Wednesday, December 17, 2014

pure SOL Konjac Facial Sponge Review


While I have a major love affair with my Clarisonic, it can get pretty expensive paying for the replacement brush heads. Luckily, I usually use my Birchbox points to pick them up so I don't go broke. I'm always looking for low-cost alternatives in regards to facial brushes and sponges to share with my readers and friends who might not be able to afford the admittedly expensive Clarisonic. I am also always on the hunt for something I can use during my nighttime cleansing routine, as I only use my Clarisonic in the morning as to not over-exfoliate my skin.
I had the opportunity to review the pure SOL Konjac Facial Sponge, and at only $10, I thought it would be a potentially great product to try out during my nighttime routine!
About The Konjac Facial Sponge
It has been proven that Konjac Sponges can deeply cleanse with out damaging the skin, better than any other normal wash cloth, loofah or pouf. pureSOL Konjac Sponge is unbelievably soft and luxurious, excellent for all skin types! It is made of 100% pure konjac vegetable fiber and processed without any coloring or additives. Great for hypersensitve skin! Konjac is a moisture rich plant fibre which is by nature alkaline, and thus balances the acidity of the skin's impurities and oils. The unique net like structure of the sponge gently massages the skin, breaks down dirt, stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. Leaving the skin extremely clean and refreshed! 

Just reading the description made me excited! I love that it's eco-friendly, biodegradable, chemical free, and 100% natural. 

Ingredients
100% Natural Konac Fiber and water
The sponge comes shrink wrapped, and feels like a hard piece of foam when it's completely dry.
The sponge has a light string attached to it, and comes with a suction cup hook so that you can easily hang it to dry after using. Since I don't use mine in the shower, I suctioned mine to the bottom of my bathroom mirror!

Let's take a more detailed look at what this little sponge can do!

IMPROVES SKIN TEXTURE
 pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge gently exfoliates while deep cleansing and removing any toxins and impurities, leaving you with a radiant complexion. It is extremely soft and gentle for everyday skin care. Great for extra sensitive skin including babies!
    BRIGHTER LOOKING SKIN
 The natural woven fibers of the sponge gently massage the skin and stimulate blood flow. It detoxifies and encourages skin renewal while balancing the skins pH, leaving your skin extremely clean and refreshed!
    REMOVES TOXINS AND IMPURITIES
 You will see your pores getting smaller, tightening and brightening your skin. The natural konjac fibers massage away impurities and toxins in your skin.
    100% NATURAL AND ECO-FRIENDLY
 Why compromise your health with products that contain harsh chemicals and additives on your skin? pureSOL Konjac Sponge is completely natural, eco-friendly and free of parabens, sulphates & chemicals. It is biodegrade, cruelty free and vegan. After use, you can compost the sponge and feel good about the environment! You can even add it to your flower pot! At pureSOL our packaging is 90% compostable
    EASY-TO- HANG SUCTION HOOK
 A must have for you konjac sponge! Perfect for hanging in a well-ventilated space so it's dry and ready for you to use the following day. No more searching for something to hang your pureSOL Konjac Sponge on!
Directions
1. Soak the sponge for several minutes in water until it is fully soft.
2. Massage gently in a circular motion on your face with or without your favorite cleanser. Should you however chose to use an additional cleanser, you can apply a fraction of your usual amount, as the sponge will generate more bubbles.
3. After use, rinse the sponge and press it gently and press it with two hands.
4. Hang the sponge on the enclosed hook in a well-ventilated space. It is recommend to replace the sponge every 2-3 months. After use, the sponge can be composted! The sponge can also be sterilized every couple of weeks by boiling it in water or popping it in the microwave for one minute! The better you take care of your sponge the longer it will last.

 This picture shows the sponge after it has been soaked in water. It becomes about twice it's size, and feels like a velvety soft sea sponge!

My Thoughts
I have been using this product for about 2 weeks now, and I have to say that I like it even more than my Pore cleansing brush that I got from Beauteque. I always have difficulty finding something that is fast and easy to use, simple to clean/ keep sanitary, and most importantly: is effective!
Not only is the konjac sponge easy to store and keep clean, but it really does a fantastic job cleaning my skin without irritating it. My face always feels incredibly soft after using this!

What I have noticed though, is that the sponge tends to suck up my cleanser when I massage it on my face, so I have a devised a little routine that works nicely! First I use my oil cleanser to remove makeup etc. Then I take my foaming cleanser and apply it to my face and massage it in. Instead of rinsing it off like I normally would, I then go in with my wet konjac sponge and massage it all over my face. As I do this, the sponge kind of "picks up" the cleanser. I make sure I rinse and wring out the sponge well, and then I rinse the cleanser residue off my face before patting it dry.  This has been working amazingly well for me, and I've seen a significant difference in how well my skin is cleansed and how bright and clean it looks since using this product!

The fact that this sponge is only $10, and is replaced every 2-3 months makes this a real value. I love that it's safe for sensitive skin as well!
If you're interested in picking this up, or finding out more information, you can do so through their Amazon page!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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1 comment:

  1. I love konjac sponges!! I "discovered" them a few years ago and they are very handy to have. I have a separate one that I use for my old boy cat - he has a "licking" problem - he has itchy skin on his legs so every few weeks, I take "his" sponge, wet it with warm water, and gently water-wash his legs, as this is where he licks his fur off. I don't use any cleanser, as you don't need it with these sponges. That seems to help relieve him of his dry skin and he doesn't go after his legs as much. Gives it time for his fur to grow back.

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