Why dual brush cleaning & sanitising is essential

Makeup brushes need cleaning regularly and sanitising daily.  We recommend our “dual makeup brush keep it clean regime” and here’s why.

Cleaning and sanitising makeup brushes is an essential part of your daily beauty routine and should not be considered “just for professional makeup artists”.  The facts are clear, poor makeup and beauty hygiene can cause viral and bacterial infections including conjunctivitis, blepharitis, impetigo, ringworm and the cold sore virus.

Why would you cleanse and treat your skin with your daily beauty regime products, only to apply makeup with contaminated brushes or makeup?  Why would you reintroduce germs and bacteria to your skin, eyes and lips?  Skin irritation and pore congestion leading to blackheads and breakouts are just some of the consequences of not cleaning your makeup brushes regularly.  Your skin health and complexion is compromised and particularly so if you suffer from acne or have sensitive skin.  Why risk it?

A dual clean and sanitise makeup brush hygiene routine is quick and easy with The Pro Hygiene Collection’s range of proven, super-effective cleaning and sanitising makeup brush cleaning products.  Follow our simple guide below to avoid unnecessary breakouts, look after your brushes and achieve a better makeup application.

Daily spot cleaning and sanitising for makeup brushes (super-quick, no time to dry)
Frequency – every day and between each and every use especially when using a range of products and colours.
What to use  Quick-Dry Makeup Brush Cleaner Spray (cleaning and sanitising)

Washing/shampoo (time to dry)
Frequency – makeup sponges
 – between each and every use with our sponge and makeup brush wash.
Frequency – makeup brushes –
 two/three times a week (if using every day) for deep cleaning and conditioning.
What to use  Makeup Brush & Sponge Sanitising Wash (deep clean with hot water and allow time to dry – never dry on radiators).


FAQ makeup brush cleaner spray by The Pro Hygiene Collection

Love your makeup brushes by looking after them with our dual clean system and your skin will love you back

We are often asked the difference between “cleaning makeup brushes” and “sanitising makeup brushes” and why do we have two makeup brush cleaner products?  Surely they do the same thing?

Both good questions, but no, our quick-dry makeup brush cleaner spray and our makeup brush and sponge wash are very different products and do different things.

Here’s our quick and easy guide to cleaning and sanitising your makeup brushes and by doing so, you not only extend the life of your lovely brushes and get a far better makeup application but, just as importantly, you help reduce of the risk of infections

What is makeup brush cleaning?
Cleaning your makeup brushes means removing all makeup product residue from makeup brushes whether foundation, eyeshadow, highlighters, liners so there is no product left on the bristles.  In other words, your brushes should be free from all makeup products – from liquids to powders, creams to gels.

By cleaning your brushes, not only do you look after your often expensive beauty tools, but it means you get better application as you are not applying fresh products onto of the top of old makeup (think dried gels and creams, dark shadows when you want to apply a light highlighter).

In addition, and really importantly, you will be removing dead skin cells and oils that contribute to bacteria build up on your makeup brushes and, when left on brushes,  make a perfect breeding ground for germs.  Click here to watch our short video on cleaning makeup brushes and sponges with our specially formulated shampoo.

What is makeup brush sanitising?
Washing makeup brushes will clean off the makeup product residue and makes the brushes feel clean, but you need to sanitise your makeup brushes too. Research has proven that our makeup sponges and our makeup brushes are breeding grounds for bacteria and fungus and it’s so important not only to clean, but to sanitise your brushes in order to keep bacteria and viruses at bay from your brushes and to avoid cross-contamination that can lead to a range of nasty infections.  Here’s our short video guide to using our quick-dry antibacterial makeup brush cleaner and sanitiser.

Our products are designed to help keep makeup and beauty clean and fun by quickly and easily taking away the risks poor makeup and beauty hygiene can bring.