Konjac Sponge Co. Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge

Bruuuh this sponge though. Just... mmm. Before I get into the sponge, a lil context feels necessary. When it comes to makeup and beauty goods, I prefer to use cruelty-free brands. I'm not going to argue with anyone about it - that's where I stand. Solid? Solid. In my search for cruelty-free brands, I discovered Petit Vour, a monthly cruelty-free subscription box. I found it reasonably priced and thought it would give me exposure to a bunch of different brands, so I went for it. I've used it for the last year or so, and I'm so happy I did because now I get wonderful products like this facial sponge from Konjac Sponge Co.

The packaging says Have a mini facial everyday, and that's kinda how it feels. The sponge I received in my February box was the bamboo charcoal sponge, and boy howdy, I've loved it. I was never one to worry about my pores, but in the week before I got my February box, I actually started noticing mine and thinking I was a disgusting beast. Yeah, yeah, over reaction much, but it's how I felt. I was googling different ways to handle my pores, watching YouTube DIY mask videos, and searching Amazon for miracle products. Talk about serendipity this sponge coming my way, right?

But fun fact: it's not actually a sponge! Say whaaaa. According to my info card kindly provided by Petit Vour, this sponge is a konjac potato "packed with minerals and antioxidants to help nourish your skin."

I pretty much had to use it immediately. Anyone who tracks beauty trends in the slightest has to have heard how amazing charcoal is at cleaning out icky pores. The instructions say you simply get the potato wet with warm water and wring it out (applying a facial cleanser before using the potato is also an option!) The potato is palm sized and has a nifty little string attached that makes it easy for hanging in the shower or at your bathroom counter too. I was startled by how hard it actually was when I pulled it from the package, but it becomes luxuriously smooth when wet. It felt so silky on my face, I kind of rubbed on for way longer than necessary.

Konjac Sponge Co. offers a variety of different sponges for all different skin types, and I personally don't think the Bamboo Charcoal is right for my skin. It's meant for people with oily skin, and my skin leans more on the drier side. After my first use with the potato, I actually had dry, flaky patches all over my face. I don't know about anyone else, but, I mean, that's not what I call sexy. I think either the French Green Clay or Green Tea options would work best for me.

Nevertheless, I've been able to make the potato work for me. My nose/T-zone gets so yucky in a way the rest of my face doesn't. This potato has been a super convenient way for me to spot treat this problem area without drying out my whole face. It's made my skin care SO much easier, and despite it not being right for my whole face, I love it. It totally balances out the area with the rest of my skin. I'm sold on konjac potatoes now, so I'm excited to get one that'll be right for my whole face. And ya know, after peeking around their site, I have a few more products I'd like to check out!

What kind of skin do you have? Do you think this potato would work for you?
Tell me in the comments! 💟

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