Konjac Sponges – a perfect full circle skincare product
We’ve had Konjac sponges on our radar for a little while now so when we saw they were at the Natural & Organic Products show we made sure they were at the top of our list of stands to visit.
So what’s Konjac?
Konjac is a type of potato from Aisa, eaten as a food in Japan for over 1500 years and for the last century or so its properties as a beauty treatment have been recognised.
What are the benefits of using a Konjac sponge company Konjac sponge on your skin?
- 100% Natural Sponge
- Gentle exfoliation
- 100% Colouring Free
- 100% Additive Free
- 100% Biodegradable
- Naturally Sustainable
- Environmentally Safe
Konjac is a naturally moisture rich plant fibre which is by nature alkaline, and thus balances the acidity of the skins impurities and oils. The unique net like structure of the sponge, gently massages the skin and stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. Leaving the skin extremely clean and refreshed…..naturally! No need for additional cleansers or soaps unless you really want. Should you chose to use additional cleansers or soap, you can use a fraction of your usual amount, as the sponge will generate more bubbles and spread the cleaner further than usual.
How should I use and care for my sponge?
- Before use, wash the sponge thoroughly. The Konjac Sponge Co recommend plunging it in water and squeezing several times.
- If the sponge has dried out, always allow it to fully absorb water before putting against your skin.
- Gently massage the face and body in circular motion all over, to exfoliate dead skin cells, and deeply cleanse. The massaging will stimulate tired skin & encourage skin renewal. Soap or cleansing solution can be added to the sponge if desired, but is not necessary.
- Rinse your sponge after use.
- Your sponge should last between 1 and 3 months, depending on how well you treat it. But once it starts to look tired, or starts to break down, please replace it. The better care you take of your sponge, the longer it will last. If you start to get bits of sponge left behind on your face it’s time to replace it!
- For extended longevity of your sponge, always squeeze out excess moisture after use and allow it to hang in an airy place to dry (that’s what the little hanging string is for on the Puff sponges!). Never store it inside the shower cubicle. A damp environment will shorten its life and allow this natural product to start to decompose!
- Do not wring, as this may damaged the sponge.
- Konjac sponges harden when dry, so always re-hydrate in warm water before use again.
- Discard your sponge if it is damaged. You can compost the sponge after you have finished with it.
- Some next life ideas for your sponge: Grow some cress on it, pop it into the bottom of a plant pot (it will help water your plant buy holding the moisture for it) or dig it into the garden!
Switching your skincare regime
Simply switch over from cleansers, cotton pads, flannels, or whatever else you use! You can switch just once a day and keep using your old cleanser for the second cleanse of the day, or use the sponge with a facial wash if you want too, but you can simply use water alone for great results! When the Konjac team discovered this product, they stopped all their old skin cleansing methods, and now use just water and the sponge, nothing else, and follow up with the usual moisturiser afterwards. They’ve all noticed a vast improvement in their skin! No more tight or dry skin, less spots, skin feels quite simply flawless and smooth.
How big is the sponge? The sponge puff is approx 8cm x 3.5cm. The puff sponge sits beautifully on the palm of your hand and is a doddle for washing face and body. The baby sponge is circular and about 8.5 cm diameter and 1.5 deep. The size changes as the sponge drie up, as it shrinks.
How long will the sponge last? The Konjac team get asked this all the time! The average is about 3 months, but that depends on use and care. Hang to dry, rinse every time its used and don’t wring it, for maximum life.
Can I sterilise the sponge? Yes, feel free to boil the sponge for a few minutes in a pan of boiling water if you want. Perfect for beauty therapists who want to reuse the sponge on their clients.
Is it suitable for anyone? Yes! Its excellent for all skin types and for children. The Clay and Charcoal ranges mean you can tackle more specific skin problems or types. Perfect for problem skin, dry, skin, oily skin and spot prone skin.
Shaving Rash? Shaving strips away the top layer of skin. Sooth and cleanse with the sponge, to prevent further damage with additional cleansing methods.
Childrens hair washes, can this help? The sponge is perfect for washing the children’s hair. No need for big sploshy cups of water to pour, you can gently squeeze the sponge over your child’s hair to wet and rinse.
Is a Konjac Sponge suitable for the elderly with thin skin? Most definitely! Elderly people frequently suffer from thin skin which breaks and tears easily. The sponge is perfect as it is so gentle and will not dry out or damage the skin.
Acne, is the sponge beneficial? Yes, again, it will certainly help. By gently but deeply cleansing, the sponge will remove the impurities that are causing the spots, and help remove infection. We would recommend the Charcoal Bamboo sponge for this problem.
Eczema sufferers, is the sponge safe for them? Yes, the sponge is fantastic for problem sensitive skin. There are no chemicals and no impurities, so no irritants. The Konjac Sponge Company very highly recommend the use of the sponge for all skin conditions such as eczema.
Is it suitable for a newborn? Yes, very definitely. Nothing to irritate, and better still, no need for any other cleansing solution, shampoo of body wash for baby unless you really want! In fact even if you do decide you want to use a bath wash, you can use far less product, so no need to dry or irritate babies skin with a product that will strip delicate skin of essential moisture.
In-Grown Hairs? Will a Konjac Sponge help? Yes, wash daily with circular motions with the sponge, skin will feel softer and dead skin cells will be removed, giving the hairs under the skin a chance to come through rather than getting stuck underneath tougher skin and cause ingrown hair problems.
How frequently should you use the sponge? Every day. Make the sponge your part of your daily regime. Simply use the sponge morning and evening, whenever you would wash or cleanse your face.
Interested in trying one yourself? See our range under The Konjac Sponge Company brand.
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