Monday, March 5, 2012

Latest hauls^^ [8] Mizuho facial brush

For those of you who have been following my blog in the past, you might have recalled that I am in love with a Japanese brush maker Mizuho.

I have purchased their makeup up brushes and I am totally in love with its softness and durability. I have also purchased another nose cleaning brush from them and since then I do not have any break outs in my nose area... I guess they did their cleaning job pretty well?

This time around I have ordered their overall facial cleaning brush. Not that my clarisonic is failing me, but lately I only use my clarisonic only on days when I put on makeup and I want a more thorough cleansing.... sometimes clarisonic can be quite harsh on my drier skin during winter months and therefore I wanted something milder.

This brush comes in 2 colors according to the website, pink or black. Luckily my friend in HK told me pink was the only color and I didn't mind this lovely pink at all!

The hairs of this brush is made of goat hair. It is quite soft to play around it on my hand and it's not poking me at all.

Correct way of placing the face brush on its stand, with the bristles facing downwards (remember, gravity triggers water to flow downwards!)

This is the wrong way.... water will get back into the brush and cause the glue disintegrate! Do not do this at home!

Some people uses this brush just to foam up facial cleanser, but you can totally use a foaming net to perform such function and it is cheaper too!

I use it to cleanse my face as the hairs are not poking at all and I want cleansing action to be done in some hard to reach areas....  (like nose areas, etc)

This is what I use for my daily morning cleansing:

It's the Naruko Raw Job's Tears Supercritical CO2 Foaming Wash. It is not the squeaky clean kind so it's appropriate for a morning wake-up wash. The cleanser by itself does not really come up with a lot of foam as the name suggested, so I usually need the help of a foaming net. But even with a foaming net, the foam is rather "sparse"....

So with this Mizuho facial brush, I wet the bristles and used a pea sized foaming wash from the tube:

And viola:

With a quick circular motion I come up with dense foam that my other washing net cannot come up with! And not only the foam is really dense, I like the goat hairs on my face too... my clarisonic is a bit harsh on me sometimes especially during the winter months when my skin tends to be on the dry side.

I am in love with Mizuho brushes!


Nic Nic said...

Wow looks really interesting.. Looks like it works exactly like a bubble net - lOve the fact it has a stand!!

Jie Jie said...

Thanks for reviewing such a cool facial brush! Like the stand, making it easier for storage..

Cutie Fishball said...

@Nic Nic-actually people use this brush for foaming in lieu of bubble net... but the hairs are so soft that I use it on my face too... much milder and more gentle than Clarisonic.

@Jie Jie- the stand has a function purpose... to keep the brush upright to drain all water away from the brush....
overall I am very happy with Mizuho brushes, both for cleansing and makeup!