- Handpicked from Florida's Gulf Coast by local Tarpon Springs Spongers
- 100% natural & sustainable, suitable for most sensitive skins
- Highly absorbent & create a luxurious lather
- Exceptionally soft & are hypoallergenic, will not mold
- Contain enzymes that inhibit mold and bacteria growth
- Last longer than synthetic sponges, 100% biodegradable
- Excellent for all skin types, even sensitive skin
The beauty of natural sea sponge is the ultra-fine, silk-like hairs that are perfect for gentle cleansing and exfoliating. The results leave you with soft smooth rejuvenated skin.
What is a Sea Sponge?
A sea sponge is a multi-celled organism that grows and lives on the ocean floor.
Although sea sponges are classified as animals, they do not have nervous, digestive, or circulatory systems. Their bodies are made of pores and channels, in which water circulates, through this circulation of water, they harvest oxygen and food.
Out of the 5000 varieties of sea sponges, less than 12 are harvested for commercial use. They are sold for everything from cleaning, paint application, bathing, and even as natural tampons.
Are they Vegan-friendly?
Because sea sponges grow, reproduce, and survive as plants, many consider them to be vegan-friendly.
Are They Eco-Friendly?
Sea sponges are an Eco-friendly and sustainable industry. If harvested correctly, sea sponges will grow back within a few years of being harvested. Places where sea sponges are harvested actually show an increase in sea sponge populations.
The harvesting of sea sponges is an industry that has been practiced for thousands of years, often being passed down within families. Sponges are harvested leaving a base from which it can regenerate and regrow.
Are Sea Sponges Better Than Synthetic Sponges?
Synthetic sponges are made with petroleum products, a completely unsustainable industry. These plastic sponges are often injected with triclosan, an antibacterial chemical that can have negative effects on our nervous and hormone systems.
Sea sponges are biodegradable. They are hypoallergenic because they contain no harsh chemicals, artificial ingredients, or toxins. They are a sustainable industry that does not harm the Earth in any way.
The minerals contained in sea sponges nourish and benefit the skin. These include, but are not limited to: calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, zinc, and potassium.
Sea sponges offer gentle exfoliation. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, and reveals younger, fresher looking skin underneath.
Sea sponges make your cleanser foam, so you use less cleanser, they soak up and hold a lot of water without dripping, and they can be used on their own to cleanse your skin, eliminating the need for soap.
To use: Apply cleanser of facial scrub with your fingertips and gently massage over your face. Moisten sponge with warm water and use it to wipe off cleanser or scrub.
To care: It is important to keep your sponge clean. Regularly wash in warm, soapy water rinsing thoroughly. Gently squeeze out any excess water and allow to air dry.
Keep out of reach of children.
Size: shape & size are random as natural 11 to 13cm
1 x Big Sea Sponge 11 to 13cm