Wow this review is actually almost a year old haha ._.
So like everyone, I had my share of various cleansing tools, one of them is this konjac sponge.
The other which has owned my heart is the Clarisonic, but let's not compare the prices.
This konjac sponge was big about a year ago because they sponsored a few bloggers, so everyone suddenly reviews it. I 'm not one of the lucky ones, so I had to pay IDR 65k for it. I got it at 99Market Grand Indonesia.
I think it was quite pricey for a such a gimmicky product, but compared to other's in the market it was relatively cheap.
I got the one with charcoal as it was boosted with pore-minimizing benefits and was said good for oily skin, I didn't bother with the other ones as this black one looks quite cool.
I remembered that the promotion said that I can use it without soap to cleanse my face because some natural essence in it is sufficient to clean my face. I find my face feeling not too clean (I removed my makeup prior to cleansing) and broke out a teeny bit. Then I used it with my regular cleanser.
Texture is very squishy when wet, but not as soft as I thought it would be. It has two sides : the rougher side and the softer side. The rougher side has bigger 'pores'.
Annndd this is the softer side. I found the difference between the two insignificant.
And can you imagine that all the dirt in my face could be trapped in between those pores? ew
And when it's dry, it's a lot smaller and hard. After a few weeks of not using it and letting it dry, I found the sponge to disintegrate on its own... there goes my 65k
So final views:
I found that I still have to use my cleanser with this sponge.
My face do get softer at the beginning, but it's normal because it's mildly exfoliating, but nothing a scrub can't do.
There's not much difference in my face after using this, and it tends to break into chunks when ignored for a few weeks.
I think it's pretty gimmicky, and I won't repurchase this.
I'd rather spend more money on something that works and lasts, and made a difference in my skin.
Oh well, I've moved on.