Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
The pureSOL Konjac facial sponge is unlike anything I've tried before. Made from natural, biodegradable pure vegetable fibers, this sponge is perfect for people with sensitive skin. It's marketed as good for all skin types, which I can definitely see to be true.
One of the coolest things about this facial sponge is that it's 100% natural and eco-friendly. It's free of parabens, sulphates and chemicals... something that's become quite important to me as of late. Once you've used the sponge for 2-3 months (it's recommended shelf-life) you can throw it in your compost or add it to a flower pot! Even the packaging is 90% compostable.
Using this thing may look odd or intimidating but it's super easy. All you do is run the sponge under water until it becomes completely soft (it's rather tough and hard when you take it out of the package). Once it's soft you can wet your face down and use just the sponge to cleanse your face, or with your favorite cleanser - which is how I used it.
The sponge feels very soft when rubbing it against the face. If your skin is sensitive or doesn't do well with something as exfoliating as a Clarisonic, this is the right tool for you. It's so gentle and it almost doesn't feel like it's even exfoliating! Once you're done washing, squeeze it out real good (it took me quite a bit to thoroughly rinse out the soap each time) and hang it up! It conveniently comes with a string attached and a suction cup hook. Let it air dry and repeat for your next washing.
This sponge claims to improve skin texture through exfoliation, brighten skin with the natural woven fibers, and prevent spots & breakouts thanks to the added bamboo charcoal which absorbs added sebum and other yucky stuff that builds up on the skin.
The Konjac facial sponge costs $10.95 and you can get yours off of Amazon.
Overall, this is a nice product. I like everything about it, but unfortunately for me and my skin type this sponge just isn't for me. I personally prefer more exfoliation (I love my Clarisonic!) and deep cleansing than the Konjac sponge can offer me. I think that this is probably an answer many of you with sensitive skin are looking for. My one gripe is that it seemed to suck up my face wash so I had to squeeze it out quite a bit while rubbing it over my face.
While overall I think this is a really cool product that's really original in the skincare industry, I'll stick to my Clarisonic because I need a deeper exfoliation than this provides me.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.