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I like fluffy things. Fluffy animals, fluffy sweaters, fluffy pillows, fluffy cupcakes, absolutely flufftastic. But what I don’t like is facial fluff. Or at least not on me. The hairs above my upper lip and on my jaw have bothered me for years, but scary hair removal stories always kept me from doing something about it. Until now that is, because recently Braun gave me the opportunity to test the brand new Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush, the world’s first facial epilator and cleansing brush in one. Let’s find out how that went!
The Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush has two uses, with one being the removal of female facial hair – annoying and embarrassing remnants from prehistoric times – like upper lip hair, unibrow hair and cheek hair. Unfortunately for me I won the cavewoman lottery, because I have fluff in all those places. Grah woo haa*. The second way to use the Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush is as a cleansing brush. With several hundreds of rotations per minute it claims to cleanse the skin six times more effectively than a manual cleanse and to deeply clean the pores. Like a Clarisonic, basically.
* that’s cavewoman speak for goddammit
The epilator head and the brush head of the Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush are easily removable and you simply attach one of the two heads depending on what you want to do: remove hair or cleanse. Like I said, as a cleansing brush the Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush is a lot like the Clarisonic and the idea is pretty much the same: you just wet your face, put on a little bit of cleanser and move the brush slowly over your face while letting the rotations do their job. A piece of (fluffy) cake. Also good to know: you can use the Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush in the shower.
Hair removal with the Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush is just as easy as cleansing. With its 200 movements per second – die, hair, die! – and the adjustable rotation direction; the epilator easily removes all the hair above my lip and on my jaw. But beware, because easy doesn’t mean that it’s pain-free. I can really feel the device ripping out the hairs by the roots. And that doesn’t exactly feel like puppies licking your skin. But at least the hairs are gone, and they stay gone for a week or two. That’s something I’ll gladly endure some pain for.
In conclusion? It’s the fluff-removing powers of the Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush that really won me over. As a cleanser I find the Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush just okay because it simply can’t compete with the Clarisonic for me. Then again, the Clarisonic does cost more than double of what the Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush costs, so Braun definitely gets points for affordability. Still, it’s the hair removal function of the Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush that I like the most. Yes, despite the pain. If a little pain means getting rid of that nasty facial fluff, well, then I say bring it on!
The Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush will be in stores mid-September for approximately 85 CHF. A set of two replacement brush heads will set you back approximately 18 CHF.
Could the Braun Face Mini Epilator + Cleansing Brush be something for you? Do you use a facial epilator and/or a cleansing brush?