Tuesday, November 4, 2014

NEW! Eco Tools Pure Complexion Facial Sponge - Deep Cleanse Review!

Welcome back Lovelies! Today I am reviewing a very unique skincare product by Eco Tools. It is a cleansing sponge, designed specifically for the face, that is made out of "exfoliating bamboo charcoal" and a "highly renewable root plant" called Konjac. Yes, I said plant! You can probably see why I was so curious about this product. I don't know about you guys, but I've never washed my face with a plant/sponge before! There are two versions of this product, one for sensitive skin and one for deep cleansing which is the one I purchased. I found mine for $5.99 at Ulta. 

What I like about the packaging of this product is that the box tells you a little information about the plant and how to use and take care of the sponge. I have never heard of the Konjac plant before but apparently, according to Eco Tools, it has been a dietary staple in Asia as well as being in Asian skin products for quite some time now, This sponge, which contains the plant's vegetable fiber, claims to remove old skin cells and impurities to reveal smooth, refreshed, glowing skin.

The sponge, when completely dry, is incredibly light weight and pretty brittle feeling. After getting thoroughly wet it becomes incredibly soft and squishy while still maintaining its size. I prefer to wash my face using a cleanser, so I add a small bit of my face wash to the wet sponge and gently rub it in circular motions all over my face for a good minute or two, As previously mentioned, I have the "deep cleansing" version of this product, however, this is so gentle feeling I have a hard time imagining it being too harsh for anyone. I can't even tell it's exfoliating at all which is why I'm always surprised at how soft my face feels when I'm finished! It doesn't even leave a dry/tightened feeling to my skin which is fantastic.

The only thing that concerns me about this product is how fragile it feels. Every time I use it I'm inclined to be very gentle and cautious out of fear of having it tear. However, even if this sponge does survive me without any tears, it must be placed every 1 to 3 months most likely for sanitary precautions which is kind of a pain in the butt- at least in my lazy/cheap opinion! 

In conclusion, I am pleasantly surprised with how easy this is to use and how great it makes my skin feel. I use it every single night and I recommend it to everyone of all different skin types, even you girls with dryer skin because of how gentle it is. Thank you so much for reading, leave any questions you have in the comments :)