All-Natural Konjac Sponge
Konjac sponges are made from the dried and ground root of the konjac plant. Asian cultures have used the root for over 2000 years, konjac sponges have been a popular item there for about 100 years.
The konjac sponge can help naturally cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish skin.
Why does it work?
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 and has historically been used to suppress tumors. Unlike other exfoliators that harm the environment, konjac is completely natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable.
Konjac even inhibits the bacteria that produce acne!
It is suited for
- Removing water-based makeup
- Dry Patches
- Deep cleansing
- Skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
The pH balanced sponge is soft and gentle to your skin and 100% biodegradable.
How to use it?
- If you're using your konjac sponge for the first time, you need to soak it in hot water for about 15 minutes. Once you've used it, it will only need soaking for about a minute or two before it softens and expands.
- Squeeze the excess water out (don't be rough) and apply a small amount of cleanser (if desired)
- Rinse the sponge well with cool water and again, gently squeeze the excess water out.
- Hang it to dry
Place your sponge in very hot (not boiling) water for about 5 minutes after every 2 weeks to disinfect it.
After 4-6 weeks, the sponge should be replaced.
Konjac is a common name of the Asian plant Amorphophallus konjac
It is native to Yunnan in China and cultivated in warm subtropical to tropical eastern Asia, from Japan and China south to Indonesia. It is a perennial plant, growing from a large corm up to 25 cm (10 in) in diameter. The single leaf is up to 1.3 m (4 ft) across!
The food made from the corm of this plant is widely known in English by its Japanese name, konnyaku (yam cake), being cooked and consumed primarily in Japan.
The plant has many uses. Konjac makes a very good diet food. The dietary fiber from the corm of konjac is used as a component of weight loss supplements.
Konjac can also be used for facial massage accessories, which are currently popular in Korea and gaining popularity in the West. Most commonly this is through the use of a konjac sponge, which is unique in that it can be used on sensitive skin that may become easily irritated with more common exfoliating tools