October 16, 2013

To sponge or not to sponge? Introducing the Not.a.Sponge* Euphoric Skin Food Konjac Face Remedy

Not.a.sponge Euphoric Skin Food "In the Raw" Face Remedy *Pr Sample
As I mentioned before in some of my previous blog post, cleansing is one of my favourite stages of the whole skincare routine. (You've probably already guessed this from the blog name itself!) I love the feeling of taking care of my skin, in particular cleansing my face before going to bed, getting rid of make-up, dirt / pollution which my skin has to deal with everyday. It just makes me feel better and my skin fresher and cleaner.
Therefore, I was really excited to be sent this little fella to try. It's a super cleansing / exfoliating ssssss....ssssss...(shhh don't say the world sponge) ehm Face Remedy, there we go!

So, I can hear you asking "What's Not.a.Sponge* then"? Not.a.sponge* is a new 100% natural way of cleansing your skin! It's made of Konjac, a fibrous vegetable that grows in the island of Jeju in Korea. It's softer than your average sponge but has some amazing qualities for cleansing and exfoliating the skin simultaneously without damaging it like other artificial sponges can.

It's also rich in Vitamins like A, C, E, D, Folic Acid and Protein.

Not.a.sponge Euphoric Skin Food "In the Raw" Face Remedy *PR Sample
So how did I use my not.a.sponge* In the Raw

1) Well firstly as best suggested, I removed my make-up.
2) Then I soaked my Konjac not.a.sponge* under warm water until soft. 
All excess water was squeezed out before using.
3) Next came the best bit: I gentle massaged my face neck in circular motions. This apparently helps to stimulate the blood flow and helps skin to re-oxygenate and get rid of the dry cells. The sponge is so soft it's a real pleasure to use.
4) Finally I rinsed the not.a.sponge* with warm water and let it dry for next time.

And the results? Well Ladies and Gentleman, they were truly impressive. My skin felt super soft and smooth straight after use. So clean and fresh that I couldn't believe it. The exfoliation itself is so delicate (the Konjac In the Raw can be used even under your eyes area) that you don't really fell like it's actually doing much while you are massaging it, but as soon as you stop you'll feel the great effects on your skin immediately!

There is more than one type of Not.a.sponge* to choose from and the price is really good value at $10.00 per piece. Considering the benefits this little softy can bring to your skin cleansing routine it's well worth it in my eyes.

Have you beauties tried this already? What's your cleansing routing at the moment?
Leave a comment and let me know :)

Baci, 

37 comments:

  1. I love konjac sponges! I've just ordered the A Beautiful World beauty box and there's one in that that I can't wait to try! x

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    1. I love mine too :) Nice a nice natural way of cleansing my face.
      Enjoy!

      Ila x

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    1. Do it do it do it :) you won't regret it!

      Ila x

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  3. I love this too :) I have the white one and it's perfect for my sensitive skin - gives just the right amount of exfoliation and leaves my skin feeling so smooth! x

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    1. I know i feel exactly the same! It's such a gentle way of cleansing and I can believe how effective is :)

      Ila x

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  4. I've gone through two so far, and I think my house is just a little too damp for them as they seem to go a bit spotty? I still have one left so I'm planning to keep it dry in between come hell or high water!

    Hephzibah x

    P.S Love the blog design :) x

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    1. Hello hello!
      I have't experience nothing like that up to now..strange I wonder what is causing it :/

      Ila x

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  5. This looks weirdly fun to use but you also make quite the case for it! What about it makes it NOT a sponge exactly?

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Isa,

      Thanks for passing by :) I guess because it's a complete 100% natural but as a vegetable, Konjac has got nutrients vitamin that realises in your skin plus exfoliate the skin very gently and not only cleansing it. Give it a try and let me know!

