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EcoTools

Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo

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This dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo is made with gentle plant-based ingredients, and is free of parabens, phthalates, and petroleum-based ingredients. After use, brushes will be left clean, soft and free of any oily residue. Shampoo is packaged in a 40% post-consumer recycled plastic bottle.

Features:

  • Removes more than 90% of makeup!*
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Hypoallergenic


About the brand:

EcoTools is inspired by beauty inside and out and in the world around us. While we always want to look our best, we feel great when we can make socially responsible choices.

Here is how EcoTools is Living Beautifully through their makeup brushes:

  • Cruelty-free bristles are made with soft, synthetic fibers that are never tested on animals
  • Recycled aluminum bronze ferrules bring a gorgeous pop of color to each brush
  • Sleek and durable handles are made from sustainable bamboo
  • All brushes are packaged in reusable cosmetic cases for on-the-go beauty needs
  • Packaging is printed on 100% Tree Free Paper, made from 80% Bamboo and 20% Cotton Fiber
  • EcoTools annually donates $100,000 to a non-profit that improves the world we live in


*Laboratory tested and proven using a leading water-based foundation

Dampen bristles with lukewarm water. Squeeze a small amount of shampoo onto the brush, and gently rub bristles between your fingers to create a light lather. Rinse thoroughly. Continue until water runs clear. Squeeze excess water, reshape brush and lay flat to dry - do not stand brush upright.
Aqua (Water), Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Phytate, Fragrance (Parfum), Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Linalool.

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EcoToolsMakeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo
 
4.6

(based on 391 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (117)
  • High quality (111)
  • Cruelty-free (78)
  • Soft (61)
  • Easy to use (46)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)
  • Too small (6)

Best Uses

  • Multi-use (35)
  • Liquid (26)
  • Everyday (19)
  • Cleaning brushes (10)
  • Powder (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (155), Brand buyer (72), Natural style (20), Classic style (8), Trendy style (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 391 customers

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5.0

LOVE this product

By Nickle11

from Murrieta ca

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo:

      This product makes cleaning brushes and sponges so easy and fast! It's like magic! You only need a tiny amount and brushes come so clean!

       
      5.0

      Worth the money

      By Sara

      from Palmdale, ca

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cruelty-Free
      • Easy To Clean
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo:

          I use this brush shampoo to clean brushes and sponges, it works and smells really good

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Misty

          from Comanche, Oklahoma

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Leaves make up brushes soft after cleansing

            Comments about EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo:

            New product to me. Cleanses brushes great. After drying brushes are soft like brand new.

             
            5.0

            AMAZING

            By Lucy

            from Ontario

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo:

            I never write reviews but HAD to for this.. it is absolutely amazing. Makes brushes and sponges look brand new. I ran out of it for a while and tried using about 10 other popular methods for cleaning brushes and sponges and they never left my brushes clean. Then when I found this again, it removed so much more makeup that all the other methods had left. The most amazing thing is how it cleans sponges. All other cleaners left so much makeup residue on the beauty sponges while this literally make it look brand new. Also has a pleasant scent compared to others ones I have bought that smell like alcohol. MUST HAVE.

             
            3.0

            Not the Worst, Not the Best

            By IliciaZ

            from Eau Claire, WI

            Comments about EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo:

            This isn't the worst cleaner I've used, but it's far from the best. It has a really weird, almost a faint ammonia smell. It's also a very runny, thin consistency. It takes more soap to clean fluffier or more dense brushes than Japanesque. If I'm in a pinch and need an affordable cleaner, I'll pick this up. But I'd prefer to spend a little more for a higher quality product.

             
            5.0

            Terrific, really gets brushes clean!

            By Akc

            from USA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Cruelty-Free
            • Easy To Clean
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo:

                I have tried a few brush cleaners and this is my
                favorite so far. It gets r my foundation brush squeaky clean and the scent is pleasant, and is not discernable when brushes are dry. I noticed no residue and the bottle will last a long time. This is a beauty steal!

                 
                3.0

                Not Recommended

                By Nallearomo

                from Anaheim

                Comments about EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo:

                Ruined my brushes. Leaves expensive brushes dry and filmy even after thorough rinsing. A pinch of Dawn works better than anything.

                 
                3.0

                Don't like the smell

                By Tanya

                from Chicago IL

                Comments about EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo:

                I really wanted to like this brush cleaner! I love the brand and while it did clean the brushes well I can't get over the smell. It was very strong and off-putting in my opinion and the smell has stayed in my brushes as well. Will not purchase again and I really hope they change the formula in the future it does not need to have fragrance its a brush cleaner!

