Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Not A Sponge In The Raw - Face *

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A little while ago I was asked if I wanted to try Not A Sponge, which is in a nutshell - a sponge. Okay, so it's not really a sponge. The Not A Sponge is made of the Konjac vegetable (I'm sure you've heard of the Konjac sponge before?) which means it's basically a 100% natural piece of vegetable, carved into the shape of a sponge, to use on your face.

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That's right, you use this vegetable on your face. When I first received the package, I'll admit I was a little bit squeamish about it. I'm not sure why, but the fact that it was "natural" and not something man made had me feeling a bit weird - was it alive, would it move if I poked it? 



 

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When I first removed the Not A Sponge from the packaging, it was rock hard! The instructions say to run the Not A Sponge under warm water until it's completely soft, and then gently ring out the excess moisture. Once it became soft and squishy, I became even more squeamish! It felt a little bit like a normal sponge, but there was definitely something different about it!

After ringing out the excess moisture, rub the Not A Sponge on your face in small circular motions. Make sure your face has been fully cleansed first, otherwise your Not A Sponge will get makeup all over it! The moment it touched my skin, I was definitely in skin euphoria - which just happens to be their tag line!

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Not only was the Not A Sponge ridiculously soft and gentle on my skin, it was also effective in it's exfoliating duties, and left my skin feeling absolutely amazing! Needless to say, my squeamishness was completely gone after this!

The Not A Sponge will then naturally become hard again once you hang it up to dry, which means it'll be ready to drench in water next time you want to use it! Every week, make sure you sterilise your Not A Sponge by soaking it in boiling hot water for 60-90 seconds to get rid of any nasty germs that might be lurking!

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I'm so pleased with the outcome of the Not A Sponge! Not only did it really help stimulate blood circulation throughout my face (which seemed to really help reduce my redness) it also helped exfoliate and keep my skin ultra smooth! I've been using this for just over a month now, and while my skin did go through a little bit of a purging process a few days after I began using it, my skin was instantly clearer and more radiant afterwards, and I haven't looked back!

I'll definitely continue to use the Not A Sponge, and I'm super excited to try out their other ranges (Bamboo Charcoal for blackheads and Volcanic Power Puff to soften fine lines) and will be buying again!

You can purchase Not A Sponge here, and make sure you check out their other amazing products!

Have you tried any "sponges" made from Konjac yet? If so, what did you think? 

This product was provided for my consideration. 
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28 comments

  1. This sounds so cool! I want to try the one for blackheads!

    Kristin
    crumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too, it's definitely the one I'll be buying once I use this one up! xx

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  2. This looks like an interesting product. Do you use it with cleanser or on it's own?

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    1. I always cleanse my face first, and then use it on it's own! xx

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  3. This looks really similar to a sponge we get in the UK called the Konjac sponge, I love mine :)

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    1. Yep, Konjac is what it's made of, so I'd say it's pretty much the same thing! Glad you love it though! :) xx

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  4. Wow, this looks cool. Do you think it'd be okay for sensitive skin?

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    1. This is really natural so I think it'd be okay for natural skin! (Their website says it's even safe to use on babies - at least the body one is - so I can imagine it's very soft!) xx

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  5. What!? That's a plant!? That's crazy. It looks amazing though! Love the review, will be checking these sponges out. xo

    Leanne | makeupblast.blogspot.ie | bloglovin.com/blog/3923219

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    1. I know right! I felt the same way.. I'm still half in disbelief lol! Definitely check them out, I don't think you'll be disappointed! :)
      xx

      Delete
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    1. Hehe me too, it's so perfect for what it is! xx

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  7. Ooh I've been waiting for this review, thanks so much! I found a shop near my work that sells konjac sponges - think I'll have to go and grab one now :)

    Amy | Bubbles & Blush

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    1. Ahaha that's okay, it's been a long time coming, oops! Definitely pick one up, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised! xx

      Delete
  8. HAHAHAHHAHA 'Would it move if I poked?'

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    1. I think I kept thinking of a sea sponge. Ew. LOL :P

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  9. Oooohhh what an interesting product!! Do you use it as it is? No other cleansers?

    xxx Kat @ Katness

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    1. I cleanse my skin first, rinse with water and then use it, dampened, by itself! Works wonders :)
      xx

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    1. I really think this is something you'd like Sheri! xx

      Delete
  11. I've never heard of these. Now I'm completely intrigued!

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    1. Gasp! You need to try this Vita.. I think you'd love it. I think everyone would love it. Even my boyfriend wants one!

      Delete
  12. I've been eyeing something like this by Boscia - I think I might just have to get one!

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    1. You really should, I was very pleasantly surprised when I first tried this out, the results are really good! xx

      Delete
  13. Konjac sponges are amazing. I love that you can use the "sponge" on your skin without any cleansing beauty products at all and it will still clean your skin and leave your whole body feeling soft and smooth!

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    1. Definitely! I need to get myself a body sponge... I really want to try out the one specialising for blackheads! xx

      Delete
  14. Been hearing a lot about Konjac sponges, the name always makes me giggle- no idea why??? They sound really good though, will have to add one to my collection x

    www.chatterfoxuk.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is a bit of a strange name haha, I'd never heard of it before this! Definitely check them out, you won't be disappointed! xx

      Delete

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Not A Sponge In The Raw - Face *

NAS1

A little while ago I was asked if I wanted to try Not A Sponge, which is in a nutshell - a sponge. Okay, so it's not really a sponge. The Not A Sponge is made of the Konjac vegetable (I'm sure you've heard of the Konjac sponge before?) which means it's basically a 100% natural piece of vegetable, carved into the shape of a sponge, to use on your face.

