The new Beauty blender Bio Pure sponge is as good as the original
All products featured on Glamor are independently selected by our editors. However, when you purchase something through our retail links, we may receive an affiliate commission. It’s 2021 and there is a plant-based alternative to just about anything you desire, from chicken nuggets to pineapple skin. Even your favorite beauty product has just turned green.
The new Beauty blender Bio Pure sponge is made up of 60% sugar cane, making it the brand’s most sustainable innovation. While all beauty blenders are actually completely recyclable, this sponge goes a step further by using more sustainable materials right away. In essence, this means that the manufacturing process reduces CO2 emissions and results in less water wastage.
The sponges are also manufactured in the US, which reduces carbon emissions from international shipping, and the outer packaging that the sponge is shipped in is made from post-consumer recycled material (which means no new plastics are used). Beauty blender also plans to switch all of its packaging to this PCR plastic over the next four years.
The Beauty blender Bio Pure sponge is not biodegradable, but like all sponges from the brand, it can be recycled along with the outer packaging when you’re done with it (that’s news to me!). Although the manufacturing process is a bit more expensive, the Bio Pure blender retails for $ 20, just like the original, to encourage buyers to be greener.
That’s all well and good, but if it doesn’t work as well as the original, it will just be another sponge sent to the trash can. I am very picky when it comes to makeup sponges. I had never found such a dumb beauty blender that I really like, so I was nervous that the new material would not hold up.
However, I am pleased to report that I prefer it to O.G. I found the Bio Plush material to be slightly fluffier and softer than a regular sponge, which tends to work best for me after I break it for a week or two. Application was as quick and easy as a classic sponge, just remember to wet it first, then dotted (i.e. flip) it onto my skin, and I got the same seamless airbrush coverage from foundation, concealer and blush as usually.
It is truly gratifying to see brands take real steps to become more resilient. (In addition to Bio Pure, the brand has pledged to implement more sustainable processes for all of its products.) And if my makeup looks better for it, it truly is the best of both worlds.