Konjac Sponge Review

When Refinery29 tells you konjac sponges are the new BB creams, you’re obviously going to go out and buy a konjac sponge. No? That was just me? Well lucky for you (hehe), here’s my review of the fabulous konjac sponge.

But really, I’m kind of obsessed with this thing.

Wait, what am I rubbing on my face?

So, what the shit is a “konjac root?” Basically, konjac is an Asian plant that some people eat. Other weirdos like us take the root and rub it all over our faces. Oh, beauty.

How much it costs

The konjac sponge I bought is from Amazon for $10, and it’s available for Amazon Prime. Double win. My skin is combination (seriously, screw you dry T-zone), so I purchased the French Green Clay sponge. There are different sponges for different facial types.

The Smell

I expected this to have a scent, but it mostly just smells like soap. It’s not off-putting at all, and it’s not distracting. You barely notice it. 

How long does it last?

The product supposedly lasts up to three months before it starts to fall apart with daily use. Before the sponge, I used a spinny-head cleanser brush, but with battery replacing, you’re about in the same boat. You also don’t have to use actual soap with a konjac brush, which I googled several times before realizing, “No, I do not have to add more soap to this.” Weird, but I’m totally into it. You’re also not supposed to wring it out, which I did (oops). I’ll be making sure not to do this in the future. It also comes with a neat little string tied through it so you can hang it in your bathroom.

The sponge also doesn’t lather, which takes some getting used to. I asked myself several times if I was even doing anything with my skin.

The important part: How’s your skin after?

Wait, I woke up this morning and didn’t have a flaky forehead? I didn’t feel like I needed a bucket of moisturizer on my forehead? WHOA. I’ll continue to use the sponge, and keep you up to date on if it’s worth replacing every few months. But for $10, why not?

Even the Julius Caesar bust in my bathroom approves. 

Have you used a konjac sponge? Did you love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments.