It’s been quite a while since I blogged about a single product. I feel that this particular one deserves a special mention though, because I think it’s been a complete game changer for part of my make up routine. Or make-off routine, to be more accurate. I’m talking about the Freedom Pro Studio Sanitizing Bath Cleanser. It’s literally like a balm cleanser for your brushes.
Every once in while, if you’re lucky enough, you come across a product that makes you wonder how the hell you managed before finding it. One of those products that you promise yourself you’ll never stop repurchasing and pray to the beauty giant Gods that it will never be discontinued. It’s one of those products that makes you want to write a whole blog post about. Oh wait…
Jokes aside, this is a really important product for me to find, partly because it makes life so much easier regarding one of the jobs that I loathe to do.
I’m talking about cleaning make up brushes. One of the jobs we all love to hate, although it’s such an important part of our make up routine (or at least, it should be).
I remember one time on holiday a couple of years ago wondering why my skin was looking and feeling so bad. I hadn’t eaten anything too sugary, I’d been cleansing and moisturising as normal, and yet my skin was awful. Then I remembered that I hadn’t cleaned my make up brushes and sponges for an embarrassingly long length of time.
I started cleaning them with a combination of olive oil and baby shampoo which did the job pretty good to be honest, but it was just a bit of a faff, and I’d often find that the oil would end up staying in the brushes for too long, causing them to be a bit greasy. Not so good.
A balm cleanser for your brushes
I saw the Freedom Brush Bath in Superdrug a few months ago and had heard it was supposed to be okay so thought I’d give it a go, and I can honestly say I wouldn’t use anything else on my brushes any more. The only way I can think of to describe it is that it’s like a balm cleanser for them, it’s so thorough.
I love the fact that it’s a solid balm, which means it’s really travel-friendly for a start not to mention less messy when using it.
All you need to do is dampen a brush, swirl it into the white balm till you get a little bit of product onto the bristles, work it into a lather in the palm of your hand, squeeze out all the mucky make up, rinse and voila! Your brush should be squeaky clean and ready to dry on a towel.
The other thing which really appeals to me is the scent, as it’s quite perfumed which might put some people off but I personally found that to be a nice little addition, as even when your brushes are dry they still end up smelling sweet and floral-like.
The balm texture is much like a balm cleanser for your skin, and probably acts in a very similar way; it literally seems to melt make up off of the brush. Ooh and it works wonders on make up sponges too. Just use the same cleaning technique, although sponges do tend to absorb more product so they often take a little longer to clean.
All in all I’m so impressed with this, and I’d definitely try more from this range. The Freedom Brush Bath Sanitizing Brush Cleanser costs £7.00 and is available from Superdrug.
I hope that you found this review useful, and I’ll be back with a new post very soon! I’m off to a bloggers brunch tomorrow so that will most likely be featuring on the blog next, and I’ve got a very special announcement coming soon so keep your eyes peeled for that…