The Japanese Konjac Sponge Review

I don't know if you guys can tell, but I've been on a skincare kick lately! My latest find is The Japanese Konjac Sponge- Activated Bamboo Charcoal which is a facial and body cleansing sponge.

I've never used a product like this before, but claims sounded so great that I had to try it! It claims to be good for oily and acne prone skin, and it claims to remove oil, exfoliate, hydrate, clean, and balance ph.

To use this sponge, it must be soaked with water, and when you soak it, it expands and gets soft. After soaking the sponge, you can massage your face in circular motions with it, or you can use it daily with your favorite cleanser. I have been using this with the Mary Kay Botanical Effects Oily Skin Cleanser.

After using the sponge, I gently wring the sponge out to get rid of the excess water, and I hang it in a dry area until my next use.

Here's a picture of the dry sponge. It looks the same when wet, just a little bigger.

I have been using this sponge daily for the last month, and I have noticed a difference in my skin. My skin is a lot smoother. This is due to the exfoliating nature of the sponge, but this isn't an intense, gritty exfoliator. It is very soft and gentle, so it can be used daily. 

My acne has gotten so much better! I have been using a new mask lately, which I reviewed in my last post, so I can't say 100% if it was solely the sponge that improved my acne. I am assuming that deeply cleansing this sponge has greatly contributed to my clear skin.

At only $11, this sponge is very affordable, and so worth it! This is so much more effective than just using your hands to cleanse. Definitely give it a try if you have oily or acne prone skin! And if you have a different skin type, go to and check out all the other types of sponges they have available.

*Disclaimer: This product was provided for review purposes.*


  1. This looks interesting but I would be scared to use it on my face! Im surprised its gentle!
    Great post!



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