Washing your face is now a very serious business. But if you’re really the low key (and low budget) type of skincare enthusiast and you’ve tried the face towels, sponges and manual face brushes on the market, the next order of business is obviously washing your face with a vegetable.
Product: Pure Complexion (Sensitive Skin) Konjac Facial Sponge*
Variation: Regular Sensitive (shown), Charcoal Deep Cleansing
Size: 8cm x 6 cm
Price: $11.99 CAD via FarleyCo (online), $6 USD via iHerb (online)
Availability: Drugstores nationwide, Farleyco, iHerb
Would I (re)purchase: Undecided but possibly yes.
Post washing, simply rinse, squeeze out excess water and lay it flat to dry. It’s recommended that you replace the sponge every 1-3months depending on how often you use it and how quickly it wears down.
As far as manual facial cleansing gadgets go, the Ecotools Pure Complexion Facial Sponge (and likely most konjac based sponges) is an interesting and certainly innovative product that you can add to your daily regime that’s just a step up from simply using your hands. The gentle texture makes it safe for all skin types and it does provide some mild smoothing effects every time you wash your face. However for my own skin, I just didn’t find it to be any more effective than the cellulose sponges and face towels which are already part of my routine and it certainly will not be replacing my Clarisonic. For the minimalists out there or those who are just staring out with a basic routine I think you’ll certainly have a good time with this but for the skincare connoiseurs out there, you’ll probably be over it in a week or two. Personally, I can see myself keeping one around as a quick and easy travel companion when I’m not ready to risk loosing my gadgets.