KONJAC SPONGES are becoming increasingly popular. Made from 100% pure natural Konjac root, elephant yam, that naturally cleanse, exfoliate and nourish skin.
Konjac sponges are made from the dried and ground root of the Konjac that is native to Asia. Konjac sponges have been used by the Asian cultures for 100 years, and have used the Konjac root for way longer.
How do they make the Konjac sponge? The process is simple enough. Konjac powder is mixed with calcium hydroxide, heated, frozen and then dried. The calcium yields an alkaline end product that helps to balance an overly acidic skin pH. Sometimes powdered charcoal or green or red clay is added to benefit different skin types and further draw out skin impurities, hence the colors of the sponges.
A konjac sponge is like body brushing for your face. It's also helpful for dry patches, acne, blackheads and eczema.
Konjac naturally nourishes with vitamins A, B, C, D and E, proteins, lipids, fatty acids, copper, zinc, iron, and magnesium. This wonder veggie even has antioxidants! Unlike other exfoliators that harm the environment, Konjac is completely natural, eco-friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable (no harmful plastic micro-beads).
The Konjac sponge has enough innate cleansing properties on its own that some people (myself included) have success using it with just water. Research shows that Konjac even inhibits the bacteria that produce acne.
This particular Konjac Sponge is infused orange for its hydrating benefits.
Konjac sponges are softer than loofahs and many other face exfoliators. You may not feel like it is exfoliating your facial skin, but it is. You do not need to use a harsh, rough exfoliator like loofah on our face. A water barrier forms over the surface of the sponge which makes it feel very slick (almost slimy) and, well spongy, but it IS working.
Each Konjac is infused* for specific skin types. Choose from four different Konjac sponge types.
- Bamboo Charcoal (grey) = added carbon to kill blackheads and get rid of excess oil.
- Orange (orange) = for its hydrating benefits.
- Green Tea (green) = promotes softer skin.
- *100% Pure Konjac (natural) = Good for sensitive skin types.
*When you get your new Konjac sponge it is small and rather hard. Soak the sponge in warm water for 10-15 minutes before the first use. Once you’ve used it, it will only need soaking for a minute or two before it softens and expands to about one and a half times its size.
*Gently squeeze the excess water out by pressing the Konjac sponge. Don’t be rough with it. Apply a small amount of cleanser (if desired), or just use the sponge plain.
*Rub the Konjac sponge on the face in upward, circular motions. Concentrate on dry or blackhead-prone areas. It is a mild exfoliator, so it may feel like you need to scrub hard to get it to work, but that is NOT necessary. These sponges will remove dirt, sunscreen, and even makeup.
*Rinse the Konjac sponge well with warm water and gently squeeze the excess water. Do not twist, wring or pull on it.
*Hang it to dry or put it on a rack with airflow. Alternately, you can keep the sponge in a sealed container in your fridge. Make sure to store it away from light and humidity. Right next to your steamy shower isn’t the best option.
**Every 2 weeks, place your Konjac sponge in very hot (but not boiling) water for about 5 minutes to disinfect it.
**It is time to replace the sponge when it no longer expands properly and starts to disintegrate.