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SEPHORA COLLECTION Cellulose Sponge Set

This Cellulose Sponge is the ideal aid when you require deep down cleansing of facial pores. Dampen the sponge, apply cleanser or scrub, then gently glide over face in a circular motion for best results.
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Cleaning/sanitizing
I love these sponges, but what is the best way to clean and/or sanitize them so they last longer?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
productjunkie74
(Chesapeake, VA)
on Cellulose Sponge Set
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I put them in a bowl of water and put in in the microwave for 1 minute. Rinse and drain with cold water so you burn your fingers. It's not quite boiling hot, but it's close.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
bethny
(florence, sc)
answer 2
Rinse with hot water, squeez out water and let it dry.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
iloveblush
(New York, NY)
answer 3
After washing my face, I use an anti-bacterial soap and give the sponge a good washing. Then I prop it up against my facial cleanser to allow it to air dry. One sponge will last me up to a month if not longer, doing these 2 simple steps.
answered 4 years ago
chellebelle0978
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 4
Usually you can microwave sponges while damp to kill bacteria
answered 4 years ago
iwuvmakeup
(PA)
answer 5
I just run it under hot water after rinsing out the soap. I don't keep them too long as they are not expensive. It's like any cloth or sponge, you just know when it's no good. Maybe a week ? I allow mine to dry untouched between uses and not remain in a wet, tiled area.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Stasyk
(Toronto, On)
answer 6
we would wash with soap and water, squeeze out excess and stand them upright to dry. (lean them against something where they can have good air circulation. You could microwave the damp sponge for a minute to kill any bacteria but that greatly reduces the life of the sponge. We havent found them to have any smell or otherwise yucky quality...
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
severaii
(Holly Springs, NC)
answer 7
I clean my sponge in use with a gentle liquid soap. I put one pump on the dirty sponge, lather it, & rinse thoroughly.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
tigris
(St Paul, MN)
answer 8
Hi,

I agree with the previous reviewer. Don't use them too long. Germs can collect in any sponge. For the price of these sponges, just toss them after a bit, but how long you keep them depends on what you're doing with them and what products you're using them for. Common sense will have to dictate - oil based products will get trapped more easily in the nooks.

I wash my sponges after each use and let them air dry in the sun on a rack. I usually use a brush cleaner that's also good for sponges.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 9
you could also microwave it or throw it in your dishwasher--that's how a lot of people sanitize cellulose kitchen sponges to kill bacteria. :) i don't recommend doing this after spritzing with rubbing alcohol, though. maybe do that after you nuke.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
keibot
(seattle, wa)
answer 10
Here's the tip my facialist told me: after each use spritz it with some rubbing alcohol or witch hazel and store it in a Ziploc-type baggie to keep it moist. After about a month or two of doing this she suggested throwing it out and starting with a fresh one. I use the green rubbing alcohol (only because it smells better than plain alcohol) from the drugstore and keep it in a little spray bottle next to my sink. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
julzie
(Nowhere, Ohio)
answer 11
Truly I wouldn't try to make them last too long. Especially since they are such a great value for 3 pack. Remember that you are using these on your face to cleanse and you want to be as sanitary as possible. Once they are beginning to fall apart just buy a new pack. Your beauty is well worth it :-)
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Holister
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
How many uses will this sponge last?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
kat9661
(Rocklin, CA)
on Cellulose Sponge Set
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would replace them every month or so, just like you would your kitchen sponge. I think 4 or 6 weeks.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
iloveblush
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I've been using mine for three weeks, and it's still going strong. Just lean it up against something to let it dry and then store it somewhere.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
shannonquinn
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
I use them for a couple months. When it starts getting a little gray looking, I replace it with a fresh one.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
bhagele
(North Liberty. IA)
answer 4
Personally, I use mine two or three times before I pitch them. After I use them, I scrub them out with anti-bacterial soap, rinse, and stick them in the dryer if I happen to be doing laundry around that time... other wise, i just set them out in a dry place to air out.
