What It Is: Boscia describes their konjac sponge as : "A pillow-soft sponge made with natural, high-quality ingredients that cleanses and exfoliates to deliver smoother, softer, brighter-looking skin". WTF is konjac you ask? Nothing more than a tree root, so you know it's not loaded with chemicals, parabens, or tested on animals. Japanese people have been using it in their beauty routines since the dawn of time, and let's face it, have you EVER seen a Japanese person with BAD skin? Nope.
Where To Get It: $15 at www.sephora.com
My Take: I'm not going to lie, when I first saw these sponges circulating on the internet I assumed they were just a fancy Buff Puff (If you don't remember those, you're probably really young and I hate you). But I was wrong...the konjac sponge is much different, and not just another harsh way to remove dead skin. When you first take it out of the package, it's about the texture of a pumice stone. Get it wet and it turns into this pillowy-soft blob of amazingness. Of course every company wants you to use their cleanser, but I just used it with the Perricone I had one hand. Also let it be known that I exfoliate my face a LOT between my Clarisonic and other various gritty scrubs. But this thing got my face sooooo super clean it almost squeaked, without being harsh or scratchy feeling. There were also definitely some light exfoliation benefits, making this a great product for people with sensitive skin. I was super impressed. It also seems to make me need less of my cleanser, because any type of foaming cleanser I have used it with has gotten extra bubbly, and yet seems to rinse off easier.
The Bottom Line: Will the Boscia sponge replace my Clarisonic? Heck no, but I'm pretty sure that extreme exfoliation isn't what it's meant for. But as far as everyday washing, it has won me over. No more washcloths or bare hands for me!