This giveaway is sponsored by EcoTools. I received Konjac Facial Sponge products for the purpose of review; however, all opinions here are my own.
I recently had the opportunity to try out EcoTools Konjac Pure Complexion Facial sponges, which come in both deep cleansing and sensitive skin versions. These are handmade with 100% natural ingredients including Konjac vegetable fiber, “a highly renewable root plant indigenous to Asia. It’s traditionally used as a detoxifying dietary staple and as a naturally exfoliating sponge for delicate skin by the Japanese.” Check out the glowing reviews on the EcoTools site, then read on for mine!
Out of the box, both varieties of EcoTools sponges were hard and unyielding and you wonder how they’d ever make a useful facial sponge. Once you run them under water, though, they become perfectly squishy, and just the right texture for facial cleansing. After use, just rinse with water and leave them out to dry naturally and they harden right back up again.
You can use the sponge with or without cleanser, which is kind of neat! I was a little apprehensive about the deep cleaning version, thinking it would be rough and scratchy on my face. Although it wasn’t as soft as the sponge for sensitive skin, it was still gentle and left my skin softer and smoother rather than reddened like some exfoliating products tend to do. My face also feels very clean after using — and it even felt cleaner when I tried the sponge with just water, no cleanser.
(OK, you try to take a selfie while cleansing your face with a sponge! lol) — but you can see that the facial sponge is a nice size to hold, and also a handy shape to get around your chin and nose. One sponge should last you 1-3 months depending no how often you use it and how well you let it dry out, so is really fairly affordable, especially for an all-natural product.
On to the giveaway
What can you win?
- FIVE lucky Mashup Mom readers will each win their own EcoTools Konjac facial sponges.
How do you enter?
- Just comment here and let me know whether you’d like to try the sensitive or deep cleansing version, and why!
One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 8/31/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “EcoTools…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.
The fine print
Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by EcoTools. I received products for purposes of this post/review; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 9/1/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.
No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.