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Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge

Wow. I was just looking around and came across this! It's NEW and AMAZING!

I so need this in my life! I've been looking into buying some Muslin clothes to use while cleansing but i need this instead! There's a video about it underneath the picture on the page! 

Here is the link

http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?skuId=1544030&productId=P382345

 

So anyways, it says:

What it is:
A pillow-soft sponge that cleanses and exfoliates to deliver smoother, softer, brighter-looking skin

 

What it is formulated to do:
As the leader in botanical science, Boscia continues to innovate with Japanese heritage in mind. The Konjac Cleansing Sponge is 100 percent Konjac Root, an Asian-cultivated, root-based vegetable that the Japanese have traditionally used as a detoxifying dietary staple, and as a calming, naturally exfoliating sponge for delicate skin. Gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types, this naturally deep-cleansing, pH balanced sponge can be used throughout the face, neck, and even the very delicate undereye area.

 

Has anyone heard of it, Used it, thinking about getting it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I use muslin cloths with my first wash, while removing makeup. This way I ensure I get everything off before I use my "treatment" cleanser. I did add the Julep sponge to my box this month & I'm excited to try it out. My only issue is I have a fear of sponges. They are a breading ground for bacteria so I try to avoid them. At least the clothes can be thrown in the wash, I guess with the sponge you can zap it in the microwave like you would a kitchen sponge.

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You could soak in boiling water maybe to get rid of bacteria??? Or would it ruin it??

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I also added one to my Julep box this month, and I am excited to try it out!

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I copy/pasted my review of the sponge that I posted yesterday in the No Buy thread (how ironic!):


I just used it this evening and I really like it! I've really been needing this without even realizing it until arielaaaaaa posted about it! My pet peeve is sometimes even after double cleansing, the washcloth I dry my face on STILL ends up having traces of foundation on it. An easy fix is to also use a washcloth to cleanse but I just don't like doing that. The Boscia Sponge is the perfect solution!

it's a cute little half-dome that fits right in the palm of my hand. It's a lot more aerated than your normal kitchen sponge, a lot like a loofah but soooooo soft! It's spongy and bouncy and soft on my face, and I used the flat side over most of my face (with my CeraVe foaming cleanser) then flipped it around and the dome side works well in my eye area.

The last time I used my Clarisonic, when I applied a glycolic acid toner after cleaning, my whole face stung. Today after using The Sponge and applying the same toner, there was no stinging! Yay!

@arielaaaaaaaa -- so glad you enabled me to get the Sponge! Smiley Very Happy

 

and today's update: the sponge was hanging overnight but the inside of it was still damp this morning although the outside had dried.  

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So you used a cleanser with it even though it has a cleanser inside? 

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Whoa, that would be a cool concept, but the Boscia sponge is just a sponge.  It did come with a sample pack of the Boscia cleanser though. 

 

I removed my makeup with La Roche Posay micellar water, then where I normally follow up with my Cera Ve cleanser with either my hands or the Clarisonic, I used the sponge.

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yayyyy! I'm glad you like it!!! Smiley Very Happy

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I've used the My Konjac Sponge before (the one @MrsVegan listed). I can't say I really noticed a difference to be honest but I'm going to buy a new one soon and continue just to see.

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Finally sephora carries konjac sponge now. I've used konjac sponges for a long time, but this boscia one is really overpriced. The one I'm using now is from the brand Dr. Sponge, and it works the same and is much cheaper. I got their bigger one.

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btw if anyone is interested, im using the lycoepene one

 

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Welp, after a couple of days I STILL LOVE MY SPONGE!  The only thing is it takes even longer than my BeautyBlender to totally dry out.  But for me it's the perfect solution to get my face totally clean without having to use a washcloth and my face really feels smoother after washing with the sponge!  I've owned a Clarisonic since Jan but just have never managed to work it into my routine, but this sponge for some reason just works for me.

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Are there any brands to avoid buying when it comes to these? I did a quick search and it seems like a pretty simple thing. I'd rather try a cheaper one since I'm interested in the idea. 

