The Mirai Silicone Facial Brush

July 14, 2017
Mirai Silicone Facial Brush

I’m sorry I disappeared from the blog for a bit, I’ve moved apartments and have been taking my time getting back in the swing of things. I’ve also been using fewer beauty products in general—I have my skincare unpacked and organized, but for makeup I’ve just been working out of a small travel bag with just a handful of basic daily products. One of the things I have been using all the way through the transition is this silicone facial brush called the Mirai by True Company, which has been lovely to use both at home and on the go.

I was very excited to be able to try out this cleansing device, as the vibrating silicone brush concept appeals to me a lot more than a bristle cleansing brush does. I don’t think thoroughly cleansing my skin is an issue I have, as I’m pretty diligent in cleansing my skin twice a day and always double-cleansing in the evening to completely remove makeup and sun protection. I do still have some issues with hormonal acne and skin texture, as well as somewhat sensitive skin in general, though, and over the past month that I’ve been using the brush in conjunction with my cleanser I’ve noticed that my skin has been in good shape. At best, the brush did mildly help with regular acne and texture, and at worst, I’ve seen no new problems with my skin and I didn’t experience any irritation at all.

While I may already cleanse my skin quite well, I’ve never really gotten in the habit of massaging my face routinely and my favorite thing about the Mirai brush is that it offers a really wonderful massage experience that is very low-effort on my part. It’s particularly nice in the morning when I wake up with swollen eyes (which is often) and I can run the brush around my eyes for a couple of minutes while I’m in the shower. Massage helps drain excess fluid and stimulate blood flow in the skin, and it obviously feels great, as well. That’s the big thing that keeps me reaching for the brush on a regular basis.

Functionally, the brush has a fine vibration and features 14 different strength settings which you can scroll through using the + and – buttons on either side of the main power button right in front. I found that the default middle setting worked well for me, and have opted to use it at just one level higher than that. The base has tiny white LEDs in it that flash when you turn the device on and off as well as when it’s charging, which has a nice effect. And, I generally enjoy the design of it as it fits well in my hand, I don’t accidentally turn it off or toggle the settings while I’m using it, and it gets around the different areas of my face well. The hardest spots to get in are the crevices around my nose and right in between my eyebrows, so a finer point would be helpful in those cases, but on the other hand I don’t want to accidentally poke my eye with it. The shape happens to work particularly well all around my eye contours, which is my favorite place to use it, anyway.

Mirai Silicone Facial Brush

I charged this once when I received it, and have been using it for almost a month and have not yet needed to charge it again. It just has a little cord that’s powered by USB, so it’s easy to manage, and I like that I don’t need to keep a charger station nearby. It’s competitively priced at $119 on the True Company website and comes with a 5-year warranty.

Do you use a cleansing device? I’d love to hear what you think!

This product was provided to me by True Company. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Hi Erin,

    That “brush” looks like the scariest most interesting thing that has been called a brush ever! I’m intrigued to know what the texture is like on your face. Currently, I am thinking its like my silicon spatula that I use in the kitchen.

    Also, does it provide enough “roughness” to exfoliate your skin properly? I’m so intrigued.

    1. Hi Jess,
      Yeah, it’s probably spatula-like! But the bristles are fairly firm and don’t bend around too much since they’re short. I think it’s more like a massage than a deep exfoliation. You can totally alternate between using this and reaching for a scrub, if you like a physical exfoliation. I suspect that if you do, this won’t completely replace that for you. But it will certainly help with blood flow and fluid drainage and that kind of thing, which is good for skin health.
      Thanks for reading!

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