I shared this about a week ago on Instagram. I found this Wyld Skincare Konjac facial sponge and I wanted to share with you once I had a chance to test it out. First off it caught my attention because OMG, my skin has been a horrible mess the last few weeks. Blame it on hormones or the swing in weather and humidity but I really don’t know what the heck the problem is.
So I found this facial sponge with bamboo charcoal in it at my fav spot Mint + Maple. Even though I was initially drawn to the pretty box, I was intrigued by the properties of the sponge and was willing to give it a try to fix my disastrous skin.
Apparently Konjac sponges have been all the rage in Japan, Korea and China for awhile. Derived from fibre of the Konjac plants (something similar to a potato), they are chemical free, offer exfoliating benefits and are naturally alkaline which can help balance pH, unlike other cleansing cloths. They are also deemed great for those with sensitive skin conditions and can even be used on babies. This one is also it’s imbibed with bamboo charcoal which is supposed to aid in drawing out impurities and detoxing the skin.
So I decided to give it a try. After making some hasty drugstore decisions to try and help my breakout-(it only made it worse by the way), I cut all facial cleaning products out cold turkey (except for my eye makeup remover) and used the konjac sponge to wash off my makeup at night and to exfoliate in the mornings. For the past week I’ve used it twice a day and it seems to be helping! I’ve also tried some cleansers back into the daily routine and so far so good. The only thing I’m not convinced about is the charcoal part, as it doesn’t contain active charcoal so I’m not sure how effective it is at treating acne.
Overall I give the sponge a thumbs up and would definitely keep using it in the future. Just a heads up the sponges only last about 1-2 months after which you need to replace it, but compared to the cost of replacing some of the cleaning brushes for the mechanical units currently out there it’s still pretty reasonable.