About 8 months ago I was introduced to my first Konjac Sponge and I’m not gonna lie… I took it out of the packaging without reading the directions on how to use it and stared at it for a good 5 minutes, trying to figure out how something so hard could be useful to cleansing my face. My husband stopped and looked at me oddly until he finally asked “What’s wrong babe?” I explained to him that I didn’t get what all the hype on this product was about… it seemed way too hard to be rubbing on my face. He chuckled and then said… “Um, I think you need to soak it in water and it softens and expands.” lol Needless to say, I laughed so hard after trying it out, I couldn’t breathe. Now months later and I have used several different sponges similar and it is now a part of my daily skin care regimen. To say I love them… would be an understatement.
So now I introduce you to the Japanese Konjac Sponge with Citrus Fruits. This is a 100% natural facial cleanser konjac sponge, eco friendly, vegan and made of natural vegetable fibers of konjac. This is the fourth konjac sponge I have tried over the last 8 months or so and definitely one of my favorites. Retailing for $11.65 on the Japanese Konjac Sponge website, the sponges are available in a variety of selections… bamboo charcoal, cherry blossom, green tea, mint, pure white and the citrus fruits which is what I am discussing today. I have not had the opportunity to try the other selections – but my goal is to try them all, but I’m very pleased with the Citrus Fruits puff. This is the first sponge I have tried from this particular brand and I think I may have found my favorite brand of Konjac sponge so far. While I do have very sensitive skin and there are some places on my face I must be very delicate when using this sponge on, this sponge helps my face to feel clean, soft and exfoliated without a harsh feeling like exfoliating scrubs can do.
The Japanese Konjac Sponge is made out of Konjac plant root grown in Japan. the Konjac sponge has been used as a cleansing sponge for babies and adults, first by the Japanese for more than 100 years. When the sponge is wet, it has a pleasantly soft texture that makes it safe and gentle for the skin. The unique alkaline layer of wet Konjac sponge neutralizes slightly acidic grime, which helps to break down dirt and oil, leaving the skin fresh and clean. It also contains positive ingredients that help to nourish and smooth the skin naturally.
How to use:
Using the sponge is easy… simply rinse and soak the dry sponge with warm water until it is fully softened and expanded. You will notice that the sponge almost doubles in size. You will then cleanse your face with the water soaked sponge. You can use this daily with your favorite cleanser to compliment and create a rich lather for an incredibly therapeutic experience. I like to massage my face with the sponge. You also do not want to rub the sponge harshly on any areas where you have acne, break outs or sensitive areas. Rinse the sponge well after use and then gently press the sponge between your two hands to drain the water out. Do not twist/squeeze too hard as you may damage or tear your sponge. Keep your sponge in a dry place when not in use and you can replace the sponge every 4-6 weeks.
I hang my sponge up in my shower with the attached string and keep it in an area in the shower that is dry.The sponge is made from 100% Konjac Glucomannan, Japanese Citrus Fruits Extract and Yellow Clay. Infused with Yuzu, a Japanese Citrus fruit extract, which helps to sooth and keep the skin hydrated, moist and soft. This product helps to remove blackheads, oil and dirt and softly exfoliates the skin. Thoroughly cleanses pores and hydrates and balances skin pH. This sponge helps to eliminate excess sebum, is 100% biodegradable and has no harmful chemicals. I also love that is is fragrance and preservative free.
As you can see from the photos above, the Konjac sponge increases in size when it is wet. It also becomes very soft and feels wonderful to the touch. Since I have super sensitive and eczema prone skin, while I do use this sponge all over my face, I must be very soft in places I am known to have flare ups, because even if the sponge is soft and feels wonderful on my face, any little thing can cause a flare up. Thankfully – my flare ups have been minimal and I have been able to keep them at bay.
Overall considering the price and the longevity you will get out of this sponge, I’m not only impressed but it is definitely a must-have in my skincare routine. I have noticed my skin feels softer and even looks brighter, but most importantly it feels really clean. Make sure you remove as much makeup from your eyes and face as possible prior to using your sponge so that you do not have the residue from your cosmetics left on the sponge so that it will last longer. I love that this sponge is suitable for dry skin, which is definitely a plus with my eczema and most importantly to me, it is made in the USA. At the price point it is being offered, I am very excited to try some of the other sponges they have available and I know this will be an essential part of my skincare regimen for years to come.
Have you ever tried a Konjac Sponge before? What are your thoughts on this product? I know that it has been around for some time, but it’s fairly new to me and I’m really enjoying this product.
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