Lady Aoi Kimono Silk Body and Face Sponge

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The generous size of this unique sponge makes it an excellent choice for your bathing as well as skincare needs.

❤ Clean and buff skin quickly, promoting healthy luster and radiance.

❤ Smooth rough skin in areas such as elbows, knees, and heels.

❤ Excellent accessory for facial care. One use can make skin smooth-enough to apply makeup using less or no foundation.

❤ Also available in Petite size for contouring hard-to-reach areas such as around the nose, behind ears and even between toes.

Made from genuine kimono silk fabric. Inside is a high-foaming sponge, treated with powdered scallop shell.

Saves you money and time by making volumes of creamy lather using little cleanser or soap. 

Multi Use

Works well with plain water, with soaps or facial oils.

Inside is a high-foaming sponge, treated with powdered scallop shell.

A little soap or cleanser goes a long way with this sponge. Save money and time by quickly making volumes of rich creamy lather.

You can also use it with our washcloth for a refined, 2-step bathing ritual:

  1. Cleansing with undyed cotton washcloth, followed by
  2. Final buff and polish with pure silk

Unique, Individual Patterns

Japanese wagara motifsTraditional Japanese wagara (和柄) motifs add to the natural beauty of the silk fabric.

Each piece is unique. Patterns vary based on availability.

Material: 100% silk. Scallop shell treated polyurethane sponge

Size: 12 x 8 x 1.5 cm

Product of Japan

About Kimono Silk and Scallop Shells

Japanese women have always used scraps of silk left over from the sewing kimonos to buff and polish skin.

Natural silk is one of the strongest yet smoothest fibers. It mostly consists of proteins called sericin and fibroin, which closely match the chemical structure of human skin.

Scallop shell powder is made from discarded shells of scallops. It is a natural disinfectant which has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.

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  • 5

    Posted by Julie N on 8th Dec 2023

    It is very gentle on my skin but makes it very soft and smooth. I find that much less soap is required when using this sponge. I don’t think I would have bought this if it was not included in the beauty kit, but am so glad it was as yields fantastic results.

  • 5
    lovely item

    Posted by BRIGITTE PETRINKO on 9th Nov 2022

    Efficient and soft at the same time. Love the recycling idea and the "memory foam sponge" inside. Helps to make your face soap lather and foam. Easy to use and clean. I recommend. Lovely attention inside the package with the origami paper crane.

  • 5
    Kimono silk body and face sponge

    Posted by BRIGITTE PETRINKO on 11th Oct 2022

    Everything came quickly from Japan to Switzerland. All was well wrapped and in excellent state. The kind attention of the compliment slip with the Japanese crane origami has been extremely well appreciated. The craft that Japanese makers put in everything is extraordinary. I can't wait to use the sponge. It makes me think of the Geiko and Maiko. I will reorder for sure. Just unwrapping everything is already a pleasure. Best wishes from Switzerland.

  • 5
    Lady Ali Kimono Silk body and face sponge

    Posted by Annie Oakley on 7th May 2021

    This product was surprise with its gentle exfoliating plus washing with a lovely soap

  • 5
    I can't believe how well it works...

    Posted by Helena on 16th Apr 2020

    I use this every day or so on my face, neck, chest and the back of my hands. I can't believe how well it works. I just buff lightly with no soap, only water, and it's wonderful. Really impressed at how gentle but effective it is. I've bought two so far and will buy more for my sisters.

  • 5
    Imaginative and Unique

    Posted by Sabrina McHarg on 3rd Apr 2020

    I have two of these fun sponges. I can't really speak about how they perform just yet , because I am enjoying them as little works of art in my bathroom. What an interesting use of kimono fabric! If and when I incorporate one into my bathing routine, that will be a different experience with a different review!

  • 5
    Wonderful Addition to a skincare routine!!

    Posted by Daniella on 8th Jul 2019

    I was so excited to try this traditional Japanese skincare tool and I am so glad I did! After one use my skin was glowing! It is so gentle and pleasant on the skin and the patterned design is gorgeous and unique. Using this is a game changer and I cannot wait to see the lasting effects with consistent use! Worth its weight in gold!

  • 5
    Absolutely incredible!!!

    Posted by Anonymous customer on 15th Jan 2018

    I bought this sponge around May and have been blown away ever since. My skin feels so clean but not squeaky clean (not ripping away oils on my skin)! And my dead skin cells are scrubbed away without my skin feeling raw. I have been able to use the sponge on my arms, my legs, my neck, and my back. I used to have acne on my back for years but now, thanks to this sponge, it's all completely gone!!! I feel confident enough to wear backless dresses!!! Arigatou gozaimasu, Wawaza! <3 . I cannot thank you all enough :')

  • 5
    Regeneating & renewing

    Posted by Amira on 19th Apr 2017

    Excellent to even the skin texture while removing the old cells layer. After the lathering with Wawaza cotton cloth I buff it over all body only with water, and wow……. the “snake skin effect” is immediate.... the old cells roll off just magically, while the silk fabric stays tender to the skin, in difference of the usual synthetic scrub tools & gloves (I cover this aspect of the extreme tenderness also in my other review on Wawaza Cotton wash cloth) The skin after the bath done this ways looks very neat, rejuvenated, the pores are completely free. How true is the fact that “cleansing away the useless” is the basics of any beauty treatment!

  • 5
    Beautiful Finish

    Posted by Happy Purchaser on 17th Mar 2017

    Received a small version as a gift with order (domo arigato Wawaza) and I just love it. Lightly buff face and makeup glides on as smooth as silk. I admit I tried the use it like a scrubber and quickly learned that was wrong. Just a light touch, little to no pressure does the trick and don't stay in one position too long. I notice just how smooth my skin looks each time I use this WOW I've tried nothing like it. Love it so much I'm ordering the large one when I refill my rice bran oil and various orders of tea. So glad WAWAZA ships overseas - thank you for sharing such wonderful products.