I was very lucky to be offered the chance to review the Magnitone Lucid**, a facial cleansing brush. Magnitone partnered up with Pixie Lott to create a new limited Edition Magnitone Lucid in a hot pink colour.
I had always wanted a facial cleansing brush, but the price of a Clarisonic put me off. My original plan being to wait until I went to America in August and buying one there (it works out cheaper due to the exchange rate). Once I seen the Magnitone Lucid my train of thought went: cheaper than Clarisonic + limited edition + pink = take my money! Yeah....I'm easily swayed.
When I put my order in I expected to be paying an obscene amount for shipping; only to discover that shipping is FREE!!! Yes, it costs £0 for 48 hour shipping in the UK. I was amazed, but still thought that it would take longer than it said. Lo and behold, at about 8.30 two days later it was in my hands.
The Magnitone Lucid promises 'softer, brighter & clearer skin in just 7 days'. This was a challenge I needed to test. I suffer from dull skin with sporadic dry areas, and quite obvious clogged pores. My skin is combination; it's oily in the t-zone while I have dry patches on my cheeks. My skin is also quite sensitive: I suffer from a histamine intolerance which means I have to watch what goes on my skin (and what I eat).
The contents of the box include:
- Magnitone Lucid
- Active clean brush head
- Pink Headband
- Wireless charger
- European adapter plug
- 12 Month Warranty
The device is both lightweight and compact which makes it perfect for traveling. It has two different modes: Deep clean and sensitive. This means that the device is suitable for all skin types. There are even other types of brush heads that can be bought as extras (sensitive and luxury versions). The device is completely 100% waterproof! I use mine in the shower, if I'm in a hurry instead of having a shower then cleansing my face.
The device has a facial cleansing timer to help you make sure that you don't 'over exfoliate' the skin. There is a beep ever twenty seconds, and the device stops completely after one minute. The idea is that you start with your forehead for twenty seconds, ten on each cheek, and the remaining twenty on your nose and chin. There are also the two different setting to choose between; deep clean and sensitive. Very self-explanatory.
I followed the instructional book to the letter. I charge the battery to full for over twenty-four hours before its first use. It also recommended that you use the device for no more than a minute each day, on sensitive, for the first five days. For the first five days my skin was amazing: it’s clean, bright, and oh so soft. Combined with my normal skincare routine my skin was amazing feeling, as well as tighter.
But, it all happened two days ago. I started getting spots: on my chin, my forehead and my nose. I was so annoyed at my skin. I'm AWARE that this WILL pass! The instructional booklet warns that you can be prone to breakouts due to a change in your routine. I am now using it sparingly (missing the spots as to not irritate them) until they clear up. To be fair they are now in the recovery stage and should be gone in a couple of days.
(Update prior to publish my skin is now much better. It turns out that my redness and spots was actually due to a change in diet aka an increase in my histamine levels!)
The Magnitone Lucid is available in five colours: Sunshine Yellow; Dazzling Blue; Plush Pink, Aqua Green, and Hot Pink (Ltd Ed). They cost £69.99 for the Magnitone website. Each replacement head comes in a pack of two, and in three varieties: Silk Bliss; Sensitive and Active Clean. The Active Clean and Sensitive are priced at £15.99, while the Silk Bliss is £19.99.
Louise x x