Thursday, April 11, 2013

My Konjac Sponge Vs Other Konjac Sponge

Hi all!!!

I'm back with My Konjac Sponge and other brand which is said to be konjac sponge as well.

I can't find anything wrong in the details given with the X brand but it feel so different with My Konjac Sponge.


I have 4 items, 2 from My Konjac Sponge and 2 from X brand. 2 items for body usage, 2 for facial in bamboo charcoal type or My Konjac Sponge in Bamboo Charcoal infused and the other one look similar to the other.


The back side and details are somewhat the same, it is a trivia but I know for sure that My Konjac Sponge is a real konjac sponge from a fellow Korean. I'm not sure and clueless about the X brand. I know for sure there are a lot of 'konjac sponge' in the market, when I went abroad or looking at cosmetics store there are some other konjac sponge, but the X brand look quite similar than those found in the market, so let's just test them out.


Here are more images of the konjac sponges for body .


And for facial use (bamboo charcoal type).


Let's open the packaging and see the product.

The one for the body:


Above is the image of both  product for the body when dry.

My Konjac Sponge has bigger pores and lighter. X brand konjac sponge is heavier, around 2-3x the weight from My Konjac Sponge. Denser, more curves/waves, and feels firmer than My Konjac Sponge.


Under the sponges is the palm of my hand. When wet, My Konjac Sponge appears to be more transparent than X brand. My Konjac Sponge also absorbed more water than X brand.


When looked X brand have tidier shape than hand made My Konjac Sponge. My Konjac Sponge feels softer on the skin, squishier, and create larger bubbles foam than X brand.

Now let's see the one for facial usage.


The shape is different, My Konjac Sponge appeared to be more expanded than X brand. But somehow still lighter. Below are the images when the products are dried.


My Konjac Sponge (image above) when dried compared to the when moist. The dried almost lost it shape and wrinkled here and there, hmm, almost twisted as well. While X brand (below), doesn't loose it's shape, just become smaller, stiffer and lighter.


And these are the konjacs in action, using a liquid soap to help the visibility of how it work. My Konjac Sponge gives more lathering action and finer foam, while X brand give less. Same goes with the body sponge. I use the facial sponge for demo purpose as the dark-black sponges are more contrast with the white foam.


Bottom line, they are both seems like not a same product even thou with the same name, konjac sponge. One delivers better result than the other. Personally, I like My Konjac Sponge better, the foam it create is more abundant and finer. On the skin the sponge feels softer, especially the one for facial. Maybe my body have a thick skin, so I didn't find any significant differences when rubbed, but My Konjac Sponge (again) gives more bubbling action than the other.

I can't say the other one is not real konjac sponge, but I prefer My Konjac Sponge which I've been using for months and quite satisfy with the result it delivers. Multifunction, universal and unisex. I use it for daily cleansing with facial foam, to help remove facial mask, when having a fever (as a compress), and other usage as well.


  1. I have the black one from My Konjac sponge and I loveeee it!

  2. waah iyaa ini, ternyata kecurigaan aku bener. kayaknya dy jual yang palsu yaa. soalnya kok murah bener. padahal yang asli dan gak dijual di toko aja di atas 50rb. btw, thanks buat sharingnyaa.

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  3. Well as we can see from the pictures, the one that shrunk more has less konjac and more air bubbles in it!

    More air content made the My Konjac Sponge lighter in weight and color compared to the X brand ones, no doubt.

    LOL just like cheap ice cream, manufacturers add more air to lessen the product's food cost.

    Now I'm just not sure if more air and less konjac made the product better or not because I personally haven't tried using it! XD

  4. Hi Anon,

    I don't think that share the same principal

  5. does the my konjac sponge feel less rougher than the x brand? because i think i got the different brand konjac sponge and feel rough n tough on my face so i feel weird about the hype of it.

  6. Hi Anon,

    My Konjac Sponge, on me and my whole family feels that it is softer than the x brand.

  7. Hello,
    first of all, sorry for my annoying comment =.="

    I am new as a beauty blogger (In fact, I can't even call myself a beauty blogger, more like a product reviewer ^^")

    I mean no harm, I just wanted to explain for those who don't know much about this X brand and the comparison, which is My Konjac Sponge (MKS).

    Actually, those two made from real Konyaku fibre (Konyaku fibre is actually not too pricey, if you ask me)

    But, different manufacturer, creates different quality, too.
    The My Konjac Sponge create MUCH better quality by had a LOT of research and lab work to create the BEST konjac sponge texture, and they did everything to produce the best Konjac sponge texture. Well, they certainly did! :)

    About the X brand Konjac Sponge, again, it is made ACTUALLY from Konyaku fibre too, but it has less quality in texture. They wanted to create a Konjac Sponge, that's it. They don't do such lab work and research like MKS did. They just produce it with some factory machine, the mold, and that is all, they don't really wanted to make sure it creates a good result to the customer, they just wanted to elevate the sales. So that is why, X brand has lower price than My Konjac Sponge.

    To be honest, I tried the X Brand, and it was very good. My skin felt so much cleaner, and it created a very relaxing massage. I didn't mean to promote, I just wanted to tell anyone who thinks badly about the X brand, that what you think is not 100% true. No offense, guys.. :)

    If you just see it by the price, well, you don't know how the system works in the site that is famous by selling MKS. I know how much is the true value of MKS, it is pricier than the X brand, but it is not as expensive as you think.
    And I tried a famous Korean beauty brand that also sells konjac sponge. It has slightly different texture than MKS (Yes, I've tried MKS, too)but pretty much the same result like the X brand created.
    And you know what? It has THE EXACT SAME price like the X Brand!

    You got 2 options, if you demand the best quality, go for MKS. But if you're a little tight on budget, choose the X brand. None of them is harmful.

    I am sorry for the long comment, I just wanted to clear things up here.
    Again, I mean no harm, I am not angry, please don't misunderstand me ^^"