Konjac Sponge Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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In need of a facial cleanser for your sensitive skin? Activated charcoal is always a surefire way to cleanse your skin without exposing it to strange chemicals. And what better way to use the best activated charcoal than in the form of a sponge? Made of konjac root and activated charcoal, the Konjac Sponge will scrub away dead skin, oils, and detox all in one go. Making it one of the best products for those who prioritize health wellness.

Why We Like It – Konjac Sponge

A simple sponge made of konjac root and activated charcoal powder. It’s one of the gentlest ways to cleanse your skin of oils, not only to keep it clean but preparing for makeup, too.

  • Made of two ingredients: konjac root & charcoal powder
  • Gently scrubs away dead skin and oils
  • 100% degradable
  • Must be replaced every 1-2 months


Activated charcoal is already known for having detoxifying properties, and its application is widespread such as toothpaste, skin cream, digestive supplements like NaturaLife Labs Activated Charcoal, and hair. But what makes the Konjac Sponge perform so well for any skin type are its ingredients: konjac root and activated charcoal, rather than green clay or red clay. This means your skin isn’t being exposed to unknown chemicals for the cleanest feeling ever. It will gently scrub away dead skin, oils, and leave the skin detoxed, too. And since the skin is left clean and refreshed, you’ll get much better results when applying makeup.

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As mentioned before, the Konjac Sponge has only two ingredients. However, the sponge itself should not be overlooked. It isn’t rough like a plain old sponge or like a washcloth; instead, it has just a small amount of texture to lift dirt, grime, oils, and dead skin cells. This in turn prevents any kind of irritation your skin may feel from rough fabrics brushing against your skin, which is why it’s good for sensitive skin. It would go well with a mixture made of Zen Charcoal’s Activated Charcoal Rejuvenates Powder. It is also designed to be 100% degradable; it is absolutely compostable.


Is the Konjac Sponge worth adding to your beauty regimen? Yes, but make sure your skin doesn’t react negatively to activated charcoal by speaking with your doctor. However, the sponge itself does not last very long. You can get a good month or two out of the sponge before needing to purchase another one. Considering its performance and design, spending $8 every month or two is, in our opinion, a really good deal. For any even better one, order Schizandu Organics Hardwood Activated Charcoal Powder to go with the sponge. And if you have psoriasis or eczema you don’t want to exacerbate the symptoms., check out our Kate Pressed Irritated Psoriasis Sanitizer review.

Konjac Sponge Wrap Up

The Konjac Sponge is the kind of tool you need in a face cleansing routine. It isn’t so rough that it irritates your skin, and it isn’t being exposed to chemicals you’ve never heard of. Being made of konjac root and charcoal, it’s 100% degradable. Sure, it needs replaced every month or two, but in the meantime your skin will be free of dead skin and oils.

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