Sunday, April 20, 2014

Trying Out the ToiletTree Professional Skin Care System

You might recall that I spent the month of February, zeroed in on getting my act together in looking after some personal needs.  One of the items on my list was developing and maintaining an evening skincare routine. I had been getting really lazy about it all and most nights was just heading to bed without washing my face at all, let alone removing any makeup and using my skin creams.

But I am happy to report that I slowly but surely removed am removing that bad habit and now am following my new routine about 5 nights out of 7.  That is a win for me for sure.

Part of that new skin care routine is exfoliation.  A cosmetician that I met a few weeks ago, told me that when we remove dead skin cells, it allows our skin to absorb the material in our moisturizers and other products more readily.  That makes sense to me and I do love the way my skin feels when I have just exfoliated… soft and smooth.  She also told me not to go outside for at least an hour afterward because the skin is more likely to be damaged by the sun when it has just been exfoliated.  So I find it easier and more convenient to exfoliate in the evening.

I have been alternating between a couple of different products.   One has apricot bits in it, and the other has diamond dust.  They are both creams that must be rinsed away after use. 

But then, a couple of weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to try out something completely different, a non-cream product called the ToiletTree Professional Skin Care System.  I was intrigued and eager to give it a trial run.  They have a couple of color choices, so I picked blue to go with my bathroom decor.

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The ToiletTree Professional Skin Care System includes a battery powered waterproof hand-held gadget and 3 different styles of brushes:
  • 2 small face brushes – one medium-soft brush for exfoliation and an even softer brush for washing
  • 1 larger body brush
  • 1 pumice stone

The various brushes snap on and off the interchangeable rotating head on the base easily and quickly.  And I was pleased to find the required 4 AA batteries included in the package, too.

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At first I was a bit apprehensive about using the brushes on my face and I made sure to read the instructions thoroughly before I began.  They suggest you do not use the brushes on broken skin or areas of the skin with rash, severe acne or other skin ailments.  And that you tie your hair back to keep it away from the brush head to avoid hair from getting tangled in the device when using the facial brushes.

So I got out a Sparkly Soul headband and put it on, and added a couple of hair clips for extra insurance and got to work.  The handle fits nicely in my hand.  The power button is in just the right place for a finger to hover over it to make it quick and easy to turn the motor on and off as required.

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I washed my face as usual with my usual foaming cleanser and then used the medium-soft facial brush to exfoliate.  I was surprised and pleased at how gentle it felt but made sure not to rub it into my face.  I just let it work a little as I passed it over my cheeks, chin, forehead, nose, and temples.  I was very happy that there was no splashing and no mess! Then I turned it off, rinsed and dried my face, and then rinsed the brush before removing it from the handle.

ToiletTree suggests that the device can be used in the shower because it is waterproof.  If I am quick in and out of the shower kind of girl, but you might like to use it that way.

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I have used the ToiletTree Professional Skin Care System in my bath though. I like to pumice my feet sometimes at the end of a soak in the tub and this device makes that job very easy.  The pumice head is effective but not rough. I actually think it not only does a better job of removing rough skin than my regular pumice stone, I am sure it is much more gentle than I am when I rub on rough spots with the regular stone.  I do need more practice holding it in my left hand.  I think we runners have feet that need extra attention and care, and mine certainly do… especially now that I am doing yoga regularly and my bare naked feet are on display more often.

And the body brush is gentle and very effective too. I like to use it on my knees and elbows and upper arms and on my decolletage.   ( Look that one up if you don’t recognize it!)  I have also had The Captain use it to wash my back for me.  That is a real treat!

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This little gadget is now part of my daily routine. The only thing missing in the package  is a nice case to keep it all in.  I think I have a pretty cloth one, that will do for now.

I was given the ToiletTree Professional Skin Care System at no cost. The opinions and enthusiasm are genuinely my own.  If you are interested, check it out at

Have you tried these kinds of  brushes before?  What is your favorite exfoliation product?


  1. I haven't tried any thing like this before but now I wan to!

  2. I have a clarisonic!!
    hmmm clarsonic?!
    either way it was a blog review and I used once :-)
    Im far mroe curious about it...

  3. I've never tried a brush like this. Looks cool!

  4. My skin is a mess, so I have been tempted to try a brush system like this before, but just haven't got up the courage to actually pay for one.

  5. I tried a clarosonic, but I didn't see any difference, however, perhaps I need patience and I should try it longer than 2 days! LOL!!

  6. That looks interesting. I am really bad about a night time routine for my skin. I need to get on that.

  7. That looks like a great tool:) I am always good about washing and moisturizing before bed because I will break out if I don't. For some reason when I turned 30ish I started breaking out. Annoying!


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