I Took a Chance on this 7-In-1 Skincare Kit & It Gave Me the Smoothest Skin
- Value: 20/20
- Functionality: 18/20
- Ease of Use: 15/20
- Aesthetics: 20/20
- Results: 18/20
- TOTAL: 91/100
This is why I tend to be dismissive of most beauty product ads, but I admit, when I stumbled upon Fancii’s Cora 7 Skin Care Kit ($30), my curiosity actually outweighed my skepticism.
After seeing that it had so many five-star ratings on Amazon, I carefully read through the product’s details and did a deep-dive into countless customer reviews. And before I knew it, I was convinced that my oily, acne-prone skin could benefit from this 7-in-1 exfoliating kit.
What is it, exactly? More or less a mini spa in a box. The product, which comes in three colors (green, dove and blush), includes a cordless and water-resistant electric brush with six unique brush heads. There’s a small face brush for daily cleansing, a body brush for deep scrubbing, a foam brush for exfoliation, a silicone face brush for sensitive skin, a pumice stone to remove dead skin cells and a massage brush to boost circulation. Plus, there’s the detachable handle for harder to reach areas and a travel pouch.
Overall, I was impressed with this tool, although I must admit that I struggled to stick with the full regimen for more than a week. I went from using four different brushes in my daily skin care routine to using just two semi-weekly. But even then, I continued to see a slight improvement after using the Cora 7 on my own schedule for a few weeks (the pic on the right was taken two months after I started using it).
1. The facial brush
The bristles on this brush are pretty soft, which is great because that means they’re more gentle—but this doesn’t mean you should scrub your skin like a stained pan that’s been sitting in your sink for a week (your skin is the pan in this scenario, FYI). Remember, irritation is a thing, so use a light touch like I did.
I tried the brush for the very first time after a particularly sweaty workout. My face was extra oily and in desperate need of a deep clean. First, I dampened my face and the brush head. Then, after applying the soap directly to my face, I used the brush to massage my face in circular motions for about a minute.
After the rinse, my skin felt much cleaner compared to when I washed it by hand. I continued to use this brush about two to three times a week for two months, sometimes swapping it in for the silicone brush.
2. The silicone brush
If you have sensitive skin and the facial brush is still a little too abrasive, thankfully, there’s the silicone brush, which has the softest flexible bristles.
While this brush is even gentler on the skin, it’s just as effective at removing excess oil and dirt, leaving your face feeling just as clean and soft. Again, even despite the softness of these bristles, you want to be mindful of the pressure you apply.
3. The foam brush
This brush head is actually my favorite because, for once, I was able to deep-cleanse my face without getting exfoliant scrub stuck under my fingernails. After completing the first step, I followed up with this brush, making sure to apply the scrub to my face before gently massaging with the spongy brush. I continued for about a minute before doing a thorough rinse and, guys, my face felt so smooth afterward.
To avoid over-exfoliating, I limited my use of this brush to just once a week—and I could tell it was working wonders by the softness of my skin.
4. The massage roller
This roller is said to increase blood circulation, improve skin elasticity, stimulate collagen production and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. So of course, I was especially excited to try this one out.
I used the roller on my face, neck, and upper back, and while it’s no deep tissue massage, it’s pleasant enough to make you feel like you’re at a relaxing spa. Surprisingly enough, I didn’t use this brush head nearly as often as I thought I would, but it did come in pretty handy when I felt tension in my shoulders and neck.
5. The body brush
I confess, I’ve only used this brush once because the bristles are pretty tough, and also because it was awkward for me to maneuver (even with the handle). I tried this out on my back with a shower gel and did notice that my skin felt softer afterward. But because of the roughness of the bristles, I don’t see myself using it again anytime soon. If you have very sensitive skin, you might want to avoid this one altogether.
6. The pumice stone
I’ll admit, after trying to use this on my feet, I had to stop myself and Google “how to use a pumice stone.” I soaked my feet in warm water, then I used the device to gently glide the pumice stone along my heels, but the speed setting wasn’t strong enough to do much of anything.
So instead, I detached the pumice stone and applied a bit more pressure to manually scrub my feet—and it totally worked, because afterward, my heel didn’t feel as rough. I’ve only used this tool once, but if I feel like pampering myself for a future pedicure, I can see myself using this pumice stone again.
The Final Verdict: As mentioned before, the facial brush, the silicone brush and the foam brush are the only tools that I used consistently throughout the course of two months. They definitely helped keep most of my breakouts at bay, and I can’t emphasize enough how soft and radiant my face has been.
I’m pretty sure my results would be even better if I stuck with Cora 7 on a daily basis, but TBH, I started to miss the simplicity of my original routine (which doesn’t require any outside tools or extra cleaning). Still, I’d say this kit is worth every penny, especially if you want to treat yourself to a mini spa at home.