NAS2

That's right, you use this vegetable on your face. When I first received the package, I'll admit I was a little bit squeamish about it. I'm not sure why, but the fact that it was "natural" and not something man made had me feeling a bit weird - was it alive, would it move if I poked it? 



 

NAS3

When I first removed the Not A Sponge from the packaging, it was rock hard! The instructions say to run the Not A Sponge under warm water until it's completely soft, and then gently ring out the excess moisture. Once it became soft and squishy, I became even more squeamish! It felt a little bit like a normal sponge, but there was definitely something different about it!

After ringing out the excess moisture, rub the Not A Sponge on your face in small circular motions. Make sure your face has been fully cleansed first, otherwise your Not A Sponge will get makeup all over it! The moment it touched my skin, I was definitely in skin euphoria - which just happens to be their tag line!

NAS4

Not only was the Not A Sponge ridiculously soft and gentle on my skin, it was also effective in it's exfoliating duties, and left my skin feeling absolutely amazing! Needless to say, my squeamishness was completely gone after this!

The Not A Sponge will then naturally become hard again once you hang it up to dry, which means it'll be ready to drench in water next time you want to use it! Every week, make sure you sterilise your Not A Sponge by soaking it in boiling hot water for 60-90 seconds to get rid of any nasty germs that might be lurking!

-- 

I'm so pleased with the outcome of the Not A Sponge! Not only did it really help stimulate blood circulation throughout my face (which seemed to really help reduce my redness) it also helped exfoliate and keep my skin ultra smooth! I've been using this for just over a month now, and while my skin did go through a little bit of a purging process a few days after I began using it, my skin was instantly clearer and more radiant afterwards, and I haven't looked back!

I'll definitely continue to use the Not A Sponge, and I'm super excited to try out their other ranges (Bamboo Charcoal for blackheads and Volcanic Power Puff to soften fine lines) and will be buying again!

You can purchase Not A Sponge here, and make sure you check out their other amazing products!

Have you tried any "sponges" made from Konjac yet? If so, what did you think? 

This product was provided for my consideration. 

28 comments:

  1. This sounds so cool! I want to try the one for blackheads!

    Kristin
    crumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too, it's definitely the one I'll be buying once I use this one up! xx

      Delete
  2. This looks like an interesting product. Do you use it with cleanser or on it's own?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I always cleanse my face first, and then use it on it's own! xx

      Delete
  3. This looks really similar to a sponge we get in the UK called the Konjac sponge, I love mine :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, Konjac is what it's made of, so I'd say it's pretty much the same thing! Glad you love it though! :) xx

      Delete
  4. Wow, this looks cool. Do you think it'd be okay for sensitive skin?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is really natural so I think it'd be okay for natural skin! (Their website says it's even safe to use on babies - at least the body one is - so I can imagine it's very soft!) xx

      Delete
  5. What!? That's a plant!? That's crazy. It looks amazing though! Love the review, will be checking these sponges out. xo

    Leanne | makeupblast.blogspot.ie | bloglovin.com/blog/3923219

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know right! I felt the same way.. I'm still half in disbelief lol! Definitely check them out, I don't think you'll be disappointed! :)
      xx

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. Hehe me too, it's so perfect for what it is! xx

      Delete
  7. Ooh I've been waiting for this review, thanks so much! I found a shop near my work that sells konjac sponges - think I'll have to go and grab one now :)

    Amy | Bubbles & Blush

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahaha that's okay, it's been a long time coming, oops! Definitely pick one up, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised! xx

      Delete
  8. HAHAHAHHAHA 'Would it move if I poked?'

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think I kept thinking of a sea sponge. Ew. LOL :P

      Delete
  9. Oooohhh what an interesting product!! Do you use it as it is? No other cleansers?

    xxx Kat @ Katness

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I cleanse my skin first, rinse with water and then use it, dampened, by itself! Works wonders :)
      xx

      Delete
  10. Replies
    1. I really think this is something you'd like Sheri! xx

      Delete
  11. I've never heard of these. Now I'm completely intrigued!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gasp! You need to try this Vita.. I think you'd love it. I think everyone would love it. Even my boyfriend wants one!

      Delete
  12. I've been eyeing something like this by Boscia - I think I might just have to get one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You really should, I was very pleasantly surprised when I first tried this out, the results are really good! xx

      Delete
  13. Konjac sponges are amazing. I love that you can use the "sponge" on your skin without any cleansing beauty products at all and it will still clean your skin and leave your whole body feeling soft and smooth!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely! I need to get myself a body sponge... I really want to try out the one specialising for blackheads! xx

      Delete
  14. Been hearing a lot about Konjac sponges, the name always makes me giggle- no idea why??? They sound really good though, will have to add one to my collection x

    www.chatterfoxuk.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is a bit of a strange name haha, I'd never heard of it before this! Definitely check them out, you won't be disappointed! xx

      Delete

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