The last time I wandered into Sephora…

I noticed that charcoal was all the rage.

charcoal eliz
My happy place:)

As soon as I walked in the door, I couldn’t miss a giant display of products containing activated charcoal.  And there’s a reason it’s so hot right now.

Charcoal draws impurities from our skin like a magnet.  The same way Sephora draws me in like a magnet.  Even if I don’t need anything.  Hey, I’m doing research, right?

charcoal sephora
So many charcoal products!

But just because a product contains the latest hot ingredient doesn’t mean it is particularly effective.  Or safe.

So I turned to 100% Pure.  Because I already know their products are effective.  And safe.

I ordered the Konjac Charcoal Sponge.  It is a natural sponge from the konjac plant, combined with bamboo charcoal, which draws dirt and makeup from the skin.  The sponge is used wet, with or without cleanser, to gently exfoliate.

charcoal sponge bag

I have been using it on my face in the shower several mornings a week, without cleanser and I love it.  My skin feels soft and clean, and soaks up whatever I put on next (typically the Annmarie Gianni Anti Aging Serum and/or Alpine Pure Oil from Telluride Glow.)

If you used any of those crazy exfoliators back in the 80s, like the Buf-puf or that St. Ives Apricot Scrub that came in the tube, let me assure you that this is completely different. Those products were downright abrasive.  This is not.

The sponge comes with a little loop so you can hang it in the shower.  It lasts about 2-3 months and then needs to be replaced.

charcoal sponge loop

Just so we’re clear, this cute little sponge does not in any way diminish my love for the Aloe Herb Cleanser from Annmarie Gianni.  The products actually complement each other very well.

I like to alternate, using the charcoal sponge one day and the Aloe Herb Cleanser the next.  And yeah, there are lazy days where I  just take a warm washcloth to my face and that’s it.

Now remember, gorgeous healthy skin starts on the inside.  If you are new to happy, healthy and hot, here’s a post to get you started:

People always ask me…

But once you are nourishing your skin from the inside, you can make it even better by supporting it with the best possible care on the outside.

So, can the Charcoal Konjac Sponge from 100% Pure help you feel happy, healthy and hot? Of course it can!  You’ll be happy trying out a fun new product (beauty products always make me happy!)  This is made from the cleanest of ingredients…a natural sponge and some bamboo charcoal, so it’s very healthy.  And the glowing skin that results from gentle exfoliation is very hot!

Oh, and before I forget, 100% Pure  has a big promotion going on right now…25% off of 50 of their staff favorites.  It’s a great opportunity to try something new.

But hurry…this is just good until August 11!  You don’t need any special code…just go through the link below!


100% Pure  (Find the Konjac Charcoal Sponge by clicking on skin, then cleansers.)

Alpine Pure Oil

Annmarie Gianni Anti Aging Serum

Annmarie Gianni Aloe Herb Cleanser



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