We were excited when our Assistant Manager suggested we investigate these amazing, natural sponges! Konjac Sponges are made from the porous root of the Konjac Vegetable, and are packed full of natural skin care benefits!
What is Konjac?
Amorphophallus konjac (aka Konjac) is a perennial herb that grows in subtropical and tropical zones such as Japan, China and Korea. Konjac plants contain Konjac glucomannan (KGM), which has numerous health benefits, and is often used in weight loss supplements. Glucomannan is also used to thicken and add texture to foods. In skin care, it helps to inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria, has antioxidant properties and balances the skin’s pH levels, improving the appearance of your skin.
How does it work?
Konjac sponges are made from the fibrous root of the Konjac vegetable and are a sustainable resource, eco-friendly and completely biodegradable! The plant material has a fine exfoliating texture, making it perfect for removing impurities from your skin and enhancing your complexion. The sponges can absorb natural skin care ingredients such as charcoal, clays and herbal powders. These ingredients supercharge the sponges with drawing and detoxifying properties. Read on for more info on which ingredients are best for your skin type. The sponges are un-fragranced, so they’re great for most sensitive skin. Note: The sponges are quite firm when dry, so it’s important to soak them before use!
The Benefits of Konjac Sponges
(to name a few)
- Sustainable and biodegradable
- Can be disposed of in your compost or green waste
- Gentle on the skin
- Sloughs away dead skin cells
- Cleansing and lightly exfoliating (more gentle than a scrub)
- Can be used for make up removal
- Part of a simple and natural skin care regime
- Simple to use
Our first shipment of Konjac Sponges are available in three varieties:
Bamboo Charcoal: For oily and combination skin types. Helps to detoxify and control excess sebum, activated charcoal has antibacterial properties which can assist with controlling acne.
Rose: For delicate and mature skin. Gently exfoliates without drawing moisture from the skin. Rose Powder tones, detoxifies and adds vitality to the skin.
Green Tea: For sensitive skin. Offers antioxidant benefits that help protect the skin from the effects of pollutants in the air (free radicals). Softens, improves elasticity, and helps slow the signs of ageing.