“ Type: Sponge / Brand: Boots / Subcategory: Exfoliator / Suitable for: Face / Accessory Type: Sponge / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Exfoliates / Product line: Boots Essentials „
The facial exfoliating sponge is from my boots and used daily helps to remove impurities and make up resulting in cleaner, clearer skin that looks smooth and feels brighter. I have seen this available to buy before, how-ever having sensitive skin, I wasn't sure how harsh this would be on my face. For a couple of quid, I decided to buy it and give it a go anyway.
~ PRICE/AVALIABILITY ~
I purchased the facial sponge from my local Boots store for £1.93 which is very reasonable.
~ USING THE SPONGE ~
I took the sponge out from the plastic box it came in and rinsed it under the warm tap. I then squeezed it to ensure most of the water was out of the sponge, but left the sponge a little damp. I splashed some water onto my face and then dispensed a small amount of my facial wash to the sponge. Using small circular motions I massaged my skin with the sponge all over my eyes, being very careful around the eye area. The sponge was slightly rough so it's important that you don't rub hard when using the sponge against your skin. You don't need to apply hardly any pressure to the sponge for it to rub and exfoliate your face. As I used the sponge, it felt as though it was really working to exfoliate my face and to get rid of any dead skin cells. It also felt as though it was giving my face a very good clean and a nice massage at the same time. After I had finished using the sponge, I rinsed my face with lukewarm water and then rinsed the sponge out and left it to dry naturally.
~ RESULTS ~
My face didn't feel dry and it felt smoother and softer and looked a little brighter too. The sponge felt as though it had really buffed up my skin and got rid of any dry/dead skin cells. I always apply moisturiser twice daily and applied some after patting my face dry. Once the moisturiser had soaked in, my skin felt so much softer than it had done before. I didn't particularly think I had dull skin; how-ever my face seemed a lot brighter than it was before using the facial sponge. I was really pleased with the results the sponge gave my face. I used this sponge daily and it has also reduced the number of spots that seem to pop up every now and again, especially during certain times of the month!
~ OVERALL OPINION ~
Although I have sensitive skin and sometimes suffer from dry patches, the exfoliating sponge didn't irritate my skin or cause any reactions to it. I was actually surprised at how gentle the sponge was, even though it felt a little rough when using it. I use the sponge with Simple facial wash and this has shown a great improvement in the texture and the brightness of my skin. My skin feels a lot smoother and softer than it did before and my face seems a lot brighter and make up appears to go on better as well. For £1.93 I actually think the sponge is very good value and would highly recommend it to others to use. The sponge can easily be washed out and left to dry so you can re-use the sponge a great number of times before having to replace it. I give this product 5 out of 5 stars! What a fantastic beauty buy!
(review also on ciao)