I was recently sent It’s Your Brush Love Instant Brush Cleaner from IT Cosmetics. This spray is meant as a quick deep clean for your IT Cosmetics brushes, claiming to melt makeup, clean, and condition all in one easy step. This is not a between washing spray, but it’s actually meant to take the place of a full on clean your brushes in the sink cleaning. Personally, I hate washing my brushes SO MUCH, that I will let them pile up until I have no more brushes to use. Then it takes about 2 hours to wash them all. Not my favorite way to pass the time…
It almost sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? It actually isn’t. The spray is really fantastic, and does exactly what it claims. Even if you’ve used long wearing foundation on a brush and let it sit a week or so, it comes right out. Really, I tried! All you need to do is spray your brush a couple of times with the Brush Love, and wipe it on a clean paper towel. It dries very quickly, and removes most makeup stains. It’s lightly scented, and leaves my brushes super soft. My skin hasn’t had any weird reactions to using it either. The Brush Love spray is enriched with collagen and peptides, to benefit your skin and prolong the life of IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe synthetic brushes. IT Cosmetics recommends this to use only on their brushes. Before I knew that, I used on some of my other synthetic brushes with good results. I don’t use natural hair brushes, so I can’t tell you how they will react.
You can only purchase Brush Love on the IT Cosmetics website, and it’s $19.50 for a 3.4 fl oz spray bottle. Ingredients: Isodedecane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Oil, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methyl Undecylenoyl Dipeptide-16, Water, Lecithin, Butyl Stearate, Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Oleoyl Sarcosine, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Lanolin Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Glyceryl Linolenate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine
The IT Cosmetics Brush Bath Purifying Cleanser is available only at ULTA (currently sold out), and retails for $18 for a 3.4fl oz spray. The ingredients are a bit different in this brush cleanser, as it’s alcohol free with a lavender citrus scent, and no collagen or peptides. The Brush Bath is meant for natural or synthetic brushes, of all brands. The brush cleanser is safe for sensitive skin. This spray has a stronger scent, but otherwise is just as effective in cleansing. It does a solid job with cleaning all forms of makeup from a variety of synthetic brushes. It leaves my brushes soft, but not as silky as the Brush Love.
Ingredients: Isododecane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Propylene Glycol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract.
I wish there was a bigger size, as I’m going through the Brush Love fairly quickly. I’d definitely re purchase, as I haven’t found a brush cleanser I like more than this. I do feel like I’ll still give my brushes a good soap and water cleansing once in a while. Have you tried either of these brush cleaners?