answered 4 years ago
ceelouise
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 5
I'm estimating about 3-4 weeks per sponge
answered 4 years ago
iwuvmakeup
(PA)
answer 6
I use these to gently wipe off my facial masks, and I cant count how many times I have used mine. (I use two at time, faster more efficient), my little girl was probably more rough with it and she used it twice a day for basic washing with gel cleanser (she would rinse and squeeze it, then stand it up to dry) so hers started to break down sooner, maybe a month? or more? even when you have to replace it, its worth the few dollars....I found them soft and non abrasive...multipurpose
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
severaii
(Holly Springs, NC)
answer 7
So long as you clean out the sponge and don't use it to remove make up it will last months.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
TZach
(Toronto, OM)
answer 8
As long as your rinse it (I use an antibacterial liquid soap) and
squeeze it dry with a paper towel - don't leave it wet or it will
mildew. It's last longer.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
blondebabe
(Weston, FL.)
answer 9
One sponge usually last atleast 4 months for me. It is important to disinfect the sponge after each use. The sponge will break down quicker due to bacteria build up if you don't.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
tigris
(St Paul, MN)
answer 10
Hi,

The three sponges should last a couple of months. I always wash them out and then let them drip dry. Longevity also probably depends on what you're doing with them.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 11
replace your sponge once a month, so you will get around sixty uses out of it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
plumette
(Detroit, Michigan)
Question
Are these sponges reusable?
After i have used these once, do i have to throw them away, or is there a way to reuse them?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Burlingame, Ca)
on Cellulose Sponge Set
8 answers
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answer 1
Totally reusable, leave one in my shower. dries well in between
answered 10 months ago
marmarbenben
answer 2
You can reuse them for several washes. Just don't use them for weeks because they can collect bacteria. They will also begin to fall apart after a week or so.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
missfrizzle67
(Fresno, CA)
answer 3
Depending on the humidity level, I use mine daily for 2-3 weeks with no issue. Just rinse them out really well after each use and set out to dry between uses. I have sensitive, combination skin as a reference point.
The second they start to smell musty when dry, swap 'em out!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
takenindc
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 4
You can definitely reuse them. I just rinse the cleanser off them really well after every use, and sometimes wash them out with regular hand soap (once a week is plenty). If you're using it just a few times a week and it dries out well between every use, one sponge should last 4 months. If you're using it twice a day, I think one sponge should still last at least 1 month.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
emilyinkailua
(Kailua, HI)
answer 5
I wash mine in the machine on cold water periodically.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
starstrong
(Boulder, Colorado)
answer 6
I use mine every day for about 2-3 months. They work great!!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
btcgranger
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 7
you can use the sponge for about 2weeks to a month. After that I would throw them away for hygiene reasons.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
vicky4271
(clearwater, FL)
answer 8
YES THEY ARE REUSABLE.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
kateca18
(QUEENS NY)
Question
Are these brand new wet?
I ordered these for the first time and they came in a plastic bag. I cut the bag open and they were already damp! Is this normal? Did I get a returned/previously used item??
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
asami86
(Schaumburg, IL)
on Cellulose Sponge Set
8 answers
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answer 1
I dont think there is a problem if they are a bit moist. They are in a sealed plastic wrap. What I do, I normally run it in hot water, squeeze out the water, and repeat.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Liziego
(Alhambra, CA)
answer 2
They naturally feel like they are slightly damp right out of the package--if they feel really wet, I would be a little cautious.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
missfrizzle67
(Fresno, CA)
answer 3
They always come slightly damp ; that's totally normal. Otherwise, they'd be little bricks and be too rough or harsh. Can't say I know what it is, but I'd think some kind of preservative.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
takenindc
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 4
Yes, they're supposed to be like that. I don't really understand why, but it is normal for these sponges. I've bought them from another brand, and those were damp in the plastic packaging, too. They aren't moldy or anything. I think they just seal them in with a little bit of moisture to keep them nice-looking... Because a damp sponge looks cushy and feels soft, but a dry sponge looks kind of rough and feels hard.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
emilyinkailua
(Kailua, HI)
answer 5
Nope. They feel cool so maybe that felt moist but they are dry
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
bluealpaka
(Denver, CO)
answer 6
All sponges come wet, even ones in the grocery store sold for washing dishes. They are fine.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
starstrong
(Boulder, Colorado)
answer 7
NO, no, no.... that is how sponges are sold. Once you opened your package, they dried out, right? Your sink sponges are sold the same way. No worries!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
btcgranger
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 8
@asami86 you are welcome to return the item if you are not satisified as they should not be wet. We do not sell previously used or returned items and apologize for the inconvenience!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How long should this be used before tossing?
