18-in-1 Hemp Rose Pure-Castile Soap
THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY FAVE is one I’ve heard about here and there in the beauty community, but until I heard beauty vlogger, LetitiaLaura raving about using Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap to clean her makeup brushes I didn’t think much of it. I had been using my own makeup brush cleanser concoction for the past year which I found sufficient, but after using this now for two weeks, I can confirm I won’t be going back back! I am so in love with the way it is cleaning my brushes that I had to make it this week’s Friday Fave!
DR. BRONNER’S MAGIC SOAP is an oil-based soap, which is perfect for breaking up stubborn makeup – even foundation – from my brushes. It is not necessarily designed as a brush cleanser, but it works so well at cleansing and keeping my brushes soft it does seem like a match made in heaven! Below are the ingredients:
Ingredients – Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Organic Olive Oil, Natural Rose Fragrance, Organic Fair Deal Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol.
THE SCENT. I purchased “Rose” because I like the scent of roses…okay, that and maybe because the packaging is pink too! but I do have to admit I do not smell a rose in this soap (or what I am accustomed to roses smelling like anyway!) It has a very interesting soap scent that is hard to describe. It is not unpleasant, just a little foreign to me, so I’ve had to get used to it. There are many scents to choose from, and they contain the same cleaning agents, but unfortunately where I purchased mine they are all sealed so I could not do a sniff test on them to see what they were like.
I put the Dr. Bronner’s into a pump to make it easier when cleaning my brushes, since the consistency is very thin. It makes it more convenient to pump out right into my cleaning glove when tackling that pile of brushes!
THE CLEANSING. Dr. Bronner’s soap is easy to work with, although it is very thin, and feels a bit like water so I decided to put it in a pump top dispenser which works well. I use a textured oven mitt to clean my brushes, so I pump a very small amount of the soap into my mitt, wet the brush hairs and swirl it around in the soap, then rinse. A little goes a long way with this soap (it is meant to be diluted) and so only a small amount will cause it to suds up very well, so if you get too much on the brush you might be rinsing for awhile! I found this works excellent for even cleaning out foundation brushes, and perfectly removes waterproof gel liner from liner brushes as well.
THE MAGIC. What surprised me most when using this soap to clean my brushes is that they dry extremely fast. This not only shocked me, but made me quite literally do a happy dance in my bathroom. It is astonishing! The blush brush from Real Techniques (pink brush pictured above) usually takes overnight to dry, but using the Dr. Bronner’s it is fully dry within 2 hours. My little eye brushes are dry within 30 minutes (the fluffy ones dry even more quickly) and even my very thick face brushes are fully dry within 3-4 hours, and this is just sitting them out on the edge of the countertop to air dry.
OVERALL I am so impressed with using this soap as a brush cleanser. It not only thoroughly cleanses my brushes and dries them extremely fast, I love all of the oils that are especially softening and conditioning to my natural hair bristles (and I’m sure it feels good on the synthetic ones as well!)
Have you tried Dr. Bronner’s Soaps yet for your makeup brushes? I’d love to know what your favorite scent is so I can try it next!