Review: Konjac Sponge

It’s been a while since I was so excited about a product as I am right now. After one of my readers told me about the Konjac sponge I new I had to try it! This is definitely one of my new, most favorite skin care discoveries.

So, for those of you who doesn’t already know this product you probably wonder what this weird looking sponge is? Well let me tell you, it’s a 100% natural facial sponge made from Amorphophallus Konjac the Konjac potato, which is a perennial plant, native to Asia. It is hand-made in Japan and helps to clean, exfoliate and moisturize the skin. It is softer than loofah and natural sea sponges and is 100% biodegradable. The unique net like structure of the sponge, gently massages the skin and stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells.

The Konjac sponge comes in a couple of different versions, enriched with different types of clay, that help with particular skin conditions. They are extremely soft and can be used on any type of skin, including fragile baby skin. Those with eczema or psoriasis can use them too.

I have the pink clay sponge which is recommended for tired, sensitive and dehydrated skin. Pink clay is very soft and is a mix of red and white clay. I’ve really enjoyed using this sponge and while you can use it with your regular cleanser I prefer to use it alone. Even though it is said to remove makeup I wouldn’t say it does a great job, so in the evening I prefer to use it as my second cleanse. You can use it with your cleanser but I prefer to use it alone, 100% natural. Using it as a refreshing face-wash in the morning using only water, it’s about perfect and exactly what I need.

So, basically what you do is you rinse sponge in warm water allowing it to fully absorb all the water, then gently massage it all over your face, afterward, your skin feels clean, smooth and velvety. Through gentle massage, the Konjac sponge is supposed to stimulates blood flow and activate skin renewal, as well as very slightly exfoliating the skin. The sponge is very smooth and feels slightly silky on the skin. I absolutely love the feeling of this sponge on my skin, especially in the morning as it help me wake up and leave my skin looking soft and refreshed.

I’ve fallen in love with this little sponge and I’d definitely recommend it to everyone as it is such an amazing, natural and affordable beauty tool. It is an excellent addition to my skincare routine and I love that it is 100% natural. The best thing about this product is that it cost only about 10 euros and will last for months!

You can buy it here (for Norwegian readers) or here.

Have you heard about or tried the Konjac Sponge? Any thoughts?

Hanne Sagstuen

Norwegian New Yorker Hanne Sagstuen a fashion model, art director and editor in chief. Beautylovin is the website where she shares her take on life, travel, beauty and everything in between.

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  1. Camille-A

    I’ve got it for 2 months now and I really love it. I chose the red one for sensitive skin even if I have a combination skin, I prefered not to hurt my skin, that’s why I chose the red one. It’s very soft and gently exfoliate at the same time. Awesome product and affordable !

  2. no2muk

    Glad that my comment was useful!
    I bought it a few months ago and I think that it is not suitable for me. Unfortunatly, it gives me small reactions such as some red blotches or red spots… Maybe it is because I have a very sensitive skin (one or two red blotches appear once a day – nice!).

  3. Elli

    I bought mine from KIKO, i use it once in a while (because it takes quite a long time under the water to get from hard to smooth and i’m always in a hurry !)

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