Now available in 3 sizes! Considered the most luxurious sponge for facial care, these pure silk sea sponges are smooth as silk! They are the softest, densest, and have the finest pores of any silk sponge, and they don't irritate, pull, or tear the skin like a washcloth, luffa, and other materials can.
Perfect for gently exfoliating and pampering skin on a daily basis. Facial sea sponges help cleanse, rejuvenate, and contain natural minerals which are beneficial for the skin, and are absolutely perfect for gently exfoliating and pampering the skin on a daily basis.
Suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitive and mature skin types. Sea sponges from the Mediterranean region are considered the best silk sponges in the world, and are prized for their silky texture, softness, and durability.
Responsibly harvested and a naturally renewable resource, these sponges are hand-cut by divers to ensure that enough of the base remains intact so that the sponge can regrow. Studies show that areas harvested actually increase the population density of sponges. Sponges are biodegradable, and can be added to the compost once they've reached the end of their life-cycle.
Silk sponges form naturally (not by machines!) and as a result, their shapes and sizes are unique and irregular. We now have 3 sizes available for you to choose from:
XS (Smallest size): Measures approximately 2" long x 1"wide, but sizes and shapes naturally vary*.
Reg. (Regular size): Approximately 2-2.5" long x 1-1.5"wide, but sizes and shapes naturally vary*. (This is the size that we originally offered and is the sponge size depicted in product photo).
Med. (Medium size): Approximately 2.5-3" long x 2-2.5"wide, but sizes and shapes naturally vary*.
Listing is for one sea sponge (unless otherwise denoted).
How to use: saturate thoroughly with cold water, and lightly apply using circular motions. If desired, add a small amount of facial wash. After using, rinse out the sponge completely with cold water, squeezing all excess water out (do not wring or twist as that can damage and break the fibers), and allow to air dry naturally.
*Sponges are traditionally measured when wet.
Note: there may be sand, small pebbles, or small pieces of seaweed in your sponge when you receive it due to the natural manner of this product. If you do, simply saturate with water and rinse them out.
Silk sponge care: Every few weeks, cleanse and disinfect by soaking in one of these solutions for two hours: 10% white vinegar with water, or 5% hydrogen peroxide with water for two hours. then rinse completely and air dry. Do not twist or pull the sponge, as this may damage the fibers and tear it. After each use, allow sponge to dry completely. With proper care, silk sponges can last for months.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Please read Product + Ordering Info page before placing an order.
Yasmine, Thank you so much for the 5 Stars, we truly appreciate it & are so happy to know that you're satisfied with your purchase! ~ Irene (Owner + Maker), Fawn Lily Botanica
Very nice but very small
Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for the five stars and review! By nature, the Mediterranean sponges do tend to be smaller and flatter than the other sponges that we offer. We do try to clearly list the measurements online, and we measure each sponge before shipping to ensure that it fits within the listed specs. In the future, if you'd like a larger silk facial sponge, I'd recommend the Philippines or Caribbean - they're rounder and not as flat as the Mediterranean. Thanks again, we truly appreciate your support of our small business! ~ Irene (owner + maker)
Amazing people and company and love this face sponge
I am always looking for ways to simplify my skin care routine so I decided to try this sponge. Now I use the Tea Tree and Juniper face wash in the morning and evening, along with the sponge in the evening. My skin has never felt so soft and I love the gentle, natural approach to daily exfoliating. I also purchased the bamboo holder, and it is a really nice way to keep the sponge clean and dry. Thank you for all of these lovely products!
Hi Angela, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're really glad to hear how much you're enjoying using the botanical facial wash and silk sea sponge, and how beneficial these products have been for your skin. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us, we are so grateful!
Irene (Owner + Maker), Fawn Lily Botanica
Hi! Just wanted to say so far loving it! No break outs on my face! Thank u!