Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gift Review: Daiso Sponge Cleaner

About 6 months or so ago a fellow blogger, Lulu, had asked another fellow blogger, Sheila, to pick up some bottles of sponge cleanser from the Daiso in her area. For those who don't know, Daiso is a Japanese store in which everything is 100 yen (approximately $1.00.) Lulu said that she uses it to clean her makeup sponges but a few months earlier I had read on another blog (sorry can't remember which one) that it was great on brushes. We don't have Daiso here in Hawaii so I was naturally quite curious about it. Sheila kindly gifted me with a bottle!


What I can read, it says Puff • Sponge Detergent. I finally tried it a few days ago and I was blown away! I decided to use it to clean my foundation brushes, which are typically difficult to clean easily. Using baby shampoo, it usually takes me at least 4 times of washing and rinsing to get it clean. With the Daiso cleanser, it cleaned very well in the first washing. I did wash a second time just to make sure but it really wasn't necessary. With baby shampoo, I usually have to put a large amount of shampoo into my palm to wash the brush. With the Daiso, I probably used less than half the amount of the baby shampoo that I use. When I used my brush the next day, the bristles were so nice and soft.

My only regret is that I didn't try this out before my trip to Japan. I went into a Daiso there and saw a display of these bottles. I would have picked up a few at that time.

Thank you Sheila for being so sweet and kind and gifting me this bottle.

*Kat*

12 comments:

Brianna said...

This sounds great, I currently mix antibacterial dish soap with olive oil when I clean my brushes...its kinda a pain but it works well.
I should check and see if they have this at the Daiso here in Torrance.

Diana PaperDoll said...

Yay! I heard a lot of the girls raving about this and Sheila gave me one too, but I have yet to use it. Thanks for reminding me that I need to clean my brushes, hehe.

galpal.hi said...

@Brianna--I saw that recently by Jen of From Head To Toe. I wanted to try it but never did. Glad to hear that it works well for you.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Diana--I think that once you get a chance to try it, you're going to love it! I'm just amazed by how little I use and my brushes get clean in just one washing. Baby shampoo takes so much time and product for me.

*Kat*

eve said...

I've read so many people talking about this lately, now im curious to try it too.

evie said...

i love daiso sponge cleaner! it can remove everything lol...

010 said...

Malaysia have Daiso also. A great review!
3lin

galpal.hi said...

@eve--If you have a Daiso near to you, it would be something I'd recommend getting from there. I know that there is Daiso in other places besides Japan and the pricing is higher than 100 yen but still very reasonable. I think Canada is $2.00 and I'm not too sure about the U.S.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@evie--It's a great product at a reasonable price! Love cleaning my brushes now.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@010--Thank you for your comment. Lucky that you have a Daiso in Malaysia.

*Kat*

Jian said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I will probably stock up on more when I go to Tokyo this year! I still have two bottles....but still! Its amazing I couldn't possibly go back to just washing with baby shampoo now!

Actually I used to get through quite a bit but I watched/read on somene's blog or YT about how they wash their brushes using this cleanser, and basically what they did was literally squeeze a TEENY drop into a shallow dish, and then dilute it with 5-10ml of water (not higher than the ferrule of the brushes), and then the girl just dipped each brush in and swirled and it came out clean. She changed her water/detergent mix twice through the whole time but basically it removes all the makeup gunk REALLLY WELL with just that minute amount, and then afterwards if you want to wash again with baby shampoo you can! But actually they are pretty clean....

galpal.hi said...

@Jian--Thanks for the great tip on how to minimize the amount of product you use. It's especially great for me (and for you) since we don't have a Daiso where we live.

*Kat*