Cleaning Makeup Brushes - Really Ree
By Ree

Cleaning Makeup Brushes

19 Nov 2012 (Updated: 20 May 2014)

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I am a bit hit and miss when it comes to washing my makeup brushes. I have done the baby shampoo thing, but not always found it strong enough to tackle the makeup and impurities. I have also used washing up liquid which does clean them but I haven’t felt ‘at one’ with the idea that  I use the same stuff to clean my precious makeup brushes that I do to clean my dishes! Feels wrong!
I know that alcohol is really effective for killing bacteria, but probably way too harsh to care for the brushes gently and ensure they last as long as they should. Oh the dilemmas!
Then this product – Australian Bodycare Skin Wash – was given to me followed by email that totally inspired me!

Australian Bodycare Skin Wash

This is what it said:

“We found out that Clarins counters across the UK use it to clean their make-up brushes”. Well if it is good enough for Clarins, it is good enough for me!!
Australian Bodycare is a bit of a retro brand for me. I used to use the pure Tea Tree Oil years ago for teenage acne and it was incredibly effective. And I have to say, there is something about a brand with a 20 year skin care heritage that I hugely respect.
The Australian Bodycare Skin Wash is mild enough to as an all-over wash for a deep clean that promises not to dry out the skin. It has powerful, natural  anti-septic properties that kills bacteria while its neutral pH balance makes it suitable for even the most sensitive skin. It lathers up a treat too!
So I have stuck this in the shower for everyone to use, but on Saturday afternoon I set to work on my brushes…
In two batches!
And it was absolutely brilliant! I now have super fresh, super clean and super soft brushes and I am fully confident that they are as clean as I need them to be, in the mildest possible way.
This is definitely the way forward! I have also used it as a body wash and if I have any freak break outs, I shall call it in then. It is definitely a great one for everyone in the shower, particularly those who suffer with spots on their back.
Australian Bodycare Skin Wash costs £12.50 for 250ml and is available in salons and pharmacies nationwide. Visit for more info.
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