Hi Lovelies ♥
Hope you all are doing well:)
At first glance you might think ‘Stephanie, is that a styrofoam ball. And I am happy to tell you guys, no it is not. It is actually a sponge, a cleansing sponge at that.
♥WHAT IS THE KONJAC SPONGE?
This is actually so interesting to me, because when you first look at it you wont think that this sponge actually comes from a potato like plant. The Konjac Potato or Konnyaku is a perennial plant native to Asia, and can be found growing wild at very high altitudes. A totally natural food source, Konjac is 97% water, rich in mineral goodness and low in calories. Naturally alkaline, Konjac is pH neutral which leaves skin perfectly balanced.It is relatively new in the US,but , it has been used in Korea, Japan and China for over 1500 years as medicine, dieting and beauty products.
*The Konjac Sponge was originally created for delicate baby skin
♥WHAT IT’S SAID THAT THE KONJAC SPONGE DOES?
The Konjac sponge is an extremely gentle cleanser for both face and body. You can purchase a different kind of sponge here for your body. I would actually like to try the ones they have designed for the body, since the shape is different. But I am sure you are able to use the same one I am mentioning for body use.
♦ Breaks down blackhead, dirt, oil
♦ Removes dry skin flakes
♦ Leaves skin fresh and clean
♦ Not harsh or gritty on the skin
♦ Does not damage skin’s protective barrier
♥HOW I USE MY KONJAC SPONGE?
When you first look and touch the sponge it looks like styrofoam and is rock hard.
If you own a beauty blender its kind of the same concept. Where you have it dry and when you put it under water it expands. Just with the Konjac sponge it gets softer and it expands a little.
But it is said that you rinse your Konjac sponge in warm water before each use. Apply cleanser (on the Boscia Konjac Sponge) they provide you with a little sample size cleanser to the sponge and gently message in circular motion to remove dirt, make-up and impurities (I use mine as part of double cleansing. I do not use it to remove my make-up, I use my make-up remover and than I use my Konjac sponge). As the sponge will not remove mascara and eyeliner.Make sure your rinse your sponge thoroughly after ever use ans hang it by the attached cotton thread in a well -ventilated area to dry. I suggest you do not leave it to dry in your shower as it is not well ventilated.
Repeat morning and night.
I would think if you do not use a cleaner, you can probably use it for a little longer.
I had been using my sponge for about a about 3 weeks just so that I could report back to you guys. I have to say that this sponge did leave my skin feeling really soft. I have not had any dry patches on my skin which I can really appreciate. I have just been using this sponge and my cleanser.
You are expecting a miracle to take place on your skin, it is not going to just happen with just this sponge.
♥WHICH ONE DO I CHOOSE FOR MY SKIN?
Well when I was at Sephora they only had Konjac sponges from Boscia and they only had two kinds. I am mentioning a few others that can be found online. But I am not sure how they work, as I have not tried any other kinds of Konjac Sponges
1. Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal – A Pore Perfecting Sponge for Combination to Oily Skin Types $18 here
2.Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge – A Natural Deep Cleansing Sponge for All Skin Types $18 here
So I opted to go for the All skin types one as I do not have combo/oily skin
Below are some other Konjac sponges I thought I would give a mention to.
♥WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THE KONJAC SPONGE?
Boscia Konjac Cleasning Sponge at Sephora $18 here
Eco Tools Pure Complexion Sponge $5.99 here
Spirit Beauty Lounge $ 11.99 here —> If you are in the US
Dr Sponge $8.50 here –> If you are in the US
The Konjac Sponge Company here –> If you are in the UK, they also have international distributors, check out their stock list
*Be sure when you are ordering you Konjac sponge, that it is the original. There are plenty of imitations on the market and some of the quality can be a little off.
Have you tried the Konjac sponge? Did you like it? have you seen a differance?