GET FLAWLESS SKIN WITH A KONJAC SPONGE, THE JAPANESE SKIN SENSATION
All sponges are naturally pH balanced so perfect for those with sensitive and acne prone skin – they can even be used on babies. The sponges are biodegradable so once you’re finished feel free to pop in the bottom of a plant pot or dig into the garden… Konjac sponges are available in the UK at Harvey Nichols and Selfridges among others, as well as at www.konjacspongecompany.com.
The Original Konjac Sponge Puff – £6.99
This naturally moisturising sponge balances the acidity of the skin’s impurities and oils, stimulates blood flow and encourages growth of new skin cells. Should you choose to use additional cleansers use a fraction of the normal amount as the sponge will generate more bubbles – better on the environment and your finances!
Konjac Sponge Puff With Added Bamboo Charcoal – £6.99
Perfect for teen skin & those with oily skin prone to spots & out-breaks. The Bamboo Charcoal contains activated carbon & various minerals that enhance absorptive ability, perfect for removing excess oil. Bamboo Charcoal is also a natural antioxidant so will help fight hard-to-reach, acne-causing bacteria.
Konjac with French Clay Facial Sponges – £6.99 each
This range has an addition within the sponge of high quality French clay which is packed full of mineral goodness to help our skin.
French Red Clay for Dry, & Sensitive Skin
Loaded with Iron Oxide, red clay improves blood circulation and makes the skin look radiant, hydrated and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, thread veins and broken capillaries. Also suitable for more mature skins.
French Green Clay for Normal to Oily Skin
Green clay has excellent absorption properties making it ideal for oily or problem skin. Dirt, oil and bacteria are gently absorbed to prevent spot outbreaks.
French Pink Clay for Tired and Devitalized Skin
Pink clay is recommended for tired, sensitive and dehydrated skins. This is excellent for rejuvenating skin that has suffered from the weather or central heating.
Konjac Sports Sponge with Travel Pouch – £11.99 each
The Konjac Sports Sponge is made from 100% pure white Konjac and fits perfectly in the hand for all over freshening up: whether it be in the shower or to refresh the brow whilst on the treadmill. The sponge comes in its own travel pouch, ideal for carrying to and from the gym or away on holidays. Choose from the Lady Lilac pouch or the Blue Runner pouch.
Konjac 6 Wave Body Sponges – £9.99 each
The 6 Wave Konjac Body Sponge is designed to gently exfoliate the body and cleanse all over. The sponges gently slough off tired skin cells and help reduce blemishes, ingrown hairs and any dryness. Choose from 100% pure white Konjac or you can have the benefits of added French clays (just like the facial sponge puffs).
If you want to supersize your sponge try Konjac’s Big Buffer Body Sponge, £11.99. This huge sponge is ergonomically shaped for a lovely big deep cleanse and drench of the skin. Gently exfoliating and deeply soft and comfy this makes your favourite bath cleanser go a very long way. Simply squeeze out after use and allow to air dry between uses.
Konjac sponges – how to use….
These sponges are made with 100% pure Konjac plant root mixed with volcanic spring water from the Island of Jeju. The water is naturally filtered by the volcanic rocks, so is particularly mineral rich and very pure.
The Konjac plant is from the potato family and grows native in Asia. The plant is also farmed for food; the root is ground down to make very fine food grade flour. For centuries this flour has been used to make noodles, as a thickening agent in foods, and in dietary supplements for its high fibre and vitamin content.
To make the sponge, The Konjac Sponge Company use the pure food grade flour and mix it with pure volcanic filtered water, then ferment the flour, having poured the mixture into moulds. Once fermented, they steam and bake the sponges, a long process… Similar to the baking of a cake, they add the clays or bamboo charcoal just as you would raisins or cocoa powder – it’s like a fairy cake for the face…
To use your sponge simply immerse in water (they hold ten times their weight in liquid) and wipe over the face to remove dirt and makeup without the need for any additional cleansers. You can use with your normal cleanser but you only need to use a fraction of the usual amount.
The Konjac sponge is so soft and gentle; it is ideally suited for soothing and cleansing the delicate eye area. Nothing else can cleanse and exfoliate the eye socket and just under the eye in the same way. The Konjac Sponge has a soft edge that can exfoliate and brighten this area; removing dead skin cells, old make up and reducing puffiness by massaging away excess fluid.
Rinse sponge after use and hang somewhere to dry using the string attached. Do not leave to dry in the shower or anywhere damp, the sponges are biodegradable so will naturally begin to show wear and tear after 1-3 months so the drier they are kept between uses the better. You can then compost or even dig them straight into the garden or the bottom of a plant pot.