                 
                4.0

                great cleanser but bottle leaks

                By Danielle

                from New York

                Comments about EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo:

                this cleans my brushes so well and is pretty cheap, but the cap always leaks when I use this. Idk if it's just my bottle but other than that it gets my brushes/sponges super clean!

                 
                5.0

                The best!!!!

                By Beli

                from Miami

                Comments about EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo:

                This is the only shampoo I will use for my brushes. A little goes a long way and deep cleans with no residue in one swoop.

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                • Q:

                  Does this product have a scent or smell or does it leave a scent on the brushes?
                  Asked on 12/19/2017 by Krys from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    HI Krys,

                    It's a great question! The scent is soft and a bit floral. It may leave a very slight scent on your brushes the first time after you use them, but it should fade away soon after.

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 1/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Can I use this shampoo on my colourpop brushes? Thank you!
                  Asked on 12/9/2017 by Cherry Pie from Mesquite

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Cherry Pie,

                    YES! You definitely can! I love this brush shampoo so much and use it on every makeup brush I own.

                    So glad to hear you are taking care of those brushes! :)

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 12/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Hi! What ingredients are in the "fragrance" word in the ingredient list? I wish companies (especially eco friendly companies) disclosed them to further show their integrity. Thank you!
                  Asked on 11/26/2017 by SBD from Manhattan Beach CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    HI SBD,

                    It's a great question! Unfortunately, I can't share the actual fragrance notes due to the proprietary nature of this information. I can tell you the scent is soft and a bit floral, though.

                    If you're concerned that you may have an allergy, I would recommend conducting a patch test on a discreet area of skin to hopefully ensure you don't experience irritation.

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 12/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Can this cleaner be used with brushes that are made with synthetic fibers?
                  Asked on 1/15/2017 by Steecat from Yuma, Az

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Steecat,

                    Thanks for your question! All of our EcoTools and Real Techniques brush bristles are synthetic, and this was designed to work perfectly with both synthetic and natural hair bristles.

                    Hope that helps!

                    Answered on 1/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Can this be used on other brand brushes or is it only recommended for Ecotools?
                  Asked on 1/13/2017 by Michelle from SC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Michelle,

                    Great question - this cleanser is one of my personal favorites because of how gentle it is, but also how effective it is too! You should be able to use this with no problem on any of the makeup brushes in your bag.

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 1/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  I was wondering if this was okay for people to use with sensitive skin!?
                  Asked on 12/30/2016 by RayRay from Roseland Louisiana

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Ray Ray,

                    As with everything, it's probably best if you consult your dermatologist before using, but I can tell you that this is formulated with ingredients that are a bit less harsh than some of the other makeup brush cleansers that are out there. And, while I'm not a doctor, I think that would lessen any skin irritations, etc that you might experience.

                    Hope that helps!

                    Answered on 1/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Will this condition my brushes or dry them out?
                  Asked on 8/2/2016 by abby from United States

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Abby,

                    Great question. This brush is specifically formulated with gentler ingredients to ensure that your brushes and sponges do not dry out. I use this shampoo to clean my brushes every week and LOVE the performance I get from them after I clean them. While we don't claim that this "conditions" your brushes, I do think mine feel softer after cleaning, definitely!

                    Thanks - hope that helps!

                    Answered on 8/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  will the brushes still be as soft as they were when I got them after using this product?
                  Asked on 7/7/2016 by Grace from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Grace,

                    Such a good question and love to hear that you're cleaning your brushes! This brush shampoo is specifically formulated to be as eco-friendly as possible, which means that the ingredients used are going to keep your brushes as soft as possible. I use this every week to clean my brushes and I think they are still as soft as when I got them!

                    Hope that helps!

                    Answered on 7/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  After using it on your brushes can it cause your face to break out?
                  Asked on 6/25/2016 by Mackenzie

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Mackenzie,

                    Thanks for your question.

                    This cleanser has been dermatologist tested and is hypoallergenic. Because it's also made with gentle plant-based ingredients, and is free of parabens, phthalates, and petroleum-based ingredients, it should not cause your skin to break out. Just ensure that you wash, rinse and dry your brushes thoroughly.

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 7/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  Will this shampoo kill bacteria?
                  Asked on 4/28/2016 by Glynn from W.berlin

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Glynn,

                    Good question - I actually had to ask the people who formulated the shampoo about that, so I learned something too today! :)

                    They told me that the Makeup Brush Shampoo is just a cleanser for the brushes, and does not contain any antibacterial agents. The shampoo will wash away buildup (including bacteria), but isn't designed to kill bacteria.

                    Hope that helps!

                    Answered on 4/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
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