Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FACE WASH: My Konjac Sponge+Avalon Organics Cleanser Review

I've been on this new facial routine as I've been trying to limit the products I'm using because chemicals are in everything. Yea I know....everything is toxic, I'm rolling my eyes too. It's fucking annoying. Like I said, I change what I can, and do the best I can in life. Don't half-ass your efforts to go organic while you slather on bottles of cancer.

My skin is combination skin, sometimes it's dry, sometimes it's oily depending on the weather. I highly recommend these two items!

  • My Konjac Sponge
  • Avalon Organics Vitamin C Cleanser 
Two friends told me about these products. The reviews were awesome and since I have acne I didn't have anything to lose. I tried the Avalon Organics cleanser since Sept 2013 and the Konjac Sponge since January 2014. I love them both. Amazon Prime is sooooo awesome I get everything I can on there. I got them both on Amazon, links can be found below. You can get the Avalon Organics at the drugstore as well, but I never saw the sponge there.

I used to use the facial cleanser alone, but when I got the sponge I put the gel on the sponge and it gave me a great exfoliation without stripping away too much moisture from my face. It can be used alone if you want as well. My face got softer, smoother and a little more even toned. It helps beat my breakouts which are mostly hormone-related, and it is a gentle exfoliate for my acne scars which I'm still trying to find a cream for.

I use the Bamboo Charcoal one for Acne-Prone Skin

What's the Sponge made of?

Made from the root of the konjac plant, these squishy sponges are used in your cleansing routine to help you more effectively dislodge, dirt, oil, and blackheads. "Konjac sponges are made from a natural fiber that absorbs a lot of water, so it has a very unique texture, kind of like a thick piece of rubbery felt," explains Dr. Jessica Wu, a Los Angeles dermatologist and author of Feed Your Face. "It has more texture than a dish sponge, but it's softer than a loofah and has a finer texture than a washcloth, so it's safe to use on your face. Your skin will feel very soft and smooth, and makeup will go on better."
What is the effect of the konjac sponge on my skin?
The konjac sponge is small but has many special qualities:
  • It cleans the skin WITHOUT soap
  • It allows a comfortable and gentle peeling
  • It moisturizes naturally
  • 100% natural
  • 100% no artificial colors
  • 100% without additives
  • 100% vegan
  • 100% biodegradable
  • 100% renewable raw material
  • sustainability
  • environmentally friendly
How to Use the Sponge:

Choose a Sponge based on your Skin Type:

What's the Cleansing Gel made of?

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Aqua (Water), Decyl Glucoside, Sorbitol, Coco-Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Arnica Montana Flower Extract(1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract(1), Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract(1), Ascorbyl Glucoside, Bisabolol, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol(1), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene

  • Antioxidant-intensive cleanser lathers, brightens and provides Photo-Aging Defense.
  • Pure botanical cleansers lather away toxins and impurities for fresh, bright skin. 
  • Plant-derived and antioxidant-rich Vitamin C, Lemon Bioflavonoids and White Tea soothe oxidative stress and help fight the visible signs of photo-aging-(you know that last part really got me sold, lol
  • Vitamin C/ascorbic acid neutralizes free radicals and boosts collagen and elastin production
  • Cruelty-free cosmetics, no animal testing and 100% vegetarian
  • NSF/ANSI 305 certified organic established specifically for personal care products

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