October 24, 2013

Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge

The Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge ($18) recently launched and I couldn’t be happier as it has made me a double cleanser lover. I have a few Konjac Sponges, they aren’t really a new beauty epidemic however, Boscia will likely make them a more wide spread phenomenon here in the US for those that aren’t terribly familiar with Asian beauty tools and products.

As much as I’d like to be a double cleaning person I’m not. When I get home at the end of the night I typically remove my eye makeup with an oil based eye makeup remover and proceed to follow up with a cleansing oil. Occasionally if I have the time I do a double cleanse. Double cleanses consist of cleansing first with a cleansing oil and following up with a lathering cleanser or foaming cleanser of some sort.

Konjac Sponges kinda make you a believer of double cleansing because they are great gentle exfoliating sponge that really get your face super squeaky clean.

Take a look!

Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge 2

The sponge fiber is made from a Amorphophallus konjac which is native to Asian countries. The Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge is made from 100% Asian Konjac Root which gives skin a most brighter, softer appearance after use. It has a very hard, dense texture and feels gritty out of the box. Wet it down and it becomes squishy, sponge-y, and almost jelly-like to me (like some sort of sponge from the bottom of the ocean!). Funny how it feels like a really hard piece of foam one minute and after water it has this squishy, soft texture!

Apparently the natural fiber of Konjac balances oil in skin and stimulates blood flow as you cleanse which leaves skin clean and exfoliated. It creates mounds of lather when I use it with a foaming facial cleanser and it gently exfoliates my skin as I use it. It isn’t gritty or harsh but the natural fibers from the sponge are gently whisking away dead skin with each and every use. Coming out of a double cleanse you can visibly see how much brighter and cleaner your skin is, it makes you question why you aren’t doing it every night (probably because I’m lazy).

The sponge has a small hanging rope and can be dripped dried after use. Once dry it feels hard as a rock again until your next use. You’ll need to replace it every 2 to 3 months but I would do so sooner if possible.

Using this daily you’ll notice, especially if you have drier, duller skin, how your complexion will look brighter, more radiant. The constant stimulation from the daily cleanse will get blood circulating thus promoting skin cell renewal.

Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge 1

I’ve used Konjac Sponges in the past but I’m delighted that Boscia now has one I can easily purchase whenever I hit up Sephora!

Loves this.

Very Muse Approved for purchase!

The Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge will make you a believer of the double cleanse method!

Available now at Sephora, Sephora.com, or www.boscia.com

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Lizzy

    So over priced 🙁 I have the exact same Konjac sponge from the face shop for $5!

    • cat

      Thanks for the tip, Lizzy. I just picked up a sponge from The Face Shop today. I hope it works out as my dry, flaky winter skin could really use a nice, gentle exfoliator.

  • don pon

    Never used a konjac sponge. I’ll seriously consider using one! Thanks for the review!

  • Dita

    Hi Muse, do you think if this Boscia konjac sponge is better than other konjac sponges you have used before? I have seen other brand like Etude House or The Face Shop selling konjac sponge for at least half the price

    • the Muse

      yup! Etude House, Tony Moly, and the Face Shop make excellent ones…it’s just a matter of how convenient it is to get one at Sephora versus airmail, shipping, waiting for it to arrive etc 🙂 there’s a Face Shop in NY but sometimes it is packed and getting there etc can be a hassle.

      • Dita

        Ah I see, thank you! It is something to consider, if you would rather wait and safe money or pay to not have to wait… I guess for me at the moment I would rather wait 🙂

  • Kay

    Hi Muse! I found hundreds and thousands of konjac sponges much like this one for only $2-$10 dollars each on ebay!!! Im pretty sure they are all legit konjac sponges, so replacing them would be easier if you are an ebay person. Plus they come with green tea or charcoal extracts and etc. and heart shapes. I was planning to get the boscia one but found that it was pretty much a rip off :/

    • the Muse

      I’ve never purchased a konjac from unknown brands on ebay Kay so not sure how they are. I have tried ones from Etude House, Tony Moly, etc and those are quite good and cheaper but it does make things easier when I don’t have to wait for airmail, pay shipping, etc and I can just get the Boscia one at Sephora 🙂 unsure if a cheap $2 one from an unknown brand on E-bay is a good purchase. If you try let me know!

  • Joanna

    I must that this product is amazing! I saw a little improvement in my skin after a 2 weeks use.

  • Swimsalot

    I have the Konjac sponge from julep. I like it very much. But sometimes I forget to let it get all the way soft and it’s scratchy on the face. I probably have to replace it soon. I sort of wonder if the oil ever really gets out of it.

  • Shelly

    I love these! Muse, thank you so much for mentioning the Face Shop – I live in NYC and had no idea it was here. I visited the store today and stocked up on these sponges. Do you have any other Face Shop recommendations??

  • Cj

    Totally off topic but I got my cashmere luxe brush head, it’s nice n all, super duper gentle, but I think ima stick with the foreo instead. *puts clarisonic to rest* go order one xD you NEED it 😀

  • Amy

    18 $ !!!!! I bought mine here: it is cheaper, you have more choice and the delivery is free!