In my quest for better skin, I’ve tried a lot of different things–from creams and scrubs to masks and serums. I have never, however, tried a sponge that wasn’t harsh and scratchy. (I’ll admit to being a fan of the Buf-Puf back in the day.) Recently, I’ve come to realize that harsh things only make my things worse, and aren’t the answer to getting smooth and radiant skin.
The Oleavine Beauty Konjac Facial Sponge is infused with charcoal and made from natural fibers. Though it’s rock hard when removed from the package, it softens quickly when wet. The sponge claims to provide gentle exfoliation and can be used with or without cleanser. It’s PH balanced to absorb toxins, removes excess oils, and fights bacteria. It is also 100% biodegradable.
In my personal experience, I found that I preferred to use the sponge with cleanser. I’m fighting some excessive oiliness in my t-zone and I felt like without cleanser, even though the sponge got my face clean, it wasn’t as oil-free as I prefer. I think that people with normal-to-dry skin could definitely not use a cleanser and have flawless skin with this sponge. In the winter months, when my skin becomes very dry, I think this will work well for me.
Overall, I was really impressed with this sponge and much prefer it to scratchy, drugstore alternatives.
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