Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid

Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid


Whilst I’m lucky enough to have clear skin for the most part, it is incredibly sensitive and also the palest of pale. My skin tone is also quite uneven – usually a sallow gray colour with a tendency towards blotchy redness. It’s rare for me to use foundation to try and cover this up though because my skin always protests the following day by breaking out in little spots or bumps.

I’ve been treating my skin to nourishing anti-ageing face and eye creams
for quite a while now but I’ve never really been one for the whole
‘cleanse tone moisturise’ routine.


Recently, however, I was offered the chance to try out two skincare products that piqued my interest – the Magnitone Lucid Facial Cleansing Brush and Sebamed’s Clear Face range.

Sebamed Clear Face Range*

Sebamed’s range is designed to combat pimples, blackheads and skin impurities by matching the skin’s natural healthy ph value of 5.5. Being slightly acidic, this helps to protect against acne causing bacteria.

Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid

Magnitone Lucid Facial Cleansing Brush*

This is an electronic cleansing brush with electromagnetic pulsations that send rapid vibrations into skin to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. The best way I can think to describe it is like a giant electric toothbrush for your face! It oscillates at over 10,000 movements per minute which helps to unclog your pores and leave your skin in the best state to absorb your skincare products.

Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid
Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid

For just under a month I’ve been putting Sebamed to the test and yesterday I completed Magnitone’s 7 day challenge which has fitted really nicely into the routine.

Here’s what I thought!


Firstly I use the Sebamed Cleansing Bar (£4.39) which is soap and alcohol free. I have found that the best way to use it is to wet the bar with just a little bit of water and then rub it directly on your face. Cleansing lotions can leave a residue behind on your skin but this bar leaves my skin feeling completely squeaky clean and residue free.

Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid

Next I apply the Deep Cleansing Facial Toner (£5.55) which is antibacterial and promises to remove excess sebum, oil and dirt particles.

This is my favourite from the range!

Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid

It has a lovely fresh smell and takes all of 20 seconds to use – even I can manage that! I noticed that with continued use during my monthly little oily spot breakout it got straight to work on the icky whiteheads and as a result they lasted only a day rather than the usual 3. In fact the rather annoying recurring spot that I get on my temple has now actually disappeared altogether.

Finally I use the Care Gel (£5.55).  I find it refreshing and soothing, but I think that this one is more suitable for the skin of teenagers / those in their twenties. I feel like I need something more nourishing to complete my cleanse / tone / moisturise routine.

Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid

I’m pleased to say that my sensitive skin responded really well to these products with no irritation or itchiness. If you suffer from breakouts or have oily, acne prone skin then I would recommend these to help you get your skin back into balance.

You can find out more about and purchase Sebamed’s range of products here.

Over the past 7 days instead of applying my Sebamed Cleansing bar by hand, I’ve switched to using it with the Magnitone Lucid (£69.99). I prep my skin with some warm water, then dip the Magnitone brush into the water and then into the lather created from the cleansing bar. (Of course you can use whatever cleansing bar /lotion that you have at home!).

Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid
Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid

Then I switch on the Lucid and slowly move the brush across my forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. It beeps every 20 seconds to give a rough guide of how long to spend on each area and automatically switches off after 60 seconds.

I was really quite worried on the first use – would my delicate skin cope with being brushed at 10k movements a minute??
In a word – yes!

The first time I used it I just felt a gentle vibrating sensation. It comes with two settings and I probably should have used the sensitive mode to start with, however the deep clean mode felt comfortable so I went with it. It was only when I passed it across my nose that the vibrations felt stronger and tickly and it made me sneeze! (I’ve since gotten used to the sensation and hardly notice it!).

After the first use my skin tingled for about 20 minutes. My skin was a bit rosy from the brushing and felt nicely cleansed, but no major difference in appearance. Here I am on day 1.

Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid

That night I was at the Urban Food Fest and I wore a tinted cream on my skin. On the long train ride home I decided that I wanted to take off all my makeup and did so using some eye makeup remover wipes. By the time I got home at around midnight my skin was feeling quite itchy. I used the Magnitone before I went to sleep with my cleansing bar and woke up the following morning with no signs of any irritation or spotty breakouts.

By day 3 my skin had some visible pin sized red circles on the surface and had gone a bit oily. I think that this was my skin reacting to the new deep clean treatment which is to be expected when you begin a new treatment, so I continued with the routine.

Here’s my skin on day 5 (and yes, I know I’m wearing the same top as on Day 1 – reason number 537 why I’ll never be a fashion blogger!). I’m wearing some eyemakeup in this shot as this was squeezed in before I left for work, but rest assured there’s nothing on my skin!).

Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid

Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid

At this point the oiliness had gone and been replaced with a tight, clean feeling. I think you can see a bit of glow coming through too!

…and here I am on day 7! The blotchiness has evened out and my skin feels buffed and fresh after use. Apologies as I couldn’t recreate the same lighting as before, but hopefully you get the idea!

Skin Saviours #2 | May 15 Sebamed Clear Skin and Magnitone Lucid

I’ve taken to using the Magnitone in the shower as it’s waterproof. This helps keep the routine down to 1 minute in the morning and also avoids any soapy water spatter on the bathroom mirror and taps! 

Magnitone kindly sent this product to me to review, it usually costs £69.99. You can find out more at magnitone.co.uk and it’s also available online from various other stockists including FeelUnique.

I’m not sure that after 7 days worth of results I have seen enough of a difference to urge you all to go out and spend your hard earned money on it just yet, but I do hope that this helps you make an informed decision if you are considering one.

What I will say is that I’m really pleased with my own results and do feel like I got the glow that they promised! It has also made it much easier for me to keep up
with an everyday cleansing routine, something I’d otherwise more than likely be too lazy to maintain.


A discount code for you all!

If you decide you want the glow for yourself then good news! Magnitone have kindly given me a 20% discount code to share with you all which you can use if you purchase using the unique URL link below:

Discount code: LauraC20
Unique URL: po.st/5fKAVD

The items in this post are PR samples sent to me by Magnitone and Sebamed via The Bloggers Hub. I must thank them for being incredibly generous in sending these to me, however please do note that all views expressed are honest and my own. Please read my disclaimer page for more information on this.

Have you used either of these products? What are your secrets for clear and glowing skin?

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