Review and Giveaway: The Japanese Konjac Sponge- CLOSED

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Blame the sugar high but don’t they remind you of macarons? Food porn aside, I’m sure at some point you may have heard about konjac but didn’t pay much attention. Like you, my inquisitive mind asks “what in the world is konjac?” It’s actually a plant (pronounced as “Konnyaku”) which originated from China and then introduced to Japan 1,500 years ago. The Japanese use it as a cooking ingredient because of its high nutritional value.  Care to see a real konjac?

source: thejapanesekonjacsponge

Konjac has a natural elastic texture. It is also rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, E, copper, zinc, iron, magnesium, protein, lipids, and fatty acid. Konjac sponges are made from vegetable fibers of konjac. These fibers hold water which aids in gentle exfoliation. Initially used for babies because of its mild cleansing properties, konjac is now marketed as a cleansing sponge for all ages and all skin types.

The makers of The Japanese Konjac Sponge grow all their plants in Gunma Prefecture, where majority of Japan’s konjacs are produced. Everything is handmade, which makes these sponges all the more special. You can learn more about the production and distribution here.

I received Bamboo Charcoal Puff (for sensitive/acne-prone skin; contains minerals from bamboo charcoal); Cherry Blossom Puff (for all skin types; with cherry leaf essence for smoother skin); Pure White Puff (for all skin types). Lust or bust? Scroll down to find out more.

Using it requires only one thing: common sense my dear! Simply wet the sponge under running water until it’s soft enough to be squeezed. You can use it on its own or with a facial cleanser. Of course I prefer the latter. It’s recommended to replace the sponge after six weeks. 

So does it really clean?  While it won’t replace my Clarisonic (which I use in the evening), it did remove my makeup 100%. The proof is in the cotton pads: no makeup residues mama! 

Loofah but better! It exfoliates sans the abrasive-feel. I like that my skin feels unbelievably smooth. It’s also fragrance-free. I can go on and on but let me tell you right off the bat, this konjac sponge earned a coveted spot in my morning skincare. 

Where to buy? online (price $10.50- $11/50 each).

I have extra goodies to share with ya! Win all 3 sponges by entering this quickie giveaway! Open international. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. 11/11/13- 11/18/13. Winner will be contacted via email.  Read complete giveaway guidelines here then wait for Rafflecopter widget to load. Good luck!

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  1. November 11, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    I've heard SO many great things about these sponges! Definitely want to give one a go

  2. November 11, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    hmmmm I'm intrigued, yet still terrified lol My dog would likely eat it and my kids would steal it … ugh

  3. November 11, 2013 / 6:44 pm

    I love the konjac sponges!

  4. November 11, 2013 / 6:59 pm

    I've been reading about these a lot lately. I really want to try one. I'm with brooke. I think my daughter would eat it or do something with it lol

    • November 12, 2013 / 2:52 am

      LOL! I'm sure you and your daughter will enjoy this thingy!

  5. November 11, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    My holiday wish list includes a massage. This is an interesting review– I have never heard of konjac sponges before.

  6. November 11, 2013 / 10:47 pm

    Sleep. All I want for Christmas is sleep lol. I never knew you could do anything with konnyaku than cook with it. This is very interesting!

    • November 12, 2013 / 2:53 am

      Indeed very interesting. Sleep nowadays is a luxury so I'm with you on that!

  7. November 11, 2013 / 11:51 pm

    ummm of course outside the materials I would love to have a great holiday with my loved ones
    This are my my hard to reach wish list, a polarized small pink gold aviator sunglasses

  8. November 12, 2013 / 12:21 am

    Any thing by OMOROVICZA… new discovery!!!

  9. November 12, 2013 / 4:34 am

    The one and only thing that I really want for Christmas is the UD Vice 2 palette. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure that I won't get it. I'll have to add it to the list of things I'll get after Christmas lol.

  10. November 12, 2013 / 4:49 am

    I am due for a new perfume! I am hoping for Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb! 🙂

  11. November 12, 2013 / 4:52 am

    Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb perfume! It's such a lovely (and pricey!) fragrance

  12. November 12, 2013 / 6:57 am

    I find it so funny that people use these for skincare because I knew Konjac as a food source. I have to get over it and give it a try.

  13. November 12, 2013 / 9:47 am

    Graftobian foundation palette is on my wishlist <3

    Elena Rudaya
    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

  14. November 12, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    This looks amazing, I need to try this…

  15. November 12, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    My Christmas list is changing by the day…right now I'm just hoping for a drama free christmas and some new shoes 🙂 tomorrow it will change for sure.

  16. November 12, 2013 / 3:52 pm

    I thinking I'd like some new clothes for Christmas!

  17. November 12, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    I'd like supplies for Christmas. I really need silver sheet and bezel wire!!
    Thanks for the giveaway sweetie!!


  18. November 13, 2013 / 6:47 pm

    I'd love one of the Urban Decay nude palettes.

  19. November 13, 2013 / 8:25 pm

    On my holiday wishlist is a crockpot.

  20. November 14, 2013 / 3:41 am

    a diamond necklace

  21. November 14, 2013 / 3:42 am

    I'd love a diamond necklace!

  22. November 14, 2013 / 3:23 pm

    I think I need a crock pot too 🙂

  23. November 16, 2013 / 9:24 pm

    Naked 3! Nice if someone wants to do this as a gift to me! lol

  24. November 17, 2013 / 10:01 pm

    One Mac lippie as my first maybe 🙂 Though not too particular.. actually any makeup. i love em.. 🙂 Or the naked1 or even basics. 🙂

  25. November 18, 2013 / 4:35 am

    I would love a Diptyque candle or new sweater dress.

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