Thursday, July 16, 2015

Eco Tools Pure Complexion Konjac Sponge: Another Magic Sponge?

I've walked past the Eco Tools Pure Complexion Konjac Sponge (what a mouth full!) many times in stores and wondered how the heck you are supposed to use them since they feel as hard as a rock in the packaging. I could only imagine the pain of scrubbing my face with this "sponge," and had no idea what konjac was, so I would just continue on my merry way...

Until I finally did some research and was intrigued that this sponge is made up of the fibers from the konjac plant, a type of Japanese vegetable. It softens and expands when wet, and hardens when dry, much like my beloved Beauty Blender. This tear-drop shaped sponge is used to gently remove makeup, cleanses and exfoliates by adding water and your own cleanser. It can even be used day and night! It has sky rocketed in popularity recently and other brands have them priced at around $16 a sponge. Which is pricey considering that it is recommended that you replace it every three months due to bacteria build up. Luckily the Eco Tools version is only $6, so I decided to give it a try!

When it's run under water, it really does soften up a WHOLE lot. I was super surprised and almost grossed out at first because it felt mushy and is one of the weirdest materials I've ever felt. I can't even explain the texture! You just dollop on your cleanser and scrub your face with it! When you're done, you lay it flat on a towel to dry. I've tried two different cleansers, a foaming gel and a cream cleanser. In my opinion, a gel/foaming cleanser works the best with it because I felt that the sponge was just absorbing my cream cleanser and was not cleansing my face properly. It really does feel nice to cleanse my face with and gently exfoliates at the same time.

However, I would still continue using whatever makeup removing product, like a cleansing oil, you like the best first before using this to cleanse because it gets gunked up with makeup easily and doesn't do the best job at removing a full face of makeup. It also doesn't ever completely dry I find, so it's always in an awkward stage of some parts being mushy and others crunchy. It sounds totally unappealing but it doesn't bother me too much.

Is it a complete game changer? Not really. Not for me anyways! It's one of those things that I-use-it-because-I-have-it kind of thing, and I am fine without it. I haven't really noticed a difference in my skin but I also don't use it consistently either. I think it'll be great if you prefer foaming cleansers (I don't usually) and if you have sensitive skin and don't like hardcore exfoliates. They also have a charcoal infused version that I might be interested in trying to see if it helps with my acne-prone skin at all. It's worth a try though at only 6 bucks or lower with coupons or sales and can be found in stores where Eco Tools is sold. 

Have you tried a konjac sponge? Whatcha think?




  1. Amazing post dear!

  2. i've never tried it but i'd love too ♥

    Nique ||



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