There are two types of loofah, Egyptian Loofah and Asian Loofah, and there is a clear difference between the two types in terms of texture and flexibility. The Loofah grown in Asia result in a softer fiber, non-water resistant, less resilient with a poor exfoliating power. But the Egyptian loofah gives a very resistant fiber. When wet, the fiber become flexible and soft. It allows a very gentle contact on the skin while providing a very efficient exfoliation that lasts longer. For the following reasons the Egyptian loofah is highly recommended and used by estheticians, in the SPAs, body care and health centers.