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Julepâ¢ Green Tea Konjac Sponge
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on 6/4/2017 1:18:00 PM
More reviews by uglygrrl
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I loooove this thing! I've heard good things about these sponges for about 3 years but could never justify ordering them because it just seems like one of those things that won't work out for me and ordering certain things in Canada can be pricey. It's hard to imagine how they even would work at all. But they have Quo brand konjac sponges at Shopper's Drug Mart for $5 so I had to buy one and I am so impressed! They only carry plain white and they're flat, not half sphere shaped like all the others. But WOW! It cleans my face SO well. I use it in the morning with just water (stopped using cleanser in the morning and my face is so much less oily) and at night I use it with cleanser and my face feels cleaner than it's ever been. And so super soft! It's like it squeegees every last bit of dirt and oil off your face! I know they biodegrade and start falling apart after a couple months but I can't see myself ever cleansing without these.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 6/1/2017 5:42:00 PM
More reviews by DodgerDasher
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I love my konjac sponge. I bought a green one off of eBay from a Japanese retailer and was not expecting much, if anything, to happen. I used it once and my face felt so soft and smooth! I put my usual Clean and Clear liquid cleanser on my face, wet the sponge, and scrubbed it in. I realize now I only need to use half the amount of cleanser that I use when cleaning my face with a cotton ball. It sudsed up great and rinsed easily too. Noticed my face was super exfoliated but not irritated or dried out. I have normal to dry skin so dryness/irritation is sometimes an issue. But it felt great, and my face oil sank right in afterwards too. I bought a black and a red one and can't wait to try them next. Only downside is it did not remove my eye makeup very well, which it probably isn't made to do anyway. It also took almost a full day to dry out, while hanging on the mirror over the sink next to an open window.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 5/17/2017 12:09:00 AM
More reviews by jenhouston
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This little guy has made my skin so smooth and clean without harsh rubbing. I did a test to see which cleansing tool can remove the most makeup. i tested the sponge, shiseido cleansing brush, or hands. The result was a a tie between shiseido brush and sponge in removing same amount of foundation with same # of strokes, but the sponge was more gentle. Using hands took the most time and effort. So i would recommend this for daily exfoliation for those with bumpy skin, because with fewer strokes i can get more makeup off.
on 2/13/2017 1:18:00 PM
More reviews by tealeafdoll
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I wasn't sure when I first used this sponge if I liked it or not, I went through several before I really appreciated how well this works for my skin. I particularly love using it when my skin is hyper sensitive but still needs very mild exfoliation which I'm able to get from daily use of this sponge. (I've used the pink and white ones and haven't noticed a difference between them)
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 12/4/2016 12:50:00 PM
More reviews by Doody999
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
I bought one of these after all the hype and currently struggling with peri-menopausal oily skin. I have not been disappointed. I use this as my second step in cleansing with my usual cleansing foam after taking my mu off with an oil cleanser. This is so soft, and more like a facial buffer and makes the product go a long way too. My skin is super soft and so clean using this. Bear in mind this is NOT an exfoliator in the normal sense, it is much more gentle, and imo much better as it does not cause your skin to dry and over produce oils. I still do a full exfoliate once a week, but this baby is here to stay in my skin care regime.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 11/20/2016 7:15:00 AM
More reviews by seizonsha
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I contemplated buying this product for a while before I actually went out an bought it because my skin is sensitive and few products suit me. Normally I use the Cure natural aqua gel for exfoliating but I had these 2 stubborn cystic pimples on my cheeks that refused to settle down. I got them because I ate dairy so it was my fault to begin with but I couldn't get them to heal after 2 weeks so I thought of trying the sponge.I bought the white one from DM for around 2 euros as I wanted to start off with the basic one.The first time its light, abrasive and hard, sort of like a pumice stone but after a few minutes under warm water its like a soft spongy cake of sorts. How I use it is, I remove my make up with Micellar water, then wash my face with a foamy cleanser (I use a DIY facial net to foam up the cleanser) and after I've rinsed my face clean I use the sponge. I run it under warm water till its soft and then squeeze out the excess water and gently scrub my face in small circles. I also run it twice very lightly over my eyes. I do this for about 2-3 minutes total. Then I rinse again with warm water followed by cold water to close pores. I follow this with a toner and a dash of argan oil for the pm. I only use it at night. Afterwards I wash the sponge with my face wash, rinse once again, squeeze it dry between my towel and hang it to dry by the window. It hardens up by the next night.After the first use, both the pimples had dried up and just peeled off a few minutes later. By the morning the pigmentation from the pimple was 50% less and after 4 days it was so light that I didn't even see it under makeup. I don't use any concealer and only a medium coverage foundation so the fact that the scars have gotten so faint so soon is a big plus for me.After 3 days of using it, all the small bumps under my skin had disappeared! Completely! This was an unexpected surprise. The oiliness of my face has reduced a lot after 2 weeks usage, my pores on my cheeks are very small and my skin tone is very even. These two deep blackheads I had for months have also cleared out. I've had no eruptions since then and my skin feels incredibly smooth and a little plumper too. I think the trick is to make sure you cleanse your face properly before and use the sponge very gently. This cannot be used to remove make up and I don't recommend it either. Use it as part of a two step or three step cleansing system to see the best benefits. I will see how long it lasts but this is an HG product for me and I will continue using it.
