You guys. This rock / pumice / avocado shaped / styrofoam / looking thing is my new favorite beauty product. And of course, it’s au natural!
What is a Konjac Sponge?
It’s a highly renewable perennial root plant (perennial = it lives longer than 1 season, or 1 year). It’s comprised of mostly starch (like a potato). Konjac grows in warm subtropical to tropical climates (think Japan, Korea, China & Indonesia). Konjac has been known in Japan since the sixth century as a medicinal food, and it has been eaten for 1500 years! My favorite fact is that it can be used as a vegan substitute for gelatin!!
How to use it:
- Wet the sponge completely. This takes a minute…Don’t just get it partially wet, get it soaked!
- Massage face with sponge in a circular motion. If I haven’t worn any makeup, I just use the sponge only to clean my face. Otherwise, I’ll put a bit of my facial cleanser on the sponge after it’s soaked with water.
- When you’re done, simply rinse the sponge with water and lay it flat to air dry. Replace sponge every 1-2 months.
When you wet the sponge and put it to your face, it feels like it has gel on it!! So bizarre.
Ditch the washcloth & harsh facial scrub! Spend $6-$20 and get yourself a Konjac. My face gets a deeper clean and feels so smooth and refreshed after using my Konjac. It’s so gentle, I can use it morning and night. I really appreciate this because my regular cleanser isn’t quite enough and using a wash cloth is just a bit too rough to use daily. I have an awesome (expensive) exfoliating facial scrub that I use 1-2x a week, but it’s not something that should be used daily. This sponge is the greatest!!
There are Konjac’s for sensitive skin. They are normally white/tan colored. Mine is gray because it has bamboo charcoal, which contains activated carbon, minerals, and antioxidants that fight blemish causing bacteria.
Also, I recommend getting a larger one for your body too!!
Have a beautiful weekend babes!