Fina 'silk' sponges (pronounced 'feena') are the softest sponges and have the smoothest surface, they are considered far superior to any synthetic alternative. In smaller sizes the Fina 'silk' sponge is perfect for cleansing, exfoliating and massaging the skin. Excellent for the application and removal of cosmetics and moisturise the skin before shaving-suitable for both men and women. We stock only the lighter coloured versions. The ideal sponge for daily use on delicate skin, whether baby or adult. (Origin: Mediterranean)
Sea sponges are one of the most natural and caring ways to cleanse, massage and exfoliate your skin. Sea Sponges are highly absorbent, create a luxurious lather, are softly textured and are suitable for the most sensitive of skin. Sea sponges are more durable and last longer than synthetic sponges because they are more resistant to abrasion. In addition, natural sea sponges are better for bathing and cleaning because they soak up and hold more water without dripping. Natural sponges are self-cleaning through their intricate system of canals. Therefore they wash out more quickly and easily and will not retain objectionable odors. They are softer, clean better and will not peel like synthetic sponges while being used. Natural Sea Sponges can be used for a multitude of purposes: The application and removal of cosmetics, Deep cleansing, Massaging to stimulate the circulatory system and revitalise the skin, and for a luxurious bath and shower experience. For bath and shower purposes we recommend the Mediterranean Honeycomb sponge. To give an indication of size, a good handful bath sponge is at least 6.5-7". For general facial purposes we recommend the Mediterranean Fina "silk" quality sponge or the Mediterranean Honeycomb sizes 2"-31/2". For cosmetic purposes, the Mediterranean Fina "silk" quality sponges in small sizes 1"-21/2". Our sponges have been gathered individually in a way which ensures that the ocean beds continue to replenish themselves. Please note: The brown-coloured sponges below are the sponges in their natural colour, before bleaching.
More about sea sponges ...
To Ancient Greeks the sea sponge was known as a 'Zoofitan'; a unique category,
meaning half plant/half animal. Today many zoologists classify sea sponges in
an animal sub-kingdom, due to their hermaphroditic ability to reproduce. However,
they are distinct from any other animal species because of their ability to also
asexually reproduce and to regenerate from a single cell. The sponge has neither
brain nor central nervous system and maintains many plant like qualities. There
are 5000 types of Natural Sea Sponges known to man, only 7 of which are currently
commercially traded. Sea sponges big enough to use for bathing take from 2-20
years to grow, depending on their size. Because sea sponges are picked straight
from the ocean bed their collection in the past has raised concerns for the environment
(people often mistake the sea sponge for coral). Due to the nature of our business
these environmental issues are of great importance to us. We are committed to
the protection of the ecosystem surrounding the sea beds in which our sponges
are harvested. It is both in our interest ethically and commercially to ensure
that there will be more sponges in the future than there are today. All divers
are registered fishermen who are closely monitored. Sea sponges have the ability
to regenerate themselves, even from the smallest fragment, and the "roots" of
every harvested sponge are left intact to ensure they continue to grow. Our individually
harvested sea sponges are inspected by the relevant Ministry of Agriculture and
Fisheries, and certified for export. All raw sponges are processed in 42 stages
by hand in the UK. All materials used in packaging and processing are recycled
and are recyclable. Sea Sponges are hypo-allergenic and 100% biodegradable.
Usually sent to UK mainland addresses on a next-day courrier service. Delivery overseas can take a few days longer. We generally dispatch sameday if you order before 12 noon. When you input your address details, you can also add special delivery instructions.