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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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge

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.  

Re: Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge

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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