Friday, 17 August 2012

Sasa Haul & review of MURAQI Konjac Sponge

So about two weeks ago there was a sale with free worldwide shipping (hooray!) so I decided to try a few products! I only bought skincare products though as I had really needed to hydrate my skin, and this is what I got:
L-R:  C+M Green Tea Whitening & Firming Eye Cream, Laneige Special Treatment Water Sleep Pack_Ex, C+M VOOM Water Recovery Essence, C+M 24h Super Hydrating UV Brightening Gel Cream, Muraqi Konjac Sponge

Here is how much I paid for each item:

C+M Green Tea Whitening & Firming Eye Cream (25mL): US$4.20
Laneige Special Treatment Water Sleep Pack_Ex (20mL): US$5.30
C+M VOOM Water Recovery Essence (60mL): US$10.60
C+M 24h Super Hydrating UV Brightening Gel Cream (45mL): US$6.80
Muraqi Konjac Sponge (qty 1): US$4.50
TOTAL: US$31.40

What a buy! Seriously cheap products (all of them had some sort of discount to them)- with quality that definitely surprised me, especially for their price. 

I'll definitely do a thorough review of all these products but today I will doing it on the Muraqi Konjac sponge.

It's a love heart! :)
I had heard great things about Kuu Konjac sponges and I really wanted to try one- although I wasn't very eager to spend $9 plus around $5 postage for one. Here is a bit about the sponges from the Kuu Konjac website:
How Does KUU Konjac Sponge Work?
The KUU Konjac Sponge gently cleanses and soothes the skin by removing dirt and oil, naturally restoring the pH level of the skin. Cleansing helps to stimulate blood flow and encourage new skin cells, revitalising the complexion without damaging the skin.
The KUU Konjac sponge is highly absorbent in both water and oils and is excellent for thorough cleansing of impurities. The pH level of the sponge is an alkaline and has the function to break down dirt and neautralise acidic and oily areas.
After just one use you will feel the difference by cleansing with the KUU Konjac Sponge, your skin will feel revitalised and your skin care routine will have been transformed.
However while I was on Sasa, I decided to have a look if they had Konjac sponges! They did, but not the Kuu brand. I got the Muraqi one for $4.50, half the price of the Kuu! But the different branded Konjac sponges should be very similar, shouldn't they?

And if there's anyone who can read Japanese that's willing to translate this for me, please do? :D

I was the most excited to try out the sponge as I had heard so many good reviews on it! How could a sponge and water alone possibly make skin nice and soft? When I took it out of the packaging it was soft and moist, and wow it felt very nice. My verdict? It's such a novel experience! It felt very gentle on the skin and the heart shape actually made it contour to my face. The most oddest feeling was squeezing the water out of the sponge, it was sort of "slimy". That was when I realised there must be just magic happening in the sponge, haha! (No, I didn't use cleanser on it, just water). Has it made my skin better? Well I can't actually tell but the sponge has made my skin a little softer, plus it is so gentle on the skin and fun to use!

Perhaps one day I will purchase the Kuu Konjac sponges, if they ever have an offer or if I see it instore somewhere. And I'll definitely be doing reviews for the other products in the near future!

Who has tried Konjac sponges before? Or if you haven't, are you interested in them?


  1. Heard so much about the Konjac sponges!!! Haha they do seem fun to use.
    Oooh please do a review on the C+M eye cream, I was looking at them too LOL cos it was the cheapest one hahaha but I couldn't find any info on the brand so I didn't get it and got the Jurlique one instead (EXCEPT turns out I got the herbal recovery gel instead of EYE gel T_____T so yeah still looking for an eye cream).

    1. Haha will do! The eye cream is really good... such a surprise especially considering it was so cheap! OH no that sucks about the Jurlique eye gel :( at least the recovery gel is still useful!

  2. the sponge seem pretty interesting :) i must try it one day!

  3. that sponge is so darn cute!

  4. Ohh, I did a Sasa haul about a month ago and it finally gets here tomorrow! I bought the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack and the C+M Green Tea Eye Cream too! You must be a reviews-based shopper like me :) Either way, I'm happy to hear that they exceeded your expectations, because I was afraid they'd lack quality too!

    1. Ooh that's exciting! They definitely exceeded my expectations since I didn't have very high ones (because the products were just so cheap)! Good luck with the products you bought :)


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