Konjac Spong Review | French Green Clay Konjac Sponge

I don’t get it – Konjac Sponge

by on July 8, 2012 · 10 comments

| in Beauty Tools,Skincare

As you’ve may have noticed here on COPD I pretty much blog about stuff that I like and don’t really follow any trends as such. However when I see a bazillion blog posts about how great a product is, especially if it’s unusual and skincare related, I’m going to get my little mitts on it!

I was delighted when I found out that there were several choices of sponge to choose from, so I chose the french green clay and bamboo charcoal due to my oily complexion. I ordered them directly from the Konjac Sponge website and they came pretty quickly. My french green clay sponge came with me to the US and I’ve using it in total for about 5 -6 weeks. I have to say that either I don’t know how to use it, or it just does nothing for me.

Konjac says:

Konjac is reputed for its health giving properties & used by the Japanese for over 1500 years, having originally been used as a medicine in the sixth century

  • 100% Natural Sponge
  • Gentle exfoliation
  • 100% Colouring Free
  • 100% Additive Free
  • 100% Biodegradable
  • Naturally Sustainable
  • Environmentally Safe

A naturally moisture rich plant fibre which is by nature alkaline, and thus balances the acidity of the skins impurities and oils.

The unique net like structure of the sponge, gently massages the skin and stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. Leaving the skin extremely clean and refreshed…..naturally! No need for additional cleansers or soaps unless you really want. Should you chose to use additional cleansers or soap, you can use a fraction of your usual amount, as the sponge will generate more bubbles and spread the cleaner further than usual. Better for your skin, better on the environment and your finances!

COPD says:

Yes it does feel different than other sponges, and you don’t need as much product to wash your face. However my skin doesn’t feel any softer or smoother for using it and as for the infusion of french clay I can’t see that it makes much of a difference. I’m also a bit dubious about the little string that is meant to hold the sponge especially when it’s wet. I can see eventually gravity will take its toll and the string will cut through the sponge or just become really manky. Now I haven’t used my charcoal one yet and maybe that one will reap more benefits so I’ll let you know.

In the meantime I’ve seen a more positive video review of the Konjac Sponge from katieandsophiebeauty YouTube channel that you should check out!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

KizzyJuly 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I want to try it now! :-D


July 11, 2012 at 10:12 pm

He he well there are several different ‘flavours’ for you try my Kizzy Boo!


AysheJuly 9, 2012 at 7:33 am

I’m not really sure whats so great about it either, I had high hopes! I hadn’t even thought about the strength of the string! But that’s a good point, especially since over time the sponge is meant to disintegrate anyway x


The Konjac Sponge CompanyJuly 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm

So sorry you feel disillusioned by our sponges. This is the first time we have ever seen a blog post where it has not impressed someone. We would love to talk to you to see if we can help in some way? Sometimes the lack of benefits of a product are down to a lack of understanding. We would love to help if this is the case.
As far as the string. This is because as a natural product, the sponge needs to be squeezed out and hung in an airy place between uses to dry. It will break down and disintegrate quicker without being “aired” between uses. The string is designed to help with that. It does not cut through the sponge at all, as the sponge is so light weight.
If you would like more information and advice; we are happy to help!


July 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Hello Konjac Sponge! Thanks for taking the time to reply to my blog post. I know it can be difficult to read a review like mine however I think it’s just one of those things that just doesn’t work for me. This is why I put a link to a great you tube video showing how to use it from someone who really loves it, clearly I’m in the minority about Konjac Sponge.

I am still looking forward to try the Charcoal one which may be better suited for my skin and I love charcoal skincare which is why I chose it. If I have any other concerns I will contact you, so thanks for the offer! :D


July 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Ayshe – Well mine looks like it was going to cut right through the sponge a few times, especially when it was really wet. I’ve been hanging on my hand wash nozzle to try dry out. :D


LolaJuly 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

I actually have one of these but I’m a bit scared to use it. I looks weird haha. Plus it’s really small!

Great review!

Lola ..x


July 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Hey Lola, as far as I’m aware it doesn’t bite, mine didn’t ! :D


Madam MJuly 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Gosh i have one of these in my stash & i totally forgot about it.. I must dig it out and see. Thanks for the reminder sweetness.


July 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Your welcome my Australian Princess! xoxo


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