30, 05, 2017

7-in-1

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For the last while, skincare has taken over my beauty world. In this day and age, we have so much access to useful information about your skin’s health, that taking the right precautions for it are foolproof. Using the right cleansers, serums, and lotions are important; but using the right tools are just as important for your skin too.

It’s crazy how much of a difference a facial cleansing brush does for you and your complexion. I’ve been using one for years now and have always been fascinated yet a bit horrified with how my skin reacts to when I make the mistake of stopping its use for awhile, to when I pick it up again. As we all know, these type of facial cleansing brushes don’t always come at an affordable price either. We also know that sometimes the price tag has nothing to do with the performance. As someone who has always been dedicated to her Clarisonic face brush for many years, I was pleasantly surprised with the performance of the Grace & Stella 7-in-1 Facial Massager & Cleanser that I received. I don’t think it’s fair to completely battle these two brushes out though, since the Grace & Stella Facial Brush is more of an overall spa experience. Within the 7 unique massaging heads it comes with, each one does something different depending on your needs.
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Prepped & polished.
The massaging heads
                                 1. Polishing: To gently scrub off dead skin cells from feet.

                                 2. Short Bristle Brush: Helps to remove makeup and dirt while exfoliating your face.

                                 3. Long Bristle Brush: Same as the Short Bristle Brush, but well…longer.

                                 4. Makeup Sponge: To apply makeup, lotions, or serums.

                                 5. Latex Soft Sponge: To cleanse face with a more gentle exfoliation.

                                 6. Massager: To stimulate blood circulation to the face for a healthy glow.

                                 7. Pumice Stone: Helps to get rid of stubborn calluses on wet feet.
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Pros & Cons.

Of all the 7 detachable heads, my first favourite was the Long Bristle Brush, for its soft and least harsh bristles that are a perfectly gentle exfoliant and makeup remover than the Short Bristle Brush on the skin. In second place comes the Massager head; I’ve got to admit that it’s quite relaxing to do a few laps around with on your face and neck after a long day. In third place, there was a tie between both the Polishing and Pumice Stone for the feet. I know it’s TMI, but I tend to have dry feet, so more consistent exfoliation is ideal in my beauty regimen. Both have helped keep the heels of my feet stay smooth and soft.

As for the Makeup Sponge and Latex Soft Sponge, they just weren’t my favourite to work with. The Makeup Sponge ended up eating away my foundation and BB Cream when I tried to apply it. Even with the application of any serums or moisturizers with the device were also not that great. And for the Latex Soft Sponge, it also ate at my cleanser and was just a bit too gentle to the point were it didn’t really do anything for my skin.
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The device itself.

If you don’t want to break the bank with other facial cleansing and massaging brushes this is a great option. Aside from the selection of heads to choose from, the fact that the device is small, lightweight and compact is a major win — especially when nowadays a lot of people are always looking for items to own that are more practical and travel-friendly. Although I’m not too keen on it being battery operated, it doesn’t drain out quickly either. And since I’ve always been using a larger brush head, I did find that cleansing with the smaller ones did take a bit longer, however since it doesn’t have a timer you can take your time to properly cleanse your face when you’re using it as a makeup remover at the end of the day.
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Have you tried anything from Grace & Stella before?


6 responses to “7-in-1”

  1. This sounds like a neat product! I’ve heard so many rave reviews about the clarisonic – I think the pumice stone for sure would be the most useful haha!

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    • Stacey says:

      The Clarisonic is great, I’ve been using it for years and have been through 2 of them now hehe. The only con is that it’s kind of heavy but I think it’s suppose to function that way :/ anyways the pumice stone really IS handy :]

  2. This device sounds pretty good, I love that it’s travel friendly, that’s a major plus. I have never invested much money in skincare to be honest, I got a cleanser and a face cream and that’s about it. Your posts always make me want to venture out and try new products though, I might actually look into getting a facial cleansing brush xx

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    • Stacey says:

      If anything, I think investing in a good sunscreen or BB cream with a high SPF is something everyone should do if you’re not too much into skincare because product your skin from the sun (even when it’s cloudy the sun is still out to damage your skin) so I highly recommend that 🙂

  3. Julia says:

    I’ve been lately trying to update my skin routine because my skin needs some help, and I was considering buying one of these brushes. I like the sound of this one being affordable and having so many options. Thanks for your honest review! Definitely useful in considering which one I want to buy!
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    • Stacey says:

      Oh this is a great brush especially for it’s price! It’s really versatile compared to many other ones out there so I think you really should check it out!

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