March 15, 2017

Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge Review

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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!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • SRB

      This will work for you! I have rosacea and I’ve used this sponge 4 days in a row now and it does not irritate my skin. It works much better than just your hands. My skin is so much smoother and this is amazing for me… to be able to get my skin so clean without making my rosacea flare up. I love this sponge!

  • Dee

    So happy to see your review on this. Might get this for travel rather than lugging my Clarisonic around.

  • Robin

    Hi Muse, do you think it’s possible to use a sponge with cleansing oils? I th9ught about trying it with the Palmer’s oil, but I don’t know if it would work.

    • Isabella Muse

      you can if you want. It wouldn’t hurt to use it that way! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jeanine Mcauliffe

    I had high hopes for this. I love my Konjac sponges as well. I’m curious which sponges do you use and like best? Also, while I have you why don’t you use a Mia? I’ve been debating getting one but I have the dreaded dry skin like you and i figured you may know something I don’t.

    • Isabella Muse

      I use a Clarisonic Smart Profile in the morning but typically I use a konjac in the evenings. I use and like the charcoal konjac sponge from the Face Shop. Missha’s white clay konjac is another one I love. Hope this helps.