Support from Merryweather Foam
People who are looking to exfoliate their skin are bombarded with an endless variety of exfoliating tools – dry brushes, loofahs, mesh puffs, nylon puffs, exfoliating creams – the list can go on and on. Exfoliators like loofahs and nylon puffs harbor exceptionally high amounts of bacteria. Dry brushing and some exfoliating creams can create small tears in the skin. That’s why Merryweather Foam worked with the ViaBuff design team to help create a custom series of ViaBuff Exfoliating Puffs. These puffs not only last 30% longer than most other exfoliating tools, but also to protect against bacteria colonization. Our customer service team at Merryweather worked intensely to source the right foam that would be ideal for the Viabuff skincare exfoliation products. “We settled on an open cell polyurethane foam because it’s known for its durability and ability to customize its properties,” describes Ryan McCune, Vice President of Customer Service.“We started by sampling different types and colors of the urethane foams to the ViaBuff design team to gather feedback from customer trials. We don’t want to be known as just a foam fabricator. Instead, we want to be known as a team of experts that learn the needs of our customers and help find the best solution for their application,” says McCune. Ultimately, the ViaBuff team decided on four different exfoliation intensities and colors of open cell polyurethane foam.
* Level 2 – (Green) for normal to eczematous skin types;
* Level 3 – (Pink) for ingrown hairs, freshly waxed skin and keratosis pilaris;
* Level 4 – (White)forexceptionally dry skin.
“We chose to make an exfoliating puffs as opposed to exfoliating mitts and pumices because these puffs provide a stronger soap lather and are more durable for all-over body use. In 2014, we launched the product so that people with varied skin concerns and types could finally have an exceptional total body exfoliating experience,” says ViaBuff Representative, Jim Inama. Made from an open-cell polyurethane foam, the ViaBuff puffs were formulated specifically promote speedy air-drying, which in turn reduce the likelihood of bacterial growth on the puffs. With over 1,200sq/in of usable surface area, ViaBuff Exfoliating Puffs offer a more efficient exfoliating experience than most store-bought puffs and loofahs. ViaBuff Puffs’ cell structure enables them to absorb a small amount of water so that more exfoliating product stays on the surface of the puff, thus ensuring a more thorough and deeply-penetrating exfoliation.