Monday, April 07, 2014

Dr. Sponge Review

Not sure what it is about these little guys but, I always have the hardest time reviewing them. I sit down at my computer and just stare at the screen hoping that the review will write itself. Dr. Sponge was kind enough to send me their *Green Tea and *Original konjac sponges to test out, months ago, and thought it was time to tell you what I think about them.
For thousands of years, Konjac, an exotic plant native to Eastern Asia, has been used in Asian cuisines and medicines for its healthy nutrients. This popular ingredient, now commonly used in food products and dietary supplements, is a powerful booster for beautiful skin because it is naturally rich in vitamins (A, E, D, B1, B2, B6, B12, and C) and minerals. And now we infuse this ancient recipe with modern technology to create a revolutionary skin cleansing tool that serves as an all-in-one solution for various skincare concerns. Dr. Sponge™ is a biodegradable skin cleansing sponge made from food-grade konjac fiber and healthy additives such as green tea and bamboo charcoal. This fair-trade and cruelty-free skincare tool delivers gentle yet effective daily cleansing for all skin types. It works great at clearing pores, removing light makeup, dirt, oil, and even blackheads, leaving your skin refreshed and revitalized after each use. And continued usage leads to gradual improvement of the skin’s overall condition. Made with over 90% pure plant fiber, our earth-friendly sponges help to tone and maintain a healthy skin balance because konjac is naturally and mildly alkaline. It works to balance your skin’s acidity and pH balance. Each sponge also contains potent moisturizing ingredients with strong moisture retention abilities for long-lasting comfort and skincare benefits.
Read more about Dr. Sponge here.

Ingredients: Konjac-mannan (glucommnnan), Water, Green Tea
Description: Green tea, known to contain many nourishing nutrients, is what we used to create this natural plant-based sponge. This soft and gentle konjac sponge, infused with premium green tea powder, helps to keep your skin moisturized and rejuvenated. It is a great skincare treatment to be used daily to protect your skin from free radicals in the environment and to effectively hydrate dry skin because green tea is full of antioxidants and moisturizing substances. This ancient herb provides potent benefits for various skin conditions and is especially recommended for those with drier skin. This green tea konjac sponge is the perfect addition to both your morning and night routine for a luxurious washing experience and pampering facial right in your bathroom. Recommended for dry and normal skin

This little green sponge is hard when you first remove it from the package, but as soon as you run it under water, it becomes soft a squishy. Of course once it dries, it hardens again. So while it's soft and squishy, you rub it in small circular motions all over your face (with or without cleanser) until your skin feels gently exfoliated and well cleansed. You then rinse the sponge and hang it to dry. My absolute favourite way to use this fancy device, is at night with the Andalou Probiotic Cleansing Milk. It completely removes any and all makeup, including stubborn makeup (I'm looking at you mascara), without any effort. Perfect for when I'm way too lazy to double cleanse, remove my makeup first, and/or exfoliate with a different product. It has never left my skin dry but, has left my cheeks very red and slightly irritated. As it warms up, this will probably be something that I reach for more often. My skin can tolerate a lot more in the warmer months because it's way less dry and irritated, still sensitive though. If you're looking for a daily gentle exfoliating and cleansing gadget, I highly recommend trying out Dr. Sponge. They have a variety of infused sponges for all skin types and needs, you're bound to find one that you love.

Retails for $10 CDN/$8.50 USD for one sponge. Can be purchased through Dr. Sponge, Eco Diva Beauty, and several other retailers.

What are your thoughts on konjac sponges? Love em or hate em?

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*Products provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own.


  1. What a very interesting little product... love being in the blogging world so we can discover products like this that would otherwise not know exist. Exciting! Love it!

    1. It is definitely interesting lol. Couldn't agree more! It's so fun to discover new items, brands, products, we're always in the know..kinda xo


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