What's the deal with those small balls in beauty stores? Well, we cherish these oddly shaped beauty tools for their cleansing and exfoliating skills. They're called Konjac sponges and have been used in Japan for centuries.
These gentle cleansing exfoliators are made from the same Konjac root used in those low-carb noodles that so many talk about. They play a pivotal role in the beauty routine of Japanese women, offering a myriad of health benefits.
Konjac sponges can help transform your skin - yet are super affordable. However, they are not only a God-send for your skin, but as a 100% bio-degradable, vegan, cruelty-free product, the Konjac Sponge is great for the environment too. Let's see how they work and what makes them so great!
What is a Konjac Sponge?
This little squishy (when wet) miracle is made from the root of the Konjac plant. It's 100 percent natural and has a gentle exfoliating action, which makes it ideal for all skin types. Plus, it's rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that nourish your skin. Think of it as an improved version of a loofah.
Japanese people have been using Konjac as food and medicine for over 1,500 years. The sponges made from this root exfoliate and nourish the skin while helping minimise the signs of ageing. Due to their gentle action, they can be used on a daily basis.
The Konjac sponge has a wide range of applications, from helping to gently exfoliate to makeup removal. It won't take long for this nifty little sponge to become your best friend as you see the results from it removing dead skin cells and debris, and getting rid of acne-causing bacteria.
How Will a Konjac Sponge Help Your skin?
When used regularly, a Konjac Sponge helps to purify skin by gently unclogging pores, encouraging cellular turnover with its gentle exfoliation powers, and preventing the appearance of blackheads and breakouts as they gently remove excess sebum, dirt, and bacteria. You should notice that your skin looks and feels amazing within days or regular use (I personally use mine morning and night as it is that gentle!).
The Konjac sponge is often enriched with green French clay or charcoal. These ingredients draw out impurities from your skin and clean the pores (Indagare Natural Beauty offers the charcoal enriched sponge).
How to Use a Konjac Sponge
At just $9.90, Indagare Natural Beauty's Charcoal Konjac Sponges ensure this nifty beauty tool is a must-have addition to your luxury face oil.
There just might have been some truth to your grandmother's claim that she needed her beauty sleep. That's right, science has come to back her up and has confirmed: beauty sleep is essential for healthy skin. However, the reasons to get enough shut-eye go beyond skin health with sleep - and lack of - being one of the biggest levers on immunity