Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5 out of 5 by zaramama Excellent for Dry Brushing
I purchased this brush a couple of months ago, during a previous sale, and I do not regret it! I read about the technique of dry brushing in "Beauty: The New Basics" by Rona Berg, and it seemed like a really good way to get improved exfoliation results, and it is!
I used the cactus brush today for the first time. I have sensitive skin, but the bristles of the brush were just the right texture - firm, but not unpleasantly harsh. The secret is to not rub too hard with the brush, but just to lightly and quickly brush the skin, preferably always going towards the heart.
I rinsed the brush off with hot water and let it air dry.
I showered and used the exfoliating towel to get an even more complete exfoliation experience, and now my skin is nice and smooth.
The handle of the brush is long enough to reach the back area. For the record, I'm 5'7".
Overall, I highly recommend this brush, and I look forward to many years of use from it.
June 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RuRu Lovely and Luxurious
I purchased this to use with the Pink Grapefruit Shower gel and was glad I did. It's got a great rough scrubbing texture and reaches everywhere on your back easily. If you hang it to dry, there is no odor issue and I loved it so much I purchased two as gifts for other family members! My husband tried it with soap and while it works, the body wash is a better option. My brush arrived with some bristles bent from the packaging but it resumed it's shape in a couple of days. Overall the brush is durable and helps create a spa-like feel in my tiny bathroom.
January 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by thistle809 A slightly longer handle would be superb!
The brush is perfect in most ways. The bristles are stiff enough to be great for exfoliating and stimulating circulation, but the handle should have been 2" - 2 1/2" longer. The handle itself is really beautiful thanks to the way the wood is laminated. For anyone who has a problem with the range of motion in their shoulder(s), it may be a bit difficult to get their entire back. You can determine how "brisk" you want to make the scrubbing by how much pressure you apply when you brush.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DesertDiva L.O.V.E This Brush!
I went into the Body Shop in Vegas after checking this out online. I wanted to feel it before I bought it. I was recently sunburned to a crisp and was at the lovely peeling stage which even lotion didn't remedy.
I took this brush home and jumped in the shower immediately. I spent 20 minutes scrubbing because it felt so good. I never knew I was so itchy. I got out of the shower and put on the Satsuma body butter and just laid in bed, smelling and feeling like heaven. All the yucky skin flakes were gone, leaving soft, smooth, clean skin.
I LOVE this brush. I use it on my elbows everyday and they're noticeably softer. I hate elephant elbow. I use it after the gym with Satsuma Body Polish and it's like a reward for working my butt off. It's excellent.
Admittedly, I'd rather sheer off a layer of skin than have a gentle scrub so I'm definitely on the higher tolerance side. This brush SCRUBS that's for sure. Love it.
June 14, 2012