      Ila x

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  6. I love this too :) I have the white one and it's perfect for my sensitive skin - gives just the right amount of exfoliation and leaves my skin feeling so smooth! x
    Beauty Products

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    1. Hey Jacky, thanks for your comment! I feel exactly the same and it's such a pleasure to use :) I would be curious to try the other types of Konjac :)

      Ila x

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  7. Ooh this sounds lovely. I am tempted by it but I'm already using the Clarisonic Mia 2, but this could be a useful travel product.

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    1. Hello Hannah :)
      Absolutely yes! It is quiet small to take with you and you can have cleansing and exfoliating at the same time which is great! Plus it's completely natural and good for your skin.

      Ila x

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  8. Sounds very good. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa

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    1. Thank you Nessa and thanks for passing by :)

      Ila x

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  9. I loved mine, I had the pink one volcanic power puff, I also am testing one from the Konjac sponge company but I think notasponge is much softer and has a nicer feel so far :) Xx

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    1. Hello Ana :) Thanks for your comment, I'm always very happy to find you here. That's good to know, I was wondering what the difference would have been between different brands. I was actually so impress with the texture of "In the raw" so soft and so effective!
      Ila xx

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  10. This sounds very interesting. I might have to try it out. I just found your blog through the blog hop, New Follower!

    http://mattekat.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hey Kat,

      Thank you so much :) I think quality / price is fantastic and you will really see a difference on your skin.

      Ila x

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  11. This is so interesting, looks like a great product to try! So you don't use cleanser with it? It's more of an exfoliant then? Very cool!

    I am now following from my Bright Side Beauty Blog Hop, thanks so much for joining in! I really like your blog, great layout, photos, posts, I look forward to following along!

    -Kristin
    meetmeonthebrightside.com

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    1. Hello Kristin!
      Thanks for hosting the blog hop, great way of discovering other blogs like yours and thank you so much for your lovely comment :)

      I usually cleanse my face firts, getting rid off the make up and then I cleanse again using the Konjac to exfoliate and make sure all the bad impurities are out from my skin.
      Anyway it can be used also joined with a cleanser if you prefer.
      hope it helps!
      Ila x

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  12. oh wow I really like the look of this!
    I'm so lazy when it comes to cleansing. Great review :)
    http://thebigburd.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Hey Jennifer, thanks for joining in the conversation :) This product it's so easy to use and it's so pleasant that you won't mind cleansing every evening :)

      Ila x

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  13. wow this looks awesome!

    Also, I currently have a MAC lipstick giveaway over on my blog that I'd love for you to check out and enter if you're interested :)

    Sophie xxx

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    1. Hello Sophielou :)
      Thanks for passing by.it is indeed, and great if you are looking for more natural cleansing remedies.

      Ila x

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  14. Ciao Ila!! ^_^ Come va? Anche io uso questo tipo di spugna per la pulizia del viso :) e devo dire che mi piace molto!! :) a presto xoxo

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    1. Ciao Chiara!
      Ahh ma daii! io l'ho scoperta da pochissimo e m e ne sono innamorata :)
      un bacione grande,

      Ila x

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  15. great review! I've been wanting to get this..
    Hernameistrina

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    1. Hey Trina!!

      Please do :) The price is definitely worth the quality here.

      Ila x

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  16. I love your your blog

    I've started following you on GFC and hopefully you can return the favor!

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    1. Hello Vanessa :) thank you so much for following!

      I'll definitely check out your blog.

      Ila x

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  17. Ooh! I bought something like this from Japan a couple years ago not knowing what it was - wish I knew where it was....

    Love Zoe x
    www.facevaluebeautyblog.co uk

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    1. Hello Zoe :)

      ah ah you comment made me laugh! I know what you mean, I felt a bit the same at the start but anyway still in time to get a new one and start using it, it's fantastic :)

      Ila x

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  18. Oooh intriguing! I use a muslin cloth at the moment which is slightly exfoliating. This sounds like it would be more suitable for everyday use as it isn't as abrasive.

    Helen
    teainthetub.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Helen,

      Absolutely! The exfoliation is very gentle but very effective too..should definitely give it a try :)

      Ila x

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  19. Nice post..

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