Cleaning your make-up brushes on a regular basis is extremely important for several reasons, most importantly, to eliminate bacteria from your brushes, as well as to remove product build-up. If you take good care of your make-up tools, they will last for many years.
As someone with extremely sensitive skin, I have to be careful about everything that goes near my skin, and this includes not just make-up and skincare products, but with what I use to clean my make-up brushes with.
I was using Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap 18-in-1 unscented baby-mild pure-castile soap for years but recently read a review on Logical Harmony for Ahimsa Naturals’ Solid Brush Cleaner and was intrigued to try it out since I was almost out of my Dr. Bronner’s.
Unfortunately there is no ingredient listing on the packaging, or on their website, but they describe their product as containing:
Natural ingredients gently cleanse, moisturize and disinfect makeup brushes. No harsh chemicals (free of sulfates + dyes). No synthetic fragrances
I did a patch test on my wrist to test for sensitivity issues, and when no reaction occurred, went ahead and washed my brushes according to the directions on the jar:
Instructions for use: Wet the bristles of your brush and swish in a circular motion to produce a lather. Rinse and lay flat to dry. To prevent contamination please allow the cleanser to dry before closing the container.
It was UNBELIEVABLE how much product residue came out of my brushes, and I had cleaned them less than two weeks before! And the bristles were nice and soft after drying on my Benjabelle brush tree.
The Ahimsa Naturals solid brush cleaner comes in two scents: rosemary and lavender, and grapefruit and bergamot. I chose to buy the rosemary and lavender scent, and it smells so fresh and clean.
This solid brush cleaner comes in a 56g / 2 oz jar, and sells for approximately $16 USD. You can purchase the Ahimsa Naturals solid brush cleanser directly from them, or from the Kind Beauty Collective.
Disclosure – This was purchased by me!