I would hope we all haven't forgot the BP oil spill. I mean, it was only a few years ago (I'm going somewhere with this-I promise). During the cleanup, I honestly didn't pay much attention (shame on me). I had no idea that a company called Advanced Innovative Recovery Technology, Inc. created BeBetterFoam, a non-toxic plant based material, to clean up the spill in an environmentally friendly way. Since the cleanup, Pura Naturals, found this material to be particularly useful. They have incorporated the BeBetterFoam into their line of skincare products.
A little about the sponges (taken from the label):
Pura Naturals soap-infused sponge attracts oil, resists water and dries quickly to stay fresh. Our sponge is made from renewable resources, contains no petroleum by-products and is infused with 100% vegan, gluten free soap, botanicals and essential oils. SLS, Sulfate, Paraben and BPA free.
The sponges can be purchased from their website. They range in price from $5.99-$8.99. There are sponges for face and body. They are available in a variety of scents. Some of the packs include 1 sponge, that are about an inch thick, or 3-packs that are a quarter of an inch thick.
Some of the other claims:
- Ultra-rich lather
- Sponges dry quickly
- Can reload with another cleanser
I have been using the face sponge and the lavender mist body sponge. The face sponge is infused with charcoal and tea tree oil. I noticed immediately that the Pura Naturals sponges suds up very well. The lavender sponge has a light scent that now is totally gone. I have been using them for a few weeks and the cleanser that is in them has yet to run out.
The next thing that was on my radar was that my skin was squeaky clean after use-and I mean literally. I wasn't too keen on this because I felt like it was stripping too much oil from my skin. Even though I felt that way, my skin wasn't extremely tight after use.
Having said that, s surprising discovery from using these are how fantastic they are as an exfoliator before I use sunless tanner. They have become the best product for me to prep my skin for tanning or to buff out spots that got a little dark.
Pura Naturals also claims the sponges dry quickly. This is dependent on how and where they are stored in the tub. I found if they lay flat, and away from other products, they are dry within a few hours. If they are upright, or too close to other products, the water pools at the bottom of the sponge and never dries.
- Love the formulation (chemical free, cruelty-free, vegan)
- Perfect exfoliator for sunless-tanning prep or for buffing out dark spots
- A little too stripping for my liking (probably best for people with very oily skin)
- Must lay flat to dry quickly
- Cleanser lasts for a while and is ultra foamy
- Budget friendly price
Do you have a favorite body sponge?
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