The Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove is fairly large, fully capable of washing even the largest body brush. The different textures definitely helps scrub away a lot of makeup. The product reduces the need to use a lot of makeup remover or brush cleansing solution. It probably reduced the scrubbing time by 25% for me. So it is very effective – but the price is still a bit too high to justify the large silicone-like oven glove-esque cleanser.
The brush kit also came with an instructional guide on how to effectively use the Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove to clean your makeup brushes:
1. WASH – Add a small amount of cleaning solution and water to glove and swirl brush on ‘Wash’ texture to begin deep cleaning the brush(es).
2. RINSE – Place brush under running water and sweep brush back and forth on the ‘Rinse’ texture of the glove to remove makeup residue & soap.
3. REFINE – Swirl brush on the ‘Refine’ texture of the glove for an added deep cleaning
4. RINSE – Place brush under running water & sweep brush back and forth on the ‘Rinse’ texture for a final rinse.
5. SHAPE – Reshape brush bristles by placing brush head on the ‘Shape’ section of the glove while squeezing with your hand to remove excess water.
For those looking for alternatives to Sigma’s Spa Brush Cleaning Glove, some readers have suggested finding a textured silicone oven glove! You obviously don’t need a glove or device to clean your makeup brushes, but if you want one and can’t afford the Sigma Glove, go to a local store to locate a silicone oven glove or textured dish washing glove (or go to Amazon to get one like this). They’re not like Sigma’s multi-textured product (which is patent-pending) but many readers have reported that silicone oven gloves do work as a brush cleanser. I think any textured, rubbery/silicone scrubber would work to help clean brushes as well, albeit less effective than a product designed with the sole intention of cleaning brushes.
Looking for ways to make cleaning brushes easier? Read our Sigma Dry’n Shape review.