The new darling of the beauty world isn’t a hi-tech tool or a cream. It’s a sponge. A Konjac sponge, to be precise. What tha what is a konjac sponge, you say?
It’s a 100% natural sponge made from the root of the Konjac plant. It’s steamed and shaped without chemicals, then cut into a gently exfoliating sponge. Korean women have been using them forever to maintain their “cloudless complexions” and glowy skin. They remove ALL your make up in one clean swipe and are way more effective at deep cleaning than your fingers. These nifty little sponges improve skin texture, brighten your complexion and improve overall tone while working to remove impurities that can cause breakouts. It’s a little wonder sponge!
They come in 3 different types (plus one for the bod):
- Bamboo Charcoal: infused with activated carbon and minerals to deeply cleanse and absorb excess oil and grime. Great for oily and acne-prone skin.
- Turmeric: Famous for it’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, it can also help to even out skin tone and reduce the signs of aging. Perfect for sensitive or dry skin.
- Original: Deeply cleanses, gently exfoliates and removes makeup beautifully. Excellent for all skin types, including extra sensitive skin, children & babies.
- Turmeric Body Sponge: The perfect thing for gently prepping your complexion from the neck down. It’s exfoliating and nourishing for those days when you want a scrub, but a not big one!
TO USE: Wet them with clean, warm water to prep, use with your favorite cleanser. Rinse well and hang to dry.
GOOD TO KNOW: Each sponge lasts about 60 days and is totally compostable. You can even use it in your potted plants!
I’ve been using them for 2 weeks and have nearly weaned myself off of my trusty washcloth habit. I’ve got dry, sensitive skin, so I got the Turmeric face sponge and the body sponge. I don’t look 10 years younger yet, but my skin is positively glowing!
Definitely worth a try.