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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Vegan Solid Brush Shampoo Young Coconut Milk review

When I was in London, venturing around Liberty Beauty Hall I noticed this little pot with the word "vegan" out of the corner of my eye. I'm a sucker for anything vegan and when I saw that it was a brush cleaner, I thought "fo' sho' you're coming home with me". To be honest, I wasn't expecting miracles out of this. I mean it's a brush cleaner, how good could it be? Well, turns out, it's pretty damn good.

Now in my time I've tried a couple of different things to clean my brushes. Cheap and cheerful baby shampoo, Sanex body wash and the ol' blogger favourite Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap. And yeah, they did the job admirably, but they were all just lacking in a lil' somethin' somethin'. I find they all involved using a good bit of elbow grease and put me at risk of carpal tunnel with the repetitive swishing of the brush on my hand. This brush shampoo from the London Brush Company puts a stop to that though and I like it for that.

The product itself is a hard soap. To use it, you simply wet your dirty brush, swirl it around in the soap, wash it out and you're done. It's really quick and I got all of my brushes done in record time. It's not only a time saver though it also gives brushes a great deep clean. Not a speck of makeup was left on any of the bristles. Even my most grubby, foundation soaked, dense brushes were squeaky clean. I was impressed. 

But with all of that greatness, surely there must be a catch? And annoyingly there is as the ingredients aren't as ethical as I would of hoped. Although it does have lovely stuff like coconut milk, tea tree extract and olive oil, it also has palm oil, which is something I try to avoid buying because it's pretty awful stuff. So that is a bit of a shame.

Ingredients aside, I really like this and it's made washing my brushes so much less of a chore. I think I may try and find an alternative or test out a few others after this one is done, but in the meantime, I'm excited to have some very clean brushes!

What do you use to clean your brushes? Let me know if you think you have something better.

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