For me, skincare routines always end up feeling like a chore. Moreover, since I started double cleansing in the evenings, the motivation to actually leave my bed to do so, has been lacking. But, add a cleansing brush to the mix, and the whole process is so much easier. I've recently been using the Magnitone Pulsar* and I really like it.
So, first of all, my skin type: combination. It's quite sensitive, so I was a bit sceptical as to whether this bad boy would make it worse, but more on that later. I also have some stubborn scarring on my forehead, which I'd love to see the back of.
Anyway, the Pulsar has four settings; sensitive, pulselift massage mode, exfoliate and deep cleanse. At the moment, the sensitive setting is my favourite. My skin's quite new to this whole brush cleansing thing, so I found the exfoliate setting a little harsh, and I'm yet to try the pulselift massage mode, but it sounds rather intriguing. It apparently 'promotes skin stimulation and boosts blood circulation for improved skin tone and a youthful boost' - but I'll have to get back to you on that one.
I have been using my brush in the evenings with Superdrug's Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser, and it's such a lovely combination. I don't wear any base makeup - so I can't comment on makeup removal - but it leaves my skin feeling really clean, but not at all sore or irritated.
One thing that I really like about the Pulsar, is that it doesn't need to be charged very often. I think one full charge lasts a couple of weeks, which is perfect, as nobody wants to faff around charging this everyday. As for the brush itself, it's a nice size and I really like the packaging.
Overall, I really like this brush, but at £129.99 it's quite an investment, so maybe not one to buy on a whim...