Of the 2 Mizuho brushes I got, one was the powder brush that I have blogged about here, and the other one is this pore cleaning brush.
This pore cleaning brush comes is a sleek cylindrical packaging:
With its 尺 logo and "Presented by Shakuda":
More information on this brush at the back of the packaging. From the Japanese Kanji, it says it's cleaning little nose! Cute!
A detailed brochure of the brush. Though it's entirely in Japanese, the diagrams are pretty easy to understand. You will need too foam up your facial soap and apply the foamed up cleanser with the brush to cleanse your pores.
Yes I know, I have my Clarisonic, which has been doing a decent job, but sometimes I want to have some deep cleaning around my acne prone area for a good thorough clean job. I have tried silicone cleansing brush like the ones below, but it wasn't that effective to me. I felt like rubbing rubber against my face and I don't think the silicone brush bristles are actually reaching into my pores.
The actual brush itself:
This brush reminded me one of the painting brushes I used to own. I find the frosted acrylic and satin aluminum finish extremely sleek and sexy. The design of the brush is quite thoughtful. A string is attached at the end of the brush so you can hang the brush up to air dry it after every use.
Close up of the hair bristles. Unlike regular makeup brushes that uses soft animal or artificial hair, this nose brush uses finer but yet harder squirrel hairs, and I guess that makes cleaning of tiny pores effective. It must be fine but yet hard to reach those tiny pores! Since it's doing a great job deep cleaning, it is advised to use once or twice a week only.
Once again, the 尺 logo and "Presented by Shakuda" on the frosted acrylic handle.