I just thought I’d share a fun little tool that I’ve incorporated into my skincare routine! It’s the Soft Facial Cleansing Sponge from The Body Shop and it’s made entirely of cellulose. I picked this up because I have been trying to reduce the number of cotton pads I’ve been using and wanted a more environmentally-friendly option.
The cleansing sponge is nice and soft when sealed up, but once it’s taken out, it does harden so before using it, you do need to dampen it. I have been using this to remove my makeup at the end of the day, so what I‘ll do is pour cleansing milk onto it and then just start scrubbing away! It’s gentle enough to use everyday and the sponge’s texture just lightly buffs at the skin’s surface. Once I’m done, I just rinse it out making sure all the makeup has been washed out and then I let it dry for next time!
I’ve been really pleased with how this has been working out and I feel like I’m being a little more kind to the environment. I still have to use cotton pads for removing eye makeup because the sponge is probably a bit harsh for the delicate eye area. You can get loofah sponges at drugstores which work in a similar way if you aren’t able to get to a Body Shop.
What do you guys think about using a cleansing sponge? Or do you prefer cotton pads?