I picked up the new Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge from Ulta.com recently and thought I’d share my thoughts in a mini review. This is an exfoliating sponge that you can use with your favorite cleanser to not only help to remove makeup, dirt, and oil but also, it acts to gently exfoliate your skin as you cleanse.
To my knowledge, Real Techniques has never created any skincare-like tools. This is their first venture into the world of skincare and it isn’t quite as successful as one would have hopes for.
The Miracle Cleansing Sponge is a pretty standard sponge with a slightly gritty texture when dry. It’s slanted at an angle which makes it easy to reach and cleanse harder to reach areas around your face like the corners of your nose. The sponge was created to gentle exfoliate skin while removing dirt, oil, and makeup. I use it with a foaming cleanser and simply sweep it in circles around my face. The shape and size is perfect for cleaning your face as it fits into all the nooks and crannies around your face easily. It also removes makeup, dirt, etc…a lot easier than simply using your hands. I typically use a konjac sponge or a little silicone face scrubber so, it’s nothing new or unique using this Miracle Cleansing Sponge. I wouldn’t say anything miraculous happens when using it. I think a konjac sponge results in better exfoliation as this sponge absorbs water easily and expands giving it a softer, sponge-y texture than it began with. That isn’t to say it doesn’t do a great job cleansing your face because it does. But as for exfoliating, well, maybe with daily use it might result in smoother skin but honestly, a facial scrub would do a better job or a konjac. One thing it does excel at is creating mounds of lather but I already love and use Etude House’s Bubble Maker for that so, I don’t really need a sponge to do the job for me.
If you want a good, solid clean or a sponge that works well with foaming cleansers I’d recommend picking up the Real Techniques Cleansing Sponge. However, if you’re looking for an exfoliating sponge or smoother, softer skin this likely won’t give it to you. This is a great to use with facial cleansers and for creating a good lather. It’s more effective in cleansing your face than mere fingers and hands but the lack of exfoliation was a bit disappointing.
Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge is available now at ulta.com.
P.S. All Real Techniques is on sale at ulta.com at buy 2, get 1 free!