on 10/25/2016 12:33:00 PM
More reviews by brend
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
This was an impulse buy at Innisfree, just so I could hit a minimum purchase to get a gift, but it turned out to be one of the best impulse buys ever! I have read some of the other negative reviews, so just want to be clear that this is not a cleanser in itself, but should be used with a liquid cleanser (I use the liquid cleanser+konjac as my second step cleansing), and is not a harsh exfoliator so if you like your face to feel like it's really gone through a bit of a sanding down, this is not for you. The konjac sponge's main purpose is to help lather up the cleanser so that the foam gently cleanses the skin, and it also provides very gentle exfoliation, so much so that you can do it daily (apparently, you can also use this on babies). I also like that I can use it to massage my face while I cleanse. I have already recommended it to a few friends, and I rarely make recommendations unless I really think it is a keeper.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 9/24/2016 5:38:00 PM
More reviews by jiney17
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I bought a lemon konjac sponge from TJ Maxx purely out of curiosity. I use Tazorac, AHA, and BHA so it's not like I need a lot of exfoliation. When I want a physical exfoliator, I use a gommage or an enzyme exfoliating powder (like Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant). I've read so much about konjacs that I had to give one a try, especially since they are inexpensive.I tried it both with and without an added cleanser. Neither way made much of a difference. It was kind of fun to use, but it didn't make a visible difference nor did my skin feel much smoother to the touch afterward. Though it does seem very gentle since my skin didn't feel drier or stripped afterward either.I washed the sponge whenever I used it and kept it dry, but I noticed a tiny spot in it one day that I suspected was mold. I tossed it and won't be buying another.
on 6/3/2016 4:10:00 PM
More reviews by misscatchu
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
My reviews are for cheapie sponges you can find in the (technically) gray market stores. I should know better than to fall for marketing ploys but I really wanted to enjoy lavender infused Konjac sponges, and for less than $5 per pack of 2 I figured, what the heck? Why not try this.The biggest con- THAT SMELL. Ugh, it's artificial, abrasive and not-to-pleasing at all, which possible explains the under $5 price for two sponges. I was definitely drawn in by the promise of washing my face with freshly scented lavender and green tea, only to pull back in horror at the chemical smell of the sponges. Neither fulfill what they promise. However, this was a first-time konjac purchase for me, and after washing away the scent (it doesn't come off completely) I was pleasantly surprised at the soft bounciness of konjac. It feels great, my skin feels smooth and I think this is a nice option for everyday (very very) light exfoliation. I will purchase, but from another brand and definitely unscented.
on 5/27/2016 9:13:00 PM
More reviews by Cposik
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I bought this white sponge at Ulta. Some of the reviews are really foolish. As I gently wash my face with my hands. I put the Konjac in the water and squeeze it and thoroughly soften it (less than a minute tops) and then rub it gently over my face. It removes all makeup and my skin feels very clean and there is no makeup residue. I rinse it under the water and put it in a cap top to dry (reversing it in the morning).I intend to try the red sponge, for aging skin, and will write a review.
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