July 07, 2012

What on earth is a Kuu Konjac sponge???

When I did a post on my skincare routine about a month ago, I gave you a sneak peek at a new product I'd just started using. That product is.... a Konjac sponge by Kuu. I can hear you thinking "a WHAT by a WHO?"

Kuu Konjac French Red Clay Sponge

Well, I must admit when I was first contacted by the lovely people at Kuu wanting to know if I'd like to trial their Konjac sponges, my first thoughts were "what on earth is a konjac sponge?" What do you do with them? Even after doing a bit of research Googling where I found out that a konjac is a type of potato grown in Southeast Asia I was still confused... "so what do I do with it, do I eat it?".

No, you don't eat it. You use it to cleanse your face!

How Does KUU Konjac Sponge Work 
The KUU Konjac Sponge gently cleanses and soothes the skin by removing dirt and oil, naturally restoring the pH levels of the skin. Cleansing helps to stimulate blood flow and encourage new skin cells, revitalising the complexion without damaging the skin.  

The KUU Konjac sponge is highly absorbent in both water and oils and is excellent for thorough cleansing of impurities. The pH level of the sponge is an alkaline and has the function to break down dirt and neutralise acidic and oily areas.

After just one use you will feel the difference by cleansing with the KUU Konjac Sponge, your skin will feel revitalised and your skin care routine will have been transformed. {source}

I was sent 3 sponges.
L/R - Kuu Konjac Pure, Red Clay, Baby
  • Kuu Konjac Pure - ideal for all the family RRP $8.00 (I gave this one to my husband to try as he had childhood eczema which occassionally flares up during winter around his eye area). 
  • Kuu Konjac with added French Red Clay - suitable for mature and/or dry skin that needs rejuvenating. RRP $9.00 (this one I kept for myself as my skin needs rejuvenating!)
  • Kuu Konjac Baby - suitable for delicate baby skin RRP $9.00 (this one I've kept for the baby!)

  • The sponge is hard and dehydrated looking when dry, but is quickly "activated" by holding it under warm water.
  • Every morning after cleansing with my regular cleanser, I wet the sponge and gently massage my entire face with it then hang it to dry till the next morning.
  • You can put your regular cleanser on the sponge and wash your face that way, but if you do that it's recommended that you use only the tiniest amount of cleanser as the natural alkalinity of the sponge will make it lather up too much. 
  • Right from the first time I used it my face felt smooth and didn't have that tightness you get straight after cleansing.
  • It feels very smooth as you massage your face with it, not scratchy at all unlike with synthetic sponges. 
  • After 4 weeks of daily use the dry flakiness of my skin is completely gone. The dry eczema-y patches on my husband's eye area is also completely gone. 
  • The sponges last about 3 months with daily use, and when you're done with it you just add it to your compost as it's completely 100% natural. 
  • I will absolutely be purchasing more of these sponges when mine are no longer good. 

Some more amazing facts about the sponge.
  • 100% Natural
  • No Chemicals, Preservatives, Colours or Additives
  • Stimulates Blood Circulations
  • Sustainable & Biodegradable
  • Vegan Friendly
  • 100% Handmade

For stockists or to buy online make sure you check out the Kuu Konjac website.

Have you heard of konjac sponges before?

PR Sample sent for review


  1. Wow, will be looking into getting this! I must admit, I haven't really washed my face properly winter! Eeek!

  2. Wow, his looks pretty interesting, I might have to try this... I don't think I have seen anything like it

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have never heard of these sponges, but after your reading your review they seem like something I would like to try!

  4. I have been so intrigued by this product for months - I have always wanted to pick one up to try but have just never gotten around to it. I love your review, so thorough and you answered all of the questions I had in mind! I'll be picking one up now :)


    1. I'm glad I answered your questions, I must admit I was completely confused at the beginning coz I just couldn't comprehend how it works! Hope you like them!

  5. That is so weird! Love the sound of it thought, anything that cleanses well is a winner in my books!

  6. They look great - and are quite a decent price for how long they last! Xo

  7. This sounds like a really intriguing product. Love how it's so affordable and natural! xx

  8. That's the most original thing I have seen in beauty in a while! I want to try this now!

  9. This looks really cool, thanks for the review!

  10. I bought the charcoal one. I love how squishy they are but sadly this didn't work for me. I think I was over zealous with the daily scrubbing. My skin doesn't like scrubs too much I guess. But it is very squishy and fun to use.

    1. Oh that's a shame. This red one I've got is super gentle so I've got no issues using daily, but yes I agree they are fun and squishy to use! lol

  11. wow, these are amazing. Thank you for reviewing them, I had never heard of them before! x

  12. Definitely will try the one for Dry skin get an extra one for my daughter and one for her BabyAdorable
    My 1st Grandchild..Always Trust your reviews Tks

    1. Aaw how lovely, 1st grandchild :-)
      Apparently these are super gentle on baby skin, so I'll definitely be using them on my bub when he arrives.

  13. How interesting! Did it have an odor?

  14. Great review! love use konjak sponge too)


  15. i've been seeing these sponges everywhere lately -- i'm so tempted to try one out, but i already have a pretty solid daily routine! might pick one up though just to give it a try :)


  16. oh Lilit these sound interesting - especially given how dry my skin is at the moment. I'm definitely investigating further.

  17. Wow! I definitely have heard of this and with my dry flaky skin? I will probably give this a shot.

  18. yes! I have been using it for months and it does alot of wonders to my skin. Now i dont need a facial wash anymore (:
    read it on my blog : reenasweets.blogspot.com



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