Size: 150 mL
Features: Made with Virgin Coconut Oil | Antimicrobal | No Fragrance, Parabens, Sulfates, Preservatives, or Additives
If you’ve been around the blog long enough then you’ve seen me haul a few Sigma products over the years, check out one of those hauls here, and you’ve seen me review the Sigma Express Cleaning Glove, read that review here. In actuality there are several Sigma products that I own that I’ve never actually reviewed on either the blog or YouTube. So when Sigma announced that they would be releasing a brush cleanser, Brushampoo as they’re calling it, I was super excited. If you follow me on SnapChat, SoutheastMidwes if you aren’t already following me, then you know how excited I was when I received the SigMagic Brushampoo in the mail. However, you know I’m not just going to praise a product and it not be justified so let’s see if it holds up to my standards!
As always before we talk about my feelings on the SigMagic Brushampoo we need to actually find out what this product is. Of course with it being a “brush shampoo” we know that it is a brush cleanser but how is it different from other brush cleansers? Let’s compare it to another brush cleanser I recently reviewed, see that product here, and see. The other brush cleanser is one that is good for “on the job” cleansing. You dip your brushes into it, swipe them on some fabric or paper towel, let them dry for a few seconds, and voila you’re done. However, with the SigMagic Brushampoo you have to use water to actually shampoo and rinse the brushes clean which of course also means dry time. This means that A. the SigMagic Brushampoo takes a bit more time when cleansing but it also means that B. you’re going to get a deeper and more thorough clean; especially if you’re partnering cleaning it with the Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove, 2X Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove, Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Mat, or the Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Mat.
Now that we know what kind of brush cleanser the SigMagic Brushampoo is let’s talk about what exactly it is in more detail, shall we? The SigMagic Brushampoo is a brush shampoo, like I’ve already stated multiple times, but it’s one that is fragrance free and I do mean fragrance free…it doesn’t even smell like soap! From there Sigma uses palm oil and virgin coconut oil that is 100% natural. This means that your brushes are being cleaned by something that is all natural and not loaded with chemicals or dyes. Moving onto another important factor when it comes to cleaning brushes, especially if you’re a makeup artist, germs. The SigMagic Brushampoo is antimicrobial which means that germs as well as makeup is being removed from the brushes which can help to cut back on any potential breakouts you might have.
Now that we know what it is and how it works we can discuss my thoughts on the SigMagic Brushampoo and be on the same page. Let’s start with the scent, ingredients, and antimicrobial parts, shall we? When I read the card that came with the SigMagic Brushampoo and it said that it was free of fragrance I believed it but I didn’t if you know what I mean…well maybe I should explain that a better. You know how something says it’s fragrance free but still has a soap or chemical smell that lies underneath the product? That’s what I was expecting, however, that is not what happened at all. There really is no discernible scent when you use the SigMagic Brushampoo, there is a slight nutty scent when you stick your nose IN the bottle but that doesn’t come through when you use the product. Which brings me to the ingredients, I was expecting when I read the card and it said that it was made with coconut oil and palm oil so I knew those would be in there but I was expecting something else like a cleansing agent or something. According to the bottle there are actually only three ingredients in the SigMagic Brushampoo; Deionized Water, Potassium Cocoate (Virgin Coconut Oil), and Potassium Palmate (RSPO Certified Palm Oil). That leaves the antimicrobial to take care of, obviously I can’t verify whether it takes the germs out or not but I’m down for any product that can try!
Lastly let’s talk about the actual deep cleansing part of the equation shall we? Honestly, I feel like this right here is what can make or break a brush cleaner. In my opinion I think that the deep cleansing really makes the SigMagic Brushampoo. When I compared the SigMagic Brushampoo to another brush cleaner I chose one that was an instant cleaner, something that is good for makeup artists to use between clients and if you need to use the same brush for multiple colors. In full disclosure even if I find the most awesome regular brush shampoo I’m still going to use that for my daily brush cleaner but I’m also still going to deep clean my brush with a regular shampoo at least once every two weeks. For that purpose the SigMagic Brushampoo is amazing and I absolutely love it! When I was testing it out it got all of my brushes so clean that they looked brand new but without staining them. On top of that one of the ways that I tested it was by using WAY too much product on a couple of my brushes and it not only rinsed out without an issue but it also didn’t leave a film or residue on my brushes…Speaking of film or residue, I’m going to assume that you might think that washing your brushes with a product that contains only water, coconut oil, and palm oil that you would get a film or residue on them. While if you didn’t rinse them…at all…this might be the case, just a quick rinse leaves them not only nice and rinsed but once the brushes dry they are super soft, almost like it conditions them as well!
Overall I think that if you’re looking to step up your brush cleaning game from the baby / dish soap, not that there is anything wrong with those, and you want something that’s going to give your brushes a good clean and not just a “hold me over” clean, then you should try out the SigMagic Brushampoo. For the price of $15, you can’t beat at least giving that a try! I know for sure I’ll be repurchasing when I run out.
What do you use to clean your brushes?
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