Julep All-Natural Facial Konjac Sponge: A Review
I was recently sent this sponge through an Allure beauty box and I was instantly intrigued. I had never seen something like this and the idea of it arriving wet in a package and supposedly being a sponge was strange for me. Although strange, I am so glad that I tried this product for my sensitive skin. My skin has never been as soft, glowing, and healthy as it is after using this sponge.
The Product Basics (obtained from www.julep.com)
Name: Charcoal Konjac Sponge
Description: This super gentle all-natural exfoliator is enriched with skin-clarifying charcoal to cleanse, exfoliate, and detoxify your skin. Use in the morning to show off smoother, softer skin, and in the evening to prep your skin for moisturizers.
Directions: Rinse under warm water before each use. Massage your face in a circular motion to exfoliate dead skin cells. Rinse thoroughly and squeeze out excess water after each use. Replace every 1-2 months.
When I first opened the package I was surprised by two things–the sponge was wet and that it was actually very soft. Whenever I think of an exfoliator, I imagine hard pumice stone like products that would make my face raw. If that would have been the case, it would be a deal breaker for my sensitive skin but I was pleasantly surprised.
Following the directions, I began to massage the sponge in circular motions on my face. At first, I thought, “This isn’t doing anything!” As soon as I washed my face and felt my skin I was amazed! Dead skin, that I even didn’t know was there, rolled off revealing smooth skin. My face felt clean and refreshed and not stripped of all moisture. I always do the 2-hour test to see if my skin will have a reaction to the product and it did not! I have sensitive and eczema prone skin so I am unsure how this would work for oily skin. If you are looking for something to help oily skin, I would check out my review on bentonite clay.
Would I Recommend It?
Yes–I would recommend this product. When spring comes around, to put our best face forward, we have to exfoliate the dead, dry winter skin. I believe this product does just that. Not only is this product gentle enough for everyday use, it is 100% biodegradable and compostable.
Do you have questions about the sponge? Have you used this product before? Please comment below!
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