The Magic of the Konjac Sponge

This post is in collaboration with The Konjac Sponge Company.

The Konjac sponge* is a multi-ward winning product made from
the Amorphophallus Konjac plant root, which is often used as a healthy food source
or for medical purposes in Asia. The plant is loaded with fibre and filled with
an enormous amount of nutrients such as vitamins A, E, D, B1, B2 and C as well
as amino acids and minerals like potassium and zinc. Kojac is naturally an
alkaline, so it helps in balancing the pH of the skin – incredibly useful in
battling acne. I’ve had the opportunity to try out the Konjac sponge, and love
it so far!

How I Used the Sponge

I have used quite a few different exfoliating sponges and
products, and the most important thing I’ve learned is that the sponge needs to
be rinsed before. I prefer to use warm water, and thoroughly rinse the sponge
to make sure it’s clean. With the Konjac sponge, fully hydrating it is the best
way to get a good use from its properties, before massaging it into the skin in
a circular motion. You can add cleanser to either the sponge or the skin, and
then focus on problem areas such as breakout spots or pores. After each cycle
of exfoliating my face, I like to rinse the sponge again and squeeze out any
dirt and excess oil it has collected. One of the great things about the sponge
is that is has a string hooked through, which doesn’t come loose or get lost,
so once I’m doing washing my face I hang the sponge to dry, usually in a room
that will dry it quickly and never somewhere wet or damp like the shower. I
learned that harshly rubbing the skin isn’t necessary either!

Why I Love the Sponge

When I received the sponge, the first thing I noticed was
how rock solid it was. My immediate thought was “How on earth is this thing
going to work on my face?” With previous products, a rocky texture can make
acne and breakouts a lot worse and leave my skin feeling like a layer has been
torn off and extremely sensitive. As soon as the sponge hit water, it started
to soften and my mind was blown. It is a lot smoother than a flannel, and more
effective than my hands. I assumed the holes in the sponge would be sharp
against my face but were also soft too. Using the sponge has helped me to keep
my breakouts under control, especially as I have recently conquered acne!

I can use the sponge with or without a cleanser or soap, and
still get that freshly massaged feeling. There’s simply nothing I hate more
than washing my face and getting that dry and tight sensation that can come
immediately after I have finished a cleanse, the Konjac sponge leaves my face
feeling renewed and clean! The bamboo charcoal in my sponge is naturally antibacterial
and antifungal, which is ideal for my skin as it can become quite oily. I was
also amazed at how the sponge returned to the original size and texture when
dry. It’s amazing for removing make up and easy to clean afterwards as water
flows through it so quickly and easily.

The price of the sponges are between £5 and 15, and have a
life span of around three months, which is a good time to be changing the
product used to clean your skin.

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who’s
looking for a new sponge to exfoliate their skin without tearing layers away.
There’s a wide range for different skin types and well as travel kits – I used
the Bamboo
Charcoal sponge
, specifically for teen, oily or spot-prone skin!

Have you ever used a Konjac sponge? Did you like

  • Hmm I’m genuinely curious about this as my skin often goes through waves of breakouts – clear right now, but who knows how long for, haha! Thanks for introducing me to the concept of using a Konjac sponge – a great, thorough review 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • I had not heard of this until I came across your post! Think I need it in my life, especially if it’s going to help with pesky acne (thanks a lot time of the month!)


  • I use a Konjac sponge every once in a while instead of another kind of physical exfoliant.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • The Konjac Sponge Company

    Great to hear you are loving your sponge! Thanks for a lovely review. x

  • I’ve not tried the Konjac sponges but after reading your review I really want to try it 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • Nadia

    Wow, that is such an interesting product, Anika! I haven’t tried a Konjac sponge yet but very intrigued to give it a go. Bamboo Charcoal one sounds like something that would work for my skin as well even though I am not a teen any more (adult acne is no fun). Thanks for this fab review, girlie.
    xox Nadia

  • Okay this sounds amazing! I must give this a try! I am such a skincare fan so this is right up my street! Lovely review hun, really helpful!
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  • Nice blog dear!

  • wow this sounds amazing! Definitely going to check out this brand x

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  • This looks amazing! I’ve never heard of these before but it sounds like they really work. Interesting how they completely change texture when they hit water.

    Just found your blog and I love it by the way 🙂

    The Makeup Directory

  • I love using these sponges as they’re delicate on the skin but they’re so effective too xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  • I am curious about this sponge, however I haven’t given it a try yet. I need something gentle yet exfoliating so I need to check it out.

    Ela BellaWorld

  • I’ve never heard of this! Sounds awesome!

  • This sounds AMAZING!

    Parie x

  • I love my konjac sponge! I too wondered how well it was going to work as it is rock hard in the package, but it works so well!

    xo, Liz

  • sasha anderson

    Cool! I’ve never seen this item before! Great review! I want to try this thing out 😀

    Have a great day!

  • Yana Kasekamp

    This product sounds amazing. I’ve never heard about it before, but I need to check try it out.
    Great review! 🙂

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    That sounds great, I need to try it out!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

  • Trang Do

    Sounds like great product! I want to try this!!
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  • Wow this genuinely sounds amazing! I’m definitely looking more into these. Gemma x

  • rae

    i have never heard of this. thank you so much for sharing it! 🙂

    xoxo, rae

  • I’ve been meaning to try out a Konjac sponge but haven’t found one here. Your post got me even more interested.

    Jorj | Mad Cherry