What makes a skincare brush to be on the top of the line?
In the modern world of overabundance, a search for the best product might be a daunting process. One has to go over the ocean of descriptions and reviews, but one also has to combine all that knowledge for an ultimate price comparison evaluation. Skincare products require even more due diligence as they directly impact health and beauty.
This article will distill everything you need to know into a very simple guide, removing the ambiguity of all the marketing you most probably face in your search for The perfect brush.
We start with the material from which the brush is made because no matter how many advanced features the brush has or how perfect its bristle technology is if the material is terrible for the skin, it nullifies everything else.
Without going into an extensive list of all the possible materials, we will cut right to the point - industry-proven, safe and most malleable in appliance material is ultra-hygienic silicone; hence most of the brushes you see these days are made out of silicon. There are many types of silicone, but what you want to look for is approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
2) Skin type.
This is the second important part as it stays second in the hierarchy of usage. There are as many skin types as there are different brushes, and even the best and the most expansive brushes for normal skin types might utterly destroy sensitive skin. Unfortunately, even normal skin types might differ, which makes it complicated to really know if the certain brush is for your skin type unless you try it. You might either rely on reviews of other people who claim to have a similar skin type as yours or go with a brush with its main advantage as being tailored towards sensitive types. Having said that, this was the reason for us to make the FlowerBrush (see here), as we pride ourselves on making the best brush for sensitive skin while retaining all the cleaning and even massaging features of the device. In 3 years of operations, we never receive even a single complaint from anyone with sensitive skin.
This might be self-explanatory, but design matters regarding how efficient the brush can be while cleansing. Pay attention if the seller makes a point if the brush can cleanse well hard to reach part of the face such as the nose area.
4) Lastly. The price.
You might come to see the vast differences in prices on the market of brushes as something normal, but do not let it distract you. No brush should cost more than $100. Everything else is just a brand and a fat pocket. Even if the brush has massaging features, software integration, etc, it all should amount to a reasonable price.
There are many more points that can be considered when purchasing a brush, but everything else is a "nice to have" or maybe extensions like, for example, Flower Brush's massaging feature, which stimulates blood flow, restores and youthifies skin. But all these features are meaningless if the underlying use-case, which is to clean and restore the face, is not working well for your skin.
We hope you enjoyed this quick summary of the main point that one must consider when buying The Perfect Brush. An ocean of different features, price points, and reviews makes it easy to forget the main point of a good brush: it is to clean your skin without damaging it.