Sponge is a skincare line from Greece. I first discovered it after receiving a couple of samples from Barneys New York and used them during my recent vacation. My skin was exposed to extreme cold and dry weather while I was traveling and the products did wonders for my tired and dehydrated skin. The line was originally created by a doctor who offered these products to his pregnant patients. Here is more on what the Sponge's website says about its ingredients and standards:
Sponge uses only the finest organic and wild-crafted ingredients which are naturally extracted by boiling the plants, herbs and flowers to particular temperatures and times based upon the maturity and the region in Greece it was grown to retain the highest amount of nutrients and vitamins. It is a slow process but it is also very pure to help ensure that your skin will ultimately benefit.
The highest sustainable growing standards are upheld where our plants, herbs and flowers are nurtured and harvested. We have also developed a method of testing products for safety and efficacy that is cruelty-free, which has been accepted by the Dermatological Society of Europe.
I have been using Sponge Illuminating Cream for daytime and Sponge Ladi Avokanto for nighttime. All of the Sponge creams are chemical free, hand blended, and they all have an olive oil base. The illuminating cream has a blend of mango, gold, and pearl as its key ingredients. The mango scent smells amazing, almost good enough to eat. The cream has a subtle sheen that helps brighten the skin for daytime. It is light, but it is very moisturizing.
Sponge Ladi Avokanto is their star product. They call it a serum, but it is really an anti-aging facial oil made of avocado and olive oils as the main ingredients. This is the first Sponge product that I tried and I was really impressed. I am obsessed with facial oils and this one fits the bill for me this winter. This is a luxurious night treatment that I look forward to using every night. When I need an extra boost of moisture on some days, I would layer Ladi Avokanto and illuminating cream during the day. It makes my skin look so plump and fresh when I layer the two products together.
Thanks to Sponge, these products have really saved my dry skin this winter. Both products come in a glass bottle with a pump. Sponge is available at Barneys New York or its website.
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