3M Buf Puf Reusable Gentle Facial Sponge, Pack of 12 Reviews

3M Buf Puf Reusable Gentle Facial Sponge, Pack of 12

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Reveal your best skin with the Buf-Puf Gentle Facial Sponge

Feb 27, 2013 (Updated Feb 27, 2013)
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Exfoliates extremely well; reveals smooth, fresh complexion; durable

Cons:Could stand to be less expensive. It is a chunk of polyester, after all.

The Bottom Line: Buf-Puf functions extremely well as a daily exfoliator and as a replacement for your washcloth. Highly recommended if you do not mind having to replace it every few months.


Put simply, I wanted a product that would allow me to obtain the same smooth, fresh skin daily that I would normally only obtain after using my facial scrub once a week. This is it!

What 3M says about the Buf-Puf Facial Sponge (3M.com):

“Gentle for daily cleansing of dry skin. Reusable sponge that works with your favorite facial cleanser.”

Made of: Polyurethane Binder, Polyester Fiber

My Experience

The Buf-Puf Facial Sponge (Gentle), which is an orangish-pink-color, is about an inch thick, four inches long, and 3.5 inches wide. It’s teardrop-shaped, so it narrows at one end.  I love this because it allows me to get into the smaller areas of my face (around, on, and under the nose, around the eyes, etc.) without the awkwardness of a typical circular exfoliation pad.

To use the Buf-Puf, you wet it with water and cleanser, lather, and gently rub against the face using circular motions.  A light touch is all you need, since the pad is abrasive enough that it exfoliates the skin extremely well without effort. On the other hand, though, the pad is gentle enough that it can be used daily without irritating and damaging the skin. In fact, even with my relatively sensitive skin, I am able to use the “gentle” Buf-Pufs twice daily with no irritation whatsoever.

I have no reason to go back to washcloths. The Buf-Puf removes the dead skin that we shed daily, revealing extremely smooth, clean skin (both in touch and appearance) and a fresh complexion. I could never obtain those results with a typical washcloth. After every use, I feel as if I have a fresh palette to which I can my facial products. Since using the Buf-Puf, I also no longer need to use a facial scrub. That’s one less step in my regimen.

You do have to be careful, though. 3M warns against using Buf-Pufs with other exfoliants, like scrubs or chemical exfoliants, as this will result in over-exfoliation. Users are also advised to avoid use on moles and irritated skin. Using Buf-Pufs on acne-ridden skin, for example, will further agitate the condition.

My only issue with the Buf-Puf is the price. Though the Buf-Puf is reusable, you need to replace it, which 3M recommends you do every 4-6 weeks. Considering that the price tag can be over $7, that’s pretty outrageous. I’ve had mine for two months. To maintain it, I simply soak it in hot water and a bit of apple cider vinegar once a week and lay it out to dry after each use. It’s not dingy and raggedy, nor has it lost its effectiveness. I won’t try hold on to it forever, but I’d invest in one of those expensive exfoliating brush systems before I spent what amounts to over $84/year on Buf-Pufs. Since the Buf-Puf is so durable, though, and can be used for longer than a month with maintenance, I am not inclined to hold the price against it.


Recommend this product? Yes

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