – £15.99, Amazon

If you are new to the cleansing brush world then the HiKiNS facial cleansing brush is the perfect choice for beginners. The silicone design not only makes it gentle on your skin, it also means it’s completely waterproof and can be used in the shower. The use of silicone over bristles makes it a hygienic choice and it not only gets your pores cleaner, it also promotes blood flow in the skin and gives a gentle massage.

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Foreo Luna Cleansing Brush – £29, Look Fantastic

Probably the most recognisable cleansing brush on the market – the Foreo Luna cleansing brush is small, ultra-portable and claims to give a professional level of facial cleansing in just one minute. The silicone bristles give a hygienic clean, the thicker bristles unclog the pores and the thinner bristles massage the skin and increase the blood flow. It’s also available is six gorgeous colours – we’re big fans!

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Magnitone BareFaced Facial Cleansing Brush – £59.99, Boots

The Magnitone BareFaced Facial Cleansing Brush is a deep cleansing brush that gives your skin the ultimate cleansing and toning experience. The antibacterial bristles cleanse the skin and keep pores ultra-clean. The brush has three modes – sensitive, deep-cleansing and toning, to increase the blood flow and tone the skin.

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bareMinerals Double Cleansing Brush – £16, John Lewis

The bareMinerals Double Cleansing Brush comes in at a very affordable £16, making it a great option if you want to try out a brush to enhance your cleansing routine but you don’t want to blow your wedding budget. This hand-held brush will massage product into your skin and give a deep exfoliation.

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Rio 4-in-1 Facial Cleansing Brush, Exfoliator and Massager – £19.99, Look Fantastic

This sonic cleansing brush comes with four interchangeable heads depending on if you want a cleanse that is deep cleaning, exfoliating or massaging. The brush sweeps away dirt and dead skin to leave you with beautifully cleansed skin that is glowing.

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Holika Holika Magic Tool Pore Cleansing Brush – £8.95, Feel Unique

If you don’t like the idea of an electronic device but you still want the cleansing brush experience then this wooden manual brush with super soft bristles will give you a deeper cleanse than using your hands alone, plus it claims to improve the elasticity of the skin too.

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Rio Sonicleanse Pure Glo Facial Cleanser – £24.99, Look Fantastic

This vibrant pink silicone facial cleanser comes with a useful handle and not only cleanses your skin but also massages it with gentle rounded bristles to increase blood flow and ease puffiness. Cleanse for one minute at every use and you will get 120 uses from one charge.

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2-in-1 Facial Cleansing and Exfoliating Brush – £9.45, Amazon

This rose gold cleansing brush is super stylish and also works to cleanse and exfoliate your skin, removing dead cells and giving your pores a deep clean on a daily basis. This high shine brush is available in rose gold, blue or pink.

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PMD Facial Cleansing Device – £66.75, Look Fantastic

This pretty pink facial cleansing brush is a lightweight and multifunctional cleansing tool that offers up to 7,000 vibrations per minute. Use the gentle silicon bristles to massage in your cleanser or your serums.

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Facial Cleansing Brushes – Your Questions Answered

If you are new to the facial cleansing brush world then take a look through some of the most frequently asked questions about these magic little devices.

Which Facial Cleansing Brush Is Best?

This will depend on your skin needs. If you have sensitive skin then the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Cleansing Device is our favourite, for a deep cleanse we recommend the PMD Facial Cleansing Device or for salon-quality go for the Magnitone BareFaced Facial Cleansing Brush.

Is It Good to Use a Facial Cleansing Brush?

Yes, using a facial cleansing brush is good for a variety of skin problems. If you suffer with oily skin and breakouts then the brush will allow your chosen cleanser to get deeper into your pores. If you are concerned about dull skin then the brush will polish your skin and remove dead cells. If ageing is your worry then a brush also increases the blood flow to your skin and can improve elasticity.

How Often Should You Use a Facial Cleansing Brush?

An everyday cleansing brush is gentle enough to use once a day. If you have stronger settings on your brush then we recommend using those every 3-5 days. If you have sensitive skin then start by using the cleansing brush once daily and see how your skin feels. If you do decide to use the brush once a day, we recommend saving it until the evening so you can remove makeup, dirt and grime from the day.

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