If you don’t know much about the konjac craze that has been taking the beauty industry by storm and becoming increasingly popular among skincare aficionados then you are in for a treat! I can tell you first-hand that these jelly-like sponges are great little exfoliators and they kick butt when it comes to battling harsh environmental aggressors.
Konjac is derived from a nutritive root vegetable that is indigenous to parts of Asia including Japan, China and Korea. This earthy plant has been used for more than 100 years in traditional cooking and its impressive water binding properties make it a great moisturizer and cleanser for people of all ages.
Konjac is rich in vitamins, high in antioxidants, eco friendly, organic and safe for all skin types including sensitive, dry and acne prone. Not only are the sponges easy to incorporate into your daily skincare routine they are also odorless and very effective for deep cleansing and removing dead cells to balance your skin.
When you first open the packaging the sponge is very hard and dry but as water soaks through the material it becomes super soft, absorbent and plush. I like to move the sponge in circular motions, rubbing it gently over my entire face, neck and décolletage. After use I recommend hanging it up in a cool area free of condensation, water or steam to keep it dry and clean.
The Konjac sponges by Washbeautyco are handcrafted responsibly in South Korea without the use of harsh additives and chemicals. They are a great size for the face and efficiently suck up dirt, excess oil, blackheads and whiteheads without stripping the skin of moisture.
I usually use my sponge in the shower after makeup removal which keeps it free of build-up and I don’t recommend using it with face cleanser as soaps tend to alter the fibrous consistency. I love the sponge’s porous material and it's ability to absorb and retain impressive amounts of water which naturally hydrates and softens.
After use I notice a smooth veil of moisture on the surface of my skin without a sticky unpleasant residue and my face feels fresh, supple and clean. I have the original konjac which is white in color and the charcoal infused konjac which is grey. Both work well but the charcoal sponge is better suited at removing impurities, bacteria and absorbing oil.
I also like to use the sponges after shaving for smoother, softer legs and having one sponge for the face and one for the body is a great way to pamper yourself from head to toe! The konjac sponge can last up to 2 months each and I often use it 3-4 times per week. They feel amazing after long workouts, during travel and following long sleepless nights that can tire the complexion. They help recuperate and revive the skin and all you need is water!
The Washbeautyco Back to Basics Konjac Sponges retail for $14.00 each and you can find them on their website by clicking- HERE.
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