The Konjac Sponge

Konjac Sponge Review

The Konjac Sponge Co. Green Clay Sponge

During my late twenties, I suddenly turned into a clean-freak (the first step is admitting it…) and became the type of person that made sure to take her makeup off every.single.night (yes, even when it is super-late, my eyes are heavy, and I can barely stand on my feet). After entering my thirties cleansing really became non-negotiable. Removing dirt, sweat, and makeup off my face has become essential to keep my complexion healthy.

However, I do understand that some people struggle with making time for it, so I thought I would share with you my latest cleansing discovery. All you need is 2-3 minutes, some water, and this little object called a Konjac Sponge. I admit I was skeptical about it for quite a long time, but I was glad to find out that this little tool works!

The Konjac Sponge* is made from a plant grown in Asia known as a Konjac Potato (yes, like a real potato!). The Konjac Potato has been used for 1500 years as a food in Japan and for the past century has been used as a beauty treatment. The potato naturally contains  several vitamins and minerals. In addition to that, the Konjac Sponge Company brilliantly added different types of clay to the Konjac Potato fibers, which increased the sponge’s performance and benefits. My pick was the green clay sponge, which is suited for normal to oily skin. Green clay is known to be very effective at pulling impurities from the skin and revitalize the complexion.

Before use the Konjac sponge is hard like a pumice stone. It requires soaking in water to soften in order to be used. Once it softens, it can be used directly on the skin without adding any cleanser. Cleanser can be added, but it is not necessary. I like to simply rub it (gently) against my skin in circular motions. It leaves my skin feeling very clean, very soft and with a little glow.

I have been alternating the Konjac sponge with my morning cleanser (Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser) for a little while and I enjoyed it. I would not give up using a cleanser, but some days, especially when in a hurry, it is nice to have the Konjac sponge as an option. I have also used it to remove my makeup and it does so with minimal effort. I gently squeeze the water out and let it air-dry. According to the company, good care help it last up to three months. I have used it for a little over a month and it still looks perfect.

The Konjac Sponge retails for $ 9 and can be purchased at  Cult Beauty (UK). You have no more excuses, take off your makeup! ;)

*PR Sample

  • Call It Vanity

    So glad your a fan of these little guys now – I absolutely couldn’t live without them now. Think they’re so good for sensitive skin that can’t handle a lot of cleansing too.

    Mayah x

    • Hi Mayah, I like it so much that I am thinking about purchasing the one for sensitive skin just to see which one is better for my skin. They are so handy! Which one do you use? x

      • Call It Vanity

        I’ve been using the pink clay one right now, but I’m also a fan of the charcoal one for oily skin. I feel like you can’t really go wrong with any of them to be honest whatever your skin type! x

  • Amber

    I’ve just tried one that I got in the SoukSouk beauty box and have really enjoyed using it! It’s so quick and easy so I normally use it in the mornings when I can’t be bothered to properly cleanse haha! x

    • Exactly! Plus, I like that I can use it with colder water to refresh my face – much needed in the morning ;)

  • Little Mokuyoubi

    Hi Lilly,
    I’d love to try it one day!
    Thanks for your review.
    Do you use it only in the morning or also at night?

    • Hi Melanie, I use it in the morning, and rarely at night. At night I prefer to use products: cleansers, oils, treatments… I like to take my time! x

  • Sydney

    I love those little things too, I’m so glad you liked it :) I bought the charcoal one for the face and the pink clay one for the body last year. I was trying to break away from face and body washes and these actually really worked well as substitutes. And to my surprise, the body sponge even got rid of body odor without any soap. Hmmm maybe I should buy another one :)
    The only thing I didn’t like about them was that they weren’t too convenient for me. I tend to leave stuff in my shower so there were times when the body sponge sat in a pool of water all day. It lasted for about two months then crumbled ):

    • Hi Sydney! I forget stuff in my shower all-the-time too, so I totally understand!
      I am going to try the body sponge next, I expect to like that one too! Also, I may try a pink clay one for the face. I have been breaking out a lot lately due to stress, so I think that it may be good to switch to the one for sensitive skin…
      Thanks for your comment!

  • Rebecca B

    I love these things! My favorite is the red clay body sponge. It’s great for my sensitive, 45-year-old skin. I use the face ones less often, but I do use the body sponge on my face sometimes, more for exfoliation than cleansing. I find it does the right amount of exfoliating without any danger of overkill. Yay for glowing skin!

    • I was just thinking about you! …I was looking at the new Ilia Beauty mascaras and saw that they kept a brown shade ;)

      As for the sponge, I am going to get a body one, too. Actually, I will probably get two so my husband won’t steal mine! I expect it to work wonderfully, and my skin has been a lot drier lately so it would definitely help!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Juliet

    So, the most shocking thing in this post is that you are over 30! I would have guessed 23 – 25! What an amazing advertisement for green beauty!

  • Bambi Organics

    Anche in questo ci assomigliamo perché uso pure la konjac sponge ^_^ ma in versione bamboo hihi. La trovo delicata e semplice da adoperare al mattino. Una coccola divertente e delicata e pure sulla mia pelle sensibile e secca funge come leggero scrub.
    Benedette queste spugne LOL

  • roshkud

    Oh wow this sounds amazing! I’ve always wondered what the benefit of the sponges are and this has helped me out a lot. Definitely going to try one out thank you!:)