This seemed like a bit of a novelty product to me, so I bought it as it was inexpensive, mainly for fun and also to assuage my curiosity about it, if I'm honest. That turned out to be a spectacularly good decision. My skin is mature, very dry and prone to redness on the cheeks, along with a few broken capillaries. I was, therefore, a little concerned that the exfoliating effect might exacerbate my problems. I couldn't have been more wrong!
This is a weird little sponge. It dries out to become very hard and rough in texture, but you soak it with water before each use, which turns it velvety soft and gentle. Even on its own without cleanser, it effectively cleans the skin. A little cleanser can be used in conjunction with it if you have a face-full of heavy make-up, but you don't need to use so much product, thereby saving you money.
My dry face is left feeling very clean, totally comfortable and just lovely, really, after each use. Even better, this astonishing little sponge has somehow managed to diminish the redness and the appearance of the broken capillaries on my cheeks. I have no idea who it managed to achieve this (I was very skeptical about those claims in the descriptive blurb), but there honestly is a noticeable improvement. My skin is looking so much better since I started using it.
I've had mine for almost a month and a half now, used every morning and every night, and it is still in perfect condition. I understand that it can last for up to 2-3 months, making this an extremely cost-effective option. If anything can claim to be a miracle product, then this inexpensive, odd little sponge must surely be a front runner for that title.