Dermatologists recommend that you should be washing your makeup tools at least once a week. Okay, did I grab your attention? I don’t know about you guys but I am absolutely and embarassingly the worst person ever when it comes to cleaning my makeup brushes. Bacteria build up is real and can ultimately lead to breakouts. Your brushes deserve all the love they can get and the best love they can get is a proper clean. Finding brush cleaners can be a task itself but don’t worry, we’re here to help as the Ultimate in Beauty. Check out our favorite makeup brush cleaners on the market.

photo obtained from Ulta

Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Balm, $9

I was super excited to try this cleansing balm and to no surprise, Real Techniques did not let me down. All you have to do is dip your brush onto this balm and swirling it to scrub it dlean. Afterwards, you run the bristles of the brush with cold water.

photo obtained from MAC

MAC Brush Cleanser, $17

Perhaps an OG in the game, this brush cleanser is great for instant cleaning. It gets the job done quickly and in addition, it is formulated with wheat protein to ensure that the bristles on your brush stay strong.

Sigma Sigmagic Brushampoo, $19

A shampoo for your brush? How fitting. This shampoo works great because it is formulated with simple ingredients. It does absolute wonders at removing residue off makeup tools.

photo obtained from Ulta

Clinique Makeup Brush Cleanser, $19

This brush cleanser is formulated with cetrimonium chloride – which is often found in shampoos. It helps maintain the sleekness of your brush. It’s also great for a refresher and the best part is that no rinsing is required.

photo obtained from Sephora

Beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid Pro, $45

A bit on the hefty side, this cleanser for your brushes is absolutely worth every penny. It works for brushes and even sponges. The soap has charocal in it, which removes oil and debris from you tooths. There is also a silicone pad under the bat to give your brushes that deep clean if you need a little more assurance.