Ok, so you’ve guys heard me talk about Jolse.com many times now. In case you don’t remember, it’s my favorite place to buy Korean beauty products and I’ve bought many things from them. They offer free standard shipping and their prices are nearly what you’d pay in Korea. Plus, they always send tons of samples with every order. They are very generous and customer service is great. I just love it, so I was very happy to be able to review for them. In exchange for a review, they sent me a full-sized bottle of Benton’s Honest Cleansing Foam. In conjunction, I’m going to be reviewing the pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge, which pureSOL sent me in exchange for my honest review. I thought these two products were perfect to review together and really complimented one another. I’m going to write a review that shows how each are seperately and then how they work well together.
Benton Honest Cleansing Foam
I have been wanting to try Benton products for some time. I’ve heard so many good things about their Snail Bee line. This cleanser is actually supposed to work quite nicely with that line. I love Korean products and this really seems like a promising facial cleanser.
About Benton’s Honest Cleansing Foam
The company named this the “Honest Cleansing Foam” because it’s made with “honest” and natural ingredients and I agree for the most part. Much of what’s listed on the ingredient list is either essential oils or soap ingredients. Nothing too scary. No Benzoyl peroxide, which I despise for sensitivity purposes.
This facial cleanser is supposed to be for all skin types. The company claims that it is great for invigorating tired (fatigued) skin caused by “stress and pollution” and it not only “cleanses your face but further moisturizes your skin to minimize dryness.”
As you can see, the Benton Honest Cleansing Foam is white in color and has that glowing shine that some face washes have. It reminds me of the look of Clearasil face wash, but FYI, it is nothing like that crap. It’s not too thick and foams up really nicely and gently.
The scent is so lovely. It has that old timey soap smell that I love so much. It reminds me of handmade soap in the way that it smells. It makes for a really relaxing cleansing experience, as weird as that sounds 🙂
I’ve been using this for a few days now. It came all the way from Korea, so it took some time to get here, but it was worth the wait. I wanted to give my honest opinion, so I gave it a few days before writing this post. This truly is, in my opinion, a very gentle, yet effective cleanser. It left my face supple and bright. I felt only the slightest bit of tightening, but not enough to deter me from using this. I feel it truly lives up to the Benton reputation. I give it a 5/5!
pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge
I have never personally used a Konjac sponge and was excited to get to try this one! I wrote about buying one for K awhile back and he’s really liking it, so I was just waiting to try one for myself.
What is a Konjac Sponge?
i got this directly off the box: “The Konjac sponge is a 100% natural sponge for cleansing the face. It is made by the konjac root plant by steaming the edible fiber, no chemicals added! The Konjac Sponge is unbelievably soft and gentle, it’s ideal for deep cleansing, detoxifying, hydrating while it balances pH levels. Daily usage brings back the natural glow and softness of the skin!
- Extra soft texture, gently exfoliates & moisturizes
- Balances pH, minimizes pores naturally
- Ideal for delicate and sensitive skin
- Massages and promotes cell growth
- Free of parabens, sulphates, & phthalates
- 100% biodegradable”
My Experience vs Claims
So far, I am loving this konjac sponge. I don’t so much like that it’s made in china, but that hasn’t really affected quality so far in my opinion. Upon my first use, I was in love. It feels hard at first, but then once you run it under water it softens up nicely. It has a strange, spongey, yet durable texture. It literally gives you a face massage and it is so relaxing. I really like that it came with a suction cup hook to hang it up to dry. K’s $15 sponge didn’t have that. I love using it every night. I’ve only been using it once a day, but I’ve noticed that the pores on my nose and chin, which clog easily, seem to be clearing up.
I really can feel a deep clean happening with this sponge, plus the Benton Honest Cleansing foam. My skin is looking great with both of these great products working in tandem! I don’t feel like I’m over-exfoliating and my skin is even more radiant than before. The pureSOL konjac sponge is definitely a 5/5 for me and both products together are wonderful and worth the price.
Thanks everyone for reading! I hope you enjoyed this review.