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What are Konjac Sponges and why do you need to start using them?

The Konjac Sponge is a natural skin care solution all the way from Japan, which has been used to deep cleanse and nurture delicate skin for over a century. Gently washing your face and body with these alkaline sponges helps to exfoliate, soften & stimulate blood flow, whilst maintaining your skin''s pH balance.

What is Konjac?

Yellow Round Sponge

Konjac is more formally known as “Amorphophallus Konjac” in English or “Konnyaku” in Japanese is a plant, which is native to Asia and is grown in Japan, Korea, China and other parts of Southeast Asia. In Japan, Konjac was used as a food source, but along with time, people realized that this plant is rich in minerals and also pH neutral, making it perfect for your skin. It has a gentle, soft texture making it safe to use and will not scratch away skin while washing away dirt and oil from skin.

What does this natural Sponge contain?

The biodegradable Konjac sponges are facial cleansing sponges made from natural antimicrobial fiber of the Konjac plant. The richness in amino acid and vitamin A, E, D, B1, B2, B6, B12 and C makes it a beauty essential. Moreover, the natural Sponge of the konjac root is alkaline in nature and contains water, lipids, magnesium, zinc, niacin, fatty acids, folic acid and fiber. On the whole, all the nutrients collectively help nourish and smoothen the skin and body naturally.

Types of Konjac Sponges

There are different types of natural Konjac Sponges available in the UK with additional nutrients. You can choose the right kind of sponge for you and your personal skin’s needs below.

White Konjac Sponge

White Konjac Sponge ® for the face

  • Skin type: Sensitive skin
  • Base: White clay
  • Benefit: No chemicals, additives, or coloring
Konjac Root
Black Konjac Sponge

Black Konjac Sponge ® for the face

  • Skin type: Acne prone skin
  • Base: Bamboo and charcoal
  • Benefit: Helps to fight blackheads and clogged pores
Mint Green Konjac Sponge

Mint Green Konjac Sponge ® for the face

  • Skin type: Oily and combination skin
  • Base: Green clay
  • Benefit: Cleansing and relaxing effect
Green Leaf
Pink Konjac Sponge

Pink Konjac Sponge ® for the face

  • Skin type: Tired and dehydrated skin
  • Base: Pink clay
  • Benefit: Improves elasticity for a more youthful look
Pink Clay
Body Konjac Sponge

Konjac Sponge ® for the Body

  • Skin type: Dry skin on the body
  • Base: Plain
  • Benefit: moisturizes and cleanses your skin
Konjac Root & Leaf

Its skin friendly benefits

Woman feeling her face

Konjac is known for its health giving properties. The unique net like structure of the sponge gently massages the skin and stimulates blood flow and the new growth of skin cells.

The other key konjac sponge benefits for delicate skin are:

  • Deeply cleanses skin pores to remove excess oil, blackheads, dead skin cells and dirt
  • Gently and effectively exfoliates skin resulting in a smoother and softer skin texture
  • Nourishes and hydrates skin to rejuvenate it
  • Balances pH levels of your skin to keep your skin blemish-free

How does it work?

For the first time of use, keep the Konjac Sponge soaked in warm water for 15 minutes until it expands and becomes soft. Once the sponge is saturated with water, cleanse your face with it and do it daily for an incredibly therapeutic experience. While massaging your face, start from the center of your face and extend outwards in an upward direction. Massaging in a circular motion gives your face a lifting effect. However, be extra careful and avoid harsh rubbing on acne-affected areas and around the eye.

After the cleasing ritual of sponge, gently squeeze out the water and let it air-dry.

Taking care while using Konjac Sponge

If you choose a good quality Konjac Sponge, it will have no preservatives or additives and also would be bio-degradable. They can also be safely used by children and pregnant women for being natural and gentle. However, while using Konjac Sponge you also need to take care of some aspects for its optimum use.

  • Replace the sponge after every 4-6 weeks of use.
  • Never use dry or hardened Konjac Sponge.
  • Always rinse and soak it in warm water before using.
  • For external use only so don’t eat them even if they look tempting!
  • They rarely irritate, please discontinue usage if they do.
  • Sponges do not like to be twisted, squeezed or pressed hardly.

Adding the Konjac Sponge to your daily routine

The cost effective and healing technique of cleansing by Natural Konjac Sponge in the UK has become a new trend. These natural sponges are 100% biodegradable, eco-friendly and, therefore, high on the safe to use scale. Add this naturally packed sponge with fantastic skin benefits to leave your skin extremely clean and refreshed.

How to use kojac sponge