Review: the Pure Complexion Facial Konjac Sponge by EcoTools

21 Jun 2015

A couple of weeks ago I had posted a picture on my Instagram of the Pure Complexion Facial Konjac Sponge that I had purchased at Walmart. I had a $2 off coupon for any EcoTools product and I decided to get this sponge, since I had never tried anything like it. A couple of my friends on Instagram asked me to review it, so I’ve been using it daily ever since. Here’s my review!

EcoTools Pure Complexion Facial Sponge review

What it is
“One of the newest trends in skincare is Konjac and our new unique Pure Complexion Facial Sponge is handmade with 100 percent natural ingredients, including Konjac vegetable fiber! Designed for a better clean that reveals smooth, refreshed skin, our sponge is dermatologist tested for use both morning and night! Use it to wash away dirt, oil and makeup, leaving skin glowing!”

EcoTools Pure Complexion Facial Sponge review

My thoughts
Konjac is a highly renewable root plant indigenous to Asia. It’s traditionally used as a detoxifying dietary staple and as a naturally exfoliating sponge for delicate skin by the Japanese. There are several Konjac sponges on the market and this was my first time using one.

EcoTools Pure Complexion Facial Sponge review

On the box it states that the sponge is made for sensitive skin. When I first looked at it, I thought it was going to be as rough as a loofah sponge. It feels rough when you first take it out of the package. However, when I went to use it to wash my face, I added some water and it got super soft, like a regular sponge.

It does work well. I have no redness on my face after using it. My skin also doesn’t feel really dry. The sponge gets rid of all the dirt and oil and doesn’t dry out my face.
The material looks like it’ll rip easily, but after using it for several weeks it shows no sign of tearing at all.

Is this a must-have? I don’t think so. 🙁 There’s nothing ‘amazing’ or special about it. To me, it’s just a regular sponge. I do like the shape of it (it’s easy to hold), but I don’t think it replaces my Clarisonic for example. It’s definitely not an exfoliator. It does a good job at gently cleansing my face and that’s it.
EcoTools also has a black Konjac sponge, that it supposed to be for deep cleansing. I bought that one as well, but I haven’t used it yet. If that one turns out to be really different (better) than this one, I’ll write a separate review on it!

Where to buy
The Pure Complexion Facial Konjac Sponge by EcoTools retails for around $5.99. You can buy it at most drugstores and mass retail stores. I found mine at Walmart.



  1. Annette Says: June 24, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I have a tried a couple of Konjac sponges too and they aren’t anything spectacular. I use one more in the winter if my face feels particularly irritated. The one thing they are good for though is making your cleanser go farther as you only need a little bit and this helps it to foam up (if you use a foaming cleanser).

    Be aware as well that these sponges disintegrate after about 3 months! I took a charcoal one to my parents house once and my dad wondered what all these little spongy bits of black fluff were in the shower!

  2. Oh my gosh! I had no idea, Annette! I’ve been using mine for a while now and it still looks good. I was even planning on throwing it in the wash, together with my bras. 😀 Thanks for the headsup!

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