Exfoliating can be a tricky thing. Go too rough- you scratch your face, go too gentle- nothing gets done.
For anybody who struggles finding a perfect exfoliator for sensitive skin, I gotchu.
For the past 3 months, I have been religiously using what is known as a Konjac Sponge. This cleansing sponge, from the brand “One Love Organics” is made with pure konjac plant fiber, which is known for its ability to detoxify pores while smoothing the skin and ridding it of any makeup and dirt that has accumulated throughout the day.
My whole life I have struggled with acne, and use highly invasive treatments that leave my skin dry, flakey, and dehydrated. Because of the state that my skin is often in during the winter (aka a replica of the Sahara Desert), I have always been drawn to harsh exfoliators that would rid my skin of any excess flaking or dry patches. However, by over exfoliating with extremely harsh products, my skin would often be left worse off than it began.
When I discovered the One Love Organics Charcoal Konjac Sponge, which is geared towards oily and acne prone skin (but doesn’t dry out my face), I fell head over heals.
When you first receive this sponge, it is rock hard, and works as the beauty blender of the skincare world. To use this product, simply run the sponge under warm water to dampen and expand the sponge by double the size. Once expanded and damp, the sponge becomes soft, bouncy, and ever so slightly exfoliating in texture. After the sponge is saturated, I apply my favorite cleanser (Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser) directly to the sponge and proceed to cleanse and exfoliate my face.
I honestly can’t say enough good things about this magic little sponge.
As somebody who has sensitive skin, yet loves the feeling of a smooth, exfoliated face, the One Love Organics Konjac Sponge has worked absolute miracles for me. Normally after using an abrasive exfoliant, my skin is often left dry, raw and sensitive to the touch. With the Konjac Sponge however, my skin feels cleansed, smooth, and even hydrated. One Love Organics also does a fabulous job at targeting the sponges for all different skin types. Available are the Bamboo Charcoal Heart- meant for oily, combination, and problematic skin; the Original Heart- perfect for normal and all skin types; and the Rose Clay Heart- perfect for rosacea, sensitive, mature, and dry skin. All are priced at a very reasonable $10. These sponges are extremely gentle, yet still highly effective in terms of both cleansing and exfoliating. And unlike many other exfoliators, this product can be used twice a day, every day without ever irritating the skin.
For anybody struggling to find a perfect exfoliator (whether or not you have sensitive skin), this will be your savior.
Needless to say, I absolutely ❤ this product.
I hope you’re all having a wonderful day,