I purchased these thinking that I could use them at work for when I become greasy, oily, "high-sheen", etc. They do wonders for absorbing oil, but I think it's a little gimmick-y. The thought is clever, especially for travel, perhaps on a flight? Not exactly sure how to wash them, but after some time, a film or build-up occurs within the sponge, harboring more bacteria than I want on my face. They are very eye-catching in color; the typical Beauty Blender pink. Again, I think the concept is good, and I WOULD recommend these for someone who is willing to try them out. Maybe they would have better success. But I wouldn't deter anyone from trying them.