Konjac Sponge

3.6

28 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Brilliant exfoliant for when my skin needs some gentle cleansing. My routine basically goes like this, sunday exfoliate with facial brush, and wednesday and friday use this lovely konjac sponge. My skin hates too much exfoliating so this regime is brilliant for me. This sponge is great at making my skin smooth, clear, soft and is great at removing small areas of dry skin in winter. This sponge it quite hard when dry so you should let it soak for about 10 minutes in some warm water and then use as you please, once you are done you MUST squeeze out as much water as possible and leave to air dry. Keeping the sponge dry when you are not using it will make it last longer. I know there are many variations of this sponge with clay and charcoal but I just use the plain one, it still works well. My sponge has lasted me around 2 months so far and I'm glad this can just biodegrade in a landfill once I throw it away so it is not contributing to waste. Overall this is a great buy, its definitely worth a try.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I love konjac sponges as they are environmentally friendly and they do a great job of helping to buff grime off of my face at the end of the day. They help me to remove makeup and are a necessary component of my daily cleansing routine, especially when an oil cleanser is involved. These sponges come in a range of prices, but the cheapest one that is still effective is the one by Ectools, which costs a mere $5.99. If you have never experienced cleansing with a konjac sponge, do yourself a favor and check it out.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Guys I have bought the red one, and itīs true that the first time you use it, it has a nice effect because itīs wet and soaked in something. But when it has been used and is dry, this is no different than an ordinary sponge. It only cleanes because you are useing a lot of water to clean your face with. I just use it now to clean facemasks of my face, and itīs to big for that to. It makes a cute sound when you use it, and thatīs all good I have to say. And for that price. OMG.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I bought a mint green Konjac sponge which contains aloe. I have used it for a week now and have to say I LOVE it. I use it on my skin after first cleansing with oil (olive), then my dermalogica cleanser and then I finish off by buffing my skin with the sponge. My skin is now glowing, and almost poreless. I use the sponge morning and night.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This, in one word: Disappointment. I bought 2, 1 for face (with the charcoal) & 1 for body (with the red clay), & after using them for a month, I found no significant changes/improvement to my combination-oily skin. Compared to BufPufs, they're expensive & more high-maintenance to clean/take care of, & at least with them I get to see all the gunk scrubbed off from my face & body! The "gentleness"/lack of grit from the konjac sponges left me feeling dissatisfied. So yeah, I've gladly gone back to BufPufs & probably won't stray from it again!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have dehydrated-normal acne-prone skin that is prone to uneven texture and flakes. I do use chemical exfoliation regularly which has helped a lot but after seeing all the konjac sponge raves I decided to give it a shot

I agree with another user that the texture felt somewhat more plastic-like than a soft kitchen sponge, and I think that is part of what makes it so gentle. For my skin, I found it too gentle as it didn't seem to do anything. After using it regularly for about a week and trialing different methods with it (without cleanser, with various cleansers) I forgot about it and left it neglected in the shower.This particular sponge didn't come with a string, so it was left on a rack where I store my other bath & body products.

I remembered it about a month later, and I found a lot of black spots had started to grow inside of it, presumably mold. I know that this is in part due to user error because I didn't take care of it properly by storing it in a dry place, but given I did not see any noticeable improvement from using the konjac sponge I do not think it is worth its high maintenance routine. Especially since there is a more effective, hygienic, and easier to care for alternative in muslin cloths.

If you have very physically sensitive skin, then the konjac sponge might be worth trying. Otherwise, I don't think it's worth the hassle.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

So I have eczema on my nose, dry cheeks and acne T zone. My acne was going crazy recently - think it was the Bourjois CC Cream (even though I love it) so I decided to go organic. I've been using a Konjac sponge for combination skin to cleanse in the morning followed by a spritz of Balm Balm Frankincense Hydrosol Facial Tonic and 3 drops of Balm Balm Rosehip Serum and in the evening Origins Clean Energy Cleansing Oil as a makeup remover and Balm Balm Frankincense Deep Cleansing Balm as a cleansing followed by the facial tonic and serum again. Well this routine has done wonders.It has balanced out my skin more and has calmed down my acne. I think Balm Balm does simple but effective products although a little pricey for the amount. I'd recommend this routine if you have similar skin problems as myself, but I am on the look out for a day spf that doesn't break me out to complete the routine.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a review for the konjac sponge. Someone mentioned it on this site-- had never heard if so did some searching-- ended up purchasing an assorted 5 pack on Amazon.
I have sensitive, aging skin and rosacea, but it's also oily and prone to clogged pores. It's difficult to find an exfoliating product that is both gentle AND effective.
I've used the sponge for a week, and while it doesn't FEEL like it is doing anything, it has left my skin remarkably soft, smooth, and glowing--- but not irritated.
So far I'm very pleased-- have only used the plain one-- haven't yet tried the infused sponges with things like charcoal or green tea--- will continue to use and post an update in a month or two.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: Unknown

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I bought the Charcoal Dr. Sponge Konjac sponge from a health food store a few months ago and really like it. I use it most evenings and love it for exfoliation. I let it soak in warm water while I use a rinse off oil cleanser, rinse my face, then use a tiny dollop of Dove baby wash on the sponge to massage the foam all over my skin. I find the sponge is super gentle and never over-exfoliates, and makes my skin smooth and radiant. I've had the same sponge now for about 2 months, and it's still in great shape with regular use (it isn't breaking down). I also keep my sponge on a plastic soap saver thingy that allows air to circulate all around the sponge so it dries completely, and I've never had a problem (that said, I also live in a very dry climate with low humidity, especially at this time of year, so that could make a difference). I will continue to repurchase.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

It dosent do anything for my skin :/


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