Been wanting to write about this amazing puff/sponge/brush cleaner for a while. But you know me procrastination and laziness always gets me!
In any case, a number of years back I bought this from Daiso out of curiosity. Also because it’s made in Japan, and I have yet to be disappointed by anything made in Japan. Even though the name says it’s for puff and sponge, I also use it on my brushes, and it works amazing on all the tools.
I’ve used up maybe 5 bottles of this stuff already(?) and I will never switch to anything else. Before I found this product I was using baby shampoo as recommended by some beauty bloggers because I refused to pay $$$ for cleansers for my brushes/sponges/puffs. But this bottle of 80ml cleanser lasts me quit a long period of time (never really counted how long it lasts), and costs $2 from Daiso. I usually hoard them when I get a chance to go.
When I was using baby shampoo, normally I would need to wash a brush 2 maybe 3 times to actually see that it’s cleaner (not completely clean, just cleaner). But with this little bottle, once is enough to clean the brush/sponge/puff. It not only saves money, it also affects the longevity of your make-up tools.
Here are some amazing pictures of before and after:
This is a brush I use for my bronzer, this has about 3 or 4 months of product in it. You can see the brozner on the bristles, the top of the brush is suppose to be white.
Normally I would wet the brush first, put some of the detergent on my hand, and work it into the brush. Here is the brush after about a min. You can see the brush is already cleaner than the picture before.
And here it is after the soap is rinsed off. I only went through it once, no other tools other than the detergent and my hand.
A couple of days of air drying, and voila! As good as new!
Here is a sponge for press foundation. I don’t use press foundation much, but sponges should be clean after each use (not that I do that…). Anyways, there is still quite a bit of product on the sponge. You can see the obvious colour difference between the top of the sponge and bottom of the sponge.
This is how much of the product I use on the sponge. Initially it doesn’t absorb into the sponge.
You have to work it in a bit. This is only a few seconds of working the soap into the sponge and you can already notice the difference between this and before it was clean.
And here it is all clean. Not even a trace of the foundation. Just let it air dry over night and you have a nice clean sponge to use again in the morning.
For $2 I think this product is amazing. I personally have not tried any of the other products out there that are made especially for cleaning make-up tools, but if the result is the same as this one, why would I want to spend $20 more for the same product?
This product has no scent, and really nothing special about it, other than it’s amazing cleaning ability. It gets a 5/5 from me. 🙂