file this one under weird, but wonderful.
boscia’s new konjac cleansing sponge is the coolest thing to come into my skincare routine, possibly ever. i’m always looking for ways to exfoliate gently but effectively and while the regular old household washcloth tends to be my go-to, i was too tempted by the claims of this all-natural puff. essentially, the pillow-soft sponge is 100% konjac root, a vegetable known for its dietary detoxifying abilities. historically it has also doubled as a calming, naturally exfoliating sponge for delicate skin which is what boscia is capitalizing on. i scooped it up at sephora and have been using it once a day with a cleanser to smooth out the dry spots that crop up when the weather gets cooler.
let me tell you – i LOVE this thing.
it’s rough enough to leave my face can’t-stop-touching-it soft but the sponge is soft enough not to irritate my sensitive skin or fragile under eye area. a few sweeps with the large flat surface picks up any last traces of makeup and exfoliates things on a just-right level. the super spongy, almost jelly, texture is especially good at getting the hair line and crevices on the side of my nose – which i always miss with a scrub or my clarisonic. my skin is left perfectly primed for the next step (night cream or daytime moisturizer and makeup).
when i’m done using it, i just squeeze it out and hang it up by the little thread to dry. i think the coolest thing about this all-white sponge is that no matter what you use it to remove (foundation, mascara, etc.) it washes completely clean with water. i’m going to credit that feature to its all-natural’ness but i love knowing that it’s not harboring bacteria like my washcloths (and my makeup brushes) probably are.
i can already tell that this is helping to keep my skin clearer, brighter, and more even with no other changes to my routine. i’m calling this little beauty a must for anyone who wants a new way to exfoliate or clarify acne-prone pores. it’s a winner!