My Konjac Sponge (Facial Sponge Review)

I’m always on the lookout for new natural and organic bath and beauty products, so the My Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge seemed worth a try to me.

I hadn’t heard of this type of facial sponge before.  The konjac sponge is actually made of a natural material and originated in Japan, where it has been used for 1000+ years.  It is made of the fibers of a type of potato/yam plant, which has vitamins and minerals in it too.  This konjac sponge is made of 100% vegan food grade plant materials and filtered water- so it is compostable!  I got the Bamboo Charcoal variety of the sponge, which is for removing acne and extra oils on the skin.  My Konjac also has 8 other varieties of the sponge, which can help with dry skin, sensitive skin, or can be used on the whole body or for babies…
my konjac sponge package



This brand of konjac sponge is nice because there are no preservatives, coloring,  or chemicals used in the process of creating them.  In fact, the sponge works so that you don’t even have to use any cleanser or other products with it (but if you do, use less than the regular amount because it will foam up!).

hanging konjac sponge


When I tried it, I couldn’t believe how soft it is!  I tried to capture it in a picture but found there is no way to do that- it always looks like a pumice stone in the photos.  But it is far from it!  I have never felt a sponge that is so soft.  Though it felt delicate, it stood up to multiple washings (the package says to replace it every 3 months).  It is good at exfoliating, but it is very gentle so I think it’d be perfect for anyone with sensitive skin.  It left my skin feeling clean and smooth, and quick and easy to use before bedtime.  I would love to try the large size to use on my whole body!  So far I’m loving it- I will have to see after a few weeks if I notice any improvements in my skin!

konjac sponge closeup bw


**I received this product in exchange for writing an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.  For more reviews or to buy, see the product here:**

4 thoughts on “My Konjac Sponge (Facial Sponge Review)

  1. What an awesome concept! I’m really curious about the one for the whole body… It seems like a great way to keep your skin clean in the summer from all the sweat and sunscreen.

    1. Good point about it being nice for summer! I was surprised at how nice this sponge was. I looked again and noticed you can get the full body sponge in three varieties. I just ordered the white/original one- I’ll have to see how it goes!

    1. It does have a string. I use a hair clip to tie it to the edge of a rack in my bathroom. It is not too technical.. but it does help me remember to use it! The reviews for the body sponge say it doesn’t have a string, but I think with a needle and some regular string it wouldn’t be hard to add one. I’m thinking of putting suction hook in the shower to hang that one.

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