Grove Co. Konjac Sponge
"I can't identify with any of these negative reviews. As some have conceded, maybe it's just personal preference, so understandable. But I can't help thinking a few of the complaints about the product are the result of user error...
I have seborrheic dermatitis that primarily affects parts of my face. An endlessly flaking face is SO embarrassing when not under control—and just try adding makeup! So daily, effective-but-gentle exfoliation is absolutely key. Washcloths don't work well enough unless I scrub too hard, leaving redness and minor inflammation (and frankly, they kinda gross me out). These little guys are the antidote! I put a small 3M hook on the side of my vanity to hang it by the string—which also helps me hold onto the sponge when it's wet. I've gone through a few of these and never had the string break, but maybe there have been some defective ones. I soak it & squeeze until it softens completely, then wring out about 3/4 of the water before adding a tiny dollop of Cetaphil cleanser. It creates a nice little lather (more than with the cleanser alone) and does a great job of exfoliating without leaving my face red & feeling rubbed raw. Rinse thoroughly, wring out as much water as possible, and hang to dry until the next day! They dry quickly, and I love that they have natural antimicrobial properties! Please keep stocking these, Grove!" — Heather W.