I have ALOT of brushes which I take great pleasure in cleaning regularly BUT… it is a bit faff. On a recent trip to Liberty to spend my beauty loyalty points I happened upon The London Brush Company’s Natural Brush Shampoo.
It is a solid soap that is made from goats milk, vegetable oil and tea tree oil – that’s all. You wet the brushes, swirl them around in the pot, when you get a lather swirl them around on the palm of your hands to get the make up out of the brushes, rinse them, absorb any excess water on some kitchen towel and then leave them to dry horizontally. If there is any residue left on the soap rinse it
It cut down my usual brush cleaning regime by about a third and I also find that I clean my favourite brushes (Louise Young Super Foundation Brush and MAC 217 brush) more regularly.
The product in the tub smells a bit well… goats cheesy but when the brushes have been cleaned, there is no goat smell. It is the lactic acid in the goats milk that helps to break down the make up residue on the brushes and it is equally gentle on animal hair and synthetic bristles. It also works on beauty blender type sponges. If you love your shampoo / body wash too much to clean your brushes with them, a specific cleaner is a must and this one is a good one.
The goats milk in the product is not listed as organic but The London Brush Company describe this product as being chemical free. It is a statement which does not really mean anything – the tea tree extract that is added to the goats milk is ‘a chemical’. There is no statement as to whether it is natural or synthetic but I understand that the ‘no chemical’ moniker is generally used to denote a ‘natural product. There is also a Vegan version of this product which is made with coconut oil and for this reason, it seemed appropriate to feature this product during Organic Beauty Week.