How should they be cleaned after use? with a brush wash or a different type of product? a reviewer mentioned putting in the microwave - is that safe?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
woolwoman
(Orange Park Fl)
on Cellulose Sponge Set
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use these to rinse off my makeup, not to wash, but... I use daily for 2-3 weeks before tossing, depending on humidity levels. Just rinse well in hot water and let air dry between uses.
I'm sure microwaving (from another user's comments) is fine, but it will dry out the sponge and make them rougher. I have skin that breaks out at the drop of a pin and haven't had issues with bacteria.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
takenindc
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 2
Wash in your machine on cold periodically (once a week?)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
starstrong
(Boulder, Colorado)
answer 3
Toss from 2weeks to a month, I wouldn't recommend putting them in the microwave for long no more than 10 seconds to heat them up while cleaning your face.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
vicky4271
(clearwater, FL)
answer 4
WHEN THE SPONGES HAVE HAD ENOUGH USE THEY TEND TO SHRIVEL UP OR BECOME VERY HARD, THROW THEM OUT AND BUY NEW ONES. I DONT THINK THESE SHOULD BE MICROWAVED.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
kateca18
(QUEENS NY)
answer 5
I typically use them between 3-4 days before tossing out.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
selece
(Bridgewater, NJ)
answer 6
I clean mine with a mild hand soap and would NEVER consider putting one in a microwave. I don't have a set amount of time when I discard mine. However, when the sponge continues to look dirty even after I have washed it, that's when I replace it with a new one. You can usually tell by looking at them when they should be discarded. Try this....place a new sponge next to the one you have been using. A new sponge has a bright yellowish tone. Sponges that have been used for several times start to look dingy and a good sign its time to toss it.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
iluvsephor
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 7
I wash them with some of my facial cleanser, let them air dry and I use them for about a week and a half then toss. They last me about a month. So $6/mo. isn't bad.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
jordancc
(Texas)
answer 8
I generally just use hot water and add a dab of Johnson's baby shampoo (which also makes the best brush cleanser).
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lmr22
(New York, NY)
Question
when will these be back in stock?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
Chilehead
(Knob Noster, MO)
on Cellulose Sponge Set
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you shop in the stores, they are available always.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
iluvsephor
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 2
Call customer service-they are very helpful.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
blondebabe
(Weston, FL.)
answer 3
They are back in stock now! Buy a bunch so you don't run out again!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
dylegge
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
I just purchased this product in store & it was in stock. It is also always available online.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
tigris
(St Paul, MN)
answer 5
They're in stock right now, on May 23, 2010.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
Question
are these like the eco tools cellulose sponges?
or are they better
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
gianninam
(NJ)
on Cellulose Sponge Set
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
they are pretty similar, but the ecotools sponges are a bit smaller. I personally prefer this larger size.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
eintexas
(dallas, tx)
answer 2
I think they're pretty much the exact same product. Simple, basic, cellulose sponges, same size, same thickness (or very close).
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
emilyinkailua
(Kailua, HI)
answer 3
Have no idea what an ecco tool sponge is but this is out of this
world for your face-use with an antibacterial liquid soap and it
does wonders.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
blondebabe
(Weston, FL.)
answer 4
They are better and wash up very nicely!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
dylegge
(Toronto, ON)
answer 5
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Can you reuse them?
the cellulose sponge after...
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(new york city,ny)
on Cellulose Sponge Set
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Just rinse and air dry they are excellent to reuse.
answered 10 months ago
ShekinahG
answer 2
yes, they last a few months
answered 10 months ago
marmarbenben
answer 3
You can resuse them, just keep them clean and allow them to dry. Keep them in a container so it doesnt get any bacteria in it.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Liziego
(Alhambra, CA)
answer 4
Yes, you can reuse. I rinse them after i use them really well and let them air dry. They are strong looks like i will be able to get a lot of washes out of them.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
daniella609
(Hudson, New Hampshire)
answer 5
Yes I reuse them. If you are worried about bacteria between uses, I suggest microwaving it for minute or two. It should kill the bacteria.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
miloberry
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Quantity?
How many sponges are in the set? Are there 3 as pictured or otherwise?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Reno, NV)
on Cellulose Sponge Set
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
There are 3 sponges in the pack!
answered 10 months ago
ShekinahG
answer 2
3
answered 10 months ago
marmarbenben
answer 3
Yes, there are three sponges in the package.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
eintexas
(dallas, tx)
answer 4
There are three sponges in the package.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Ebbi
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