Natural beauty and well-being

04 May 2014

Konjac Sponge - my cleansing beauty tool

This little beauty tool has been raved by so many beauty bloggers. You haven't tried the Konjac sponge yet? Don't worry, I was amongst one of the last to try it too. Never too late.The lovely online boutique Bacio Di Fiori kindly sent me one and oh la la... for a good couple of months this little wonder sponge was waiting in my beauty cabinet and during that time little did I realise that I would be using it every single day...

What is it made of ?
Konjac sponges are made from the vegetal fibers of the Potatoe tree (also called Konnyaku). They are 100% biodegradable so really eco-friendly. The sponges are naturally rich in vitamins B and full of minerals.

Which version did I try?
The Konjac sponge I have been using is infused with gentle French pink clay (a mix of white and red clay) and is specially designed for sensitive and irritated skin. While this type of clay has excellent skin detox and purifying properties, it is not drying at all and is a great cleansing ingredient.

How much is it?
Retailing between 8 and 10 euros, this sponge lasts between 1 to 3 months. I think this is quite good value.

What to expect?
The combination of a unique sponge and the clay makes it a perfect all-in-one face cleansing tool. To be honest, I did not have very high expectations before starting using this product, but I am very enthusiastic now.

How do I use it?
It is advised to use it either with of without a cleanser. My preference is without. I really like to use it on a daily basis - morning and/or evening once make-up is removed and face cleansed. I plunge my sponge in water, leave it to absorb the water, let the sponge expand and then squeeze it to remove water excess. Once the sponge is really soft and humid, I make circular motions over the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead and (do not forget!) the neck for about 2 minutes. Then, I gently pat dry my face with a soft towel. I then hang the sponge up in order to let it dry properly for next use.

What are the results?
I have been taken by surprise by the Konjac sponge. I just L O V E it and L O V E it. I don't see myself doing without in the close future. This is really the perfect cleansing beauty... and in addition, it is really affordable. My skin has never felt so smooth and radiant after my daily 2 min massage with my Pink clay sponge. The skin feels refreshed, deep cleansed and glowing without any discomfort. Suitable for all skin types, I would highly recommend the Konjac sponge to those who aim at a glowing complexion without any abrasive/exfoliating feeling: that is it!
So, the results are just excellent and this sponge is close to perfect. The only thing is, you need to look after it properly. After use you need to hang it to dry using the attached little cord. I typically use the tap of my bathroom sink. But this commitment is the only thing really.

This is my little beauty miracle and I am definitely repurchasing the Pink clay sponge. I am also eager to try out the Bamboo Charcoal one.

++ effective yet highly gentle
 - maintenance of the sponge 

My overall rating: 9/10

Do you use a Konjac sponge in your cleansing routine? what do you think?
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