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I don’t know why I never knew that these amazing sponges even existed! While reading up on beauty products the “Konjac Sponge” came in to my news feed and read such great things about it that I had to see it for myself.
After pricing the various sponges and sites offering them, I decided on “Bundle Monster’s” pack of 4 sponges they call the “Refresh” set. It was the only one available at the time and it worked out great for my skin needs. So far I’ve only used the “Bamboo Charcoal” konjac sponge. It “controls the oilness and brings a natural glow to the skin. Great for men’s facial cleansing…” Mwahahahahaaa!!
My first impression:
When I took this sponge out of it’s packaging I was quite skeptical. It was as hard as a rock but read the directions and soaked it in hot water for 2-3 minutes. It soon became soft like a marshmallow. That’s EXACTLY what it feels like… rubbing a soft marshmallows on your face.. that powdery soft feeling you feel when you grab a sweet marshmallow… THAT’S exactly how it feels on your face. It was so soft I was afraid my claws would rip it apart as I worked small circles all over my face and neck.
It is the BEST feeling ever! I wish I could find a BIG huge sponge to use on the rest of my body. I kid you not, the FIRST time I used it I attacked the pores on my nose. I rubbed tiny circles with it as if it were an eraser that would take away all the blemishes. Do you know what happened???
This is kinda icky to share with you BUT… on the FIRST TRY… the gunk that I normally had to exfoliate with much harsher products – came off with this soft sponge! I was floored, and if you are following my personal Facebook page I did post a BIG WOW on that first night.
My results after 3 weeks of using this sponge:
I’ve thrown out ALL my sponges, loofah’s and even my Mexican corn husk deep scrubbing sponge that literally tore the first couple of layers off when my skin was in a state of emergency.
My dry spots that I have had issues since my early childhood memory, are dry NO MORE! I have made changes to my skin care these past couple of months and can’t attribute this change solely to this sponge but my skin is ever more softer and silkier than before.
The sponge doesn’t really have a smell to it. At least not the bamboo charcoal konjac sponge that I’ve been using. It has a string strewn through it to easily hang as it needs to dry and stay off surfaces. Remember it’s a plant fiber and this will help give it a longer life and keep it from cultivating bacteria. It’s also recommended to store it in the refrigerator in a baggie. My restroom is cold during the winter and have not had any issues with it, but will plan to store it in the fridge once the warmer weather comes back. The sponge should last a couple of months, per the manufacturer’s notes.
It is a perennial plant/herb with the full name of “Amorphophallus Konjac” that grows in the Eastern Hemisphere at 2500 meter elevations. This plant is full of antioxidants and vitamins who’s fiber absorbs long lasting moisture and leaves a “water-locking” film on your skin. It helps balance your skin’s PH balance and removes the toxic build up.
While surfing the net for sales and information I have seen this sponge in various forms, colors and price range. Sponges are infused with other products such as charcoal, green tea, aloe, bamboo, lavender and so on and so forth. *Please make sure it states that it is 100% Natural and that you’re not allergic to these other items being added.
Prices are widely scattered from $1 to $20+ for one sponge. I found my sampler pack on Amazon but is no longer available. I sent an email to the vendor for an ETA on when they’ll have this back in stock as it was a GREAT price for 4 sponges… it cost me about $12 shipped. I will include links as soon as I receive a response.