Real Techniques | Miracle Cleansing Sponge
Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge £5.99 from Superdrug.com (I had to run back into Superdrug to take the picture as I had thrown out the packaging for the sponge)
I will still be on holiday when this post goes live, hopefully I am having a great time and the kids are behaving! I got this sponge as a little gift of the other half, he knows I love trying new things and thought this looked different, though I don't think he knew what it was for at first! Probably assumed it was just another makeup sponge.
First impressions?? Just looks like a normal bath sponge just a little firmer, it is in the shape of their Miracle Complexion Sponge so it has a flat end and is curved into a point at the other.
I first used this sponge with my favourite face wash, La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel. I used one pump then rubbed the flat end of the sponge all over my forehead and cheeks, really rubbing in with circular motions. I used the pointy end on the corners of my nose.
The next face cleanser I tried with this sponge was an exfoliating one, Burt's Bee's Peach and Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub. This one doesn't foam up like the other. I did the same routine as before but this one really didn't feel nice, very scratchy.
My thoughts?? When I used it with the foaming wash it did exfoliate my skin really well without making it sore. The Burt's Bee's one on this sponge was way too harsh and actually hurt! My own fault for being a little daft to use an exfoliating sponge with a strong exfoliating wash!
This sponge does what it says and exfoliates your skin, my face was a little red afterwards but not uncomfortably so. I do think its expensive, though when you look at how often your supposed to replace it, one sponge lasts 1-3 months.
I also know you can get the same scrubby action from a Clarisonic (or cheaper version of one of those) and a flannel, in fact I used to wrap a Lego brick with a wet flannel to scrub the corners of my nose!
Overall this sponge does what it is supposed to do, but I think its expensive and a wet flannel can do the same job in my opinion, especially if you wrap it round something!
Have you tried this sponge? Let me know your thoughts?