The 3-in-1 kai body buffer is our latest shower hour obsession.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
September 06, 2018
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There are loofahs. And then there are need-to-text-your-friends-family-and-sorority-sister loofahs. The kai body buffer, which retails for $40 on falls into the latter category — and it's actually a mighty-fine way to spoil yourself.

Recently, the newly revamped body buffer has taken the beauty world by storm and inspired many women to purchase their own to see what has everyone swooning in their showers. So what makes it so special? First off, the sponge is multi-functional, offering bathers gardenia-scented foaming bubbles when you lather it up. Doing triple action as a cleanser, exfoliator, and moisturizer, the body buffer helps you save time while still pampering your skin. Each sponge is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, phosphate, and gluten, so you don't need to worry about chemicals or harmful additives.

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Made in the USA, each box you order is composed of recyclable materials and comes with two sponges, which last approximately 15 showers each.

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Skeptical it's worth the splurge? As one reviewer, Jenny Jin, put it on PureWow, "The sponge feels great against your skin—firm enough to give you a gentle exfoliation, yet yielding. Then, the scent comes through and you melt into a puddle of bliss. I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said that it's one of the best things to have ever graced my nostrils."

Consider us sold — and ready to carve out a special podium in our bathroom.