'Silky' Sea Sponges feel silky when wet, and are the perfect size and texture for deep facial cleansing and effective exfoliation.
These small sponges range in size from 2.5-3" so they can get into small spaces well, like around your nose.
Testing your own skin is best, but I like to exfoliate with these natural sponges about three times a week. They make my face feel smooth and clean and ready to better absorb my favorite facial moisturizer.
Sustainably harvested by hand, they're also bio-degradable and naturally anti-bacterial.
Squeezing out excess water and letting your sponge air dry is the most important thing you can do to extend the life of your sponge.
If desired, every 6-12 months, you can freshen up your sponge with a weak bathing solution of either baking soda OR hydrogen peroxide and water.
Use 2 Tbsp baking soda to 16 oz water, OR 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 20 parts water. Leave sponge in solution for at least 2 hours and then rinse thoroughly and let dry.
Sea Sponges are classified as animals, not plants! They are the only non-vegan product I carry.
That being said, they're the most simple type of animal that has no nervous system or organs. This means they don’t have eyes, ears or the ability to physically feel anything. However, they do have specialized cells that carry out different functions within their bodies.
The sponges are sustainably harvested along the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Keys and the Caribbean. The divers leave a certain portion of the living base which helps the sponge grow back quickly, at about 2 inches per year.
100% biodegradable, they also create less waste than a synthetic sponge of the same size would.