Hey everyone, today I want to tell you about a product that has been a real game changer for me. I have the Clean Apothecary Brush Shampoos to show you, and they have worked wonders for helping me clean my brushes in record time and making the process much less arduous. I hate cleaning my brushes. I hate it with the burning intensity of a thousand suns, and I put the task off as long as possible. I have so many brushes and it takes so long to wash them that the process feel torturous. (Yes, I am a little over-dramatic.) The Clean Apothecary Brush Shampoos are so good that they have cut my cleaning time by more than half. I am not exaggerating. They are so easy to use and work wonders at getting deep into the brush heads to get all the makeup out, no matter how dirty the brush is. You have to check them out.
Here is product description for these brush shampoos: “Clean Brush Shampoo is what makeup artists everywhere have been waiting for: a brush cleaner strong enough to cut the elbow grease out of washing your brushes, yet gentle enough to not ruin the pricey tools you spent so much time and money accumulating. The answer came to creator Jessicca Ochs, in pure, essential ingredients drawn from the world we live in – not hazardous factories. Clean Brush Cleaner comes in a solid soap form and eliminates the need for extra materials; simply wet your brush, swirl it around in the tub, rinse, and lay flat to dry. With two equally-beloved formulas, the Goat’s Milk aids in whitening brush bristles, while the Olive Oil provides necessary conditioning, particularly for natural hairs. These cleansers rinse completely from your brushes and leave behind a light, pleasant fragrance of your choice if you wish. No heavy, oily or dense residue – only soft, fresh bristles that perform like new.”
I purchased the Clean Apothecary Olive Oil Brush Shampoo in the Lemon scent, and the Clean Apothecary Goat’s Milk Brush Shampoo in Unscented. Both formulas work equally well at cleaning every trace of makeup off my brushes. Even foundation brushes only take a few swirls to become completely clean. I used to have to go back into my cleansing product several times and really work it into the bristles to get my foundation brushes clean. I hated doing it because I was concerned about damaging the bristles, but it was the only way to remove all of the makeup. It would take two or three minutes to get just one brush clean, which really adds up when you have as many brushes as I do. With the Clean Apothecary Brush Shampoo I don’t have to be so hard on my brushes to get them clean, and it takes mere seconds. Another great bonus is that, because of conditioning agents in the shampoos, the process doesn’t dry my hands out at all.
I wanted to try both the scented and unscented versions of the shampoo because I know that people can be sensitive to scent. I also wondered if the unscented version would have an unpleasant natural aroma as many unscented products can have. The Goat’s Milk Brush Shampoo in Unscented truly has no scent. The ingredients are: Glycerin, palm oil, coconut oil, goat’s milk powder, titanium dioxide, tea tree oil, and essential oil scent. I definitely noticed that it got my white brushes completely clean and properly white again. I decided to try the Olive Oil Brush Shampoo in Lemon. Other options are Eucalyptus, Lavender, Grapefruit, Rose, Vanilla, and Unscented. The ingredients for the olive oil version are: Olive oil, glycerin, palm oil, tea tree oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, and essential oil scent. The Lemon scent was strong during the washing process, not overpowering, but definitely noticeable. It is a fresh and bright scent that I really liked. There is a very subtle scent that lingers on the brushes for a few days. You may not notice it if you aren’t trying to find it like I was, but I was getting the brush right under my nose and sniffing it. After a few days, even that subtle scent vanishes, and I couldn’t smell any trace of the lemon left on my brushes. There is no residue left on the brushes, one thing that I was worried about with the Olive Oil formula. Instead, they were soft, clean, and ready to go.
I can not say enough good things about the Clean Apothecary Brush Shampoos. They are fantastic. I purchased mine through camerareadycosmetics.com. The one drawback is that Clean Apothecary Brush Shampoos are kind of hard to find, and you will most likely need to purchase them online. Camera Ready Cosmetics has two sizes of brush shampoo, 2 oz and 4 oz, available. The 2 oz tub is $15 and the 4 oz retails for $20. I realize that seems pretty pricey for brush cleaner, but let me tell you, it is worth every penny. If you have a lot of makeup brushes and it takes you an hour or two to clean them, you need this in your life. You will literally be amazed at how simply and easily your brushes get cleaned.