I’ve been hearing the buzz about Konjac sponges for facial cleaning throughout 2014 but had never got an opportunity to try one. I was recently sent one to review from Oleavine.
The sponge is pretty small, smaller than the palm of your hand, and has a neat little teardrop shape. The shape is nice because it allows you to clean near your eyes and around your nose with the small end and wash bigger areas like your cheeks and forehead with the larger end. It came in the mail very dry and hard so I was surprised by how soft it was when it was wet. The sponge also has a thing string on it so you can hang it to dry. This particular konjac sponge also claims to be infused with with French Green Clay to help draw out impurities from the skin.
After using the product a few times I haven’t seen any noticeable improvements in my skin. The sponge claims to exfoliate the skin but it feels entirely too soft and almost slippery against the skin when wet to be doing any type of exfoliating. I tried the sponge without a cleanser as instructed on a no makeup day but I didn’t really notice any difference. My face felt slightly cleaner but not as clean as when I use a face cleanser, I definitely don’t think it has the power to remove a heavy makeup application. I also tried using it with my regular Dudu Osun Black Soap but I felt like the sponge sucked up all of the cleanser and foam and didn’t allow it to cleanse properly. Overall, I do like that it can be used without a cleanser for a super gentle, and non drying cleanser but I wouldn’t recommend purchasing this Konjac Sponge if you like a very thorough, squeaky clean when cleansing like I do.