March 17, 2014

This or That: Eco Tools Konjac Pure Complexion Facial Sponge

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Eco Tools Konjac Pure Complexion Facial Sponge

If you’re keeping up with the latest foreign beauty imports you probably know that late 2013 and into 2014 the popular Japanese Konjac sponge is getting some publicity here in the US.

The Konjac sponge is made from the root of a konjac plant and starts out life as a hard, gritty sponge that gets super squishy and soft when you dampen it with water. It’s used in Asia because of its ability to dislodge dirt, oil, and blackheads aiding in giving you a deeper facial cleansing experience.

Konjac sponge not only get your skin squeaky clean but also gently exfoliate your skin as you clean it. It also helps you use a lot less cleanser since it creates literally mounds of lather and foam. It quickly dries out once you’re done using it and this supposedly prevents bacteria and mold from building up however, you still have to toss it after a few months of uses. Konjac sponges are particularly great for those with clogged pores as the fibers of the sponge gently unplug pores!

Which is why you might be slightly intimidated by the $18 Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge so why not check out the konjac trend and craze at a cheaper price?

Eco Tools now has their own Konjac Pure Complexion Facial Sponge at a mere $5.99. I haven’t yet tried it but at $5.99 it’s considerably easier on your wallet and you won’t have to go E-bay or online shopping for a cheaper Japanese Konjac when you can pick one up at your local drugstore.

This natural vegetable fiber sponge contains exfoliating bamboo charcoal that is handmade with 100% natural ingredients, including konjac vegetable fiber and bamboo charcoal.

You can grab it now at your local drugstore or Ulta or online at

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  • Vivian

    There’s a sponge called Dew puff is also a konjac is much better than the one from Eco Tools.

  • Jen

    During my recent trip to LA, I purchased an off brand konjac sponge at an Asian beauty store for $2.99. Let me tell you, it is the same exact thing as the Boscia sponge. The quality is on par, if not a little superior. I don’t think there can be a stark difference in quality with such a product, honestly.
    I love my konjac sponge, even more than my clarisonic which irritated my Rosales bumps something fierce, even with the extra gentle luxe brush head. I am a konjac sponge convert!

  • Rachel

    I have a Clarisonic that I use every evening after using a cleansing oil, but I still have clogs and very oily skin. Do you think I should try this sponge or is going to basically do the same thing as my Clarisonic?

    Thanks Muse! 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      hi rachel I think konjac is just a more gentle way to cleanse but won’t necessarily do the same thing as a clarisonic.

  • breyerchic04

    I bought a $10 one on amazon, a black charcoal one, but not the boscia. I’ll totally grab one of these if I ever see it! It’s really worked for me and especially on the clogged icky pores on my shoulders and decolette.

  • Ritu KT

    I have been using Innisfree Jelly Sponge which is also in the same range and I see Etude House, Aritaum also carrying them now. I have seen a considerable difference in my skin especially the nose area! Good to know that once I leave Korea, I can get my hands on the Eco tools konjac sponge!

  • Joan

    I bought one of these new sponges for sensitive skin, thinking I probably wouldn’t really like it. I’ve been using either the Clarisonic or Gentle Buf Puf. Well, I love this new Eco facial sponge, so much that I now have five more. It says you should be able to use one for a month. The way things are discontinued, I always buy backups when I really love something and I really love this. I don’t know about the regular sponge, but the one for sensitive skin feels so nice on your face. I’m glad I took a chance and bought one. Try it, you’ll love it!

  • Lisa

    I first started with the Konjac from Boscia and loved it. Then I bought the Dew Puff and between the two, I prefer the Konjac. It is just more substantial and lasts longer. Having said that the shape of the Dew Puff is good for removing eye makeup. I soak them in white vinegar to disinfect. Have not tried Eco Tools, but I think the concept is amazing and can not go back to a wash cloth for cleansing. I am older, so the Clarisonic is too much daily, but this sponge is fantastic. You can see when all the makeup is gone. I will keep buying these, no matter how long they last! I also bought the body sponge on Amazon and that is fantastic too. Amazing clean!