20 July 2011

Konjac Sponge Review

Back in April I read a blog post from the wonderful Get Lippie all about Konjac Sponges.  So intrigued was I that I popped straight over to the Konjac website and purchased the French Red Clay Sponge Puff.  There are several sponges to choose from and I chose this one as it was recommended for my skin type.

What they say......

*Photograph courtesy of konjac Sponge Company

A fabulous deep cleansing, gentle exfoliating, facial sponge with French red clay. This  is similar in properties to French green with the color difference being attributed to a higher presence of iron oxide. Red clay cleans out the skin from the layers of dead keratinized cells and it accelerates the regeneration process. It is said to improve blood circulation and makes the skin look radiant, and hydrated, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and broken capillaries.So perfect for dryer or mature skin that needs rejuvenating.

What I say......Wow is what I say.  This little sponge is amazing.  The first time I used it I just ran it under warm water and then used it all over my face after cleansing, initially I thought it just feels like a normal sponge, but after using it my skin felt like it had never felt before, it had a sort of velvety feel to it, like I'd been to a salon and been exfoliated to within an inch of my life.  I was amazed that such a strange looking little sponge could have such an effect on my skin without much effort on my part.  I have used it with my cleanser but to be honest I prefer to use this as my second cleanse without cleanser in the evening and  I use it every morning without cleanser.

This is what my sponge looks like after 3 months  of using twice a day


This is what it looks like when it is dry


As you can see there is a loop of thread attached to the sponge and after use I just hang it on the tap to dry.

These little bundles of magic retail for £5.25 - £5.75 and are worth ever penny.

I heard a twitter rumour that they are launching a body sponge in September, I can't wait and I'll be at the front of the queue for one of those.

Why not pop over to the  Konjac Sponge Company website and learn all about the origins of this fabulous product.




*This product was purchased by me