How I Clean My Beauty Blender: Are You Spending Too Much Money on Soap?
I had been cleaning my Beauty Blender makeup sponge with anything I could get my hands on… Blender Cleanser, baby wash… But I still wasn’t totally happy with the results. So I finally took the time to google how to clean a Beauty Blender. And what did I see? Countless videos of makeup-lovers cleaning their Blenders with Zote Laundry Soap. So I thought, “Well goodness. Maybe that should be how I clean my Beauty Blender!”
I never before heard of Zote. I don’t know how, because I am kind of a clean freak, it’s only $1 at Walmart, and I am in Walmart pretty frequently. Like, what?!
Of course I was going to try it out! And it’s pink.
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The package says “more whitening power.” Well, that’s kind of key, I think. That means Zote has the potential to remove some deep stains from the Beauty Blender. Zote also advertises on the package that it is safe for delicate clothes. So if I can use it on lace, I’ll use it on my face.
And it’s HUGE!!! 14.1 ounces of pink bar soap that has a clean, floral scent. At first, I was a little blown away by the massive strength of the scent, but it is kind of growing on me. If you don’t like loud scents, this one is not for you, as Zote can scent any room just by being in it.
Zote also has a minimum fatty acid content of 66%. Huh?? Well, I did a little bit of research, and it seems that fatty acids play a huge factor in the efficacy of soap. Mind blown. Can you tell I am not a chemist?
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Take a look at my embarrassingly-stained Beauty Blenders. I must be using them incorrectly or something, because I haven’t had them terribly long, and they are already tearing! Well, the tearing is probably related to my own errors, but maybe the stains are stubborn because I have been using junky soap!
Here’s what my sponges look like after cleansing with Zote for about 2 minutes apiece.
Any previous stains are hardly visible now! As I was cleansing the Blenders, massive amounts of makeup went down the drain. I was astonished at the high volume of grime since I had recently cleansed with the Blender Cleanser. (Have you seen the Blender Cleanser Solid?? It’s tiny and costs over $15. No thank you! I’ll shell out the dough for the beloved sponges, but they’ve gone too far with the soap.)
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I love how clean I was able to get my sponges with the Zote. Zote Laundry Soap is now the key component in the equation of how I clean my Beauty Blender. I will definitely repurchase it in the future, whenever that may be. How long do you think this 1 pound bar of soap will last me??
The only “issue” I have is that my Beauty Blenders definitely inherited the Zote scent. It doesn’t bother me, but it might bother you. (Also, this is not an issue for me, but I believe Zote uses some fatty acids from animals, so if you’re vegan, it’s not for you.) You can buy it here. I’m not sure why the price is showing as $2.33, because I am almost positive I paid $1, but still, it’s a bargain.
That’s what’s up in beauty today. What do you use to clean your beauty sponges? Have you been spending too much money on soap??
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I have never heard of Dr Bronner’s products. I’ll have to check those out, too!
Isn’t it huge? Haha I’m having trouble finding a resting place for it.
This is the answer to all of my Beauty Blender washing prayers! I hope we can get this in the UK?
Hi Jackie! I actually started using a silicone sponge. Nothing is absorbed, so you use less product! I purchased mine through Amazon, and I think the brand is Silisponge.
Laurie! I have seen those! Does it blend easily?? I LOVE the Beauty Blender because it cuts the time I spend applying foundation and concealer in half.
This is awesome.. I’ve heard about this soap but I was skeptical. I’ve had 2 beauty blenders tear on me while trying to get stains out using the $15 beauty blender soap. I can’t wait to try this out for myself!
Oh wow, you know what?? I bet that is how I tore mine! That darn Blender Solid!! They probably make it that way so you keep buying sponges!! Now I am mad. LOL
Ok, this is crazy! I can’t beleive how clean you got your beauty blender and how cheap this is. I’d say this is a winner!
Francesca Whyte says
I just tend to use baby shampoo for my beauty blender. I would love to try this but I’ve never seen it in the UK!
I think this will last you FOREVER, I really need something to clean my beauty blender. Thank you for this post.
I normally just use dove soap. I haven’t really tried anything else, and it seems to be working well.
Everything Meli says
WOW! I have tried everything under the sun to get my makeup sponges clean and now I just buy knew ones because it’s never seems to work! I will have to try this out! Thanks for sharing 🙂
You won’t be disappointed. I promise!!!
Great post! I wish we had Zote in UK! I will find an equivalent and give it a go as mine tear and a very stained at the moment too x
Thanks!! I think they tear when you’re trying to clean them with mediocre soap!! This one is amazing. I just cleaned it again tonight. Takes seconds!!
I tried this a couple years ago on my makeup brushes and didn’t care for it because it left a film on them. I think I’ll have to try it again for my beauty blenders though!
I haven’t tried it in brushes yet, but I could see that!! Brushes are a whole different animal. I just bought some Real Techniques cleanser for them that I am overdue to try. The Blenders always get first cleaning haha
You’ll have to let me know how you like that! I’ve been wanting to try their cleansing palette!
Yes I bought that, too!! Maybe I’ll get to it this weekend. xo
Oh you totally have to try it!! And get this soap!
Oh I wish you could, too! It works so much better than the Blender soap. I just threw away my Blender cleanser because I figured I would never use it again.
Blonded Lights says
Im so bad at this. I use dawn and olive oil, and sometimes just hot water. Im so picky about my brushes becasue I ahte drying them out or damaging them. Thank you for this. I will keep my eye out. xoxo
Well I can’t speak for brushes, because I never tried Zote on them (I am not sure that I will), but the Zote definitely does not seem to dry out my Blender.
Wow Zote literally looks like a miracle soap bar. I actually stopped using my beauty blender because I never really knew how to thoroughly clean them and after a while I was like ugh I might as well just throw it out and buy a new one but I never ended up buying a new one. Although now I miss having one and may have to get both a blender and a zote soap bar!
You have to! Don’t buy the Blender soap- I think that is what tore my Blenders! I am so mad. The gunk comes out sooo easily with Zote, and you cannot beat the price!
I think it is!! I just think it may be a little more money there.
Doesn’t it make sense?! I had never thought to use some sort of laundry soap. This one really works and has not irritated my skin or anything. It’s a keeper! Let me know how the soap you have works!