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Cleansing your face properly is one of the most important steps in your skin care routine. There are several props available today to help cleansing better. I had picked up Konjac sponges from Sephora and today’s review is all about Sephora Collection Face Konjac Purifying Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal Extract. Read on to know more.
52 AED for 1 Konjac sponge
What it is:
A facial cleansing sponge of 100% natural origins, made from the roots of the Asian Konjac plant with bamboo charcoal extract. Dermatologically tested.
What it does:
The Konjac sponge cleanses pores and offers a light exfoliation of the skin, without drying it out or making it uncomfortable.
It also removes makeup, dead skin cells and excess sebum for smoother, softer and shine-free skin.
-Before use, wash sponge thoroughly by plunging it into water and squeezing several times. If the sponge has dried out, allow it to fully absorb water and soften before applying to skin.
-Gently massage face and body in circular motion. Soap or cleanser can be added to the sponge if desired is but not necessary.
-When finished, rinse the sponge, squeeze out water, hang to dry, and store in a cool, dry place.
-The sponge should be replaced once it starts to break down within one to three months, or if it is damaged. It can be composted.
My Experience with Sephora Collection Face Konjac Purifying Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal Extract:
The sponge comes in a sealed white plastic pouch. You can see the sponge through the see through transparent cover. There is a lot of information on the pack on how to use it and details about it. You can also look up to the website for further details.
The sponge is half sphere in shape and is grey in color due to the presence of charcoal. There is no smell to it. There is a thread that hands by the sphere, which makes it convenient to hang in your bathroom or near the wash basin. The konjac sponge is hard but once you soak it in water, it becomes very squishy and makes a perfect shape that you can work with in the corners of your face. The product is very gentle and not harsh on skin and since it is natural, there is no side effects or irritation from the sponge. You can use it with a face gel or without. I usually use it with a mild facial cleanser. I prevent using harsh or beaded cleansers with the konjac sponge as they tend to be a little abrasive and double exfoliation cannot always be good for your skin.
The product provides gentle exfoliation to the skin. It removes any dryness or small white heads from the skin effectively. The product doesn’t make the skin very dry which I feel is great over the other sponges. The product consists of charcoal and it helps a little in removing the dirt from the face completely. My skin feels very clean when I use the sponge. I also noticed that the sponge makes the skin very smooth and controls the oil production, keeping it shine-free for longer compared to just using the cleanser without the sponge.
Since it is natural and very gentle, I use it every day and I have had no issues with any breakouts or redness. The product also makes the pores cleaner and overall, you will feel squeaky clean! You need to replace the sponge every 3 months and I find it a bit expensive for it. The product also takes very long to dry and I usually pat it with a clean wash towel and then hang it on. The wet sponge makes it more susceptible to attract germs in the bathroom and I prefer to soak it in hot water to kill germs!
Pros of Sephora Collection Face Konjac Purifying Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal Extract:
- Made from 100% natural origins.
- Contains Bamboo charcoal extract and helps in reducing excess oiliness on face.
- Easy to use.
- Gentle on skin and doesn’t cause any irritation, redness or breakouts.
- Provides gentle exfoliation.
- Makes skin very soft and smooth.
- Cleanses the pore providing you a squeaky clean feel.
Cons of Sephora Collection Face Konjac Purifying Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal Extract:
- Expensive compared to the ones available other than at Sephora.
- The wet sponge takes very long time to dry.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Would I Recommend or Repurchase Sephora Collection Face Konjac Purifying Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal Extract?
I would definitely recommend it, but I would try to check my options at cheaper Konjac sponges.
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