You’ve probably seen the Charcoal Konjac Sponges in Sephora and Ulta and wondered if they would be too abrasive for your problem skin. Â No matter how problematic your skin is, it can be improved with the proper skin care regimen. The proper choice of cleanser, moisturizer, topical treatments, and sunscreen are all important, but so is the choice of cleansing tools. Washing your face with your bare hands cannot provide enough friction to get skin clean and can transfer bacteria and oil from hands to the face. A wash cloth or sonic cleansing brush may be too rough for some skin types, and for others, these tools still do not remove blackheads. We recently tried the Bellesentials Skincare set, a trio consisting of a Charcoal Konjac sponge, a Pore Cleansing Pad and a Facial Cleansing brush that allow for a deep cleanse to remove blackheads without irritating delicate skin tissues.
WHY INVEST IN FACIAL CLEANSING TOOLS
Does your cleansing brush really remove all your makeup and sunscreen at the end of the day? Mineral powders are particularly difficult to remove. How about removing the entirety of a facial mask on a DIY home spa night? Regardless of what goes on your skin, it must be removed before bed so the skin can repair overnight. This cleansing also allows for any evening topical skin care, such as Retinol, to fully absorb into the skin. The skin must be able to breathe at night and residual makeup can easily clog the pores, leading to congested skin and breakouts.
ABOUT THIS SET
This is a three piece set in a clear, compact, zippered travel case bag. It makes simple work out of removing makeup, sunscreen, or beauty masques resulting in a smooth, clean surface to apply topical skin care products, as well as removing dead skin cells and blackheads.
OVERVIEW OF SET CONTENTS
- Charcoal Enriched Konjac Sponge
- Pore Cleansing Pad
- Facial Cleansing Brush
- Zippered Travel Bag
THE FACIAL CLEANSING BRUSH
This brush is for the removal of makeup, sunscreen, environmental dirt, and grime, as well as DIY beauty masks. It has a soft bristle head with an easy to grip handle.
I like the idea of a small soft brush so that I do not transfer germs or bacteria from my hands onto my face during and after cleansing. It works up a good lather and whisks away surface dirt and oils, even oil based makeup.
THE CHARCOAL KONJAC SPONGE
You may have seen Konjac Sponges in stores like Sephora and wonder if they are too harsh for the skin, especially those with charcoal. Despite its’ hard, almost loofah like appearance, once Konjac sponges are wet, it becomes super soft and is even more gentle than a washcloth or sonic cleansing brush.
The sponge is made of the Konjac plant which is a fibrous root that is a natural exfoliant for combination or oily skin, or for use on the oily areas of normal skin, such as the nose and chin. The sponge is also enriched with charcoal that has clarifying properties. The objective of this combination is to gently buff away dry skin, excess oil, sebum, and bacteria, without disrupting the good oils that promote the proper pH balance of the skin or causing irritation to the delicate skin. It reduces the appearance of pores and reduces acne without provoking other sensitive skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema.
FOR TREATING ACNE
This sponge is very helpful for cleansing acne, as it is not abrasive yet still exfoliates away dead skin, allowing acne medications to penetrate. It also helps reduce acne by removing dead skin cells that can clog pores and trap bacteria and oil.
DIRECTIONS FOR BEST USE AND CARE
To use, rinse the Sponge with warm water before each use. Apply cleanser and massage in a gentle, light, circular motion. Rinse thoroughly after use. Use daily, or if well-tolerated, twice a day. It’s not necessary or even helpful to scrub your face with this sponge, just a brief once over done with a gentle circular movement on a wet face or with your favorite gentle cleanser will do. It can be used on both the face and neck.
To care for the sponge, rinse thoroughly after each use, squeeze out the excess water and allow it to air dry. Do not wring.
THE PORE CLEANSER PAD: DEEP CLEANSING
This Bellesentials Three Piece Set also includes a pore cleanser pad that deep cleans the pores and reduces their appearance.
The surface has flexible knobs to gently provide enough friction to pull dirt out and cleanse pores without damaging the surrounding skin the way a washcloth can.
The back grip makes it easy to use and apply it just where you want to deep clean and avoid the delicate skin.
Easier to pack for travel, for use at the gym, or just to stow away conveniently in your bath.
This Bellesentials Charcoal Konjac Sponge, Pore Cleansing Pad and Facial Cleansing Brush Three Piece Set is an excellent value, as charcoal enriched Konjac sponges alone cost upwards of $15. If you have acne, eczema, rosacea or just skin that is generally sensitive, it is often difficult to properly and thoroughly cleanse the skin without irritating it. Yet to keep skin clear and to allow topical products to work their best, the skin must be clean. This kit provides three excellent cleansing tools that address common skin care cleansing concerns without using harsh abrasives, chemicals or rough washcloths.
WHERE TO BUY IT
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Style Chicks received the Bellesentials Charcoal Konjac Sponge, Pore Cleansing Pad and Facial Cleansing Brush Three Piece Set in exchange for our unbiased review and received compensation for our time and effort. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% ours.