Review: EcoTools Konjac Facial Sponge
I get asked a lot about my usual skincare routine and although I test out a lot of new products, one thing that remains a constant is my EcoTools Konjac Sponge. It may not be a fun or flashy new product, but I think this deserves a mention because it's something that is a holy grail product for me. I've tried out quite a few different brands, but my favourite by far is the EcoTools brand.
In case you're not familiar with these sponges, they are all natural, made from the konjac root, a porous root vegetable that grows in Asia. They are extremely gentle, so even the most sensitive skin is safe using this sponge. As a bonus it exfoliates the skin on a daily basis, which makes it a great product if you have extra sensitive skin, rosacea or other conditions which may make it harder to use more abrasive products to scuff away dry, flaky skin.
One of the things that I love about the EcoTools brand is that is softens quickly upon contact with water. Konjac sponges are generally hard when you first buy them and return to this state when they fully dry out between uses. A lot of brands that I have tried, require a couple of minutes of soaking to fully soften them before using, but the EcoTools brand softens almost instantly, which means I can use my favourite cleanser, soak my sponge and wash it off. Some brands do come already wet, sealed in their packaging (but must be rinsed before use). It also comes with a handy string woven through, so you can hang it up after using and allow it to air dry properly.
There are different colours of konjac sponges available, which usually means another ingredient has been added to them. Black/grey sponges have charcoal in them. I used to use this particular option when my skin was more oily and found it worked well for me. Now that my skin is more normal leaning with a little dryness, I've been using the regular white sponge and am enjoying it as well. You can find pink and green sponges which generally indicates a type of clay has been added. I tend to stay away from these ones as I'd rather use a facial mask or other product if I wanted to use something like this.
Overall, I love using a konjac sponge on my face. It may take a few days to get used to because they can feel a little slimy or slippery, but they leave my face feeling soft and clean after cleansing and I almost never have any dry flakes on my skin due to the gentle exfoliating power these have. Remember to rinse and dry it out after each use and change your sponge every 1-3 months to ensure it's sanitary.
If you haven't tried one out yet, I highly recommend you do. You can occasionally find this brand at Winners/Marshalls or you can pick one up online HERE.
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