This month I received the #VowVoxBox from Influenster. It came packed with a few different products, including EcoTools' Pure Complexion Facial Sponge. After using it for a few days, I have put together a quick review for you.
The EcoTools Pure Complexion Sponge is handmade with 100% natural ingredients. I use a few other EcoTools products, including their makeup brushes. Their commitment to natural products is something that continues to draw me back. The sponge contains Konjac vegetable fibre, which, according to the EcoTools' website, is "traditionally used as a detoxifying dietary staple and as a naturally exfoliating sponge for delicate skin by the Japanese." I can't attest to this, but it sounds good enough - especially considering my skin's texture. I have relatively good skin, but I do have a problem with black heads on my chin and my nose. Apparently, the unique shape helps remove makeup with ease.
I've only be using the sponge for a few days, so I can't say I've seen any long term effects. I was initially intrigued by the hard shell and the way it instantly softens when wet. Clearly small things amuse me. The instructions advise using a mild face wash, so I've been sticking to a foaming one with no exfoliating power.
Pro: My face doesn't feel completely clean unless I've exfoliated it. The sponge's texture adds exfoliating power to a mild face wash without irritating my skin.
1) It's a sponge. For anyone who doesn't know what I mean by that - try squeezing your dish sponge ever so slightly. You'll soon see that water is everywhere. When it comes time to rinse, I end up with water and face wash all over my face, arms and counter.
2) The sponge's shape is supposed to help remove makeup - it also makes it difficult to store. It is soaking wet, so I don't want to put it in my cupboard. Instead, it sits on the side of my sink seeping wet until I use it next.
The EcoTools' Pure Complexion Sponge costs $5.99. I will continue to use it and look out for any long-term improvements in my skin, but would I go out and purchase this? No - I'll stick to my using my trusty fingers for face washing.
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
A Boston girl via Toronto. University of Toronto, Sheridan College, and Boston University alumna. Passionate about ending domestic violence. Hoping to never go a day without carbs or chocolate.