Konjac sponges are super soft sponges that are a great addition to all skincare routines. They are extremely soft, kind of like what you imagine a cloud would feel like.
What are they made of?
Konjac sponges are made of Konjac root. Konjac root is a porous perennial vegetable that grows in Asia. This vegetable is often used to make the traditional Japanese noodles called Shirataki.
Other names for konjac are:
- Konjac potato
- Devil's tongue
- Snake Palm
- Elephant yam
Konjac Sponges are made by mixing Konjac root powder and calcium hydroxide with water until it forms a thick paste. The mixture is then poured into moulds and left to harden. Next, the sponges are heated to ensure that they are hardened on the inside too. Then the hot sponges are put into water to cool down. Lastly, the sponges are freeze dried, thawed out and dried.
Are konjac sponges vegan?
Yes, konjac sponges are vegan-friendly. No animal products are used when making the sponges.
Konjac sponge types
Konjac sponges can be plain, but they are normally infused with ingredients such as:
- Different types of clay
- Aloe Vera
How do they work?
Konjac sponges work by gently exfoliating your skin. They are one of the most gentle exfoliation tools or products you could ever use for your skin. They are so soft that parents love to use them for their baby's delicate skin. They are great for all skin types including acne prone and sensitive skin.
You can find hundred of dermatologists online who will recommend konjac sponges, especially for those with oily, acne prone and sensitive skin types. They are also recommended for brightening your complexion naturally.
How do you use a konjac sponge?
- Soak konjac sponge for a minute or, run under warm water until soft.
- Add a small amount of cleanser (optional)
- Dampen face with clean water
- In circular motions, massage face with konjac sponge
- Rinse sponge thoroughly
- Hang sponge to dry until next time
How often you should be using your konjac sponge...
You can use your sponge as many times as you want. Once a day, twice a day, every other day. It's up to you!
How do you clean a konjac sponge?
Cleaning of sponges with any harsh detergents is not recommended. Keeping your sponge dry in between uses will help it to last for longer.
If you are worried you can
- Put your sponge in the fridge in between uses. It should be placed in a clean, sealed bag or container first.
- Use boiling water that has been cooled slightly, allow your sponge to sit in the water for a few minutes. Rinse and then use as normal. You do not want to do this after every use. Maybe once a week.
- Use a small amount of cleanser.
- Use a tiny drop of unscented dish soap or laundry detergent. Rinse thoroughly after.
How to dry your konjac sponge
Konjac Sponges should be hung to dry or placed in a self-draining soap dish. Konjac sponges like ours normally come with string so you can hang them up to dry. This stops the water from sitting in and around the sponge.
How to store konjac sponges?
All Konjac sponges should be hung to dry or soap dish with drainage. It is better to leave your sponges hanging in between uses. However, you can store them somewhere else if you want to. If you choose to do this, make sure the sponge is completely dry and the new area is not damp, or humid.
When should you replace your sponge?
Konjac sponges normally last 1-2 months. You should change your sponge as soon as it starts to break down or, as soon as it starts to look really worn out. We recommend getting a new sponge every month.
Once your konjac sponge gets old or worn out, you should dispose of it. Konjac sponges are biodegradable and compostable. So you can either throw them away or, cut them up and throw them into your compost pile.
What are you waiting for?
Get yourself a konjac sponge