When I heard Real Techniques was coming out with a cleansing gel I became super excited!
I love Real Techniques as well as the founders Sam and Nicole Chapman.
I have had some not so great experiences with brush cleaners in the past. Most of them didn’t work very well and were just a waste of money.
I had high hopes that this one would be different!
$9 ($8 at Walmart) for 5.1 fl oz (150ml)
Designed for deep cleaning, with the cleansing power of a concentrate, this formula is laboratory proven to effectively remove nearly all makeup residue*. It removes what you see…and even impurities you can’t see for a new brush clean.
dermatologist tested for gentleness
> no alcohol or phthalates
> quick, clean rinse
> tested safe for all Real Techniques brushes
Immediately I love that this contains zero alcohol.
I also love how affordable this is and how much product you receive.
Okay….now let’s talk about how this works.
I decided it would only be appropriate to test this cleansing gel on my Real Techniques brushes. Why not right?
The instructions state to squeeze a drop of gel onto your palm or a textured surface. I choose to use this directly on my palm.
Then it says to add warm water and swirl your brushes bristles into the gel and water mixture.
Then rinse until they are clean.
I was shocked by what I found.
My brushes were cleaned instantly! They went from dirty to 100% clean in 1 second.
Even my hard to clean foundation brush was instantly white again!
The gel dissolves very quickly so I had to use more gel with each brush I wanted to clean.
I can already see this being my go-to for hard to clean brushes. It also works really well when I need to clean a brush quickly.
I think it would be great to travel with as well. I would squeeze some into a travel friendly container and take it with me so quickly clean my brushes.
Overall, I’m in love with this cleansing gel. It works extremely well and has not damaged any of my brushes and doesn’t leave my hands feeling dry.
Have a beautiful and wonderful day!