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Oh my goodness!  We just had a Bocia training last week and I was amazed by the Konjac Sponge!  It completely threw me off at how it started off like a pumice stone, but soaked up all that water & became super soft.  It totally convinced me since I was able to play with it Smiley Happy  While it is a little expensive for a sponge, I'd splurge on it for sure!!

 

xo, Mia 

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Ohh Interesting! I want it more!! Smiley Very Happy

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This looks so neat!

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I use such sponges occasionally (usially, to remove a face mask faster), but don't see why would anyone need to pay $18 for it. I get them from Ebay for $1.5 including shipping.

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That was kind of my thinking. With things like this it seems the same as if someone took natural honey and put it in jar. Then slapped a name on it and wants to sell it as some way overpriced face mask. I don't have a problem paying for something that is better or superior to something cheaper but I'm having a real issue with this one. I really can't find any differences. 

 

 

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I personally don't trust many things on ebay. I've seen reports & heard first hand (from the trafficking organization I volunteered at) some of the stuff they put in wholesale & knock off items. Sorry, but I don't want rat poisoning or urine on my face. I know it's not all sellers, but I just don't trust it. 

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I totally agree. i have no problem paying $18 for something I trust completely rather than buying from eBay. I don't care if it was free. I would not use it From eBay. 

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I see your point. I just don't see any difference between Boscia's sponge and the one I use. They look identical to me. In such cases, I feel that the extra $16 went into marketing and not the product itself. These are my feelings for this particular item. 

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I see it that way too.  There are some reputable pure konjac sponges that look identical to the Boscia and are much cheaper.  (I am not referring to ebay.)  I am sure that the Boscia one is good but I feel like a big portion of the price is just for the marketing.

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Oh, I'm with you on that - we should be careful about what we buy on Ebay. I tried konjac sponges after numerous recommendations from girls that are into japanease skin care routines and most of them use these cheap Ebay sponges along with premium japanease skin care products.

 

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That being said you really don't know that with anything. Unless you are going to run scientific tests on everything you buy. If something looks strange you obviously shouldn't buy it though. Price and brand name matter on somethings but this one I see no difference. Unless someone wants to buy the Bosica one and a cheap one to compare it. 

 

 

However these sponges are cheap everyday things on the Asian market. It's not like buying Marc Jacobs, or some big name brand where there is lots of money to be made from counterfeiting it. There's also lots of ways these places get things dirt cheap. They buy from the manufacture or they buy shipments of products off the trucks. 

 

Not to mention if something goes wrong on Ebay and you get a fake or bad item it is insanely easy to get a refund. Or you can just do the obvious and call your credit card company and tell them to hold the payment.

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But how do you know you're item from eBay isn't poisoned. How do you know the manufacturer &/or "truck" doesn't support human trafficking? I don't have  Asian markets close to me, so I'm not familiar with the brands & labels unless it's something really popular, but I heard to many sad & sick stories that I rather not take that chance. The brands/companies that make products for wholesalers & distribution companies are the biggest culprits. And it's not just beauty products. Does anyone remember last year the children's teething toys that had large amounts of rat poisoning found in them. It's just sick! 

I didn't buy a Boscia sponge, I got one through my Julep box. I really don't see a difference in using it & rather use my clarisonic. If I didn't get one through Julep, I doubt I would buy the Boscia.  

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I'm just saying you don't know that with anything including the Bosica ones. Stuff like this happens to name brand stuff as well.

 

I don't know it doesn't support human trafficking but I also don't know what products are being made in sweatshops or by underage kids either. There's no way to know this and there's nothing you can really do about it. You can't change what happens in other countries. I just don't see this as being a point to avoid Ebay because you'd basically have to avoid everything.

 

Also there are sellers in America that buy products off trucks and from the manufacture. I know several local stores that do. It's just excess the stores don't want so they sell the extra for a little bit of nothing so that they don't lose money over it (because really it costs nothing to make these products).

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