To keep your beauty fabulously bacteria free, we have a healthier beauty mist for cleaning make-up brushes fast and a SLS-free shampoo for weekly washes. Plus, we’ve also got a cosmetic sanitizer mist to banish bacteria from powder- and cream-based make-up beautifully without changing the colour and it dries quickly. After all, bacteria can’t not only cause an infection but also cause allergies, too.
When it comes to cleaning make-up brushes fast, spritz the skin-, brush- and time-saving wonder: Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleaner, £14. This quick-drying delight kills bacteria with grapefruit oil and seed extract, while seaweed extracts keep those bristles supple. What’s more, this brush cleaner’s quick-drying power comes from the alcohol and witch hazel. So it’s perfect for cleaning make-up brushes in a hurry without sacrificing hygiene. How to use: spritz this healthier and more natural brush cleaner on the bristles and wipe on a towel.
While we love the convenience of cleaning make-up brushes fast, we all should wash them weekly. Jane Iredale Truly Pure Shampoo and Conditioner, £29.95, 400ml, cleans your brushes with lemon peel oil and conditions with soy protein. How to use: when cleaning make-up brushes, wet them first, gently massage the shampoo in, rinse with water, remove excess water carefully and shape the bristles in the way you want them to dry. Never leave them to soak since this can damage the ferrule (that keeps the bristles attached to the handle) and the bristles, too. For in-store and online availability for the brush cleaner and shampoo: janeiredale.com/uk.
Finally, after cleaning make-up brushes, the last thing you want to do is smother those fresh bristles in bacteria-ridden make-up. And then put it on your face! BeautySoClean’s Cosmetic Sanitizer Mist, £9.50, 8ml, uses healthier ingredients, such as grain alcohol (ethyl alcohol) to kill bacteria and dry quickly, plus emollients, to bestow more hygiene to your powder- or cream-based make-up without changing the hue or texture. Hold the bottle 15 cm from the product and spray once. The Sanitizer Mist, plus their brush cleaners and more, are available in the UK at select stores and online retailers: beautysoclean.com.
Beauty tip: place a sticker on your newly bought product and write the date you opened it. Make sure to always check this date against the shelf life before you smooth it on, if you haven’t used it in a while. Apart from cleaning make-up brushes from bacteria, this will spare you from microbe-ridden make-up that has gone off, along with an infection or an allergic reaction.