In the last few years cleansing devices have really taken the beauty industry by storm. Various different brands have bought out their own devices, including the well known names of Clarosonic and the Foreo, all of which boast amazing claims. Last year I was lucky enough to try out Magnitone’s original cleansing brush – The Lucid* which I completely fell in love with (you can read my review here). Since then Magnitone have revamped their cleansing brush range, replacing the Lucid with the BareFaced and introducing the Full Monty.
I originally saw the Magnitone Full Monty* at the Beauty Blogger Awards back in October in London, and immediately thought it was unlike anything I’ve previously seen. Not only is the Magnitone Full Monty an amazing regular facial cleansing brush but it also includes two extra heads that make it the ultimate multi-tasker. Along with the regular ‘Active Clean’ facial brush head, you also receive a ‘Body Exfoliator Brush‘ head, and a ‘Well Heeled Pedi-Buff’ pumice. This is definitely the main thing I love about the Full Monty – you only need one device, as it cleanses, tones, exfoliates and buffs from head to toe.
The Magnitone Full Monty offers 5 different modes, the first three of which are for your face – Sensitive, Daily Cleanse and PulseLift Toning. I tend to use the Daily Cleanse mode the most often – on a near daily basis, whilst using Sensitive mode around my nose (it’s too ticklish otherwise!). I then use the PulseLift Toning mode around once a week, as I find this is a to be a deeper, more intense cleanse which is great. The fourth mode is the Exfoliate mode, which you would pair with the Body Exfoliator Brush head to ensure that your skin is silky smooth all over. I especially like using this mode on my legs, but it does makes big difference everywhere! Magnitone do suggest that you shouldn’t use this in conjunction with a body scrub, but I don’t think you would need to anyway, as the Full Monty does a great job in exfoliating the skin without it. The final mode is the Pedi Buff mode, which as you’ve probably guessed, you would use the Well Heeled Pedi-Buff head to buff away all that dead skin that can often lurk around your heels and soles of your feet. I haven’t actually used any other home style electric pedi buffer such as this, so I can’t compare it to how a device designed specifically to do this would match up. But for me, it does a really great job and I’m personally impressed with this feature.
The Magnitone Full Monty is powered by Vibra-Sonic™ technology which combines sonic oscillations and electromagnetic vibrations giving your skin a unique energising workout. This pulsates and sends rapid vibrations deep into the skin, to naturally unclog pores, wobble out impurities, boost micro-circulation and sweep away dead and dry skin cells, in turn leaving you with a healthy, glowing and clearer complexion. All you have to do is simply turn the Magnitone onto your preferred mode and glide it over your skin in circular motions – no scrubbing required!
There’s only one button on the Magnitone Full Monty which makes it really easy to use, you simply hold it down to turn it on/off, and press the button to cycle through the different modes. When using the facial modes, it will beep every 20 seconds to remind you to move onto the next ‘section’ of your face, and will auto switch off after a minute. I have found that if you are to switch the Full Monty back on after it has turned itself off, it automatically starts on the mode that you were previously using, which I think is really smart feature and saves that little bit of time.
Just like the other Magnitone devices (inc the Lucid & BareFaced) the Full Monty is completely waterproof meaning that you can use it in the shower, which is the way I personally prefer to use it. I mentioned back in my Magnitone Lucid review that I found when using it over the sink, it would spray water onto the mirror. However I’ve noticed that this doesn’t actually happen at all with the Full Monty, which is a nice plus point. Since the Full Monty is completely waterproof, it charges wirelessly through the stand via the included USB cable. I love the fact that it comes with this stand, as it’s really great for allowing your brush to air dry out after use – it’s something that I felt was missing with my original Lucid cleansing brush. You can also easily unplug the USB cable from the back of the stand, so it can be moved away from the electronics when wet, which again is super handy.
I love that you can use an existing cleanser with your Magnitone to make it work that bit harder for your skin, so you won’t need to go out any buy anymore skincare! Over time I’ve used many different cleansers alongside my Magnitone, with my personal favourite being REN’s Clearcalm Cleanser – my skin feels soooo smooth afterwards!! I actually find it quite weird not using my Magnitone when cleansing my face now – I feel like my hands just aren’t doing a good enough job anymore! Since using my Magnitone my skin is definitely a lot clearer, smoother and brighter, so I honestly can’t recommend this little gadget enough.
As much as I love my original Magnitone Lucid, for me the Full Monty has blown it out of the water. It just seems to top it in every aspect, and I’m pretty much obsessed with it now. If you’re looking for a more budget cleansing device, the Magnitone Lucid or BareFaced are great, but if you’re wanting to upgrade or fancy a device that does it all, the Full Monty is definitely worth seriously checking out. Yes, the Full Monty is on the more expensive end of the cleansing brush spectrum at around £130 but it does so much more than others on the market. Magnitone were kind enough to provide me with it for this review, but I can definitely say now after using it, if I was to lose/break my Full Monty, I would 100% purchase one tomorrow – I really do love it!
Have you tried a cleansing brush before? Would you like to try Magnitone’s Full Monty? As always, I’d love to have a read of your thoughts in the comments, and thank you so much for reading!
* The product in this post was kindly provided by Magnitone with the purpose of this review although as always, all opinions and thoughts remain my own. For more information, see my Disclaimer *